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 would happen if the Doctor looked into the heart of the Tardis?

Why doesn’t the Doctor look into the heart of the Tardis like Rose Tyler did? Would he be able to live? Would it kill him completely or would it just kill one regeneration? Would he get god-like ...
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In what episode(s) do the lines “Doctor Who?” “If you like” occur?

I was curious if someone could help me remember which Doctor had this exchange in the new series... I can't remember the Doctor (though I think it was the 11th) or episode. THE DOCTOR: I'm the ...
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Why do we see the Impossible Astronaut do this?

In Eleventh Doctor episode The Impossible Astronaut, why do we see and not Is this just for suspense in the story, or is there a logical explanation?
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How Does The TARDIS Not Get Noticed?

A friend asked me last night, if the TARDIS is meant to disguise itself but it broke, how do people not notice a big blue phone box appearing out of nowhere? In the episode with Van Gogh the TARDIS ...
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In Deep Breath, what is The Doctor referencing when he says “This looks familiar”? [duplicate]

In the room with the automatons, The Doctor makes several references to the scene looking familiar. What is he referencing?
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How long can a Timelord hold his breath?

In the episode Deep Breath, the way living species can disguise themselves as clockworks is to hold their breath. It looks like the Doctor has been able to do that for a very long time (at least 10 ...
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Where did the younger image of John Hurt come from? (unavoidable spoilers herein)

The webisode Night of the Doctor concludes with Out-of-universe - where's the image from? Hurt looks to be in his twenties, and he was certainly active then, so it's bound to be from something he ...
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How does the Doctor remember the Silence?

I'm sure he recognizes the odd behavior from Amy, but how does he remember the Silence without an eye drive?
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Why was River Song arrested?

During season 5, River Song was in jail because she killed a very good man. In season 6 episode Let's Kill Hitler, we learned that that very good man was The Doctor. But, in the end of the season 6, ...
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What is the Doctor not quite remembering?

In season 8 episode 1, when the Doctor encounters the episode's villain(s), he keeps saying that this is all very familiar to him, but he can't quite put a finger on it. Is this a case where the ...
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Did River Song really marry the Doctor?

In The Wedding of River Song we believe we are seeing the Doctor and River exchange vows, accompanied by parental consent and everything, but: the hand-fastening is done between River and The ...
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Are the Dr. Who episodes intended to be in chronological order?

Aside from any two parters, are the Dr. Who episodes intended to represent a consistent beginning-to-end timeline for The Doctor, or do they bounce around willy nilly, or rather, timey whimey?
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How did the Daleks regain their numbers?

Since the end of the Time War the Daleks have been near extinct and some of the plots of the previously released seasons have been about the Daleks regaining their former strength (Bad Wolf Station, ...
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Who is the woman at the end of Dr Who episode Deep Breath? (Season 8 Ep 1)

In the episode Deep Breath, after He wakes up to find a strange woman and she tells him that Except of course, she appears to be lying. Who is she and why does she want him to think that he ...
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When did the Doctor become an extra thousand years old?

Near the end of Deep Breath, the Doctor says I'm the doctor. I have lived for over 2,000 years, And not all of them were good. Wasn't Matt Smith's Doctor just above a thousand years ...
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More to the forest of the dead than we think? [on hold]

This is from the BBC website, might be more to it than meets the eye? "If you look closely at the wall in Charlotte's house you will see two of her drawings are of a blonde girl and a wolf. Make of ...
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Do the Daleks remember the Doctor?

In the episode Asylum of the Daleks : However in The Time of the Doctor : I can't manage to remember how is that possible. Is there any explication in the show that I missed?
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What is the name of the new bad guys in Dr Who episode Deep Breath? (Season 8 Ep 1)

During the episode they were referred to as But I don't think they were ever called by their actual name. What are they called?
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Why didn't The Doctor regenerate just before he rebooted the universe?

In season 4 finale, when The Doctor was about to meet Rose (who came from parallel universe), he was shot by a Dalek, which triggered his regeneration process. In season 5 finale, when reality was ...
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Are “Bad Wolf” signs permanent and fixed Spacetime entities?

When Rose Tyler possessed the Time Vortex, she brought Jack Harkness back to life — and because she didn't have control over it, Jack Harkness became immortal. From The Sound of Drums episode ...
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Is The Doctor omniscient? Or was he bluffing?

