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Captain Cook was an intergalactic explorer who travelled with Mags, a werewolf.

Biography[edit | edit source]

He first met Mags on the planet Vulpana where he took her with him because of her status as a werewolf. Cook realised that on Segonax there was a mighty power that he could claim. There, he met the Seventh Doctor and Ace, and at the Psychic Circus he allied himself with the henchmen of the Gods of Ragnarok.

Eventually, despite sending others to their deaths in the ring, Cook and Mags ended up as an act along with the Doctor, where Cook turned Mags into a werewolf and set her on the Doctor. He was killed by Mags but returned to life by the Gods of Ragnarok as their pawn to stop an important medallion getting into the Doctor's hands. (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)

Personality[edit | edit source]

Sophisticated in manner and with an enquiring and intelligent mind, Captain Cook was nonetheless a very ruthless individual who had learnt to survive at all costs. He became a famous explorer, but he did not care much for the people accompanying him, judging them by their usefulness to his own agenda. To survive, he teamed up with the henchmen of the Gods of Ragnarok in the Psychic Circus and tricked others, like Nord and the Whizz Kid, into dying in his stead.

He never showed any remorse or guilt, claiming to follow the rules of the "survival of the fittest". He enjoyed tea-time and drinking tea. (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)

Mags later told Wilric about being kidnapped by a "selfish, self-centered, egotistical explorer." (AUDIO: The Monsters of Gokroth)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • T.P. McKenna was credited as "The Captain" in the closing titles of all four episodes, and as "Captain" in Radio Times.
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