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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What properties does Davros's chair have?

How similar is Davros's chair (including the Dalek Emperor version he used in Remembrance of the Daleks) compared with his famous Mark 3 travel machine? In particular is it possible for Davros to self-...
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Why did The Veil accept old truths?

In Heaven Sent, we are told that The Veil seeks [...] not any old truth [...]. It's not just truth it wants, that's not enough. It's confession. I have to tell truths I've never told before. That'...
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Spelling: Daleks or Darleks?

I know it is normally Daleks, but I have seen it writen Darleks too. I also noticed that the actors too, usually pronounce it "Darleks". So, are the two spellings interchangeable?
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How much control does the Doctor have over the TARDIS?

How much control does the Doctor have over the TARDIS? In countless episodes it is portrayed as having a mind of its own, and not always doing exactly what the Doctor wants it to do.
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How does the Doctor avoid changing the history of the future?

Given that the Doctor is careful about not changing established history when travelling into the past, how does he ensure that he isn't going to change the established history of the times even ...
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Could psychic paper be used against AI?

Doctor Who (and Captain Jack) sometimes made use of Psychic Paper as a plot device. Could the paper be used against Artificial Intelligences? It was used as an Oyster card in Planet of the Dead.
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How did the Beast have a child?

According to Torchwood, Abaddon is the son of the Beast. However, according to Doctor Who, the Beast has been imprisoned since before the creation of the universe. Is Abaddon also older than the ...
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Why didn't the Doctor free the Time Lords after winning at Trenzalore?

The central conflict of The Time of the Doctor revolves around a stalemate between the Doctor and his allies, his enemies, and the Time Lords. The Time Lords, who are are sending out a signal ...
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What's the range of the TARDIS universal translator?

The TARDIS has a universal translator, which accounts for his companions being able to speak to and understand those using foreign or truly alien languages. This effect was played up in the episode A ...
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Do Cybermen eat?

In "Tomb of the Cybermen", there was a device mentioned that was apparently used to revitalise the Cybermen, but did Cybermen ever need to eat or drink?
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Daleks continuation of TV21 comics [closed]

Can anyone provide any further details of "Return of the Elders," which apparently was to be a continuation of the TV21 series? Such as general plot details? In particular was it about invading Earth, ...
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Out of universe, what makes the TARDIS noise?

The noise made by the TARDIS in Doctor Who has been the same ever since its very first trip way back in 1963: In-universe, it's the wheezing of the time rotor, ...
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What stories of classic Doctor Who have the Doctor or the companion deconstructing the bad guy's plan before resolution? [closed]

I'm leaving on a road trip to Sweden soon and I want to watch some Classic Doctor Who while in the car. Because there are too many episodes to watch in that short period, I want to focus on the ...
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Are all Time Lords like the Doctor?

In A Good Man Goes to War, the reason they took the Ponds’ baby was they wanted a Time Lord weapon, and when the Doctor asks why Vastra says they have seen him. My question is: are all Time Lords ...
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Continuity and Skaro

Has it ever been explained (barring John Peel's book, The War of the Daleks which hasn't been widely accepted) how Skaro can exist when the 7th Doctor caused its destruction?
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Dalek Invasion of the Earth

In the Dalek Invasion of Earth, why would the Doctor suggest that his first adventure with them may have been "millions of years in the future"? When he first met the Daleks on Skaro they were limited ...
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Where was the castle in Heaven Sent?

In Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 11, Heaven Sent, the Doctor spends almost the entire episode in a castle. Some of the shots of this castle could be CGI, but was any of it filmed in a real castle, and ...
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Why does the leaf in “The rings of Akhaten” represent infinite possibilities

Clara says the leaf represents an infinite amount of untold potential that Clara's mother never saw because she died early. That seemed far-fetched to me. She says the leaf is full of history and ...
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How does the Doctor's records get deleted from every database

In "Asylum of the Daleks", Clara helps erasing records of the Doctor from the the Daleks' collective telepathically-shared knowledge. In "The angels take Manhattan", River says she was pardoned since ...
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In the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, what is each cameo provider's connection to Doctor Who?

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot features cameos and roles from dozens of actors, crew-members and other people connected to Doctor Who, as well as various relatives and associates of those people. How ...
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Is Jack Harkness in love with the Doctor?

I'm intrigued by this quote from Series 3 Episode 12, The Sound of Drums (emphasis mine): DOCTOR: See? It just shifts your perception a tiny little bit. Doesn't make us invisible, just unnoticed. ...
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Out-of-universe, why was the Fifth Doctor given a piece of celery to wear?

For those of you unfamiliar with this minor celebrity vegetable, here's a picture of it: As far as I know, the Fifth Doctor wore it for his entire run, but we didn't get anything resembling an in-...
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In “The Pandorica Opens”, how does the alliance reach the Doctor?

The alliance identifies the cracks in the universe to the Doctor and decides to imprison him in the Pandorica. How does the alliance (Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Sontarans and others) reach 102AD? ...
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How does the Silence train / raise this person?

The silence kidnaps But they dont exactly train them for anything do they? Nor do they make them hate the Doctor by any brainwashing sci fi technique to convince them to kill the Doctor. The one ...
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Why does this person not try to kill the Doctor at the field?

In the Doctor Who episode "Lets kill Hitler", If why don't they kill the Doctor the first time they met him in the field ? Even after crashing into Hitler's office, they only try to kill him ...
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Any direct tranlations from Gallifreyan? [duplicate]

If you Google Gallifreyan translator you'll find many fan dictionaries but are there any examples from the show (or even books etc) where a word/phrase is directly translated from Gallifreyan to ...
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How many times has the Doctor worn this orange spacesuit?

