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Questions tagged [the-day-of-the-doctor]

For questions about the movie-length special episode of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor", celebrating the 50th anniversary of the TV series. It featured the 10th and 11th Doctors working with the War Doctor to explore how the latter ended the Time War. Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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When was Peter Capaldi's Doctor in “Day of the Doctor”?

This question is pretty much the same as this one, except for the twelfth Doctor instead of the tenth. We see a short glimpse of the thirteenth Doctor in The day of the Doctor, but as far as I know, ...
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How could the Doctor destroy the Dalek fleet this way?

The Doctor's plan to save Gallifrey and destroy the Daleks is as follows: DOCTOR 10: The Daleks would be firing on each other. They'd destroy themselves in their own crossfire. WARRIOR: ...
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Whose hand is this in Day of the Doctor?

In one of the best scenes of the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, there's one thing which has never quite made sense to me. It may be nothing, or it may be a hint towards some big reveal in a ...
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Identify The Day of the Doctor old shots [duplicate]

This will be pretty hard, challenging and probably only for the real hard Whovians. I watched the thirteen Doctors scene from The Day of the Doctor again. I assume that all of the old Doctor scenes (...
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How could this planet return to the universe?

In The Day of the Doctor, Gallifrey is shifted into a pocket universe to escape the Time War: WARRIOR: Gallifrey would be gone, the Daleks would be destroyed, and it would look to the rest of the ...
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In the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, what is each cameo provider's connection to Doctor Who?

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot features cameos and roles from dozens of actors, crew-members and other people connected to Doctor Who, as well as various relatives and associates of those people. How ...
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How did the 10th Doctor recognize his 11th incarnation as his future self?

In the 50th anniversary episode when the 10th Doctor saw a time rip, a person came out of it then this conversation happens: ELIZABETH: Who is this man? DOCTOR 10: That's just what I was ...
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Why do the first 10 Doctors (Hartnell-Tennant) have to forget the events of the 50th anniversary special, but the 11th and 12th Doctors do not? [duplicate]

In the 50th anniversary special, after Gallifrey is saved this conversation happens: WARRIOR: So I won't remember that I tried to save Gallifrey rather than burn it. I'll have to live with that. ...
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Help understanding the Doctor's strategy in Day of the Doctor

In the 50th anniversary special, when Clara told him to be a Doctor, he thinks up a plan: DOCTOR: Gentlemen, I have had four hundred years to think about this. I've changed my mind. WARRIOR: ...
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Do the 3 Doctors remember that they saved Gallifrey after 'Day of the Doctor'?

I've read several posts and I've seen one that says before it was Eleven's turn to take part in the events of 'Day of the Doctor', Gallifrey was most certainly destroyed, and when it came to his turn ...
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How did all the Doctors know to save Gallifrey?

In The Day of the Doctor, all the Doctors came to save Gallifrey (no sir, all thirteen!). My question is: how did all the Doctors know to come? Only the three Doctors (10, 11, 8.5) were brought ...
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In Doctor Who, why can things be changed inside a stasis painting if it’s frozen?

In the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, the three Doctors enter a painting and are able to edit the surroundings, such as pushing the Dalek out of the painting. My issue is this: if ...
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How did the Doctors enter the “Gallifrey Falls” painting?

Recently, on the 52nd anniversary of Doctor Who, I decided to watch "The Day of The Doctor" again...for like...the 10th time or something. Something that has always bugged me because it's not ...
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Why did the Doctor think the Curator was a future regeneration if he knew he was on his last one?

The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) knew that he was on his last regeneration. In The Time of the Doctor, he explains to Clara that he has already used up all 12. Why then, when he saw the Curator in The Day ...
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In Doctor who how many times did he regen [duplicate]

Well I say 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - the tenth used the regen to fix himself then put all the energy in to his hand 11 - river gave him the power to fix himself and it went out of his hands 12 war ...
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Are the “Under Gallery” and “Black Archive” in “Day of the Doctor” actually something else?

Specifically a Based on the following clues... The wall art in the Under Gallery included some TARDIS-interior roundel style visuals. The Under Gallery curator is VERY heavily hinted to be a future ...
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Which episodes did the footage of the thirteen doctors come from?

Is there a definitive list of which episodes / scenes that they used for the classic doctors in The Day of The Doctor?
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How did the Day of the Doctor affect the events in The End of Time?

