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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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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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When did the Time Lords rule relative to present day earth?

Given the time traveling nature of Doctor Who, I've never been able to figure out when the Time Lords ruled the universe. The event I'm specifically looking for is those 10 million years when the Time ...
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Why does the Doctor favor Earth?

Why does the Doctor favor and protect Earth, as he is a Time Lord and not from Earth? Is there any canon explanation?
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Did anyone die or did everyone/everything survive? Doctor Who - The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang

At the end of The Pandorica Opens, I know time is less like a straight line and more like timey wimey spacey wacey mumbo jumbo, but in-universe, what actually happened? When everything is "restored" ...
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Could River Song have a Timelord child?

River Song is a highly mutated human who has Timelord-like traits. She, like us all, is in love with The Doctor. Though she could regenerate a few times, she is still primarily human. So, could the ...
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When was the picture of Amy and her baby taken?

In the Season 6 two-part opener of Doctor Who, Amy Pond stumbles upon a picture of herself smiling and holding a baby. This was in an orphanage in 1969 America. This presumably was taken later on in ...
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How old is River Song?

How old is River Song? How old was she when she "died", and how old was she at other points in the series?
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Is Lorna Bucket actually Melody Pond AKA River Song?

Having seen the name Melody Pond become River Song, I wondered about Lorna Bucket. She seemed such a strange & interesting character to put in but then have die. Lorna means abandoned. Bucket, a ...
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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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Immortal Doctor: Can Doctor Who give himself unlimited regenerations?

Keeping within the official Doctor Who canon, is it possible that the Doctor could transfer regeneration energy to his past self an unlimited number of times? Is there any aspect of the Who universe ...
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What colour pink was used for the Seventh Doctor's TARDIS in the episode “The Happiness Patrol”

I have searched everywhere on the Internet that I could look and Google and many other websites list every colour blue the TARDIS has been: For example the TARDIS blue was known as Pantone 295C in ...
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Why did the Silence want Amy to tell the Doctor she was pregnant?

In Series 6 Episode 1, The Impossible Astronaut, a member of the Silence tells Amy: SILENCE: Your name is Amelia. You will tell the Doctor. AMY: Tell him what? SILENCE: What he must know and ...
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Besides the seals of Rassilon, Omega, The Master, and The Time Lords, what other seals are in Doctor Who?

My friend and I are working on a project that requires the use of seals from the WhoVerse, particularly, those of individual Time Lords. So far we have: We also have the Mark of the Corsair to work ...
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Why Didn't Gallifrey Throw Earth Out of Orbit?

In the Doctor Who episode "The End of Time Part 2", (has it been long enough I don't need a spoiler? eh, I won't take the chance) Gallifrey is visually several times the size of Earth, as is shown ...
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Why did the Doctor need another regeneration cycle in The Time of the Doctor?

In “The Timeless Children”, so why would he need another regeneration cycle in “The Time of the Doctor”?
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Where are the Doctor and Martha running off to at the end of Blink?

At the end of the Doctor Who episode Blink, Sally Sparrow catches the Doctor and Martha running off towards an adventure. Are they running off to an adventure that occurs off screen or do we see this ...
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In Doctor Who, who has met himself/herself?

I'm trying to think of which characters in "Doctor Who" have met themselves by virtue of time travel. So far I've got: The Doctor (obviously) - multiple times. The Master - John Simm's Master met ...
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Why did The Doctor play this trick in “The Impossible Astronaut”?

During the episode "The Impossible Astronaut," we see the Doctor get shot by River Song. He starts to regenerate, but then he gets shot again, killing him. But including the war Doctor, the Doctor had ...
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How do we know that the First Doctor was indeed the first?

How do we know that the First Doctor portrayed by William Hartnell was indeed the first Doctor, and not a reincarnation of a previous one, that for example the Doctor wanted to forget (something ...
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How can these two explanations of regeneration be reconciled?

According to the episode "Timeless Children," the source of Time Lord regeneration Obviously, this explanation is a lot of new information, but given the mystery previously surrounding the origin of ...
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How does CyberMaster regeneration work?

How does the regeneration energy in the CyberMasters not destroy them? Aren't they completely made of steel? What happens to the organic matter inside of a cyber Time Lord? Does it regrow as rotting ...
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Is The Doctor really this person?

In the episode The Timeless Children (S12E10), it's stated that The Doctor Is this a safe assumption?
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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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Is The Doctor on her 3rd set of regenerations?

I was reading in the news today that it's been confirmed that Jo Martin's Doctor is an actual regeneration of the Doctor. How can that be when all 12 regenerations of her previous regeneration cycle ...
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Would lightning be an effective weapon against Cybermen?

I've heard humans now have the technology to change weather patterns like dispersing chemicals into cloud formations to make it rain. Would electricity from lightning kill Cybermen or would it do ...
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How did the First and Second Doctor make it to Gallifrey?

