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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Could the different versions of the Master talk telepathically to each other?

In Season 4 of Dr. Who: Can the different copies of the Master communicate telepathically with each other?
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Who knows the Doctor's name?

Who, apart from from River Song knows the Doctor's true name? In The Time of the Doctor, the time lords want him to say his name to prove they have the right universe and it is safe to come through - ...
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What was the point of the Truth Field in Trenzalore?

Perhaps I forgot, but, what was the point of having a truth field in Trenzalore? The premise was that Gallifrey wants to find the right universe: the one that has the Doctor in it. To find it, they ...
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Can Madame Vastra use her tongue like some other Silurians?

The Silurians in Cold Blood and The Hungry Earth used their tongues as weapons, of sorts, and caused a man to begin to mutate. Vastra seems to appear similar to them, however, she doesn't seem to ...
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Can weeping angels turn to stone if nobody sees them?

We know that once anybody sees the Weeping Angels, they turn to stone. But if nobody is looking at them, can they still turn to stone? If they really wanted to, I mean?
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Which “Classic” Doctor Who episode involves a companion doing surgery in a ball gown?

My auntie, Ivana Vasak has revealed to me, that she once worked on a Doctor Who episode. She said it was filmed in Canada, therefore she was called to help out. It was a looong time ago (she said - "I ...
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What happened to Angie and Archie in Doctor Who?

Clara was a nanny to to Archie and Arnie (perhaps two of the worst characters in Who-history) but they seemed to just disappear after a nightmare in Silver. Is there an explanation of why they were ...
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Why didn't Amy and Rory get a dark alter ego?

In the Doctor Who episode Amy's Choice, how come the Doctor got a dark alter ego (i.e. The Dream Lord) but Amy and Rory didn't get one? Wouldn't it be logical for them to have one too?
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When did Jo Grant meet the 11th Doctor?

In my Character Encylopedia, it clearly states that Jo Grant met the 11th Doctor. But when does she do this? I have seen all of the 11th Doctor episodes and I did not see her. Is this simply a ...
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How do the smilers have three faces?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Beast Below", it is logical for the smilers to only have two faces (one on each side). So how can they have three faces?
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How long does the Doctor go between visiting his companions?

Concerned with the 2005 relaunch: Do we have an estimate for how long the Doctor travels on his own between visits with his companions while he actively "has" companions? While watching the 11th and ...
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Is there any evidence that Rose knows the Doctor's real name?

Since Rose and "Ten Too", the half-Timelord/half-human Doctor, are in the parallel universe for presumably the rest of their lives, is it logical to assume the Doctor would tell Rose what his real ...
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Why didn't the Time Lords come through and all escape from Trenzalore?

If the Doctor spoke his name then they would know that it would be safe to come through, but all this time they must have grown more TARDISes or could have shared them and as soon as they come through ...
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“Gallifrey Falls No More” - a way to bring back timelords?

When the Doctors were in the painting, when they unfroze, everything else came alive and actually exists, as proven when the Dalek said "exterminate" and crashed through the painting. Since the ...
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Isn't the Doctor entering his own timestream a paradox?

There are multiple mentions across the series that the Doctor cannot cross his own timeline. However, in the episode "The Name of the Doctor", where he comes to his tomb on Trenzalore, he willingly ...
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When did the Doctor and River Song marry?

There are questions about whether or not they actually did and some suggest that it didn't actually happen because it occurred in an abandoned timeline. However, both River and the Doctor remember ...
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Doctor Who season 8 “Listen” who was under the sheet? [duplicate]

In the Doctor Who season 8 episode "Listen" Clara establishes at the end that there are no monsters under the bed, instead it was her while he was a child. So who or what was the monster under the bed ...
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Does the 11th or 12th Doctor ever fight all his enemies at once?

That episode with the Pandorica box had me hoping for an epic battle between the Doctor and all those who showed up to take the box.
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Is Oswin Oswald now super-human due to Trenzalore and the great intelligence?

The great intelligence fought the doctor. It gathered thousands of the best of human minds - healthy and functional, for many years. It traversed the universe and was able by guile and cunning to ...
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Why does the Doctor travel with companions from our era?

It seems as if the Doctor travels with companions in the same era and time that the show was broadcasted (e.g. he meets up with Clara in 2012, when the episode was broadcasted). If the TARDIS can ...
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Why didn't the Doctor use the TARDIS to return to Madame De Pompadour

The Doctor knew how unreliable the connection between the SS Madame De Pomadour and Madame De Pompadour's spacetime-zone was; so why did he try to go back to her using the connection (in this case the ...
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In Doctor who how many times did he regen [duplicate]

Well I say 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - the tenth used the regen to fix himself then put all the energy in to his hand 11 - river gave him the power to fix himself and it went out of his hands 12 war ...
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Actors in both Star Trek and Doctor Who

I saw a headline today that read "Star Trek actor dies". Naturally I had to click the link to find out who it was. It ended up being Olaf Pooley whom I had never heard of. In reading his Wikipedia ...
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Why are the Doctor's companions called “companions”?

The only time I can recall the term "companion" being used in canon is in Asylum of the Daleks: WHITE: It is known the Doctor required companions. But I'm pretty sure the term predates this ...
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Why does The Doctor use Earth time?

Throughout the Doctor Who verse, one thing I have noticed is The Doctor using "Earth Time". When going through time, he will often say the year that the Earth is at, rather some sort of "Central ...
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How to identify a Time Lord?

