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For questions about the long-running 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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Why is the word “negro” so heavily used in the new Doctor Who episode “Rosa”?

Why is the word "negro" so heavily used in the new Doctor Who episode "Rosa", isn't the show supposed to be PG? Using the word "Negro" makes it seem too violent for a PG show, plus using the word "...
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What powers The Doctor’s sonic screwdriver?

The power source of The Doctors’s TARDIS is known, but is there any canon evidence for what powers his/her sonic screwdriver? They’ve shown The Doctor charge the TARDIS on multiple occasions, but I ...
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Will the producers of doctor who give the doctor even more regenerations? [on hold]

In the episode "the time of the doctor" the doctor is given 12 (or 13) more regenerations. Do you think they'll give him/her even more after that to keep the show going?
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When did the Thirteenth Doctor get her ear pierced?

Having watched the Season 11 opener The Woman Who Fell to Earth, the Thirteenth Doctor doesn't have an ear ring. In the subsequent episode The Ghost Monument, we see her running around with an ear ...
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Were the Stenzas possibly Time Lords in the past?

In Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 2, "The Ghost Monument ", halfway through the episode there's writing on the ground saying that the Stenza "scientists" were killed by their creations and it was ...
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Why did the alien speak English in The Woman Who Fell to Earth?

In Doctor Who S11E1, "The Woman Who Fell to Earth", how come the alien spoke English? Most other instances where aliens speak English are explained by saying the TARDIS has an automatic translation ...
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Why doesn't Graham believe in aliens?

In "The Woman Who Fell to Earth (S11 E1)" the Doctor is found on a train after an alien appearance. When she suggests that the creature that fell through the roof of the train (not her) was an alien, ...
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In “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”, how did her pants and shoes shrink?

In the episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth (S11 E1)”, how did her pants and shoes shrink to fit her but her jacket/coat was still big? I recall when the Doctor regenerates the clothes he is wearing ...
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Filming location in “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

The bike riding scenes from the new episode of Doctor Who were – I assume – set somewhere in the Peak District, fairly close by to Sheffield. Does anyone know where exactly these scenes were filmed?
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Why did The Doctor chastise Karl for kicking Tzim-Sha?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" The Doctor removed The Doctor was not surprised when these found their way back into Tzim-Sha and seemed to understand he was connected to the ...
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In The Bells of St John, do the symbols used by the Great Intelligence have any meaning?

They appear as mostly gibberish symbols on screen, as the names of the wifi access points or the code for the computer program run by and for the Great Intelligence, and I was wondering if they have ...
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11th Doctor Who episode with Rory and Amy getting split up

I am trying to remember an episode of the 11th Doctor Who when Rory and Amy were his companions. I've tried looking through episode summaries in the TARDIS Data Core wiki but can't seem to find it. ...
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Seek, Locate, Destroy

From Doctor Who (new) Series 8, Episode 2, "Into the Dalek": DALEKS: Seek, locate, destroy. Surrender is not accepted. And again: MORGAN: Fire! DALEK: Exterminate. Advance. Seek, locate, ...
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How well known was the name “Castrovalva” in Britain in 1982?

When I (an American) first saw Peter Davison's first story as the Doctor, the name of the place where he is "supposed" to recuperate from his regeneration, "Castrovalva" just seemed to me to be ...
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DOCTOR WHO: Davros in The Stolen Earth and The Magician's Apprentice

We all know that the Doctor did not save (first) Davros in that balt of rising hands from the dirt. But, when Davros met the Doctor's younger versions (let's talk about The Stolen Earth Tennant era) ...
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How did The Doctor take Harriet Jones down in the Christmas Invasion?

At the end of the Christmas Invasion episode, after Harriet Jones orders to shoot down the alien spaceship, the Doctor, visibly mad, tells her he could take her down with a single word, or rather six. ...
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How did River Song know about the meta-crisis Doctor?

In an answer to another question, I wrote the following: [During "The Husbands of River Song," River] indirectly displays knowledge of the Meta-crisis Tenth Doctor by acknowledging that Eleven ran ...
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Why would the Doctor get his tie?

In the first episode with Martha Jones (S3:E1), in the first few scenes of the show, he takes off his tie and drops it, completely unknowing of his future to return and retrieve it. Later, to show ...
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Is the Teselecta a fixed point in time and space?

In the episode "The Wedding of River Song" we see the Teselecta, resembling The Doctor, being shot by River Song wearing the astronaut suit. The community, to justify the messing with a fixed point in ...
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At what point was the Master written out of “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”?

The final six-episode story of Doctor Who season fourteen was "The Talons of Weng-Chiang." Although the villains initially appear to be members of a Chinese tong group operating in nineteenth-century ...
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Are the Jagaroth from the Doctor Who story “City of Death” named after the Hindu god Jagannath?

Is there any indication that the powerful race of warlike aliens, the Jagaroth, who are the villain(s) of the 1979 Doctor Who serial "City of Death," are named after the god Jagannath? Jangannath is ...
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How much time passes in “New Earth”?

In episode 1 of season 2, "New Earth", how much time passes between the moment when the Doctor and Rose get separated in the hospital lifts, and Rose rejoins him in Ward 26 after spending a while ...
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If the Doctor was the last of the Time Lords, what happened to Susan?

During the First Doctor's era, the Doctor's granddaughter Susan was left on 22nd Century Earth. There doesn't seem to be any evidence that the Time War affected Earth; as the Gelth said, the War was "...
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What song plays in this scene of Doctor Who?

