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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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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How do Timelords regenerate?

In the episode "Heaven Sent", However, every other time The Doctor has died (or any other Timelord for that matter), his body has remained intact, followed by his regeneration. So, with that in ...
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How did the 10th doctor recognize his 11th incarnation as his future self

in the 50th when the 10th doctor saw a time rip a person came out of it then this conversation happens ELIZABETH: Who is this man? DOCTOR 10: That's just what I was wondering. DOCTOR: ...
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Why do the first 10 Doctors (Hartnell-Tennant) have to forget the events of the 50th anniversary special, but the 11th and 12th Doctors do not?

In the 50th anniversary special, after Gallifrey is saved this conversation happens: WARRIOR: So I won't remember that I tried to save Gallifrey rather than burn it. I'll have to live with that. ...
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Why doesn't the Doctor consider himself a hero?

When the Doctor saves planets, people call him a hero, but he replies by saying he's not a hero. Like this one time: I'm not a hero. I really am just a mad man in a box and this other time: ...
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Besides the seals of Rassilon, Omega, The Master, and The Timelords, what other seals are in Dr. Who?

My friend and I are working on a project that requires the use of seals from the WhoVerse, particularly, those of individual Timelords. So far we have: We also have the Mark of the Corsair to ...
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What happened to Captain Jack in Turn Left?

In Turn Left, Donna is taken back to the moment she turned left at a road pushing her onto a path that caused her to meet the Doctor. Instead of turning left she goes right, creating a universe where ...
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Help understanding the Doctor's strategy in Day of the Doctor

In the 50th anniversary special, when Clara told him to be a Doctor, he thinks up a plan: DOCTOR: Gentlemen, I have had four hundred years to think about this. I've changed my mind. WARRIOR: ...
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Since events in 'The Name of the Doctor' were prevented in 'The Time of the Doctor', how does Clara become the impossible girl?

Clara prevented the events of The Name of the Doctor in The Time of the Doctor by getting the Time Lords to give the Doctor another regeneration. So this means that The Name of the Doctor could never ...
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What do Time Lords typically use to explore space time?

Please correct me if I flub the details here, but I think it was in the Neil Gaiman episode The Doctor's Companion where the Tardis becomes a woman. We find out that the Doctor actually stole her from ...
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If the TARDIS is infinite, doesn’t that mean it contains everything? [closed]

If the TARDIS is infinite, then wouldn't that mean that it contains every single possible outcome of any event in ALL of space and time? Including an infinite amount of planets, solar systems, Daleks, ...
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Why does ganger Doctor struggle to cope with his past regenerations?

In series 6 episode The Almost People a ganger becomes the Doctor and starts going crazy G-DOCTOR: Argh. What's happening? I wonder if we'll get back. Yes, one day. Argh. I've reversed the ...
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When do the memories of all of the Doctor's past 13 faces' adventures come back after regenerating?

When the Doctor regenerates, he is wacky and has a hard time remembering stuff from his past - like this one time: DOCTOR: SS Marie Antoinette. Out of control repair droids cannibalising human ...
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Why didn't River recognize the 12th Doctor? [duplicate]

In the The Husbands of River Song The Doctor goes to the ship and asked the female DOCTOR: Do I know you? RIVER: You most certainly do not. then he realizes its River but they say ...
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Why did the Doctor give River his screwdriver?

In Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead the Doctor sees River has a screwdriver. RIVER: We can increase the mesh density. Dial it up four hundred percent. Make it a tougher meal. ...
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Why did the message River Song sent to The Doctor go to his 10th Incarnation?

In Silence in the Library, River Song sent a messege to The Doctor. She told him to go to The Library, but it got to him earlier in his timeline, since it went to his 10th incarnation, way before he ...
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How does the 12th Doctor remember all the adventures of his first regeneration cycle? [duplicate]

The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith), which was the last of his regenerative cycle, gets a new one on Trenzelore. Then he changes to the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi), but he still remembers all his adventures ...
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Why did the TARDIS take them to the Doctor's childhood and why didn't she want the Doctor to know where they were?

In season 8 episode 4, Listen, after they were at the end of the universe and the Doctor is knocked out, Clara uses the TARDIS telepathic circuits to escape. They end up in a barn. Clara checks out ...
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What memories did the Doctor suddenly realize in The Waters of Mars?

In The Waters of Mars, after the rocket explodes, the Doctor stands there remembering words he said before: DOCTOR [memory]: I'm not just a Time Lord, I'm the Last of the Time Lords. They'll never ...
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Why does the Doctor never meet someone who's already met him before?

Why does the Doctor (almost) never meet someone for the first time (in his timeline) who has already met him in his future? Especially since he hangs about late 20th/early 21st century London so much ...
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How did the ATRAXl have the memories of all of The Doctor's past faces and and all of the the monsters he fought?

In Matt Smith's first episode, The Eleventh Hour, he's asking the ATRAXI some questions and it pulled up the monsters he fought and all of his past incarnations. DOCTOR: Okay. One more. Just one. ...
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Which incarnation of The Doctor does Adrian resemble?

In Doctor Who series 8 episode 6 The Caretaker, Clara has a friend named Adrian. When the Doctor looks at him, he looks like he recognizes him. Later, there are these conversations DOCTOR: Go ...
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Is the Doctor's tomb in 'The Name of the Doctor' still yet to happen?

I mean will we see the Doctor fill that tomb someday or has it already happened and time has been rewritten from some time?
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In Doctor Who, why do the Silence want to prevent the Doctor coming to Trenzalore?

The Silence traveled back in time to Series 6 to bring up River Song and kill the Doctor because they didn't want him coming to Trenzalore? But why is that? I know about "Silence must fall when the ...
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Do the 3 Doctors remember that they saved Gallifrey after 'Day of the Doctor'?

I've read several posts and I've seen one that says before it was Eleven's turn to take part in the events of 'Day of the Doctor', Gallifrey was most certainly destroyed, and when it came to his turn ...
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how many incarnations of the master have there been and the confirmed only faces [duplicate]

In Doctor Who they have said the Master has used up regenerations and started stealing bodies but the only Masters we see on screen are How many Masters have we not seen? Are theses the only and ...
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Why didn't Donna die when she remembered she was part time lord, and couln't the Doctor see her again after she remembered?

Why didn't Donna die when she remembered she was part time lord, and couldn't the Doctor see her again after she remembered?
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What connection did the Doctor realize following Missy's offer in Death in Heaven?

In Death in Heaven, when Missy says: Every battle, every war, every invasion. From now on, you decide the outcome. What's the matter, Mister President? Don't you trust yourself? Then The Doctor ...
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Can Time Lords decide not to regenerate?

After watching to the end of season 9, I thought of starting back from Eccleston onwards. I got to Last of the Time Lords with the Master and the Utopians, and the Master decides to refuse to ...
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What does the Doctor suddenly remember when Missy reveals her real identity and why was he spooked?

When Missy reveals who she really is in Series 8 Episode 11 Dark Water, she says "Couldn't very well keep calling myself the Master, now could I?" After he recognises her, the Doctor looks spooked; ...