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Is the Doctor insane?

TL;DR: watch more of the show and you'll learn the answers to all these questions and pick up a lot more about the Doctor and the Time Lords, by osmosis if nothing else. He finds all things even ...
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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

Unfortunately, Amazon has made a dog's breakfast of Doctor Who, splitting up random Tennant episodes and the Christmas Specials into separate "shows" that should not be separate, splitting out various ...
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Who is/was the first woman Doctor Who?

It depends on what you consider "official". Doctor Who is famous for its very loose and ill-defined canon, with tons of spin-off materials (TV movies, comics, novels, audio-only stories, etc.) piling ...
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If the Doctor's two hearts lead the robots to believe he's two people, why did he only get one smiley badge?

I just had an inspired thought (for some meaning of "inspired", anyway): I think the Vardy-interface is interpreting the doctor's two heartbeats as a pregnant human. This handily matches all the ...
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Who is who on this Doctor Who Christmas Card?

The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) Time Lord (probably one of the Gallifrey High Council, possibly Rassilon) The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) Zygon The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) 2 Toclafane Davros The ...
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Does Clara (Oswin Oswald) say "Run you clever boy, and Remember" or "Run you clever boy, and remember me"?

Both In "Asylum of the Daleks," she says the first version: DALEK: Human! Remember me. DOCTOR: Thank you. DALEK: Run! (The Doctor runs as the bombardment starts.) [Room] OSWIN: Run, you ...
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Who is/was the first woman Doctor Who?

Joanna Lumley played the 13th Doctor in Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). While not a part of any future Doctor Who continuity, this was a BBC approved production, written ...
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Who was it in the black and white photo on The Doctor's desk?

Susan Foreman, granddaughter and very first Companion to the Doctor. The photograph seen in "The Pilot" appears to be a cropped and re-backgrounded version of this one, which according to Wikipedia ...
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Doctor Who episode where the Doctor met someone who thought they were the Doctor

Although the era of this episode isn't clear based on your question, my guess is that you are referring to "The Next Doctor", one of the later Christmas specials from the Tenth Doctor run. ...
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Why does the Doctor not believe in Satan?

I'm guessing she's referring directly to the Abrahamic Satan. She doesn't believe in him because she knows he's just an idea resulting from the mental projection of The Beast, who is basically just an ...
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Can the Doctor be female?

Yes. The Thirteenth Doctor will be Jodie Whittaker, a woman. This was announced earlier today by the BBC after the Wimbledon finals, and also on Twitter.
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Has the Doctor ever knowingly interacted with his current incarnation

Yes, in "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS". After the Doctor and Clara have finally made their way all the way to the heart of the TARDIS, the Doctor pushes through a glowing crack in the wall to ...
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Why is the Doctor overwhelmingly male?

I don't think there is a lot of in universe reasons. But I'll try to give some Even though Regeneration is a lottery, some control over it seems to be possible The best example is given during the ...
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Why were the Sontarans so sexist?

The Sontarans are a stereotypically warlike race. They see everything in the context of warmaking. Even wishing someone well (which is a peaceful action) often references wishing they will have a ...
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11th Doctor Who episode with Rory and Amy getting split up

The episode you're thinking of is called "The Doctor's Wife". In this episode the TARDIS' energy is placed into a body of a female named Idris by a sentient planetoid (named House) that wants to ...
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How many hours would it take to watch all of Doctor Who?

I added up the episodes and times from the Wikipedia list of Doctor Who episodes. This excludes movies and the 2013 50th anniversary docudrama as well as web episodes, animated features, etc. Classic ...
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Has the Doctor ever had facial hair before?

I'm not aware of any Doctor that routinely had facial hair other than the War Doctor (I thank Bjorn Eriksson below for reminding me of him). Matt Smith's Doctor was imprisoned for sometime and had a ...
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Are Cass and Lunn actually speaking sign language?

Yes... The British Deaf Association has publicly praised the episode, specifically calling out Cass' use of British Sign Language: What was most heartening was that the Deafness of Sophie’s character,...
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Why would the Doctor get his tie?

The entire point of the scene is that the Doctor traveled backwards in time, created a memorable event and then immediately left. The Doctor you see accosting Martha at the start of the show isn't a ...
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What instruments were used to record the Doctor Who theme -- originally?

The theme "Doctor Who" (nee "Dr. Who") was originally composed using electronic components like test tone generators, some filtering circuits, and a low frequency oscillator—in ...
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Has the Doctor ever had facial hair before?

The War Doctor did have facial hair. He was a Doctor that regenerated between the 8th and 9th Doctor and was played by John Hurt. The War Doctor only appeared in the episode "The Day of the ...
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Where is the Whomobile now?

Privately owned by a man named Paul Buckland According to a 2005 BBC article, it was sold at auction in the 80s: So, what happened to the car? Well, it wasn't ever the property of the Beeb - the ...
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How were the Doctor's regenerations revealed to the public in the past?

The identity of the new Doctor has always been newsworthy, it's only with the new series that they've been made into true media events (such as the worldwide live broadcast for the announcement of ...
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Doctor Who episode where people draw on themselves to remember when their memories are erased?

You are probably remembering "Day of the Moon" (2011), where the main characters marked themselves every time they saw a Silent, since they could not remember seeing them, but physical records ...
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Is Romana still the only Time Lord to be one of the Doctor's companions?

Susan (or "Susan Foreman", as she was sometimes called) was likely a Timelord. It's not clear if she was, in fact, related to the Doctor (she was introduced as his "granddaughter"),...
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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?

She's not sure that Darillium is their last night together. From The Husbands of River Song: RIVER: There are stories about us, you know. DOCTOR: Oh, I dread to think. RIVER: I look them up sometimes....
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Wouldn't the paradox machine be useful for the Doctor?

There are several reasons The Doctor would decide against building a Paradox Machine: He doesn't know how The original Paradox Machine was created by The Master. There's no reason to suspect The ...
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Has the Doctor ever had facial hair before?

The 1980 story "The Leisure Hive" Tom Baker's doctor is at one point artificially aged, and appears with a full beard. He looks like this:
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Has the Doctor ever knowingly interacted with his current incarnation

In the BBC Children in Need special Space / Time, the 11th Doctor speaks to a version of himself from mere moments into his future. DOCTOR: I'm setting up a controlled temporal implosion. It's the ...
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