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Peter Purves was a young actor at the time, just beginning to build his career. He auditioned to play a Menoptra in The Web Planet, and did not get the role, but according to this interview the director, Richard Martin,... very kindly told me that with the work I had been doing previously it wasn't worth me playing one of the non-speaking roles. However, he ...


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It appears that he was cast in that serial as a recurring character (the American hillbilly, Morton Dill) and the producers liked him so much that they cast as a new recurring player, Steven Taylor, who made his appearance later in the same serial, and then carried on into the next series. Note that he grew a stubbly beard specifically so that audiences ...


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I think it mostly depends on who or what the species is. For example, he always tries to save and protect humans no matter what. When they die, it seems exceptional, or they sacrificed themselves. The Doctor also tends to protect whatever species' really need him, like in Season 8 Episode 2, where he decided to help the Dalek, since it seemed to be good. He ...


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"Washing up" is the British expression meaning 'doing the dishes'. We sometimes also refer to the pile of dirty dishes waiting to be dealt with as "the washing up". Amy's relationship with the Doctor is unusual - there may be some attraction between them but she firmly loves Rory and she recognises that the Doctor is always 'running away'...


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It's a joke. The Doctor is saying that he wants Amy and Rory to stop travelling with him and get on with their lives before they come to a sticky end like many of his previous companions. Amy replies "Well, I think this is about the washing up, personally." - as in the real reason is that the Doctor is fed up of Amy and Rory literally leaving dirty ...


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Amy is referring to herself and Rory as (metaphorically) being a pile of dirty dishes that the Doctor needs to deal with and put away before he's (metaphorically) able to settle down for the evening. AMY: Why now? DOCTOR: Because you're still breathing. AMY: Well, I think this is about the washing up, personally. DOCTOR: I mean, you're right, there's still ...


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Yes it is possible in theory. But I can only recall a single instance of a future version of a timelord being wiped out from timeline changes. So in practice it is not possible and has never happened. Other answers have already established regeneration transfers particularly between River Song and the Doctor. So I want to focus on the paradox issues. ...


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One of the meanings of "shunt" is a bypass -- electrically, a short circuit is a "shunt" and sometimes a parallel load is, too (think "shunt wound motor" vs. "series wound motor"). In transportation, a "shunt" is like a shortcut, but one that, for reasons, isn't the primary route (you'll see shunt tracks on ...


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OK, so after I gave it a bit more thinking I came up with another theory. How about this? Rory has seen the Handbots appearing out of nowhere. He's smart, so he figured this may be some kind of a teleport, and his idea is to use the very same technology to get to the TARDIS. However, Amy points out that this is not a teleport, but a "time jump" (...


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The dictionary definition of shunt that applies here is it means "allow movement". Timestream refers to personal history. Generally it gets used in Doctor Who in multiple Doctor specials where each Doctor is considered to have his own timestream. Basically Doctor Who is paradox free except for the personal history of a time traveler. See the 9th ...


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I haven't read it myself but I believe you are referring to the Four Doctors Taken from the synopsis from the wiki (emphasis by me)


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I believe you're talking about two different episodes, or perhaps not quite remembering it correctly. The Doctor declared himself the Time Lord Victorious during The Waters of Mars after deciding that The laws of time are mine, and they will obey me! However, I do not believe The Doctor ever left Wilfred Mott to die. There was a moment's hesitation when ...


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