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What does a TARDIS start as?

We see the Doctor stealing the TARDIS in "The Name of The Doctor". It basically looks like a big white (silver?) tube with a sliding door. And again in "...
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Where did the name “Gallifrey” come from?

I heard somebody ask about the name "Gallifrey" at a Doctor Who convention in the 1980s. John Nathan-Turner answered something to the effect that it was supposed to be suggestive of "...
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How much affinity does the Doctor have for Gallifrey?

In short — the Doctor likes Gallifrey, and most of its people. But he doesn’t like the Time Lords so much, for various reasons. Taking your points one-by-one (and, as you rightly say, SPOILERS): ...
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Why Didn't Gallifrey Throw Earth Out of Orbit?

Had Gallifrey remained where it re-appeared, it would likely have shredded Earth and the Moon, and possibly sent it careening out of the solar system (or into the Sun). That said, the same effects ...
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How does one calculate the age of a Time Lord?

A Time Lord cannot "live billions of years in 5 seconds." A Time Lord might move between two points in time billions of years apart, but they don't "get older" doing so. Time Lords age the same way ...
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How does the doctor go back to Gallifrey if it is in another universe?

It's no longer in another universe. In The Time of the Doctor, the Doctor receives a signal from Gallifrey trying to exit out of their alternate pocket dimension. At that point, Gallifrey didn't ...
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Will The Doctor deteriorate now that he's past his 12th regeneration?

As long as the show is on the air, they'll figure out a reason to keep The Doctor regenerating, so it's unlikely this new regeneration cycle will suddenly begin falling apart. The show, particularly ...
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What does this picture say in circular Gallifreyan?

According to this Instagram post by the original artist, Lou Wolgast, this was a tattoo concept. As seen in the comments, he believes it's the name of the client.
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Did we ever find out how The Master achieved his great anti-Gallifrey goal in series 12?

As of the end of season 12, the answer is no - we don't know how he did it. All we know is that the Master selectively destroyed parts of it, so it cannot have been some weapon of mass destruction: &...
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Is the Doctor's Second Heart artificial?

The second heart is common to all Gallifreyans. However, this does not invalidate the Doctor's statement, because he is meeting Missy off of Gallifrey, and among Gallifreyans only the Time Lords (and ...
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Is the Doctor's Second Heart artificial?

No, it's not unique. HANDBOT: Statement rejected. Apalapucia is under planet-wide quarantine. This is a kindness facility for those infected with Chen Seven. (The Doctor covers his mouth and ...
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Are Gallifreyans reptiles, mammals, or something else?

Are Gallifreyans repriles or mammals or birds or fish? No. As @randal'thor says in his comment, they're aliens. Reptiles/mammals are groups of life forms on earth, and aliens do not necessarily fit ...
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What does this picture say in circular Gallifreyan?

Circular Gallifreyan cannot be translated effectively, in fact, it's nigh-on impossible. The exact spacing for the lettering is extremely difficult to be measured correctly, and while a series of ...
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Where did the name “Gallifrey” come from?

Although I cannot find proof of it anywhere, I had an idea that it could be a play/twist on the term "Galfridian", which is an adjective relating to Geoffrey of Monmouth, who is considered the founder ...
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How much affinity does the Doctor have for Gallifrey?

Regarding The End of Time: Gallifrey coming back would break the time-lock, and the Time War would start again. But Gallifrey is his home, so when there is a way to save them without kick-starting ...
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Who rules Gallifrey after season 9 finale? [Spoilers]

There's probably a power vacuum, and most likely the General is effectively ruling Gallifrey, after having backed the Doctor against Rassilon. He should call elections, but we don't know the state of ...
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Who rules Gallifrey after season 9 finale? [Spoilers]

I think “right now”, the Doctor rules Gallifrey. But, if you know the story of Hell Bent, the Doctor has forgotten his near past, which may create an absence of a ruler in Gallifrey — or may not, '...
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Is the Doctor's Second Heart artificial?

It's possible, I don't think there is any evidence for or against it on the show, and other fiction like books and audios is apparently ambiguous on this point, see the binary vascular section of the ...
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