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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How far is Skaro from Earth?

In Genesis of the Daleks, Skaro was a planet in the "Seventh Galaxy", is this the same Galaxy as we are in and if so, how near are we? More generally, like in the Star Trek universe, is there a map ...
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Why couldn't the Tenth Doctor travel through time with Rose happily?

Why couldn't the Tenth Doctor travel through time with Rose happily? In Journey's End, Why did he do this? Why didn't he continue to travel with her?
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What are the best Sarah Jane episodes in Dr. Who? [closed]

I'm introducing a friend to Dr. Who and we're starting with the new Doctors. In some cases, I want to show some of the classic episodes to give some background and perspective on what is going on. I'...
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Did the Doctor in fact kill the Time Lords?

Ok so, in the season 1 episode The Dalek when the Doctor confronts the Dalek he says that he made them burn, then says that the Time Lords burned with them... so in killing the Daleks did he in fact ...
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Who plays 'Obama' in The End of Time?

In the 2010 Doctor Who special The End of Time, Part 1, the President of the United States makes a minor appearance, as seen in this video: And this image from the ...
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Is the Doctor insane?

Ok I have only watched two episodes so I am not expert but he does not seem... well balanced. He finds all things even rather dangerous things amusing or at least exciting and for a Time Lord he can ...
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Amicus third dalek movie

In the Wikepedia article on Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., it is stated that a third Dalek movie was considered but was never realised. The claim is that it was to be based upon the serial The ...
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Why were Series 6 and 7 split into two parts?

Nearly every series of new (post-2005) Doctor Who, excluding specials, has comprised a sequence of weekly episodes: Series 1: weekly from 26 March 2005 to 18 June 2005 Series 2: weekly from 15 April ...
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Does Clara (Oswin Oswald) say “Run you clever boy, and Remember” or “Run you clever boy, and remember me”?

I like painting quotes on Canvases (Kinda weird, but I like it) and I really like this one; so I want to get it right. I tried looking this up but it came up with both so I was hoping someone else ...
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Doctor Who, old vs new, season vs series: why?

It has become common practice in discussions of the 1963-1989 and present incarnations of Doctor Who to refer to the annual broadcast cycles of the former show as "seasons", the latter as "series"; ...
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Why do the markings on their skin disappear and reappear in Day of the Moon?

In Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 2, The Day of the Moon, the main protagonists have been spending months investigating the Silence - a difficult task, since anyone who observes the Silence or has any ...
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Doctor Who, what to watch [duplicate]

So I've never watched Doctor Who before, and I want to watch it. However I do NOT have all the time in the world, and from what I understand not all early episodes survive/exist. I know it was re-...
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What would it look like if you cut the tardis in half?

If you cut the tardis in half from top to bottom or left to right would you still be able to look inside it? Like from the outside? would it still work? would it destroy the universe? Assuming you ...
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When are these Doctor Who episodes set?

I've been analysing the episodes of the Russell T Davies era of Doctor Who, for the purposes of an upcoming post I'm composing for the blog, and the following three episodes stood out because I couldn'...
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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 [certainly the First Doctor in the Aztecs was quite adamant that history couldn't be changed, ...
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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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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 ...