In the TV series Doctor Who, there's a particular orange spacesuit that the Doctor pops up wearing time and time again, often in 'base under siege' episodes. This isn't restricted to one regeneration ...
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Are Rory Williams And Rip Hunter the same person?

Both Rory Williams And Rip Hunter are both played by the same actor—Arthur Darvill—and both play a man who's traveled through time and space. One traveled with a Time Lord called the ...
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Is Rip Hunter similar to the Doctor [closed]

Both Rip Hunter and The Doctor both are a time master and a time lord who both do the same thing Eve:a man who broke his oath, stole a timeship, and decided to change history for his own selfish ...
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Who was the woman in 'Turn Left'?

In "Turn Left" when Donna has a time beetle put on her back, who is the mysterious woman and what is her motivation?
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Why did Bonnie think he'll never understand?

In The Zygon Inversion, the Doctor tries to convince Bonnie not to hit the Osgood Box to start a war. Then she says You don't understand. You will never understand. Then he says he does ...
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In Doctor Who, who is the oldest Time Lord?

In Doctor Who, before the Time War, who was the oldest living Time Lord in existence?
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What does this poem mean?

In The Time of the Doctor, when the Doctor is a old man siting on a chair before he faces the Daleks, Clara says a poem to him: CLARA: And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other ...
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What were the titles of the seventeen DVDs owned by Sally Sparrow?

In the "Blink" episode (Season 3, episode 10), Sally learns that the Doctor is attempting to communicate with her through hidden messages called "Easter Eggs" within seventeen separate DVDs. Larry, ...
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Is the new companion from the 80's-90's? [closed]

In this clip released by the BBC, the new Doctor Who companion, Bill, is introduced. From her outfit shirt from the sleeve art for Prince's Purple Rain, released 1984 denim jacket, popular in the ...
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In the episode “Cold Blood”, how can the Doctor remember Rory?

When Rory dies and is consumed by the crack in the universe, he is removed from existence and Amy cannot remember him. But the Doctor can. Why did the Doctor not forget Rory as well?
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Are Time Lords psychic?

The Doctor is famous for his use of psychic paper: However, at times, the Doctor seemingly demonstrated innate psychic powers. At the end of series 4, for example, he used them to Besides this ...
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Why does The Sixth Doctor look like Commander Maxil?

We all know the the Sixth Doctor was played by Colin Baker from 1984-1986, but he played another character in a Fifth Doctor story named Commander Maxill (who actually shot the Fifth Doctor, played by ...
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Why does the Doctor's 12th incarnation look so old?

The 12th incarnation of the Doctor looks much older than any other incarnation for a long time, with grey hair and wrinkles: Why does the Doctor's 12th incarnation look so old and why is his ...
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Why does the 11th Doctor call Clara's future self before he regenerates?

In Series 8 Episode 1 Deep Breath clara gets a call from a very familiar voice: CLARA: Hello? Hello? DOCTOR 11 [OC]: It's me. CLARA: Yes, it's you. Who's this? DOCTOR 11 [OC]: It's ...
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Why did Clara want to be like the Doctor? [closed]

In series 8 and 9 Clara tries to be like the Doctor: DOCTOR: Now, listen! You're going to need these. CLARA: Oh, wow. This is an honour. Does this mean I'm you now? DOCTOR: No, it does ...
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How come the Doctor and Clara will never be able to see each other again?

The Doctor and Clara always had fun times together but their time came to a end in Face The Raven. After their last goodbyes, the Doctor goes 4.5 billion years in the confession dial to save Clara and ...
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Why do the 12th Doctor's clothes change between series?

After reading a question about why each Doctor changes out of the previous one's clothes, it made me think that in series 8 the Doctor had a set outfit like all the rest: a shirt without tie (nice ...
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Why was this character’s death a fixed point in time that couldn't be changed?

In Face the Raven, the chronolock was taken off Rigsy by in an attempt to buy time to find a solution. But we find out it was Then, after the Doctor spends Why was the death a fixed point in ...
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What was the Doctor going to say to Clara that she already knows?

In "Face the Raven," right before Clara's about to die, the Doctor was about to say something, but Clara hugs him and says: DOCTOR: Clara. (They hug.) CLARA: Everything you are about to say,...
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Why did the Doctor look scared after Vastra said “they've seen you”?

In A Good Man Goes To War, they wonder about Amy's baby: DOCTOR: It doesn't make sense. You can't just cook yourself a Time Lord. VASTRA: Of course not. But you gave them one hell of a start,...
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Why does each doctor change out of his predecessor's clothes immediately after regenerating?

When a doctor has just regenerated, he is wearing the clothes of his predecessor. 9th to 10th 10th to 11th 11th to 12th Then they pass out immediately, then change into different clothes, ...
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Why did the 11th doctor take off his bow tie right when he was about to regenerate?

We always seen the 11th doctor wearing a bow tie in a coat through series 5-7a then in a purple coat in series 7 But the Time Of The Doctor The Doctor is about to regenerate but before he does,...
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why did the Doctor choose the face of Lobus Caecilius [duplicate]

in the fires of Pompeii the doctor meets Lobus Caecilius CAECILIUS: Who are you? DOCTOR: I am Spartacus. DONNA: And so am I. CAECILIUS: Mister and Mrs Spartacus. DOCTOR: Oh no,...
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What is the clue in Doctor Who - “Heaven Sent” [duplicate]

There is one room with a small hole in the floor, with arrows pointing to it and some kind of dust in the hole. What is this room? What does he "realize" here? What is the clue?