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Questions tagged [doctor-who]

For questions about the long-running British science fiction television programme, "Doctor Who", 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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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

So I'm nearing the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who on Amazon Prime. And I see there's also a David Tennant Special. And then there are also the Christmas Specials. So, other than watching the ...
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Does each incarnation of the Doctor have a different natural lifespan depending on how “old” they look?

As we know the Doctor, regardless of his total age, has the ability to regenerate into the form of a body seemingly older or younger (in terms of physical appearance) than the previous one (Doctors ...
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What happened to Rose's jacket in Doctor Who “New Earth”?

About twenty minutes into the doctor Who Season 2 premiere, not long after she's possessed by Cassandra, Rose's jacket just disappears. What gives?
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Doctor Who episode where people draw on themselves to remember when their memories are erased?

Title says it all, I can't remember it, it's the episode that's stuck out to me the most. People draw on themselves to remember when their memories are erased.
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Was the presence of the villain on Earth in “The Stones of Blood” intended as foreshadowing of ending of “The Armageddon Factor”?

In the "Key to Time" season of Doctor in 1978–1979, the Doctor twice encounters agents of the Black Guardian, the evil primordial evil entity being that is seeking the Key. I have, over the years, ...
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What kind of Society is Gallifrey? [closed]

Is it Capitalist? Is it Democratic? Is it a Stratocracy? What kind of Society is Gallifrey?
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Does the TARDIS contain Time Lord regeneration energy?

Does the TARDIS contain Time Lord regeneration energy? In the Doctor Who episode Badwolf, Rose Tyler looks into the heart of the TARDIS and its inside was a similar yellow colour (as seen in this ...
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When was Peter Capaldi's Doctor in “Day of the Doctor”?

This question is pretty much the same as this one, except for the twelfth Doctor instead of the tenth. We see a short glimpse of the thirteenth Doctor in The day of the Doctor, but as far as I know, ...
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Was there a canon reason for the TARDIS placing 'John Smith' in 1913 (Human Nature/Family of Blood)?

Re watching Tennant's episodes and one thing that I'm questioning, the Doctor stated at the start of the episode that the TARDIS will take care of the backstory for John Smith etc. Was there a reason ...
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What happens if the TARDIS lands on a really sloped hill where it's not flat?

What happens if the TARDIS (or any of the other Time Lords' TARDISes) lands on a really sloped hill where it's not flat? Would it stay upright or would it fall over?
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What was the name of the planet which was referred to as “House” in the “The Doctors Wife”? (SE06EP04)

Hands down one of my favorite episodes, if not THE favorite of all time, I am trying to figure out what the name of the planet 'House' was from. I name all of my devices after Whovian planetary ...
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What does Father Octavian mean by “shotgun protocol”?

Near the beginning of Doctor Who Series 5 Episode 5, "Flesh and Stone", the Doctor and co are standing in a corridor being pursued by Weeping Angels, and he needs to turn off the lights in order to ...
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Clara went back in time to save all the Doctors

If Clara went back in time to save all the Doctor's past incarnations through Trenzalore's TARDIS, why doesn't Matt Smith's Doctor recognise her when they first meet from all of their past encounters ...
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How did the Doctor escape being stranded in space in the original script for “Four to Doomsday”?

This question is based on some facts I learned from Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor, at an American Doctor Who convention about thirty years ago. Among the things Davison told the audience ...
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From how much damage can a Time Lord regenerate?

As I have recalled from the new Doctor Who (2005), during all of regenerations, The Doctor had his full body intact. Considering a Time Lord has his/her regeneration energy left, from how much damage ...
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Why Does No One Remember Past Invasions In Doctor Who? [duplicate]

After watching the recent New Year's episode (Resolution), something has been bothering me. A Dalek is encountered on Earth in 'present' times and attempted extermination ensues. Nothing that shocking ...
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How does the TARDIS prevent unauthorized access?

