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As used elsewhere on this website, the demonym for inhabitants of Gallifrey is Gallifreyan (which is also the word for the language, similar to some demonyms on Earth). https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Gallifreyan The first instance of the use of the term Gallifreyan was in the script for the unfinished and unaired Tom Baker episode Shada. There are multiple ...


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Co-writer Chris Matheson claims that neither he, nor co-writer Ed Solomon nor the film's director Stephen Herek (who suggested the phone box) knew anything about Doctor Who. “Rufus was originally their friend,” reveals Matheson of Bill and Ted’s time-travel mentor, played cooly by comedian George Carlin. “He was a 27-year-old high school junior and ...


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The BBC released an official script for the episode Hell Bent. It features both this scene description EXT. GALLIFREYAN DESERT/CITY - DAY 3 The horizon, almost lost in the heat shimmer. and this dialogue ASHILDR (cont’d): Tell me, Doctor, I’ve always wanted to know - you’re a Time Lord, you’re a high born Gallifreyan. Why do you spend so much ...


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Yes, in The Deadly Assassin: Well, don't you see what he's done? We Time Lords are telepathic. That's simply a brain storage system. He intercepted its forecast that the President was to be assassinated and beamed it into my mind. The quotation being the Doctor, talking about the Master


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It may be a reference to the episode 'The Three Doctors', where they were transported to a planet within an anti-matter universe, where Omega had been trapped (and not destroyed, as usually believed, during the event that provided the Time Lords with their power source), and his will determined the physical makeup of the universe. Stealing from the article ...


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This is a very well researched question! If you haven't already read David Banks's "Cybermen", I strongly urge you to seek out a copy; he's put the same kind of effort into analysing the chronology of the Cyber-stories you did. (And that book really goes into detail about the cyberFaction and their split from the cyberMondasians!) Now... I think the key to ...


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The writers and director claim that they didn't know about the TARDIS. To decide whether that is plausible or not, it is worth considering the differences between the two: The Doctor's TARDIS is not a public phone box - it is a British Police box. The time machine in Bill & Ted is based on a regular public phone box. The telephone on a Police box is ...


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A: The Master was using a perception filter. When The Doctor questioned how The Master was successfully posing as a Nazi despite his appearance, he responded that he was using a perception filter. In previous adventures, The Master has used disguises to conceal his outward appearance, but on this occasion, he did not. Of course, given the telepathic ...


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According to the TARDIS Wikia page on "telepathic contact", yes, in the audio story "The Missing Link": Telepathic contact was a Time Lord ability to form a telepathic link between multiple minds for high-speed conversations and decision-making. The ability was used by different incarnations of the Doctor (TV: The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors) or two ...


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It is perfectly reasonable to assume that Jodrell Bank and The Pharos Project are the same thing - or that the fictional project refers to a particular program of research that took place at the real-life radio telescope. Consider the timeline: The real Jodrell Bank was built in 1945. Jodrell Bank was mentioned in the First Doctor story The Tenth Planet in ...


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Laura Fraser explains this to the Dr when she asks why they kept him alive after Kane killed him. Not 100% on the line but pretty sure it was something like "They where having fun" and also "He wanted to die, it was the best thing for him" So the suggestion is that the oxygen kept them alive meaning that they could torture him longer as opposed to ...


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Benny is using an oxygen tank to assist his respiration, and we later see that the Dregs are averse to oxygen. It seems the Dregs avoided Benny to some degree until his oxygen ran out. You could ask why the Dregs didn't avoid the other people using the emergency oxygen devices. I can only surmise that the "nasal clip" design of the emergency services leak ...


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