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 did Amy and Rory not bring the Chen7 onto the TARDIS?

At the end of the events of The Girl Who Waited, we see Rory and (younger) Amy coming back into the TARDIS after Towards the beginning of the episode a Handbot identifies that Amy is indeed ...
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Why did they need a team in Doctor Who: Time Heist?

In the Doctor Who season 8 episode Time Heist, the bank robbers frequently raise the question: If [the Architect] can break in here and plant this thing, then why does he need our help? This ...
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Why doesn't the Teller pick up on Saibra and Psi?

In the Doctor Who season 8 episode Time Heist, the Doctor and Clara end up being She tells them: Which makes sense, given that that is exactly the Teller's job. However, we soon discover that ...
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The “exit strategy” in Doctor Who: Time Heist

In the Doctor Who season 8 episode Time Heist, the team of bank robbers find a case of 6 small items. The Doctor initially claims not to know what they are; when Saibra accuses him of lying, he admits ...
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The End of Time, Wilfred and the Woman [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone had any theories as to why the "Woman" told Wilfred to not tell the doctor anything about the conversations she had with him?? I don't see how this would have altered his ...
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Who is the Zeroth Doctor?

In the Doctor Who episode 'Listen', towards the end we see We never see the actor's face, and he's not mentioned in the end credits nor on the Wikipedia page for the episode, but some young lad is ...
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Why did the Doctor have a sentimental moment at Amelia's bedside?

At the end of The Big Bang, as the Doctor is about to step into the time crack, he sits next to little Amelia's bed and reflects on the times they had together. He does this in a very ultimate and ...
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In the parallel universe, is there also a parallel doctor? [duplicate]

I cant remember if it's mentioned in The show, But in The parallel universe where Ten leaves Rose, is there another Doctor? Since there is a Torchwood, and it was built because of The doctor..
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Why did the doctor call Mickey “Ricky”?

This question is in two parts. Ricky Smith was the "Mickey Smith" of the parallel world in Rise of the Cybermen but why isn't he called Mickey, (as for example Rose's parents who had the same ...
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What exactly is Mother Superious Tasha Lem of Papal Mainframe?

Clara: She hasn't aged much. The Doctor: No, she's against ageing. This is a conversation from The Time of The Doctor episode of Doctor Who (2005). Also, Dalek nanobots didn't seem to fully ...
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What was Gallifrey's president wearing in his hand?

In The End of Time (2) episode of Doctor Who (2005), Gallifrey's president appeared with some kind of device wearing in hand. The device surprisingly reversed The Master's work of converting every ...
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dr who The war doctor how does he fit into the whole story? [closed]

just a question i thought david tennant explained he was young when he ran away from gallifrey after exploding the daleks and them so why was it said the war doctor was the one who did it if he ...
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Where are the Doctor and Martha running off to at the end of Blink?

At the end of the Doctor Who episode Blink, Sally Sparrow catches the Doctor and Martha running off towards an adventure. Are they running off to an adventure that occurs off screen or do we see this ...
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Why didn't the hotel's angels become real? [duplicate]

In 6x11 The God Complex, the Doctor and his companions encounter However, back in 5x04 The Time of Angels, it was established that So, why didn't they become real, or probably more correctly, ...
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How was The Doctor going to fix the time damage Rose caused in “Father's Day”?

In the "Father's Day" episode of Dr. Who (2005), The Doctor claims that, once he has the Tardis, he will fix the damage to time that Rose causes when she prevents her father's death and banish the ...
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Did the Doctors 13th (plus) regeneration impact River Song

Note: I edited this to improve the quality of the question. Background River Song put her life energy, expended "all of her regenerations" into the 12th Doctor in "Let's kill Hitler", and it was ...
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Why was meta-crisis Doctor dangerous?

From Doctor Who episode Journey's End transcript: ROSE: No, but I spent all that time trying to find you. I'm not going back now. DOCTOR: But you've got to. Because we saved the universe, but at ...
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How did the meta-crisis Doctor survive (or remain sane) when Doctor-Donna didn’t?

