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 is the TARDIS' true weight?

This question I have is similar to How much does the Doctor's TARDIS weigh from the outside? but different because I am wondering what its true weight is. Is there anything in Doctor Who that hints ...
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Why did The Doctor need to burn a star to say goodbye to Rose Tyler?

In the end of season 2 of Doctor Who (2005), The Doctor needed enormous power to open the rift to the parallel universe to say goodbye to Rose. So, he burned up a star. I don't know what burning a ...
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Is “Thoughts on a Clock” a real poem?

The poem Thoughts on a Clock, by Eric Ritchie Jr., is mentioned in the episode Time of the Doctor. Does anybody have a link to the entire poem? Was it written especially for the show, or modified to ...
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How many hearts does River Song have?

River Song is quoted by The Doctor as "Half Time Lord". She is also called daughter of the TARDIS despite the fact that she was actually born from human parents. Probably, it's a Wibbly-Wobbly stuff ...
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Why was the psychic paper blank for George?

In the Season 8 episode Flatline, George, a graffiti cleaner, was shown the psychic paper by Clara, being told that she worked for Health and Safety. George then said that the paper was blank. The ...
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Have Peter Capaldi's previous acting roles in the Doctor Who universe ever been addressed?

Similar to this question posted in August 2014: Has there ever been an actor who has portrayed the Doctor, but was previously featured in the series as another character? Has the fact that Peter ...
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Why did the Doctor think he was going to die in “The Time of the Doctor” even though he saw Capaldi in “The Day of the Doctor”?

The 13th Doctor, Capaldi, showed up in "The Day of the Doctor" when the Doctors froze Gallifrey. So, if the 12th Doctor saw him back then, how come he thought he was the last Doctor at the episode ...
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Has The Doctor always had shaky driving skills, or has he become a better driver in his 12/13th incarnation?

In the 2005 version of the series, the 9th, 10th & 11th Doctor have been seen to fly the TARDIS in a rather haphazard manner. They're always bumping around inside the console room, heavily shaking ...
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What are the Doctor and Clara doing in the opening of “The Caretaker”?

In the opening scene of The Caretaker (S08E06), we see the Doctor and Clara cuffed on a desert planet. How did they get there? What are they doing there? Am I missing something?
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In “The Day of the Doctor” who else goes out from the Picture?

I believe 5 people leave the Gallifrey Falls picture, but I dont know who the five people were.
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Is Clara Oswald still the Impossible Girl?

When we first meet Clara "Oswin" Oswald in Asylum of the Daleks, she is "The Impossible Girl." Now, in the current series, she doesn't seem as "impossible" as she did with Smith's Doctor where she ...
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How would destroying the moon save the earth?

Spoilers for Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 7:
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Was PhiCorp using Time Lord technology?

In the episode Dead of Night of Torchwood: Miracle Day, when Jack, Rex and Gwen infiltrate the PhiCorp warehouse, Jack comments that it's "bigger on the inside". Assuming it just doesn't look bigger, ...
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Is there a link between ‘Kill the Moon’ and ‘The Beast Below’?

After watching this last episode it immediately came to mind that is similar to the star-whale that appears in Matt Smith's episode 'The Beast Below'. Does anyone know if these are actually the ...
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How could the moon's mass increase?

The plot of Kill The Moon was rooted in the idea that It turned out that But So where did all this material suddenly come from?
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How was Clara able to visit the Doctor as a child if Gallifrey is on lockdown?

In recent episode of Doctor Who ‘Listen’, Clara ends up in Gallifrey grabbing the Doctor's feet under his bed. That's not supposed to happen is it? I was under the impression that Gallifrey was on a ...
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What happens to Fixed Points if the past is rewritten?

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 ...