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In Doctor Who, why don't the Doctor and gang bump into other traveling Timelords?

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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 traveling pre Time War.

And IF they have been wiped out of time and space, why then are they remembered?

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Gallifrey is/was an isolationist society, and external time travel is culturally taboo.

The celestial intervention agency only intervenes in events that might have hugely catastrophic consequences, and usually manipulate the few rogue timelords who do travel into doing their dirty work for them.

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Apart from the Master in the classic series there was the Meddling Monk who the first Doctor met a couple of times on Earth, the fourth Doctor met Drax, the sixth and seventh Doctors met the Rani.


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In Doctor Who, why don't the Doctor and gang bump into other traveling Timelords?

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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 traveling pre Time War.

And IF they have been wiped out of time and space, why then are they remembered?


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Gallifrey is/was an isolationist society, and external time travel is culturally taboo.

The celestial intervention agency only intervenes in events that might have hugely catastrophic consequences, and usually manipulate the few rogue timelords who do travel into doing their dirty work for them.

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@Lighthart OMG. How old are you? - Sachin Shekhar 2 days ago

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