I have seen pictures of the 10th and 11th Doctor at the same time. Is that possible and, if so, could you tell me in which episode it happens?

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    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 22:38

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As the Doctor is a time traveller he does indeed meet himself every so often (often, by coincidence, in anniversary and Christmas episodes). I believe the episode you're referring to is "The Day of the Doctor" which recently aired with Doctors 10 and 11 as well as the "War Doctor".

This however is not an uncommon premise. There have been quite a few episodes which contain more than one doctor (usually anniversary episodes). The most famous of these have been "The Three Doctors" and "The Five Doctors".

In addition there was an episode called "The Next Doctor" in which we were led to believe we'd met Doctor 11 (this was before Matt Smith had been announced).

Finally all 13 appear (some via TV trickery) in "The Time of the Doctor".

You can see a complete list of multi-doctor stories here.

two Doctors next to each other

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    Don't forget "The Two Doctors".
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 13:15
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    "Finally all 12 appear in the Time of the Doctor"...no...13!!
    – Monty129
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 15:54
  • @monty129 ah, I'd forgotten 8.5!
    – Liath
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 11:12
  • I may be mistaken, but does they not all appear in "The Day of the Doctor" (which your picture is from) rather than in "The Time of the Doctor"?
    – Eureka
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 10:32

One of the specials named "The Day of the Doctor" features David Tennant and Matt Smith

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    There were 3 Doctor's in that one. :)
    – BBlake
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 12:43
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    – BBlake
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 13:18

There is a mini episode known as "Time Crash" (Charity special for Children in Need) after the episode "Last of the Time Lords" in which The Tenth Doctor and The Fifth Doctor interact with each other inside of the TARDIS.

At the end of the episode, Last of the Time Lords, Martha leaves the 10th Doctor and when he begins to leave, there's a collision in which the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS crashes into the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS and as the Tenth Doctor is trying to check the controls, he passes the Fifth incarnation of himself also trying to check the controls of this TARDIS.

The Tenth Doctor recognizes the Fifth Doctor as himself but the Fifth Doctor doesn't recognize the Tenth Doctor.

An alarm goes off, the Fifth Doctor realizes that there was a Temporal Collision - two TARDIS's crashing together; however, he only believes there to be one TARDIS. He comments that this is a paradox with two TARDIS. The Fifth Doctor continues to believe the Tenth doctor as his "biggest fan" despite the fact that the Tenth Doctor shows him the sonic screw driver and tells him that they are the same.

The Tenth Doctor counters the paradox ( two copies of the TARDIS) with a supernova, a solution he remembers seeing himself perform in this same incident ( which is a predestination paradox). The Fifth Doctor then realizes that they are the same.

It is a great moment because the Fifth Doctor is the Tenth Doctor's favorite Doctor.

You know, I loved being you. Back when I first started, at the very beginning, I was always trying to be old and grumpy and important—like you do, when you're young. And then I was you, and it was all dashing about and playing cricket and my voice going all squeaky when I shouted. I still do that, the voice thing, I got that from you. Oh, and the trainers. And... snap! 'Cause you know what, Doctor? You were my Doctor.

The Fifth Doctor fades away, reminding the Tenth Doctor to "Put his shields up" right when the Titanic crashes into the TARDIS setting up the next episode, "Voyage of the Damned."

You can read more about it here: "Time Crash" or watch it below

  • This should really be a comment, or edited to be a fuller answer
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 17:22
  • Yes, I really wanted to leave a comment, but I didn't have 50 rep points. I've edited my answer.
    – sipp
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 18:15

'The day of the doctor' special, actually this special had 3 actors who played the doctor excluding john hurt because he was retro added due to ecclesons static with the show. The three were Tennant, Smith and Baker

  • Why was i down voted? Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 19:08
  • Probable reason: this should be a comment, or edited to be a fuller answer.
    – sipp
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 15:35
  • @sipp... define full answer. If information is given it answers a question and it is correct does it matter the amount of words in it Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 22:33

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