Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme that depicts the adventures of a mysterious and eccentric Time Lord known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his time machine, the TARDIS.

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Why did Torchwood have the ghost shift lever?

The "ghosts" were the Cybermen trying to instantiate themselves in the world, but where did Torchwood get the lever that controlled the ghost shifts? Why were they running the shifts?
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Voice Fom The Vortex [duplicate]

I have seen that you didnt answer the question that was posted about Voice From The Vortex short story. I too want an answer to that question (The plot). Can you please tell me? Thanks Doctor who ...
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Doctor who short story “Voice From The Vortex”

What is the plot of the Doctor Who short story "Voice From The Vortex"? It was published in magazine issue number 364.
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Why didn't Rose turn into a baby girl when she looked into the heart of TARDIS?

Once a Slitheen looked into the heart of TARDIS, she became an egg (I am unable to find the episode name). But, when Rose looked into the heart of TARDIS, she possessed the entire Time Vortex and ...
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Is there canon of the Doctor (or other timelords) getting drunk?

In "The Girl in the Fireplace" The Doctor pretends to be drunk I'm curious if there are other (canon) examples of him or other Timelords getting drunk or even if they can get drunk?
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How did Clara end up on Gallifrey?

When Clara is scattered throughout the Doctor's timeline, she's basically born several times (we see a child version of her, growing up). But she's still human. They're all copies of the original. ...
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Important Doctor Who (Original) Episodes to watch

I have already watched all previous seasons of Doctor Who (2005) and am waiting for the next season. I want to watch Doctor Who (60s) series, but it's not easy for me to watch 700 episodes in ...
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When was the phrase “Timey Wimey” first invented by the Doctor? [duplicate]

The phrase "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff" was first used on TV by the 10th Doctor in the episode "Blink", but it then appears as if the Doctor had invented this phrase long before as it is used by ...
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Where's The Master’s TARDIS?

The Master escaped The Great Time War to the end of the universe (which requires a TARDIS) and rewrote his entire biology to become human using Chameleon Arch. When he became Time Lord again to ...
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Origin of word “matrix” used to describe a virtual reality environment?

What's the origin of the word "Matrix" used as either a name or a description of a virtual reality environment? The best known example is of course from the film of the same name, and it's widely ...
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In the ‘Turn Left’ timeline, why didn't the Titanic crash destroy all life on Earth?

In Voyage of the Damned episode of Doctor Who (2005), the Nuclear Storm Drive of the Titanic was capable of destroying all life on the planet. From the transcript: The Doctor: Oh, yes. If we hit ...
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Why did Hila Tacorien end up in a pocket universe?

Hila Tacorien, the human time traveler from the Doctor Who series 7 episode Hide, was trapped in a "parallel pocket universe" as a result of attempting to travel in time, and is described as a ...
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Can locomotion of a Weeping Angel be recorded using cam?

Weeping Angels are fastest creatures in existence. They are in quantum lock when someone sees them. You blink and they are gone. So, nobody is able to see their locomotion. But, quantum lock isn't ...
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Could a Time Lord/Lady recognise other Time Lord/Lady independent from their regenerations? [duplicate]

Could a Time Lord/Lady recognise other Time Lord/Lady independent from their regenerations? Like when The Doctor “recognise” the Time Lady in "The end of time" or when The Doctor recognise The Master ...
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What are the “causes of death” of the Doctor?

Each regeneration occurs because of something, like radiation poisoning from the 3rd to the 4th and 10th to the 11th ... or old age as to 11 to new cycle. But, what are the causes of his "death" ? ...
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How many languages are there in Doctor Who?

How many alien languages are shown in Doctor Who that somebody could learn, in the whole twelve Doctors? The only one I know of is Judoon.
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Why does the Doctor seem so upset at the end of 42?

Near the end of 42, after Martha says goodbye to the remaining crew and enters the Tardis, the Doctor has a very unhappy look before recovering and giving her the Tardis key. Why? If it weren't the ...
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Why didn't the Papal Mainframe turn on the Silence? (spoilers for Time of the Doctor)

In Day of the Moon, the Doctor implants a message in the Apollo moon landing video to kill the Silence on sight. In Time of the Doctor, the Silence are seen as confessional priests. Since Time ...
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What is this Canadian Doctor Who audio all about? Is the CBC really picking it up in January [closed]

Does anyone know about the rumour floating around about Doctor Who Dark Journey heading to the CBC in 2015? I know they co-produced series 1 in 2005.
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Why do Timelords always ignore the Master? (Classical Doctor Who)

The Doctor is a rogue Timelord and other Timelords have made his life miserable for several seasons in spite of him being "good". On the other hand with the evil and megalomaniac Master they choose ...
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What’s the correct way to refer to “the Doctor”?

What is the correct or most acceptable way to refer to the main character of Doctor Who? The Doctor Dr. Who Doctor Who Doctor The Dr. I was searching and couldn't find any explanation on how I ...
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Why did they choose The Doctor to produce a new soldier?

In the popular episode The Doctor's Daughter of Doctor Who, The Doctor was a stranger to the soldiers. Why did they use him instead of themselves to create a new soldier? While newly produced ones' ...
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What episodes did Teselecta Appear in?

I have been wondering about a list of episodes that Teselecta appeared in, can I have a list of the episodes? I have not found any other places with useful information in one place.
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Do daleks have gender?

Having a robotic voice and being another species, the Daleks live in a robotic shell, and their names give away nothing. So I am curious: is there ever any mention of a Dalek having gender?
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Why did The Doctor tell Amy he couldn't age?