From the Doctor Who episode Journey's End transcript: DONNA: I thought we could try the planet Felspoon. Just because. What a good name, Felspoon. Apparently, it's got mountains that sway in the ...
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In series 5 final the big bang how did the doctor get out of the pandorica? [duplicate]

I was wondering in the grand final of series 5 the big bang how ever did the Doctor manage to get out of the pandorica as it has never come up. I've also tried looking it up in My Doctor who ...
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Why didn't the Doctor and River do this at the end of “The Angels Take Manhattan”?

At the end of this episode, What I am confused about is, if the author of this book had prior knowledge of what would happen when they wrote it (as seems apparent early in the episode), then why ...
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Why aren't we seeing 9th Doctor after he regenerated into the 10th?

We see past Doctors frequently in Doctor Who. The 10th Doctor has shown himself lots of times after being relived of his duties. Excluding The Day of The Doctor, we've also seen the 5th Doctor (Peter ...
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Doctor Who: Can regenerations be stolen?

I have been trying to find any canon-based answer to the question if and how regenerations could be stolen from a Timelord. We know that the regular 12 CAN be added to because it happened to both The ...
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What were the effects of the Great Time War on the universe?

Throughout the new Doctor Who (2005) series, you can encounter The Doctor saying that he destroyed Gallifrey and Daleks to stop the universe from burning. In The End of Time (2), return of Gallifrey ...
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Why didn't Grace go traveling with the Doctor?

In the Doctor Who movie, why didn’t Grace end up traveling with the Doctor after saving him from the Master? DOCTOR: Grace, something you should know GRACE: Don't tell me. DOCTOR: Why not? ...
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Why didn't 10th Doctor cut and keep a body part after regeneration?

When 10th Doctor first regenerated after being shot by a Dalek, he kept his body same (using his old body part preserved by Captain Jack Harkness) because he had vanity issues at that time. Just ...
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Did Martha not notice the Doctor's second heart?

In the first episode of series three, Smith and Jones, the Doctor admits himself to a hospital (which seems extremely risky already) in order to investigate the rainstorm. We see Martha examining him ...
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Why did Rose's touch revive the Dalek?

In the 2005 Dr Who episode "Dalek", the imprisoned Dalek is revived and mutated by DNA that is transferred from Rose when she touches it. Earlier dialog indicates that the Dalek had been touched at ...
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Was Robin in Robots of Sherwood a caricature of 10?

As much as any "buffoon hiding deep inner sorrow with outward laughter" stock character can be, I got the distinct feeling that the Robin in Nu-Who Series 8 Episode 3 "Robot of Sherwood" was a dig ...
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Why didn't The Doctor regenerate into 11th incarnation naked?

Regeneration from 10th to 11th was devastating. It almost destroyed TARDIS from inside. Why didn't it burn or destroy his clothes? Any specific nature of clothes? Any canonical statement saying that ...
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In which episode does the tenth Doctor fly through the Time Vortex using only his sonic screwdriver?

I’m looking for a Doctor Who story, I only hope these kind of questions are allowed here. If I recall correctly, the tenth Doctor once travelled through the Time Vortex without the Tardis, using only ...
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When did Sarah Jane move to Bannerman Road?

When did Sarah Jane move to 13 Bannerman Road? She hasn't always been living there, as I remember seeing her living somewhere else in The Five Doctors.
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During the Time War why didn't the Daleks blow up at least one TARDIS while in the Time Vortex?

From the Cracks in time and space story arc it's known that if a TARDIS is blown up (possibly while in the Time Vortex) it rips creation itself apart. Also, from the Stolen Earth / Journey's End we ...
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Could the disappearance of Gallifrey cause a gravitational anomaly in Kasterborous?

In The Day of the Doctor Gallifrey was frozen in a single moment, practically disappearing from its place for the rest of time. Were the other planets in Kasterborous realigned / rearranged due to the ...
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Did the Third Doctor ever salute the Brigadier?

In the finale of Season 9, Brigadier Alistair-Lethbridge Stewart's daughter Kate, mentions that it had always been her father's wish that the Doctor would return his salute. Towards the end of the ...
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Why did The Doctor become Gollum-like creature when The Master increased his age to 900 years?