When Rose possessed the Time Vortex, she said she could see all of spacetime: Rose: I can see everything. All that is, all that was, all that ever could be. The Doctor: That's what I see all ...
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How long can The Doctor live naturally without having to regenerate?

Let's take for example the 11th ( 13th ? ) Doctor ( Matt Smith's Doctor). He wasn't fatally wounded or anything, he had to regenerate because of old age. So my question is, how long can ONE version of ...
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Why didn't Rose Tyler die after possessing Time Vortex?

The 9th Doctor took Time Vortex from Rose just for few seconds and his cells started to die leaving him no choice but to regenerate. Previously, Rose possessed Time Vortex for several minutes (She ...
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Why exactly did The Doctor use Teselecta to fake his own death?

In the beginning of season 6 of Doctor Who, The Doctor was shot by an astronaut which triggered the regeneration process of The Doctor. But, he was shot again in the middle of regeneration process ...
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Why didn't Clara die when traveling outside of the Tardis?

In the episode Utopia, Captain Jack rides on the outside of the Tardis as it travels to the end of the universe. The end result is that he is dead by the time they reach Utopia. As common as that is ...
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If Amy Pond's parents were absorbed by the time rift, how is Amy alive?

Whilst reading the answers to this question, I wondered.. If during the Doctor Who Season 5 story arc, the cracks in the universe absorb a number of creatures, erasing them completely from time and ...
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How does the sonic screwdriver eliminate the Cybermen in The Age of Steel

The sonic screwdriver is known to do many things (well, as long as it's not to wood). But at the beginning of The Age Of Steel, the Doctor destroys a good few Cybermen by blasting something out of the ...
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Why didn't the Vashta Nerada eat the statues?

In 'Silence of the Library' and 'Forest of the Dead', the Doctor and Donna are stuck in a library and have to battle micro-organisms that eat flesh. In the library there are statues with real human ...
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Watching order for Dreamland and The Infinite Quest in Doctor Who

This is more of a request for advice, since I think there probably is no canon answer. If I was to watch a Doctor Who marathon, and include the animated episodes Dreamland and The Infinite Quest, what ...
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How do we know that the First Doctor was indeed the first?

How do we know that the First Doctor portrayed by William Hartnell was indeed the first Doctor, and not a reincarnation of a previous one, that for example the Doctor wanted to forget (something ...
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How did the chameleon circuit of the TARDIS get stuck in 1963?

This one's permanently in my memory matrix: Every time the TARDIS materializes in a new location, within the first nanosecond of landing, it analyzes its surroundings, calculates a 12-dimensional ...
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How many moons does Gallifrey have?

In Doctor Who the Doctor's home world is in a binary star system. It is also several times larger than Earth and must have a great gravitational pull. My question is, has there ever been mention of ...
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Who did the Doctor see in his room?

In series 6 of the new Doctor Who series, The God Complex episode, there is a room for everyone (maybe even Rory, we don't know for sure). Amy saw herself waiting for The Doctor as a child. It scared ...
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What kind of changes can Jack Harkness undergo?

When Jack died in The Parting of the Ways, Rose brought him back to be a fixed point in time and space. So, if we take a space-time graph and plot a normal person's life on it, we would get something ...
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How does the Doctor keep track of his age? [duplicate]

Throughout the Dr. Who series, the doctors have claimed to be hundreds, even thousands of years old, (the tenth and eleventh both claim to be around 900, but throughout the series, eleven jumps into ...
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How did the Earth survive before The Doctor rebooted the universe?

I have found multiple conflicting collapse of reality situation due to explosion of TARDIS. From The Pandorica Opens episode transcript: WHITE: The cracks in time are the work of the Doctor. It ...
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Where did the the others of “Boe”-kind come from?

In the episodes that feature the Face of Boe it is stated that he is the last of his kind, suggesting that there were other large head-like beings at some time. For example, from New Earth: HAME: ...
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How many weddings has the Doctor had?

In the tenth Doctor episode "Blink" the Doctor states: DOCTOR: Look, sorry, I've got a bit of a complex life. Things don't always happen to me in quite the right order. Gets a bit confusing at ...
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Is the Doctor a real doctor in any way?

I've only seen the one with the bald doctor, but he just says he's the Doctor even though I'm fairly sure he didn't do any healing at that time. Why is he called a Doctor? Is he even a doctor in any ...
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What does the TARDIS pump?

The interior design of TARDIS changes over time, but one thing remains common among all designs: A transparent vertical tube in the center (around which controls exist). The interior of tube also ...
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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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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 ...