Can anyone help me identify this song?
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How were the Doctor's regenerations revealed to the public in the past?

I started watching Doctor Who (the 2005 series) sometime during the 12th Doctor's run (and was caught up before it ended), so the regeneration from the 12th to the 13th Doctor was the first one I got ...
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Why does the Doctor blame Rassilon for the Horrors of the Time War?

In Doctor Who (2005) S9E12, the Doctor is hell bent on (among other things) chasing Rassilon off of Gallifrey. An exchange between Ohila, the High Priestess of the Sisterhood of Karn, tells Rassilon ...
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When has River met with the 8th Doctor, in her timeline?

In Silence of the Library, River says to the 10th Doctor that he's younger than she has ever seen him, but we know that she met him in the Audio Adventures. RIVER: Thanks. DOCTOR: For what? ...
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Are the names of the vampires Zargo and Aukon in the Doctor Who story “State of Decay” significant?

When we were kids, my brother's favorite Doctor Who serial was "State of Decay" from Tom Baker's last season. I don't think it's a particularly good story, but since my brother liked it so much, I ...
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Are Susan and the Master related?

I have been wondering if Susan Foreman and the Master are related. Ever since the Missy said she had a daughter it made me think that it's possible that the daughter is Susan's mother. In one of the ...
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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?

In 'The Husbands of River Song', River learns that this night on Darillium is the Doctor and her's last night together. In that case, why was she surprised when the Doctor didn't recognize her in '...
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In Doctor Who, are there any instances of “accidental” time travel?

In Doctor Who, are there any instances of anyone "accidentally" travelling through time, i.e. not using a Tardis, vortex manipulator or any constructed time vehicle? I don't count people (such as ...
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How do you write “Amy” and “Amelia” in Gallifreyan?

How are the words Amy and Amelia written in Gallifreyan? I found something like that, but I'm not able to verify its correctness. Or This will be the name of my daughter, so this will be printed on ...
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Where did the Watcher's clothes come from?

In Logopolis, the last story of the Fourth Doctor's tenure, we meet the Watcher, a mysterious character, white from head to toe, who is revealed to be the interim stage of the Doctor's regeneration ...
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When was the phrase “I am the Doctor. The original, you might say” first used?

The first use of the phrase: I am the Doctor. The original, you might say In Doctor Who that I can recall is in The Five Doctors, spoken by the First Doctor as played by Richard Hurndall (with a ...
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Is there any information about why the nature of the villain was changed so much between the Doctor Who stories “Kinda” and “Snakedance”?

The Fifth Doctor faced off twice against the same enemy, the psychic snake monster/parasite called the Mara, in "Kinda" (season 19) and "Snakedance" (season 20). While both stories are pretty well ...
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How can Davros change chairs?

Davros has had 3 chairs (the black one from the 4th doctor era, the white one from the 7th doctor era, the one since the time war). If Davros can't rise from his chair how can he change chairs?
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What does Rose/Cassandra hide down her top?

In the New Earth episode, just after she's taken over Rose's body but just before she meets up with the Doctor, we see Cassandra putting something down her (Rose's) top and then exclaiming slightly. ...
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Doctor Who recent reference to Tegan

A recent Doctor Who made a comment about an Australian who got stuck on the Tardis, obviously a reference to Tegan. But can anyone tell me which Doctor and episode it was in?
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How did Amy and Rory see themselves from 10 years in the future [duplicate]

In season 5 episode 9, Amy and Rory see themselves from 10 years in the future waving at them. However, So how do they visit the town to re-live the good old times.
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Was the Monks storyline a Brexit metaphor?

TV Tropes claims that the Monks storyline on Doctor Who (seen in "The Pyramid at the End of the World," etc.) is an allegory for Brexit: ...the actual Who Brexit allegory story (the Monks trilogy) ...
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What keeps the Daleks from conquering the universe? [closed]

The time war was supposed to have destroyed Daleks and Time Lords alike. However this has been somewhat retconned in the last seasons. As it stands the Time Lords are locked away out of universe ...
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What type of paradox kills Weeping Angels?

I'm trying to find ways to defeat Angels beside simply getting them to look at each other. For instance, in the episodes “The Time of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone”, you can't get a large group of ...
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What is the meaning of the poem in 'The Beast Below'?

A horse and a man, above, below, One has a plan but both must go, Mile after mile, above, beneath, One has a smile and one has teeth, Though the man above might say hello, Expect no love ...
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Does the Doctor know about the events of Children of Earth?

More specifically did he know about it when he saw Jack in the alien bar? Please avoid spoilers from after end of time.
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fan fiction: dalek-cyberman alliance

I came across the story on the internet early-mid 1990's, where the Daleks had forged an alliance with the Cybermen. I don't think the story was set on Skaro. Even though there was an alliance, one ...
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How could a TARDIS destroy the whole universe?

In the episode "The Big Bang" the TARDIS is blown up by the Silence to kill the Doctor presumably. But why would that result in the whole universe ceasing to exist? How can a single TARDIS contain ...
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Why did the woman in End of Time ask Wilf to arm the Doctor?

The only use the gun came of was to destroy the machine and send the Time Lords back in the time war. But couldn't the sonic screwdriver have done the same?
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What is known about the Doctor's childhood?

What is known about the Doctor's childhood, or at least the time before the classic series? There's some stuff about him being half human, some stuff about a different universe Doctor, some about his ...
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What does this picture say in circular Gallifreyan?

Can someone please figure out what the circular drawing on the picture on the right side of the TARDIS (which I suspect is writing in Gallifreyan as one of their writing types is circular) might say?