is a fictional character played by Peter Purves
in the long-running British science fiction television
series Doctor Who
. A space pilot from Earth
in the future, he was a companion
of the First Doctor
and a regular in the programme from 1965 to 1966.
Steven first appears in the serial The Chase
, when the Doctor
and his companions, Ian
, and Vicki
, find him on the planet Mechanus
where he crash-landed two years before. He joins the Doctor and Vicki as a companion in the following serial, The Time Meddler
, when they discover that he stowed-away in the TARDIS
after having escaped the burning Mechanoid
City. Steven is a strong-willed individual, who is more capable when there is something physical to do than when there is thinking to be done. He has a finely developed sense of right and wrong, and places a high value on human life.
Steven follows the Doctor through The Daleks' Master Plan
, a dark and dangerous adventure that takes the lives of Sara Kingdom
. He argues with the Doctor when he refuses to prevent the events of The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
. Steven is ready to part company with the Doctor over the deaths that happened
, in particular that of a woman named Anne Chaplet. He rejoins the Doctor, however, at the same time that they acquired a new travelling companion, a young woman by the name of Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet
, who is apparently a descendant of Anne's.
Steven's journey eventually ends during... Read More