It has often been mentioned on second-hand sources that the TARDIS can block unauthorized individuals (basically anyone that the Doctor or the TARDIS itself doesn't want inside) from entering it. What ...
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Would a Weeping Angel float through space if it was in outer space due to no gravity?

Would a Weeping Angel float through space if it was in outer space due to no gravity or would the quantum locking stop it from being able to float? For example, some astronauts are studying the anti ...
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Is there a connection between Dr Who “The happiness patrol” and Dr Who “Smile”?

I was wondering due to in both episodes unhappiness is outlawed and if you are sad you will die, also that I wonder if "Smile" might be a sort of prequel to "The happiness patrol" is this possible as ...
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In which episode of Doctor Who is the Tardis a Red Police Box and is there a significance for it?

I have seen a few pictures of a Red Police Box in the Doctor Who sites, but there are no particulars as to its significance. Can anyone help me out? I am trying to write a fiction based on the Red ...
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Is there a definitive answer as to the identity of the Hybrid?

The finale of series nine made several alternative suggestions as to who the Hybrid is. It posits Clara and Me as possible Hybrids. On more than one occasion the Doctor claims to be the Hybrid. ...
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How did the alien survive for so long, given the circumstances?

In the 2019 ep Resolution, an alien is seen being killed and its body chopped into three pieces. Then the pieces are buried separately, for hundreds of years, before one piece is finally dug up. And ...
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Why has everyone on Earth forgotten about the Daleks? [duplicate]

Ok maybe not everyone but in "Resolution" the Doctor has to explain who the Daleks are despite the fact they have invaded Earth many times over the years, certainly anyone in the UK should be aware of ...
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Wouldn't Matt Smith be the 12th Doctor and not the 11th because David Tennant is both 10 and 11?

How is Matt Smith not the 12th Doctor (since David Tennant regenerated first into himself and then into Matt Smith)? Then wouldn't Peter Capaldi be the 13th Doctor? (Because that regeneration was a ...
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How can the Ux be found on 3 planets if there are only ever 2 of them?

What does the Doctor mean when she says that the Ux are found on 3 planets but there are only ever two of them at a time? How can they be on 3 if there are only ever 2 of them?
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In Doctor Who - “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” why wait to take Earth?

While watching this episode, why did Tzim-Sha wait to take Earth? one of the planets was taken by Paltraki and his crew but this didn't have any effect in the acquisition of Earth later in the episode....
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How many spaceships has Doctor Who discovered in London?

Doctor Who often seems to find spaceships buried under London (For example the Cyberman ship) or perhaps disguised as buildings in London, (I can think of two) or hidden in bedrooms in London. How ...
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Why did the Ux worship the “Creator”?

In Season 11, Episode 10, when the Ux apparently decided he was the Creator. But he was hardly the only person to land on the planet, and the Ux seem to be knowledgeable about Doctor Who "...
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Has there ever been some Doctor Who story in which multiple companions from different Doctors were kidnapped?

I mean have there ever been some book, audio, comic storyline, or even tv episode, that we are greeted with The Doctor, and he must go save his previous companions from regenerations past. This isn’t ...
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In Doctor Who - “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” why didn't the Doctor know she was now a woman?

This has been bothering me after watching episode 1 again... why didn't the Doctor know she was now a woman? I've googled this and there doesn't seem to be any reference to this answer. After having ...
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In Doctor Who “It Takes You Away” - why didn't anyone notice Hanne was blind?

The Doctor tells Ryan and Graham to go upstairs to check the rest of the cabin, but then Ryan and Graham find Hanne in the wardrobe hiding - the Doctor and Yaz run upstairs to find Hanne upstairs. ...
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The Doctor as Merlin: further references?

In the Seventh Doctor story "Battlefield", a medieval knight "recognises" him as "Merlin", demonstrating that knowledge by referring to "the ship that flies through time and space, that is bigger ...
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What are the TARDIS's security features regarding transmats/teleports?

Inspired by this question here, I began to wonder how the TARDIS protects itself from hostiles simply teleporting themselves aboard, or enemies teleporting the Doctor and their companion(s) out of the ...
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How did the system know about The Doctor, and in particular the fez?

