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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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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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A Regeneration Theory, what do you think of the theory? [closed]

Disclaimer This is a opinionated question. The question is I am asking is about my attempt to answer the question in the title. I want to know what people think of my theory. I ask this question ...
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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 The Ultimate Adventure and is the script available (Doctor Who)?

Is this Doctor Who stage play available for production?
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How accurate is this fanfic's explanation of the TARDIS and the Time Lords to actual canon information?

The fanfic chapter in question if from "Of Gods and Mortals" by Matthew Regent. The passage I am wondering about is as follows: "HEY!" yelled someone. I jerked back as a series of crashes landed on ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...