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For questions about "Gallifrey", the fictional home planet of the Doctor, the main character of the popular British science fiction series "Doctor Who". Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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What does a TARDIS start as?

The Doctor's TARDIS is always its iconic blue police box - but this is not standard; it is due to its chameleon circuit (the thing that is meant to change its appearance to camouflage into its ...
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Did we ever find out how The Master achieved his great anti-Gallifrey goal in series 12?

In series 12, The Master claims that he has and later scenes in that series support this. Did we ever get any information on how this stunning achievement was made?
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What does this picture say in circular Gallifreyan?

Can someone please figure out what the circular drawing on the picture on the right side of the TARDIS (which I suspect is writing in Gallifreyan as one of their writing types is circular) might say?
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How does the doctor go back to Gallifrey if it is in another universe?

After the events of The Day of the Doctor, we know that Gallifrey is in another universe. However, in Hell Bent, the Doctor is trapped in the confession dial by the Time Lords. The Veil makes him ...
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Will The Doctor deteriorate now that he's past his 12th regeneration? [closed]

Cardinal Rassilon was the one who modified Time Lord DNA to allow regeneration. According to the wiki he also input a parameter of twelve regenerative cycles to avoid decaying biogenic molecules. ...
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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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Where did the name “Gallifrey” come from?

How did the writers come up with the name "Gallifrey"? Every name means something or is related to something. Most of the names in Doctor Who are related to mythology, history, religion, or classic SF ...
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How does one calculate the age of a Time Lord? [duplicate]

How does one calculate the age of a Time Lord? Is it the time since he was born until the canon present? Or is it the sum of the days he lives? Because if it is the latter, he could live billion of ...
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Is the Doctor's Second Heart artificial?

I noticed recently that when the Doctor meets Missy and realizes she has two hearts, he says "You're a Time Lord." However, we know from "Listen" that "Time Lord" is a rank, not a species. So is the ...
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How much affinity does the Doctor have for Gallifrey?

How much affinity does the Doctor have towards Gallifrey and its inhabitants? I'm a little bit confused as I started watching the show in 2005 with the Eccleston era. Here is the information I have: ...
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Are Gallifreyans reptiles, mammals, or something else?

I recently saw a claim that Gallifreyans are reptiles. I know that their normal internal temperature is significantly lower that that of humans. From Wikipedia (emphasis mine): Physiological ...
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Who rules Gallifrey after season 9 finale? [Spoilers]

During the season 9 finale "Hell bent" the Doctor My question is who is in charge now? Not sure if this info exists yet, but hoping Moffat might have said something.
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When was the Cloister War, and what happened during it?

In Doctor Who series 9 the "Cloister War" was mentioned a few times (by Missy in episode 1, and the Doctor in episode 12). When did this war happen? Was it on a big scale, and who was involved ...
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Why doesn't the Doctor go back to Gallifrey before the Time War?

According to How did Clara end up on Gallifrey?, it’s just the Time War that is time locked. So why does Eccelston's Doctor tell Rose: My whole planet is gone. My people, my family, all gone. Don't ...
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Does The Rings of Akhaten explain the Eleventh Doctor’s line in Day of the Doctor?

When John Hurt's Doctor asked Matt Smith and David Tennant's Doctors if they count the children in Gallifrey before the galaxy eater, Matt Smith's doctor said he forgot about it (and his age). Do you ...
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Could the disappearance of Gallifrey cause a gravitational anomaly in Kasterborous?

In The Day of the Doctor Gallifrey was frozen in a single moment, practically disappearing from its place for the rest of time. Were the other planets in Kasterborous realigned / rearranged due to the ...
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In Doctor Who, why don't the Doctor and gang bump into other traveling Timelords?

If all Timelords can travel back and forth through time, despite being wiped out of civilization, shouldn't the doctor and gang have bumped into one or two at this point? Pre Time War Timelords ...
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In "The Day of the Doctor" who else goes out from the Picture?

I believe 5 people leave the Gallifrey Falls picture, but I dont know who the five people were.
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How was Clara able to visit the Doctor as a child if Gallifrey is on lockdown?

In recent episode of Doctor Who ‘Listen’, Clara ends up in Gallifrey grabbing the Doctor's feet under his bed. That's not supposed to happen is it? I was under the impression that Gallifrey was on a ...
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Are there any intelligent natives of Gallifrey, aside from Time Lords?

Are there any intelligent lifeforms on Gallifrey other than Time Lords? In the episode The Day of The Doctor, we see that humanoids were being killed on the streets. These humanoids looked like just ...
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