Back in the old days, the TARDIS was defective. When you travelled in it, you never knew where and when you'd end up. It was only during the Third's tenure that it became possible to navigate it with ...
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How did Clara end up on Gallifrey?

When Clara is scattered throughout the Doctor's timeline, she's basically born several times (we see a child version of her, growing up). But she's still human. They're all copies of the original. ...
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Is there a full recording of the Doctor's message to Martha before he turns human?

In series 3 episode 8, Human Nature, the Doctor undergoes a painful biological transformation, making himself human and hiding away in early 20th-century England in order to escape the attention of ...
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Does the Doctor remember the events of “Heaven sent” at the end of “Hell bent”?

At the end of S9E12, the Doctor… He does, however, keep a lot of surrounding information, some of which he lists near the end of the episode. Does this include the time in the castle? That seems to ...
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Has Stephen Moffat ever mentioned John Carpenter or the film They Live as being influential?

In the Impossible Astronaut the Dr discovers the Silence, an alien race, have been living amongst and influencing humanity without our knowledge or being able to see them. In the John Carpenter film ...
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What does a Time Lord do?

I was looking at the Time Lord Wiki which told me some helpful information but it didn't really say what your average Time Lord or Time Lady actually does. We mainly get the perspective of the most ...
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Is the repetition of the phrase ‘no more’ throughout Doctor Who deliberate?

The phrase ‘No more’ is relevant for the 50th anniversary special of the show (written by Moffat) when the War Doctor tries to stop the Time War. However, after rewatching episodes, this phrase seems ...
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Were there hints before the first Doctor's regeneration that timelords could regenerate?

Was the ability of timelords to regenerate mentioned in any episodes before the first Doctor became the second Doctor? Or was regeneration presented as a surprise to the audience when it happened the ...
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Is “Doctor who” actually uttered less frequently than variations on the phrase?

Season 6 implies a new storyline coming up revealing more about the oldest question in the universe and the character Dorium Maldovar makes it clear that the question is: "Doctor who?" A friend of ...
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Is it true that The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times?

Is it true that The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times? Because if it is, the series won't last much longer. Matt Smith's Doctor is number 11 - that only leaves two more, right?
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Why Do Some Time Lords Use Names (And Why Does The Doctor Keep His Secret)?

We know many of the Time Lords by titles, like The Second, and, of course, The Doctor. There's also Time Lords we know by name, like Lady Romana and Rassilon. We also know of some where we know ...
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What was under the ice in The Waters of Mars?

In the Doctor Who episode The Waters of Mars, I recall there being a large patch of ice that was cracking and breaking, nearly releasing something trapped inside or underneath. I seem to remember that ...
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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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What (if any) is the relationship between Gwyneth and Gwen Cooper?

Watching episode 3, "The Unquiet Dead" of Series 1 of the new Doctor Who, it seemed the parlor maid, Gwyneth, was familiar. A quick Google revealed the actress as Eve Myles, also known for playing ...
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Is regeneration unique to Time Lords or can all Gallifreyans do it?

Obviously Time Lords can regenerate, essentially granting them 13 lives in total. And we know that all Time Lords have this ability. On the other hand, there are numerous references to people on ...
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When does the 13th doctor use points?

In the series 12 episode ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’ in response to someone (not going to say who!) saying something along the lines of ‘Well done, 5 points!’ the 13th Doctor says, ‘Don’t do points, ...
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Does the Doctor come from the future or the past?

With all the time travel, it's hard to tell. I made a quick search and the information is not available in Wikipedia and TARDIS.wikia. (Well, if it's there, I missed it.) Are there any clues that ...
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How do Time lords/Gallifreyans breed, and can they do so with humans?

How do Gallifreyans breed? Are they asexual - like Donna asked, 'Do you lop a limb off and sprout another one?' And can humans and Gallifreyans inter-breed? Eight claimed he was half human on his ...
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Is the “Looming” of Time Lords Canon?

According to some books, procreation on Gallifrey was handled through "looms", a kind of machine that produced offspring. Looms were supposed to create fully grown adults. In the 50th Anniversary ...
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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 are the Doctor's “Rules”?

Rule #1: The Doctor lies. What are his other rules? Is there a definitive list anywhere?
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Why/When did the Doctor's regeneration process become dangerous to those around him?

So I've gone through some of the old (pre-2005) Doctor Who, and I realized that in the older Doctor Who, the Doctor didn't seem to mind if his companions were right beside him during regeneration (...
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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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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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What does The Doctor's Speech in The Rings of Akhaten refer to?

I recently watched the brilliant speech from The Rings of Akhaten again. For those who haven't seen it or don't remember it: I walked away from the last Great Time War. I marked the passing of ...

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