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 happens to Fixed Points if the past is rewritten? [on hold]

In a number of occasions The Doctor explains "Fixed Points", moments in time which cannot and/or should not be changed, examples of these are the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (The Fires of Pompeii), the ...
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Who has been the Doctor's companion for the longest time?

I was having a debate with my brother the other day, about this question. He claims Clara is the longest time companion because she helped every incarnation of the Doctor. (little spoiler from Series ...
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Winning the Time War By Regenerating

I was watching the Doctor Who Special where Matt Smith Regenerated into Peter Capaldi and I noticed that he destroyed the Dalek fleet in his regeneration cycle. During the events of the time war when ...
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Why do the Doctor’s companions no longer live on the TARDIS?

The last two companions, Amy and Clara, go on brief excursions with the Doctor before he returns them to their homes. I don't recall any previous companions doing this, both in the current and the ...
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Why did the Doctor wipe his memory?

I just watched "Time Heist" (S08E05), and I don't understand why the Doctor and his team needed to wipe their memories ? He prepared all this So Why would he do that ?
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Christmas on other planets in Doctor Who?

In the Christmas special episode Voyage of the Damned, people on Titanic are throwing a party for Christmas. But, why would they party if they are from another planet (and consequently not ...
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How are years measured in Doctor Who?

While the Doctor travels, he always refers to the current year as it is measured on Earth. But we measure time starting from the birth of Christ, who was born on Earth (thus, I suppose, not ...
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In what sense has the Doctor been running from the Question “all his life”?

In the 2013 Christmas Special "The Time of the Doctor", the true nature of the First Question was revealed to be a message from the Time Lords, sent with the intention of having the Doctor respond ...
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How can Statue of Liberty walk in The City That Never Sleeps?

In "Angels take Manhattan" (the last episode of Ponds), we learn that Statue of Liberty was a Weeping Angel. A weeping angel goes to Quantum Lock if someone sees it. Then, how was a megastructure as ...
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Do all Angels images become an Angel?

In episode The Time of Angels there is a remark about Weeping Angels: that which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel Is there any reason why in the later episode The God Complex ...
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So, if there was nothing there but fear, who or what was under the blanket?

Doctor Who, 13th September 2014 S8E4 : Listen. So the Doctor was in the end, and was the one under the bed in his dream. But who was it under the blanket on Rupert's bed? Another child, or ...
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Can Gallifreyan be translated?

When a Series gets a large enough following the unique languages used therein are normally translatable either by fans who work it out or by offically released material (Klingon in Star Trek, the ...
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Did the Doctor know that he couldn't regenerate during the events of 'Lets Kill Hitler'?

Having been poisoned by River Song the Doctor enters the TARDIS and has a discussion with the voice interface, while attempting to find ways to survive, The Doctor asks if he should regenerate, to ...
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Where is the Doctor's screwdriver after the events of Robot of Sherwood?

In the episode, The Sheriff takes away The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver, but we never see him retrieve it? Did I miss something, or does The Doctor really lose his sonic?
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How did the golden arrow prevent an explosion?

At the end of the latest episode of Doctor Who (8x03, Robot of Sherwood), how did the golden arrow help the ship to get out? Shouldn't it be melted and transformed first?
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What was the role of Shadow Proclamation in The Time War?

I have watched only the post 2005 episodes. The Shadow Proclamation is the highest authority in the entire universe. I mean they are the Police guys and law-keepers. I had a doubt if any other ...
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Where did the Daleks in “Into the Dalek” (#243) come from?

In episode #243 - "Into the Dalek", there is at least one large ship full of Daleks, and a rebel ship of humans that are fighting them. Are these Daleks new creations of the multicoloured Daleks from ...
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How did Vastra and Jenny meet?

Being a huge fan of Shoujo Ai/Yuri, Vastra's and Jenny's relationship intrigues me greatly. the first time i remember seeing Vastra and Jenny was in the episode A Good Man Goes to War when The 11th ...
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Why don't the Doctors' companions speak Dinosaur?

Seeing as Clara has been in the Tardis - which automatically gives people(/living organisms) the ability to understand all languages - why doesn't she understand Dinosaur?
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Doomsday - How Does Pete Know

In the Doctor Who episode 'Doomsday' (Series 2, Episode 13) the Doctor opens up the Void to pull the Daleks and Cybermen through and save the day. But Rose eventually gets pulled towards it insert ...
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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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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 ...