In the season 3 finale, The Master suppressed the regeneration ability of 10th Doctor and increased his age to 900 years which made him a Gollum-like creature. From Last of the Time Lords episode ...
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Could a TARDIS exterior have transparent glass?

Since a TARDIS is "bigger on the inside", windows pose an issue. How does one look inside of something that is bigger inside? With a properly functioning chameleon circuit, the exterior of the ...
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How did Christmas get electricity?

In The Time of The Doctor, we saw light bulbs in Christmas. Christmas didn't look like to have a nuclear power plant. Solar Energy was out of question because Sunshine was visible only for few minutes ...
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Was The Doctor naked all the time on Trenzalore?

In The Time of The Doctor, The Doctor went naked to Papal Mainframe wearing holographic clothes which was projected directly into the visual cortex of selected people. From Papal Mainframe, he ...
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Why didn't Time Lords return in the end of The Time of The Doctor?

From The Time of The Doctor transcript: HANDLES: Message decoding. Message analysis proceeding. Information available. The message is a request for information. DOCTOR: It's a question. Why ...
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Did Time Lords grant The Doctor enough regeneration energy to have more than one regeneration? [duplicate]

In Time of The Doctor, Time Lords gave The Doctor regeneration energy using which The Doctor regenerated. Does the 14th Doctor (commonly known as 12th) have any regeneration energy left? Can he ...
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What’s the top-right robot on Wirdou’s “These aren't the droids we are looking for” shirt?

The artist Wirdou made this great tee shirt design where there are two storm troopers standing in front of a bunch of robots from movies and TV. I can identify all of the robots but one. (Image ...
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Why didn’t the TARDIS let Clara in and get to Trenzalore quicker?

Okay. In The Time of the Doctor, Clara jumped on to the dematerializing TARDIS, so the TARDIS extended its force field to save Clara from the Time Vortex. So, it needed to run at slow pace (or time ...
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How was the 11th Doctor able to repair hand of River Song? [duplicate]

In the episode Angels Take Manhattan of Doctor Who (2005), River Song got her hand broken while freeing herself from a Weeping Angel. Then, The Doctor used his regeneration energy to repair it. I ...
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How did the 11th Doctor know that he was going to survive?

From the transcript of Doctor Who (2005) S08E01: CLARA: Hello? Hello? DOCTOR 11 [OC]: It's me. CLARA: Yes, it's you. Who's this? DOCTOR 11 [OC]: It's me, Clara. The Doctor. CLARA: What do ...
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Why didn't the Doctor know he would regenerate again? [duplicate]

In The Day of the Doctor, all 13 Doctors turn up to help save Gallifrey, and it's assumed that Ten, Eleven, and War have summoned the rest. Given Twelve's presence - a form that Eleven hasn't yet seen ...
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Was The Doctor talking rubbish?

Just before the Big Bang 2.0, The Doctor and Amy had this conversation: The Doctor: There's going to be a very big bang. Big Bang Two. Try and remember your family and they'll be there. Amy: ...
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In Doctor Who's The Time of the Doctor, how is sound heard in outer space?

The premise of the episode is that hundreds of different spaceships from different alien species are brought to one place (Trenzalore, attracted to there from an unknown message sent throughout the ...
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Why wasn't Davros exiled by the Kaleds?

In Genesis of the Daleks, the Doctor is forced to try to alter the evolution of the Daleks. Davros is the chief scientist on Skaro. By the first century of the war with the Thals, some Kaleds were ...
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Why didn't Pandorica's restoration field bring back Dalek in the Roman era?

In season 5 finale of Doctor Who, just after Rory freed The Doctor from the Pandorica, The Doctor saw a Dalek's shadow and it was under high intensity light. I just analyzed that portion of the ...
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Why couldn't River Song's memories bring back The Doctor in the rebooted universe?

In the season 5 finale of Doctor Who, in the wedding ceremony of Amy, River Song showed up outside the door. Moments later, we discovered that she gifted Amy her blank diary which was supposed to ...