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 could The Doctor regenerate into the 12th, when the 11th was killed by the astronaut?

I haven’t watched much of Doctor Who, and my question pertains to episodes I’ve watched a while back, so this may be just me misunderstanding or misremembering, as opposed to a plot hole. In The Time ...
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In the Christmas special “Last Christmas”, where was The Doctor when he woke up?

In the 2014 Christmas special episode "Last Christmas" of Doctor Who, where was the Doctor when he woke up? Sorry if this is stupid. But, did I miss something? It kinda looked like Gallifrey.
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Of all the humans the repair droids could have chosen, why Madame de Pompadour?

In the Girl in the Fireplace episode, surely there were plenty of other 37-year-old females in France. Why did the robots target Madame de Pompadour?
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Half-Face man in “Heaven”?

So, we all remember in the Doctor Who episode "Deep Breath" in series 8 with that weird half-face man. There was another question on the Stack Exchange about the scene of the half-face man's defeat, ...
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What happened to the Half-Face Man?

In the Doctor Who episode Deep Breath, the Doctor and the Half-Face Man are standing in a doorway hundreds of feet above London and the following exchange takes place: HALF-FACE MAN: ...
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Have there been multiple time wars?

They mention "The Last Great Time War" in Doctor Who. Assuming that the one they talk about is the last, have there been other time wars in Doctor Who? Have they ever been mentioned in the classics?
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Doctor Who 12th doctor foreshadowing?

In The Time of the Doctor, the (12th) Doctor reveals that this is his During Matt Smith's run we see the Doctor go off on extended vacations, spend a few hundred years (off show) away, etc. So, ...
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Rings of Akhaten: Clara as a Companion

During the Rings of Akhaten, the doctor mentions that he had been here before with his granddaughter, Susan. I know she was left on earth to teach or so. Knowing that Clara teaches english and her ...
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Does The Rings of Akhaten explain the Eleventh Doctor’s line in Day of the Doctor?

When John Hurt's Doctor asked Matt Smith and David Tennant's Doctors if they count the children in Gallifrey before the galaxy eater, Matt Smith's doctor said he forgot about it (and his age). Do you ...
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How did Vastra, Jenny, and Strax all live a century while the Doctor was brooding?

Between the events of The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen, it is stated explicitly that the Doctor became a brooding recluse in Victorian London for a hundred years. In Snowmen, Vastra says that ...
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Why didn't Ms Delphox use Teller to melt the guilty brain of The Doctor?

In the Time Heist episode of Doctor Who (2014) season 8, Teller caught The Doctor and Clara in the vault and took them to Ms Delphox's office. As to why didn't Teller finish them there in the vault, ...
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What type of bird makes the birdsong in the episode Amy's Choice?

In season 5, episode 7 Amy's Choice The Doctor and his companions switch between alternate "realities". Just before each switch they hear birdsong. ...
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The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

In the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, I noticed that the little boy is wearing glasses with rather powerful lenses (as opposed to "prop" glasses with plain ...
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Are there beings which have perfected hiding?

At the end of Listen, I got the feeling they wanted to write it off as an illusion of the Doctor, since Clara grabbed his ankle when he was a kid. So because of this there are no beings which ...
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Do we already know how the Doctor gets his bodies or faces?

In s08e01 Deep Breath, the Doctor wonders where he gets his faces from when he regenerates. Since I'm quite new to Doctor Who, and have seen all the episode for the 2005 series, I remembered I saw him ...
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Which Chinese food was accidentally invented by The Doctor?

I remember a scene of 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) calling or writing to Amy saying what he did last week. He told something like he accidentally invented pasta or noodle or something. Which food was it? ...
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When do phone calls to the TARDIS come through?

Throughout series 8 of Doctor Who, we see phone calls from Danny to Clara while she's travelling with the Doctor in the TARDIS. Now it's clear that when the TARDIS has stopped at somewhere reasonably ...
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Identify a Doctor Who episode featuring The Doctor destroying Weeping Angel with Sonic Screwdriver

There's a clear picture in my mind: There's this TARDIS door from inside. A Weeping Angel on the door. The Doctor (don't know which Doctor) points Sonic Screwdriver to the Weeping Angel and Weeping ...
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The Doctor ends the Time War

In the 2005 reboot when do we find out that The Doctor himself destroyed Gallifrey, the Time Lords and the Daleks?
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Which Doctor Who (classic) episodes aren't available today? [duplicate]

It's popular that BBC has lost many Doctor Who (classic) episodes. Also, some of episodes were recuperated using fans' tapes. Which Doctor Who (classic) episodes aren't available today? I am talking ...
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Did Madame Kovarian originally come from when Trenzalore was under Siege?

In A Good Man Goes to War, Madame Kovarian said there was a war against The Doctor to which justified trying to trun River Song into a weapon against him. In The Time of the Doctor Trenzalore was ...
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How can the Daleks hit moving targets at angles over 45 degrees?

Minor spoilers. In Victory of the Daleks, the Daleks hit three moving aircraft out of the sky at angles clearly exceeding 45 degrees, with no wasted shots. The accuracy isn't what I'm concerned ...
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What happened to Captain Jack during his missing two years?

In the first episode to include Captain Jack, The Empty Child in Series 1, he tells the Doctor he left the Time Agency because he woke up one morning and found that they'd erased his memories of the ...
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Has it ever been addressed why Galifreyans and Humans look alike?

Whenever someone asks The Doctor, "But, you look human?", he replies, "You look Gallifreyan." Has this ever been mentioned in the canon why this resemblance between two different races exist? Do they ...
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How did The Doctor end up outside and Clara lost inside when TARDIS was zapped by the scavengers?

In the Doctor Who episode Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, The Doctor turned off the shield of TARDIS and suddenly scavengers zapped it and pulled it inside. When they dumped the TARDIS, the gate ...
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How did Jack know what The Master had turned the TARDIS into?

in the episode The Sound of Drums. when Martha, Jack and The Doctor find the TARDIS, after Martha comments that the TADIS sounds like it was sick. The Doctor: It can't be. No no no no no. It can't ...
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How does the Doctor exit the TARDIS?

How does the Doctor exit the TARDIS? Is there an exit door? What does it look like? How do you open it?
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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 FIRST First 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 ...