How does an immortal deal with death? What kind of person makes the best Companion? How do the Daleks and Cybermen reflect concerns about losing our humanity? And why does the Doctor say he and Freud "got on very well"? Even casual viewers of Doctor Who will realize that the character's mysteriousness conceals tremendous depth, and so this anthology of essays investigates the nature of the Time Lord by unraveling the long-running show's morality and psychological underpinnings. Among the highlights here are a round-table interview with actors who have portrayed the Doctor—David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Davison—and a preface by Katy Manning, who played Jo Grant.