When Amy hit on the doctor (at the end of "Flesh and Stone") he said I'm 907, and look at me. I don't get older, I just change. You get older, I don't. Yet on Trenzalore, we see him age very ...
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Why are none of the Doctors as knowledgeable as the Eighth?

In the 1996 movie, the Doctor already knows about every human he meets. He knows who they will become and detailed information, such as which answers they got wrong on a test. Why are none of his ...
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Why did the Silence need a space suit?

What was the whole purpose of producing the space suit for The Impossible Astronaut? Couldn't the Silence achieve their purpose in simpler methods? (I saw all the episodes, feel free to spoiler in ...
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Is 'Time Crash' considered part of Doctor Who canon?

In the new Doctor Who continuity there is a 'minisode' entitled Time Crash. My question is, are the minisodes (or any other deleted scenes for that matter) considered canon evidence when discussing ...
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How Can The Doctor and His Companions Understand Unfamiliar Languages?

I restarted watching Doctor Who from the beginning, but I think I may have missed something and it's made me wonder if they ever explain, during the Marco Polo episodes, for example, how is it ...
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Why does the TARDIS console room change?

In several episodes, you see that the TARDIS has a new console. Why doesn’t it just fix the old console instead of building a new one?
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Did Time Lords invent the TARDIS?

At the risk of sounding philosophical which came first the timelord or TARDIS? In the show it is stated that TARDISes grew, it was also stated that it takes thousands of years to grow. Is there canon ...
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Why doesn't the doctor fix the chameleon circuit of the Tardis?

I'm aware that on the odd occasion it has changed into a cylinder, and ornamental dresser for example, but why doesn't The Doctor get round to fixing the chameleon circuit of the Tardis? I presume ...
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How did The Master turn into a snake creature?

In the Doctor Who movie The Doctor has to transport The Master's remains. These remains then turn into a snake creature which takes over a human body. Is this common for Galifreyans or Timelords when ...
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Why doesn't the Kovarian chapter just cancel its plan to blow up the TARDIS?

I'm just missing something, and can't quite remember the plot: There are cracks in the universe Time Lords calling through them Doctor wants to answer Church wants to stop Doctor Church's Kovarian ...
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How long would Dalek Sec have survived?

Dalek Sec is a human-Dalek hybrid that the Doctor faced in New York during the great depression. He was created because the Daleks felt they needed to evolve in order to survive. They practiced the ...
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Why didn't Weeping Angels kill Sally Sparrow when she grabbed TARDIS key?

In the Doctor Who episode "Blink", when Sally Sparrow took TARDIS key from the hand of a weeping angel, she didn't know anything about them. Honestly, it's not exactly in my mind that she was looking ...
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Any ideas what these Dr Who monsters are?

I have these Dr Who action figures and would like to know what they are.
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How do Time Lords prove to others that they are the same person as their past regenerations?

Not sure if this is addressed in the old series: Suppose that there is this famous Time Lord that invented chess, and one morning he regenerates and no one witnesses it. How do Time Lords prove to ...
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Could Amy and Rory come back by saying that they wanted to be buried in that graveyard? [closed]

Yes, I know that if they where to paradox it one more time, New York, and Earth would be destroyed. But, if Amy, and Rory where to put in their will that they wanted to be buried there, there would be ...
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Why can’t the Doctor’s companions understand babies and horses? [duplicate]

The Doctor claimed to speak both horse and baby. The reason human companions can understand every language is because the TARDIS translates. So why can't anyone else understand babies and horses?
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Doctor Who time paradox Captain Jack [closed]

Jack is the face of Boe and has lived for millions (or billions) of years; The Doctor has called him a fixed point in time and space. In the short of 'time crash' the paradox of meeting himself and ...
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Had the Doctor shown anyone their future before Vincent?

Toward the end of the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor the Doctor takes Vincent van Gogh to the present time, to a gallery of his paintings. While there the Doctor asks the curator what his ...
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In Doctor Who, The Hungry Earth, how did Amy and Rory wave to themselves?

In The Hungry Earth, where Amy, Rory and The Doctor visited a drilling site a couple on the ridge waved to them. The Doctor says that that's them 10 years in the future. But if Rory and Amy are sent ...
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Can Gallifreyans regenerate their head?

In The Christmas Invasion, The Doctor was within 15 hours of his regeneration cycle, so he was able to regrow his hand after the Sycorax cut it off. If he was decapitated within that period of time, ...
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Is the real world address of Rose Tyler's flat known?

I'm currently in London and as far as sight-seeing goes for a Doctor Who fan ... well, let's just say a picture of Bad Wolf's flat would be the whovianst thing to send back to my fellow Whovians back ...
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When did using a fireplace as a portal first become used?

When did the idea of using a fireplace as a portal first become popular? I am looking for any indication from writers, perhaps through interviews/posts where SciFi writers have explained the concept ...
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Is the chameleon circuit attached to the chameleon arch?

In The Family of Blood, the Doctor uses the chameleon arch to turn himself human. It is a cloak to hide his Timelord self from the family. The circuit is what makes the TARDIS the blue box. My ...
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Who or what is the Great Intelligence?

In chat, the question came up who the Great Intelligence is. As it turns out, there is a deep connection between Dr. Who and the Cthulhu mythos. To preserve that conversation and possibly expand on ...
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Does River Song ever get jealous of the Doctor’s female companions?

River is well... psychotic. She was trained to kill the Doctor, frequently breaks out of prison and married the Doctor. Now the Doctor occasionally develops romantic feelings for his human companions ...
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Could Romana come to new Doctor Who TV show? [closed]

In The Day of the Doctor we learn that Gallifrey has been saved and is in another universe which means other Time Lords can come back. In "The Rise of the Cybermen", The Tenth Doctor (when he and Rose ...