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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Suggested order to watch entire Dr. Who?

Is there a recommended order of watching Dr. Who for someone familiar with the show's idea and main points (e.g. someone who read tons of DW Q&As on SFF.SE :) but never watched before? E.g. ...
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How did the Master escape from the Eye of Harmony?

At the end of the Doctor Who movie, the Master is trapped inside the Eye of Harmony. How did the Master manage to escape from the Eye of Harmony and steal a new body? It's a question that has been ...
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In which “Classic” Doctor Who episode is it established that the Doctor and Susan are aliens?

I just rewatched An Unearthly Child, and I don't believe there are any references to the Doctor or Susan being aliens. Yet I believe it's in The Sensorites that Susan describes her home planet, ...
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In Doctor Who, why don't the Doctor and gang bump into other traveling Timelords?

If all Timelords can travel back and forth through time, despite being wiped out of civilization, shouldn't the doctor and gang have bumped into one or two at this point? Pre Time War Timelords ...
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How common are universal translators in Doctor Who?

In the episode "The Christmas Invasion" the leader of the Sycorax makes it clear that he is aware that he is speaking a language that is not spoken on Earth. Despite this he expects the humans to ...
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Why can't you smash the Angels? [duplicate]

In doctor who, the time of the Angels, when the angel grabbed river song, why couldn't the doctor get a hammer or an object and just smash its hand up?
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Why did a Dalek beg River Song for mercy?

In the season 5 finale, after a Dalek shot The Doctor, DALEK: You will be exterminated! RIVER: Not yet. Your systems are still restoring, which means your shield density is compromised. One ...
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Why did Daleks invade Earth after stealing it?

In the Season 4 finale, Davros and Daleks teleported Earth into Medusa Cascade. They were going to use Earth as a part of transmitter to demolish the reality itself. What was the point of invading ...
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Why didn't Daleks simply destroy Satellite Five?

In the Season 1 finale, Daleks battled their way to The Doctor in Satellite Five to stop him from blowing everyone out. Why didn't they simply destroy Satellite Five?
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Why did The Doctor write messages in English on the last day of The Last Great Time War?

The War Doctor wrote two messages on wall using a blaster: "No More" and "Gallifrey Stands". The alphabets that we saw the message written in were English. While the TARDIS can translate, there was ...
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Why did TARDIS obey The Master?

TARDIS is sentient and it can override the console's commands. That being the case, why did it obey The Master during season 3 finale (given that she is apparently in love with The Doctor)?
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What is the top speed of Weeping Angels?

Sorry if this is a well-known bit of trivia, I've just started watching Doctor Who very recently and I couldn't find this anywhere. In the episode "Blink", the Doctor says the Weeping Angels are ...
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Did Danny Pink fight in the 2001 War in Afghanistan?

In a flashback scene in Dark Water, we see Danny Pink fight in what looks like a Middle Eastern country. Then, according to Doctor Who Extra, the narrator said that the crew made the set look like ...
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Is Orson Pink a descendent of Clara Oswald and Danny Pink?

In Listen, the Doctor and Clara meet Orson Pink, who, according to Clara, looks similar to Danny Pink. (Both Danny and Orson are played by Samuel Anderson.) Another clue is Orson mentioning about ...
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Was Missy lying about her true identity?

In "Death in Heaven", Missy claims that she knows where Gallifrey is and gives the Doctor coordinates for Gallifrey. However, the Doctor later finds that Missy lied about the location of Gallifrey. ...
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How did this character come to be in the Nethersphere?

How is it that Came to be in the Nethersphere? The last time we saw him So, given what previously happened to him, how was he now able to
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How does the TARDIS materialize around people without injuring them?

On multiple occasions throughout the series, protagonists are saved from imminent death by TARDIS materializing around them. For example, Amy and Rory in Tessellator in "Let's kill Hitler". Why ...
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Why is the TARDIS a blue police box and not a red telephone box?

This is linked with Why did the First Doctor land in a junkyard, and why didn’t the TARDIS disguise itself as junk? The discussion’s salient points were: ”"The TARDIS had a malfunctioning ...
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How did the Doctor remember the ship name? [duplicate]

In Deep Breath (series 8) the Doctor tries to remember a previous incident with Yet he can't. During another conversation with the episode's main "villain", he finally remembers a few parts of his ...
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What does 3W actually stand for?

