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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Was this scarf in Once Upon A Time a reference to Doctor Who?

In the episode "It's Not Easy Being Green" from Once Upon A Time there's a guy wearing this long, colorful scarf on the right, behind the Wicked Witch (who is trying to harness the power of ...
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Out of Universe, how many TARDIS props have been used?

Out of Universe: I was having a chat conversation recently regarding the TARDIS from the Doctor Who television series. I became curious as to how many TARDIS props were created for the television ...
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In what story did the gag of the Doctor having bottomless pockets originate?

A regularly-occurring event in Doctor Who stories is the Doctor pulling vast quantities of items out of his pockets, far more than they would seem capable of containing. The gag fits with the nature ...
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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 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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Were the daleks' enemies, the thals, named after neanderthal man?

In Doctor Who, The thals are enemies of the daleks from their home planet, Skaro. They show up in a number of dalek stories (even ones, like "Planet of the Daleks," where they don't make a lot of ...
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Dr Who : Extremis - why do the portals open?

In Dr Who: Extremis, why do the portals seem to open for no apparent reason. When Billy and Nardole went and checked on the gun shot and then turned around the portal opened for no reason. Then when ...
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What was the history between Adelaide Brooke and Ed Gold?

In The Waters of Mars, some of the dialogue between Captain Adelaide Brooke and her deputy Edward Gold suggest some kind of history between them. Firstly this exchange: ED: Captain, With me. (...
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Was “A Town Called Mercy” based on “The Hunted”?

Yesterday, I watched the Star Trek: TNG episode "The Hunted", which revolves around a man, Danar, who at first seems to be merely a particularly skilled and violent criminal, but who is later revealed ...
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Is this the first time Sarah Jane has got in-universe closure?

This short, written by Russell T. Davies, recently appeared on the Doctor Who Youtube channel: It recounts the funeral of Sarah Jane Smith, with appearances by ...
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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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Was the Silence ship an early attempt to kill the Doctor?

In season six's "Day of the Moon", the Doctor et al. show up to rescue Flesh Amy from the Silence after she is kidnapped from the orphanage. When they step out of the Tardis, the Doctor calls our ...
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Doctor who audio ordering?

Is there a specific order I should attack the audio books/plays for doctor who? There are an awful lot out there so if I'm going to invest money purchasing them is there a specific ordering I should ...
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Humanoids in seventh doctor and tenth doctor story

Are the Futurekind from the Tenth Doctor episode "Utopia" the same as the Haemovore from the Seventh Doctor episode "The Curse of Fenric?" The Curse of Fenric In the serial, the ...
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Is Captain Jack’s theme music ever used in Doctor Who?

So I was wondering if the theme commonly associated with Captain Jack in Torchwood is ever used in Doctor Who. I am wondering as it is part of quiz, and I didn’t want to include knowledge from ...
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If the sensorites can read minds, why do they not trust The Doctor and his companions?

In the season one episode of Doctor Who classic, the Sensorites, a species who can read minds (at least of Susan) still suspect that the humans may not be trustworthy. Surely, if they can know what ...
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In The Pandorica Opens, who is the voice which says ‘Silence Will Fall’?

During series 5, episode 12 of Doctor Who, titled ‘The Pandorica Opens’ a voice saying ‘Silence will fall’ echoes through the TARDIS. After doing some research, it seems this question hasn’t really ...
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Who or What Are The 456?

I have only recently completed Torchwood (excluding Miracle Day) and have a few queries about Children of Earth. First and foremost, who/what is the 456? I understand that they are effectively drug ...
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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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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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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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Dr Who : The Doctor's Daughter - Why is Cobb the only old person

In the Dr Who episode “The Doctor's Daughter”, we see a bunch of young people fighting the Hath. Why is Cobb the only person that is old, considering that the war between Humans and Hath only began a ...
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What clothes does the doctor change into the first time he is in the confession dial?

The doctor, when cornered by the veil for the first time (in that time loop) jumps through the window after throwing the chair out of it to break the glass. However, he has a safe landing because ...
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*Major Season 10 Spoilers* Why Can't The Cybermen Find The Doctor?

At the beginning of "The Doctor Falls" (s10, e14), the Doctor Later in the episode, two things happen of import to the question, and one in the previous episode. One of the former is that This means ...
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Is there a reason for the similarities between the Monks and the Silence?

The Monks on Doctor Who are a group of aliens that control human society and manipulate human memories to achieve their goals. They resemble a religious order (they are, after all, named the Monks). ...
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Is the use of Beethoven's 5th in “Before the Flood” a reference to the Master?

In "Before the Flood," the Doctor discusses the Bootstrap Paradox using the works of Ludwig van Beethoven as an example. After that, he plays the opening motif of Beethoven's 5th symphony as an ...
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Is it a coincidence that this actor guest starred in Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived?

In The Woman Who Lived, However, we've seen this actor in Doctor Who before. Specifically, as Given that that character was a bit of an elephant in the room during the episode, enough to warrant an ...
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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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When did River Song tell Rory and Amy about the teselecta in “The Wedding of River Song”?

In the end of the series 6 finale, we can see River Song at the Pond's house telling them the truth about the Eleventh death and the Teselecta, but at what time did this happen exactly? It's implied ...
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How much do the projectors project?

In “Extremis,” it seems as if the alien projectors are intended to However, there are only “portals” to a handful of places in the projector room, among which are the Vatican, the White House, the ...
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Why didn't the Dryads kill the guests immediately or sooner?

Why didn't the Dryads in Knock Knock kill the guests immediately or sooner? Almost the entire house is made of Dryads, so by the time all the guests were inside, it wouldn't be hard to close the ...