In the series 12 episode ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’ in response to someone (not going to say who!) saying something along the lines of ‘Well done, 5 points!’ the 13th Doctor says, ‘Don’t do points, points are my thing’.

My question is, are points her thing? I don’t remember a time when she references points in any previous episode. I haven’t watched the classic seasons of Doctor Who, so is this a reference to an older doctor?

Many thanks.

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    – Valorum
    Feb 2, 2020 at 9:47
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    She's done it twice in twenty episodes
    – Valorum
    Feb 2, 2020 at 13:43
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    In the spirit of 'timey-whimey' she also does it in the following episode, Praxeus when she says 'Gold stars for my precious engineers'. The 12th Doctor seems to use gold stars and points interchangeably.
    – user62584
    Feb 2, 2020 at 22:49
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    Yeah, I did notice that when I watched it! Good to see at least a little bit of consistency. Feb 3, 2020 at 8:20

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In "The Tsuranga Conundrum," when Yaz locates the bomb on board the ship they're on:

DOCTOR: Ten points for Yasmin Khan. And yes, I am keeping score, for all of you. Ronan, up your game. Jokes. So...

Then, in "Demons of the Punjab":

PREM: What's she saying?
RYAN: If I had to guess, I think we're going demon hunting.
DOCTOR: Gold star for Ryan. Oh, wait. Was I awarding points? Oh, I forgot about the points.

Source: chakoteya.net

  • Oh wow, that’s so cool! Feb 2, 2020 at 13:35
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    And note that she was back to gold stars again in Praxeus. Feb 3, 2020 at 21:56

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