ROSE: Well, he's got two hearts. JACKIE: Oh, don't be stupid. ROSE: He has. JACKIE: Anything else he's got two of? (The Christmas Invasion, 2005 Christmas special) So is there anything ...
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Why/When did the Doctor's regeneration process become dangerous to those around him?

So I've gone through some of the old (pre-2005) Doctor Who, and I realized that in the older Doctor Who, the Doctor didn't seem to mind if his companions were right beside him during regeneration ...
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Are the aliens in the Doctor Who universe subject to human law?

Suppose, for example, that the UK authorities issued an arrest warrant on the belief that he was involved in some felonious act, and he's in outer space. Would he be facing extradition to the UK?
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How much did the Doctor age between series 5 and series 7? [duplicate]

I'm confused. As of series 5/6, I thought The Doctor was 900 years old. Starting in the middle of Series 7, I started hearing the Doctor mention that he was 1000. If he aged 100 years, where did he ...
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Are the “Under Gallery” and “Black Archive” in “Day of the Doctor” actually something else?

Specifically a Based on the following clues... The wall art in the Under Gallery included some TARDIS-interior roundel style visuals. The Under Gallery curator is VERY heavily hinted to be a ...
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Who wrote the book “The History of the Time War”?

In the Doctor Who episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" (S07E10) we saw Clara wandering off corridors of the TARDIS and finding this particular book. She starts to read it, during which she ...
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How many regenerations did River Song use?

In the "River Song's timeline" minisode / narrative story, Melody uses all her remaining regenerations to restore Doctor's life, after she first killed him with poison from a Judas tree. Melody now ...
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Which episodes did the footage of the thirteen doctors come from?

Is there a definitive list of which episodes / scenes that they used for the classic doctors in The Day of The Doctor?
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Has The Doctor ever visited Canada?

In-universe, the Doctor has visited numerous places on Earth, past, present, and future. Doctor Who, the production, has on occasion shot on location outside of the U.K. From the original run, "City ...
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What created the Crack in Time?

Doctor - "Two points in space and time that should never have touched" In "Flesh and Stone", the Doctor realizes the crack in time is the same as the crack on Amy's wall. At the end of the ...
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Why can't weeping angels be blown up? [duplicate]

We all know when you look at a weeping angel it turns to stone. My question is pretty simple, why can't you kill the weeping angel with a grenade/explosion?
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What is the Doctor's real name?

Is there anywhere (in canon) where The Doctor's real name is ever revealed? I know that several people do know it/learn it at some point (like The Master, River, and Clara for example), but is it ever ...
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In “The Snowmen” does Clara know the implications of the word POND?

In the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen Vastra gives the Clara of that time the One Word Test to which her answer to Vastra's final question, to give the Doctor a message but with just ...
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Out-of-universe, why did Donna Noble's time as companion end the way it did?

Maybe I'm reading too much between the lines, but I don't understand why Donna ends so badly at the end of her season. I'm asking about the out-of-universe reasons. That is, having your character ...
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How did the Day of the Doctor affect the events in The End of Time?

Back in The End of Time, the time-locked Gallifrey was temporarily returned by the Master. But since the Day of the Doctor changed this into Gallifrey being what will have been happening (no ...
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What happened to the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman? [duplicate]

Susan Foreman (the Doctor's granddaughter) was in the opening season of Doctor Who beginning in the pilot episode An Unearthly Child and continued until the second story of the second season The ...
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Why didn't Clara attempt to kill the Silent?

Before meeting the Doctor, Clara (the un-impossible one, if you want) led a normal life. That most likely includes watching the Moon Landing. Which, as Day of the Moon showed, In The Time of the ...
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Why didn't Clara say the Doctor's name?

In Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Clara learnt the Doctor's name from the Time War Book - but thanks to the time reset she forgot it. Then along came The Name of the Doctor, in which Clara ...
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Why were the Hosts on the Max Capricorn cruise liner programmed to follow The Doctor's orders?

In Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned, why did the Hosts start to follow the Doctor's orders? Did the Doctor reprogram them himself, or were they programmed to take orders from the nearest organism ...
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How old was the Face of Boe when he died?

The Face of Boe is considered an "immortal" but he does eventually die. In the Doctor Who universe, books, TV, and comics, was an exact age of the Face of Boe given when he died in "Gridlock"?
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In Waters of Mars, what did the Doctor think the four knocks riddle meant?

In Waters of Mars, the Doctor claims to have worked out what the four knocks riddle: No, ‘cos someone told me just recently, they said I was going to die. They said “he will knock four times”. And ...
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Is Doctor Who's name John Hurt or Mildred? [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out his name, and some people tell me it's Mildred and some say it's John Hurt - which one is it?
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What is the origin of the appellation “Paternoster Gang”?

Vastra, Jenny, and Strax are referred to as "The Paternoster Gang". How did the group acquire that appellation? I've only seen the name referenced in places like this site or wikis, but don't ever ...
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Were any Companions with more than one non-consecutive Doctor?

In Doctor Who (either the old seasons or the revived series), were there ever any people who were Companions of two non-consecutive Doctors? So not people like Rose (9th and 10th) and Clara (11th and ...
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Why is the “sonic screwdriver” called a “sonic screwdriver”?

Clearly, it's more than just a screwdriver. It could have been called an alien Swiss army knife, or an alien multipurpose tool. Why, then, is it just called a sonic screwdriver?