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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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When in Mondas' timeline did they launch their colony ship?

The following contains possible spoilers for classic and modern episodes of Doctor Who. Where does the Mondasian colony ship from TV: World Enough and Time play into what we know about the timeline ...
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To what extent were the writers of Bill and Ted's aware of the TARDIS?

I mean, they're both time traveling phone booths.... Doctor Who obviously predates Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, but was also possibly quite obscure for Americans pre-Internet.
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Why did the Dregs leave Benni alive?

In S12E3, when the Dregs (giant mutated killing machines) take Benni, they carry him with them and leave him alive a long time, long enough to say his farewells to his partner when the Dregs are ...
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What is the demonym for people from Gallifrey?

I am looking for the demonym that applies to the citizens of Gallifrey. References are welcomed.
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What did the Doctor mean when he said that he'd “walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man”? [duplicate]

From The Rings of Akhaten. Doctor: I walked away from the last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by ...
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Has the Doctor ever communicated telepathically with this character before?

In 'Spyfall' (the first episode of series 12) the Doctor comes across a man who is subsequently revealed to be In the subsequent episode (part 2) they communicate telepathically. Time Lords being ...
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms [migrated]

I stumbled onto this site after answering other Doctor Who questions, elsewhere. I am a writer myself, and don't have time to jump through hoops to response to a question, then learn I cannot comment ...
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Was the reference to Jodrell Bank in 'Spyfall' a continuity error?

It has been suggested in this and other articles that the reference in Spyfall to a previous encounter between The Doctor and The Master at Jodrell Bank is a continuity error. In Spyfall, The Doctor ...
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If Time Lords can recognise each other by mild telepathy, why do they fail to do so?

It was explained in this Q&A that Time Lords can recognise each other even after regeneration as they are mildly telepathic. If this is the case, why did The Doctor fail to recognise The Master ...
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genesis of the daleks and the link with the dalek invasion of earth

In the 5th episode of 1975 story "Genesis of the Daleks", Davros threatens to torture Sarah and Harry unless the (4th) Doctor gives information about Dalek losses. I assume that there was some means ...
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Do we know how this character is alive?

NOTE: while i know this is Spyfall Part 1 and the question could be answered in Spyfall Part 2, I only watch the TV series and don't read the books/comics or listen to the audio stories so there may ...
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What does Mr. Saxon (a.k.a. the Master) tell Martha's mother about the Doctor in series 3, episode 6 “The Lazarus Experiment”?

What does Mr. Saxon (a.k.a. the Master) tell Martha's mother about the Doctor in series 3, episode 6 "The Lazarus Experiment"? I have looked all over and the only thing I could find was answers to ...
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What did Susan Foreman Drop on the Ground?

At the end of "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", after the TARDIS dematerializes, Susan drops something on the ground. What did she drop? What was its significance?
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Doctor Who reading [duplicate]

I'm doing a reading at my friends' wedding and he is a massive Doctor Who fan. Does anyone have any ideas for a Doctor Who themed reading of a decent length?
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Why are these characters dressed the same?

Adrien from Miraculous Ladybug and the Thirteenth Doctor are dressed almost exactly the same. Why?
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What happened to the Master's blue laser powers?

What happened to the Master's blue laser powers and why doesn't (s)he have them in the Peter Capaldi episode with Missy?
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Why did Timothy have a vision of bumping into Martha in the future?

In the Doctor Who episode "Human Nature", Timothy Latimer opens the Doctor's fob watch and starts to have visions. One of them is after Martha tells The Doctor they have been found and he thinks that ...
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How can they see the chairs through the Dark Water?

In the Doctor Who episode "Dark Water" (S8E11), hundreds of human skeletons are seen sitting in the eponymous "dark water", which Dr Chang describes as follows: It's so cool. Look at this. We call ...
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In “Resolution”, where did the Dalek get remnants of its original shell?

In the Doctor Who episode "Resolution", it is stated the Dalek rebuilt itself from spare parts patched up with remnants of its original casing. After the Dalek awakens we see it go to a weapons ...
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In the Doctor Who episode “Forest of the Dead”, does Donna’s ‘husband’ experience time jumps?

In the series 4 episode "Forest of the Dead", Donna is in the fake world and experiences time jumps. For example, quickly going from feeding ducks, going fishing, getting married and having children, ...
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Fifth Doctor Who episode with him monologing about how being a time traveller means you don't solve problems like humans

There is an episode of Doctor Who, the Fifth Doctor, in which he launches into a monologue about who he is and how being a time traveller means you don't solve problems like humans - while he is ...
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What were The Doctor’s wedding vows?

The Doctor has been married a couple times now, I don’t think “Till death do us part” is really fitting for a fellow of his ilk. This made me think about what a Time Lord says for wedding vows. Do we ...
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Where does “The Edge Of Time” fit into The Doctor Who TV canon?

According to internet news reports the VR game, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time, even voiced by Jodie Whitaker herself is canon to the TV series. So where does The Edge Of Time fit into the Doctor Who ...
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Does Wilfred know he is the one to fulfill the four knocks prophecy?

I was wondering whether Wilfred ever realises that he is the one to fulfill the prophecy that ultimately kills Tennant. In the episode, Wilf says that he thinks the master is the one to fulfill, but ...
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Was DC’s Adam Strange an influence on the creation of the TV program Doctor Who?

