After Simon Pegg played an evil albino in The Long Game (season 1 of New Who), I started noticing more that Doctor Who uses ‘othering’ stereotypes for villains.
The only person in a wheelchair in ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ and the ‘Age of Steel’ two-part story in season 2 of New Who is the villain.
I give DW credit for including Mickey’s ‘blind’ gran although she’s done badly as a blind person – dark glasses inside, groping about trying to hit Mickey with her WALKING STICK (no mobility cane) etcetera – and she’s violent, hitting Mickey.
The cybermen story made me start thinking of all the times Doctor Who has used disability to create villains; I can think of a few people in wheelchairs used as villains in Classic Who.
Has there EVER been a character in Doctor Who in a wheelchair who was NOT a villain?
How many characters with disabilities feature in Doctor Who and where can I find them?
Please let me know.