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There are some great answers here already, but as a huge Whovian I wanted to add a little more information. As a complete beginner to the series definitely start with the 2005 Doctor Who series. The series will make perfect sense and there will be nothing revealed that will leave you confused (or at least nothing that won't be cleared up later in the ...


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Initially, he stated that he wanted to avoid being typecast so he quit to move on with his career. However, in this statement in an acting class, he tells a rather different story. I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn’t agree with the way things ...


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Although regeneration usually appears as an involuntary, biological process that occurs when death would otherwise be imminent, the nature of regeneration has not always been consistently represented. It has been most fully explored over the years in the case of the Master: It's possible to reset the counter on regenerations-- as in The Five Doctors ...


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I don't really know how to prove it definitively, but it seems pretty clear to me that they're not the same guy when you look at the guy from your picture side by side with 2010 Adam Sandler. I guess the most telling part is different head shape, the Dr Who guy has less of an oval shape to his noggin.


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This site talks about how the reconstructions were made. Here's what it says about why there are missing episodes at all: ...By the 1970's the show had moved to colour and the old 60's black and white episodes were becoming less popular to show as more and more foreign TV stations opted to show the newer colour stories instead. The copies distributed ...


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In the beginning of the episode when The Doctor was "admitted" in the hospital and Martha's class group was making their rounds, Martha volunteered to do the assessment. Martha came under ridicule because when she went to listen for a heartbeat, she discovered one on both sides of The Doctor's chest. During this final scene, Martha remembers this and ...


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Was about to write the following myself, but as I made a search for it just to verify everything, I stumbled upon this slightly more detailed answer on the Wikipedia page for Mrs. Robinson: The 2011 Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut" has the young-looking Eleventh Doctor introduce his middle-aged future wife River Song in 1969 to President ...


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Have you ever heard of a film called Broadcast News? There is a pivotal scene where William Hurt turns in an interview, and he appears to cry in reaction to his subject's story. The interview looks extremely emotional, and garners Hurt's character a ton of attention. It isn't until later that it is brought to Holly Hunter's character's attention that ...


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Billie's response to this conundrum is: “Maybe it was really cold and my lips were tense, because we were shooting in the middle of winter and I'm always in a tiny leather jacket" Read more: Doctor Who on denofgeek.com However, other sites have speculated that she may have had some dental work done which caused the lisp.


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For your secondary question, you can see Cass didn't realize it's a TARDIS until the Doctor mentioned it's bigger on the inside - a telltale sign you're dealing with Time Lord technology. That's what tipped her off. As for your main question, Cass's reaction makes it quite clear that at that point in the war, both sides had committed such atrocities that ...


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The Tardis is an intelligent entity. There are multiple references over the 50 years (since 1963) that the show has been on the air to the sentience of the Tardis, from examples covering its ability to demonstrate free will, to using an avatar to communicate. The Tardis is not a unique entity in concept. Time Lords used them as they saw fit. As the ...


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This is a major spoiler: At the end of the first season, it's discovered that the daleks have been controling the human race through the tv games. Rose looked at the heart of the Tardis and was impued with the power of time. She used it to return to where the doctor was and scattered the message across time. It's a message to herself from the future.


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For a possible explanation you'll have to consider the following: The TARDIS translates (almost) everything so it can be perceived and understood by those travelling with it. This includes spoken and written words. After this scene the Doctor notes that it's been a message and coordinates, so he travels to ancient Britain: Just followed the ...


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It wasn't Earth tech. He used Rose's cellphone that was originally modified by the Doctor so that she could talk to her mother: The "Superphone" is an upgraded mobile phone that can make calls across time and space. It even calibrates to the user's home time period, as shown by Adam Mitchell's ability to call his home time on Rose Tyler's phone ("The ...


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Remember that he cheated during the contest. The arrows he fired into the target were equipped with some kind of tech that let them home in on the target, so it's reasonable to assume there was more than just wood in their makeup. It's probable that it was those that he detonated, rather than the target itself.


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The angels had followed Sparrow to the police station, and they generally hide themselves in positions where you'd expect to see statues (like the church across the street). But when Sparrow turned her back they went across the road into the police station. Once they got to the carpark there was no need to hide any more so they showed themselves more openly. ...


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River and the Doctor are both time travelers, for reasons which are never quite explained they tend to meet each other in the wrong order (as one knows more about their history the other knows less). The diagram below shows this: (Source: Will Brooks on Deviantart) Through the series the diary actually pops up a few times. It was only after she met him ...


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You can start with the 2005 series starring Christopher Eccelston if you want the full Doctor Who experience from when it was bought back to TV However, if you cannot tolerate the poor special effects or cheesier stories, you could jump forward to the 2010 series with Matt Smith as the Doctor. The Matt Smith episodes have almost nothing in common ...


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I don't think you're ever going to get a clear answer to this one but I'll do my best. The Doctor has already proven he has telepathic abilities (The Girl in the Fireplace). The Master has linked together the entire human race using the Archangel network, this is designed to subdue them. During his year as a captive The Doctor integrates with this network ...


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In the Tardis Data Core website, it talks about this: Upon saving the Doctor's life (after nearly killing him herself) by giving up her remaining regenerations, River ended up in the best hospital in the universe. It was there that the Doctor gave her the diary. This was done to make sure she kept track of their meetings to keep their timelines from ...


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I was pretty sure that she said "Wobbly personality masking bossy control-freak." using VLC to do a much slower playback, but according to this transcript site and this site: CLARA: Bubbly personality masking bossy control freak. Given the history of Wibbly-Wobbly-Timey-Wimey stuff, "Wobbly" seemed likely. Having played it again, I do concede ...


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If you're just starting out, then starting with the reboot makes sense. They tried to make a fairly clean start and work back into the 'legacy' villians such as the Daleks and the Master. If you want to backfill from there, there's two DVD sets of the "Doctor Revisited" episodes, where they do a show-and-tell about the prior Doctors leading into one of ...


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From an interview with Steven Moffat (May 2012): There are going to be five Doctor Who episodes in the autumn, then a Christmas special, then eight more in 2013 - what was the thinking behind that structure? I don't know, on this occasion, that the thinking particularly came from me, actually. I've always been open to anything that shakes [the ...


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The visual interface states "I am programmed to select the image of a person you esteem". Clara has also stated that she feels that the TARDIS doesn't like her. It might be that the TARDIS wants to annoy her by saying that, of all people in the world, Clara only holds herself in high esteem.


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"It has been said earlier that the TARDIS cannot travel to other universes", you say. But then again, the TARDIS has traveled to other universes. Mostly in the very same episodes where it was said to be impossible. It traveled to the parallel universe in Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel in series 2, and to the pocket universe where House lived in The ...


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Start with Doctor Who (2005). It's good to understand and works like a reboot (little going back sometimes). It's also a fresh start of the TV series after a long time and also had good success. Even said the same over scifi.stackexchange.com.


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I'm going to disagree with the majority here. I think it is worth watching at least some of the classic series early, in order to get an appreciation for where the show has come from. I'm not going to suggest starting with it, but I think jumping back to it between watching modern episodes could be an enlightening approach (which I wish now I had taken). ...



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