Back before Doctor Who began when the creators were thinking up the idea of The Doctor they thought first of a scientist among other things. And DC’s Adam Strange was created not that long before ...
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How do you protect yourself from the Doctor's Venusian aikido?

Related: How to protect yourself from a Vulcan nerve pinch? But about Doctor Who instead of Star Trek. See the below examples of the Doctor doing Venusian aikido, from top to bottom, left to right: ...
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Does the Doctor know the Master's actual name?

Based off this question "Does the Master know the Doctor's real name?" but in reverse: The Doctor calls him/her the Master/Missy but does the Doctor know the Master's real name? Does the Doctor ...
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How does the crack in time on Trenzalore still exist?

In the series 5 finale "The Big Bang", The Doctor supposedly closes all the cracks in time by entering the crack in Amy's wall. If so, how does the crack at Trenzalore still exist? Wouldn't it have ...
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What dimension is the inside of the Tardis in?

Is there a name for the dimension in which the Tardis' console room and its corridors and rooms reside? Is it ever named in the TV show, comics or any other media?
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Is the Valeyard still a future doctor? [duplicate]

The Valeyard is from the Doctor between his 12th and final regenerations. Now that the Doctor has a new 12 regenerations, should we expect to see the Valeyard now show up? Technically the Doctor ...
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How many nasties does the Doctor keep in the TARDIS?

Fair warning - Lots of old spoilers in this narrative In the rebirthed Doctor Who, S03E02 “The Shakespeare Code“, the Doctor and William Shakespeare manage to trap the three witch-like Carrionites in ...
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Is River Song 24 years older in “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead” compared with “The Husbands of River Song”?

At the end of "The Husbands of River Song "it is revealed that a night on Darillium is 24 years. After this time, River goes to the library to meet the 10th Doctor. Is River actually 24 years older ...
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Why are these Doctor Who regenerations the same in (classic) Who?

Why are some Doctor Who regenerations the same in classic Who? I know in "new" Who regenerations are supposed to be the same but why are the regenerations in classic Who not all different? For ...
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Did any of the Doctor's assistants ever need psychological counselling?

Given the number of times the Doctor's assistants have the sorts of experiences that would send most people off for counselling, did any of them actually need or have this? As far as I know (...
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How does Captain Jack Harkness become the Face of Boe? [duplicate]

Based off the question "Is there anything beyond subtle hints that Jack becomes the Face of Boe?" How does Captain Jack Harkness become the Face of Boe?
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Doctor Who episode where the Doctor drinks drugged wine

This was during the Tom Baker years, but I don't recall who his companion was during this arc. It takes place on a human (I think) colony that, though in the future, functions as a feudal society and ...
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Was the similarity of the reversed timelines for Merlyn and River Song ever acknowledged?

According to the Doctor Who story "Battlefield," the Doctor was Merlin in a parallel dimension. One of the more famous features found in many modern versions of the Merlin character is that he lives ...
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Why does the Doctor want you to subscribe to the official Doctor Who YouTube channel?

Most of the Doctor Who trailers by Peter Capaldi and the ones I've seen by the new Jodie Whitaker Doctor have the Doctor asking at the end of the YouTube video to subscribe. Why would the Doctor want ...
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In “Listen”, how did Clara manage to land on the past Gallifrey?

Is the time-lock on Gallifrey gone, so Clara was able to land, or is there more going on? Did the Doctor ever realize Clara had managed to land on Gallifrey?
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Did the Doctor rescue the Time Lords in the end?

Just watched Time of the Doctor. The Time Lords gifted the Doctor with a new Regeneration Cycle. (Somehow) Without spoilers, did the Doctor rescue Gallifrey and the Time Lords in the end?
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How many hours would it take to watch all of Doctor Who?

I just watched Day of the Doctor! My God, what a brilliant episode. Tomorrow, I'm watching Time of the Doctor. I was wondering if there's a breakdown of how many total hours of Doctor Who there are. ...
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Don't the events of “Forest of the Dead” contradict the fixed point in “The Wedding of River Song”?

In "Forest of the Dead" the Doctor saved River's consciousness by uploading it to CAL. She also says how the Doctor brought her to Darillium and how she now knew the Doctor always knew how she dies. ...
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How did the Time Lords put a whole “Star” in a Tardis?

How did the Time Lords put a whole "Star" in a Tardis? Do they have some kind of galaxy shrinking technology or what do they use?
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Can a Time Lord survive with just one heart?

In Doctor Who, Time Lords such as the Doctor have two hearts, which got me wondering if they need both to survive or if the second heart is so that if one stops working they can still survive (kind of ...
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How could Sarah-Jane Smith's friends understand the aliens?

In Doctor Who it's established that the reason the Doctor's companions understand any and every alien is because the Tardis surreptitiously implants some kind of translation matrix into their brains. ...
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How was the Doctor able to reach into the 'crack in time' without being erased? [duplicate]

I just watched Cold Blood. Poor Rory was erased. But how was the Doctor able to reach into the light, into the crack, without himself getting unwritten? Because in the Flesh and Stone, he mentioned ...
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Format of Classic Doctor Who

So I just found out that the classic Doctor who is streaming for free on Pluto TV. I just wanted to clarify, that in general, what I heard was that the 4-part mini serials were independent of each ...
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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?