Back in The End of Time, the time-locked Gallifrey was temporarily returned by the Master. But since the Day of the Doctor changed this into Gallifrey being what will have been happening (no grammar ...
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Rings of Akhaten: Clara as a Companion

During the Rings of Akhaten, the doctor mentions that he had been here before with his granddaughter, Susan. I know she was left on earth to teach or so. Knowing that Clara teaches english and her ...
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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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Why didn't the Doctor know he would regenerate again? [duplicate]

In The Day of the Doctor, all 13 Doctors turn up to help save Gallifrey, and it's assumed that Ten, Eleven, and War have summoned the rest. Given Twelve's presence - a form that Eleven hasn't yet seen ...
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When was David Tennant's Doctor in “Day of The Doctor”?

After re-watching the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who I was wondering at what point in time David Tennant's doctor was along his own timeline. He mentions to the rabbit that he is 904 and he ...
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Why did The Doctor write messages in English on the last day of The Last Great Time War?

In the 50th-anniversary special episode The Day of the Doctor, the War Doctor wrote two messages on a wall using a blaster: "No More" and "Gallifrey Stands". The alphabets that we saw the message ...
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Why did the Doctor think he was going to die in “The Time of the Doctor” even though he saw Capaldi in “The Day of the Doctor”?

The 13th Doctor, Capaldi, showed up in "The Day of the Doctor" when the Doctors froze Gallifrey. So, if the 12th Doctor saw him back then, how come he thought he was the last Doctor at the episode "...
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When was the phrase “Timey Wimey” first invented by the Doctor?

The phrase "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff" was first used on TV by the 10th Doctor in the episode "Blink". However, it then appears as if the Doctor had invented this phrase long before that in-...
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Will any of the Doctors remember what happened in “The Day of the Doctor”? [duplicate]

Spoiler alert. In "The Day of The Doctor", the Doctors agree that they won't remember trying to save Gallifrey, but other information around this site has made me think otherwise. Will any of the ...
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Was history changed in The Day of the Doctor, or was Gallifrey always saved?

After "The Time of the Doctor", this seems very unclear. In "The Day of the Doctor", several references are made to the fact that by sealing Gallifrey in a pocket universe and changing the outcome of ...
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What happens between the end of the last series and the 50th anniversary special? [duplicate]

Lots of spoilers, obviously. At the end of the last series, in The Name of the Doctor: Then in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor: How? What happened between these two episodes? The ...
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Did the War Doctor got older between 'Night of the Doctor' and 'Day of the Doctor'?

At the end of minisode 'The Night of the Doctor' you see The Eight doctor regenerate into the 'War Doctor', afterwards you see the reflection of John Hurt's War Doctor while he says "Doctor no more". ...
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What happened in the Doctor's past that made him destroy Gallifrey prior to the Day of the Doctor?

In the Day of the Doctor, both 10 and 11 remember destroying Gallifrey. Does this mean that in their past, the Interface never showed up? or did he just not listen to her and destroyed the planet ...
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What was the outcome of the meeting between humans and Zygons in “The Day of the Doctor”?

Does anyone have any idea what was the result of the negotiations between humans and Zygons in the 50th anniversary special? Doctors 10 and 11 left to reunite with the War Doctor and The Moment, but ...
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How does the Doctor’s screwdriver run a calculation whilst destroyed?

In The Almost People, and The Eleventh Hour, the Doctor's screwdriver is destroyed and later regenerated. However, in The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor(s), run a calculation running over 400 years. ...
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How did the Doctor count the number of children?

Spoilers for The Day of the Doctor: Now, is there any reference to this number somewhere in the series? Does any episode, perhaps even the classics, make mention of this amount?
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Do the events in Day of The Doctor mean that Peter Capaldi will be the last Doctor?

In the events of The Day of The Doctor we see that Peter Capaldi is still a future regeneration, therefore we know that Billie Piper can bring "future" Doctors to the scene.. therefore why didn’t she ...
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Should the doctors enumeration be changed? [closed]

Well , so we have a Doctor between Eight (McGann) and Nine (Eccleston)... should we call him "8,5th"? Or simply "The War Doctor"? Or maybe... should we call him Nine and then Eccleston-Ten, Tennant-...
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Were Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvestor McCoy in Day of the Doctor?

In The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot ('Day of the Fish Doctor'), Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvestor McCoy as the 11th (or 12th, depending on how you count) Doctor walks past. Were these three ...
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In the Day of the Doctor, is the Curator (Tom Baker) the Doctor or just another person?

Unless he wasn't playing as the 4th Doctor (which is unlikely as the 12th Doctor- Matt Smith- says he doesn't forget a face when he saw him) how did the 4th Doctor's cameo fit in at the end of the ...