In Doctor Who S11E07 "Kerblam!", the Doctor receives a package via a Kerb!am Postman. In it is a fez, like Eleven used to wear. It turns out that the package was sent by the computer system that runs ...
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Why was the authority of the Witchfinder General accepted so readily?

In Doctor Who, S11E08, when the Doctor is challenged in 1600s Britain she whips out her psychic paper, which says that she's an official Witchfinder General. Thus, Mistress Savage bows to her ...
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Why does the Doctor not believe in Satan?

In S011E08, the Doctor says, offhandedly, that she's "not a great believer in Satan." However, in "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit," the Doctor met the Beast, which, while not precisely the ...
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Who is who on this Doctor Who Christmas Card?

When clearing out my desk I found this old Doctor Who Christmas card from my girlfriend. I recognise some of the newer Doctor Who characters but others have completely baffled me. Can anyone help me ...
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Are the Weeping Angels really trapped? [duplicate]

In the Doctor Who episode "Blink", the Doctor tells Sally this about the Weeping Angels: They are quantum-locked. They don't exist when they're being observed. The moment they are seen by any other ...
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Why imprison the Doctor?

In the episode 'The Pandorica Opens' it is revealed that several of the Doctor's greatest enemies have formed an alliance to prevent the destruction of the universe, as they believe (through data ...
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Why does The Doctor take the gun from Wilfred when he hears about the Time Lords returning?

Through David Tennant's tenure as The Doctor we never see him pick up a gun or use violence as a form of cruelty (with the exception of "The Family of Blood"). However, when he hears of The Time ...
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How many face-to-face encounters has the Doctor had with the Rutans?

Mentioned for the first time in The Time Warrior TV story (season 11), it would seem that Rutans aren't as popular as their archenemies the Sontarans. In Lance Parkin's novel "Infinity Doctors", the ...
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In Doctor Who “The Tsuranga Conundrum” what are they looking for in the junkyard?

In Doctor Who "The Tsuranga Conundrum" what are they looking for on the junkyard planet? Did I miss where they said what they were looking for? It seemed important as all of them were looking for it.
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Can the Doctor mentally manipulate his sonic screwdriver or otherwise remotely control it?

Having seen the Doctor seemingly need to use his hands to manipulate the sonic screwdriver, I was wondering if the Doctor could instead utilize it via just his mind or some other form of remote ...
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In Doctor Who “Arachnids in the UK”, why was there a spider in the attic?

In this episode, there is eventually an explanation for why a spider ends up in the apartment next door but one to Yas's, but was there one for why webbing and a large shedding was found in Graham's ...
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In Doctor Who “Arachnids in the UK” what happened to the spider in the Apartment?

What happened to the spider that was left in the apartment in the building where Yasmin's family lives in? The Doctor told the spider to stay and then close the apartment door and that was the last we ...
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Why doesn't the Dalek kill Captain Adelaide Brooke? [duplicate]

In the episode "The Waters of Mars" we're introduced to the character Captain Adelaide Brooke, who is an integral part of human history as her death on Mars in the year 2059 inspires her descendants ...
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Doctor Who book about inhabitants of a vacation resort turning violent

I have been trying to work out the title of a Doctor Who book I read about 25-30 years ago. The premise of the story is that the Doctor (not 100% on the incarnation but think 3rd, or 4th) takes his ...
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Why do Giant Spiders from “Arachnids in the UK” specifically like Stormzy's grime music?

Is it due to the 140BPM speed? The certain rhythmic exchange of motion? Or some other reason? Is there a specific in universe reason the giant spiders specifically like Stormzy's grime music?
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When should I watch The Sarah Jane Adventures alongside Doctor Who?

I know that there are certain times to watch Torchwood alongside Doctor Who (ie season one finale coincides with the start of "Utopia") but I'm just wondering is there certain times to watch The Sarah ...
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Who owns the rights to Doctor Who – The Ultimate Adventure and is the script available?

Is the Doctor Who stage play available for production?