In Dark Water and Death in Heaven we encounter an organisation called 3W which is named after “the three words”. The Doctor's guide then goes on to explain that 3W is named after the three words and ...
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Was Missy lying?

At the end of Death in Heaven The Doctor claims to have found Gallifrey - however he also says “Never trust a hug, it's just a way to hide your face,” and we know that Clara is lying to him. Has he ...
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Doctor Skarosa?

What is the meaning of the name Dr. Skarosa in the two-parter Dark Water / Death in Heaven? I mean, the similarities between this name and Skaro are too great to be a coincidence. How did he come ...
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Would Amy and Rory be Cybermen?

If Missy made all dead people Cybermen, does that mean people like Amy, Rory, and even Harriet Jones would be Cybermen?
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Why didn't The Doctor or Clara recognize Missy right away?

So after it was established that Missy is actually both ...why didn't The Doctor or Clara recognize her right away? I remember the Tenth Doctor in The Sound of Drums stating that Timelords had a ...
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Was it an intentional to cast Nick Frost as Santa just because of his name?

My only basis for assuming this is that one of the names Santa can go by is Saint Nicholas and in Slovenia he also goes by the name Dedek Mraz (Grandfather Frost). So i'm looking for an official ...
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Why were all the robots trying to find “The Promised Land”?

Early in the series in Victorian London there are robots who are trying to repair their ship to continue to search for "The Promised Land" and later in Robot of Sherwood The Doctor finds on the ship ...
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Did Missy cause the Solar Flare?

In the episode In the Forest of the Night the Doctor comments that he didn't see the Solar Flare coming which is suggested to be strange. When the Solar Flare hits Earth there is a shot of Missy ...
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In 'Dark Water' and 'Death in Heaven' where is 3W?

Well, this point is never explained in either of the final two episodes of the 8th season of Doctor Who, and I was wondering how
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Why did Missy want to do this?

Why, in Doctor Who S08E12 Death in Heaven, would Missy want to have It was clearly suggested this was part of some master plan but I couldn't understand what that could have been.
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How can this character be dead?

By the end of Death in Heaven, it seems that How can this be, when in a previous episode in this series?
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What original Dr Who episodes are left when not watching unfinished stories?

I'm finally getting around to watching Doctor Who. I'm the kind of guy who wants to start at the beginning and work my way to the present day from there. I know that's not what many people would ...
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In “Death In Heaven”, where did the, ehm, material come from?

In the finale to Doctor Who's 8th series, Death in Heaven, I was hoping this would be mentioned, at least in passing, but everybody totally ignored it, as if it was normal. Unless I'm missing some ...
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If in Pete's World there's no Doctor, how is there a Torchwood?

Torchwood was founded because of The Doctor's interference with the Queen with the werewolf. But in Pete's world, there is no Doctor. How is there still a Torchwood in this world if there is no ...
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Is the painting “Gallifrey Falls No More” actually Gallifrey?

At the end of the episode "Day of the Doctor”, the Doctor has a conversation with a character named “The Curator". During this conversation the Curator, about the painting, states "I acquired it in ...
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What brand and model is Clara Oswald's motorbike?

Well, I'm thinking of getting a motorcycle for my birthday. Then I realized it might actually be cooler if I got Clara Oswald's bike. Can anybody tell me what brand/model it is?
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What's with the positive-negative pregnancy of ganger Amy?

When Amy was kidnapped and her ganger used to travel in TARDIS, The Doctor often used to scan her for her pregnancy. The result: Positive - Negative both/alternating. I don't know they wanted to show ...
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If a full power Tardis went into siege mode how big would it be?

In the episode Flatline the power is being drained from the Tardis which resulted in the shrinking to a handy bag sized version. As a last resort to avoid being crushed by a train the Doctor activated ...
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Why was the train marked A113?

In the latest episode of Doctor Who, one of the trains was marked as the A113. This is a common enough reference in American shows given that it's something of an in-joke for those who trained at ...
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Was it coincidence that the TARDIS in “siege mode” resembled the Pandorica?

My wife and I both loved the fact that the TARDIS in siege mode looked almost exactly like a mini Pandorica, as if the Chameleon Circuit had decided to emulate the most impregnable thing it could ...
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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 ...