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A science fiction show from Britain that originally debuted in 1963. After several hiatuses it was relaunched in 2005.

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Why wasn't the room with the crystalline Spantium being reset?

In Heaven Sent (Doctor Who): As every room in the castle was being reset after a while, why wasn't the room with the crystalline Spantium being reset? Each hit by the Doctor wearing away the wall ...
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Is Peter Capaldi the only Doctor to play another role in Doctor Who?

Peter is the special guest actor in S4:E3 of modern Doctor Who, alongside David Tennant's Doctor. He of course also took that titular role himself, after Matt Smith. There's a fun moment where the two ...
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Are the plots of future Sherlock episodes going to be much more by Steven Moffat than Sir Arthur Doyle?

The following contains spoilers for the third season of Steven Moffat's Sherlock and Doctor Who #11 (Matt Smith). I just watched S3E3 of Sherlock, the Sherlock Holmes interpretation by Steven Moffat ...
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Why is the Doctor sometimes afraid to die (or actually does die) instead of regenerating?

In Let's Kill Hitler (2011), River Song poisons the Doctor and everyone is certain that he will die. The way he was eventually brought back from death was by River's spending her remaining ...
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What was under the blanket?

After watching the Doctor Who episode Listen I was left with the impression that it was the Doctor's own nightmares and fears which led him to believe there was a creature perfectly evolved for hiding....
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What computers and keyboards are in the eleventh Doctor's console?

The eleventh Doctor's TARDIS has lots of retro equipment in its console. I see some computers or keyboards. Has anyone identified them? I would not be surprised if something very British were in there....
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In the episode “Hide,” why does the TARDIS mimic Clara?

Presumably, soon after the events of the "The Doctor's Wife," the TARDIS gained a holographic interface. We've seen ("Let's Kill Hitler") that it can change its appearance. Why does the TARDIS ...
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How did Captain Jack Harkness keep on the TARDIS?

In Utopia, Captain Jack Harkness holds on the TARDIS which goes to near the end of the universe to get rid of him, due to his immortality (or rather, always coming back into life after dying) being ...
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Why does the First Doctor wear a ring on his small finger?

I'm curious why the First Doctor wears a ring on his little finger (left hand) and not on his ring finger like he's wearing the other one (on his right hand). I'm not even sure why he wears two rings ...
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Heaven Sent - Does the doctor die every day?

This story of the Doctor Who episode "Heaven Sent" takes place over an outstandingly long period of time, seeing the Doctor stuck in a recursive cycle during which he repeatedly perishes and comes ...
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Is Gallifrey still visitable after “Hell Bent”?

In the Doctor Who episode "Hell Bent" we've seen that Gallifrey was moved to the end of the universe, give or take one star system. And after that, the universe has ended. My question is, could ...
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What happened to the spiders in this “Dr. Who” episode?

In the October 28 episode of Dr. Who, titled Arachnids in the UK, a group of spiders are lured into a vault. What happened to them after? Was the plan to lock them up and let them die of hunger or ...
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When and Where are all the Doctor Who Christmas Special set?

Since the reboot of the series it seems that every year there's been a Christmas themed episode released at around Christmas (i.e. this year Twice Upon a Time is airing in Australian Cinemas on Boxing ...
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What are the chanting lyrics in “Song of Freedom”

At the end of season four of Doctor Who, when Tennant's Doctor is towing the earth back to its proper place, the track playing is "Song of Freedom". In this track, there are some chanting voices. ...
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What was Ryan holding near the start of Doctor Who S11E1?

In Series 11, Episode 1 of Doctor Who, entitled "The Woman Who Fell To Earth", there's a scene near the start with Ryan holding an object. Here's a screen clip taken a little over 3 minutes from the ...
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Why were the Doctor Who opening scenes and music changed between seasons and not between Doctors?

It makes sense to me to replace the music and/or intro sequence upon arrival of new Doctor incarnations, but this isn't how they decided to replace the opening intros. It seems like they stuck with ...
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What was at Utopia?

In the episode of Doctor Who "Utopia" there's a message broadcast from it. The last thing we see is the rocket leaving and the Doctor running off back to Earth. but what happened to them once they ...
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Is the Doctor doing anything in this scene?

During the Day Of The Moon, the 11th Doctor, River and Rory have come to rescue Amy and broadcast the subliminal message to kill the Silence on sight. This makes the silence angry and there is a ...
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Why couldn't Clara understand the aliens?

In the rings of Akhaten Clara and the Doctor spend some time walking around and talking to aliens. There were a couple of scenes where Clara didn't understand what the aliens were saying (and some ...
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How did Clara get back to Trenzalore the first time?

In the Time of the Doctor context, did she do that by holding on to the outer edge of the TARDIS and travel through time and space that way?
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What ever happened to Clara Oswald?

In the episode Doctor Who "Hell bent", Clara disappeared with Me in the diner and because of this, I assumed she survived and left to go on her own adventures. However, in 12's regeneration ...
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Do the Doctors in the Doctor Who series identified themselves well?

While talking to my daughter about the Doctor Series, in general, I made an observation that made me wonder if anyone noticed that the Doctors of the Doctor Who series, past and present, made a bold ...
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Why had 5 1/2 hours passed on the ship?

Doctor Who series 2 episode 4: The Girl In the Fireplace Reinette is 37 ... After the clockwork androids are stopped the Doctor is trapped in Versailles because all the time windows are broken. Then ...
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Why did Cass distrust the Doctor?

In the webisode The Night of the Doctor we meet the pilot Cass who is extremely fearful (or perhaps angry with) the Doctor once she realises he's a timelord (bonus points if you can tell me how she ...
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What does Rory say to the Roman soldier in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?

Does anyone know what Rory says to the Roman soldier in his first appearance in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?
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What is the meaning of “Production Code 2.6” on Wikipedia?

Yesterday on Wikipedia I was looking at articles for Doctor Who. I found something very very strange, on this article, what does the production code mean? It changes on some episodes. Upon googling,...
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In the classic series of Doctor Who, did the UNIT HQ building have a name?

As the title asks, in the classic series of Doctor Who, did the UNIT HQ building have a name?
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Are there an infinite number of Universes/Dimensions present in Doctor Who?

Rick and Morty is pretty much Doctor Who except with a fixed (infinitely dispensable) companion and weird cartoon enemies (just my opinion). However in Rick and Morty the main theme is dimension ...
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Wasn't River crossing her own timeline?

In several episodes of Doctor Who (The Runaway Bride and the Wedding of River Song spring to mind) the Doctor says that he cannot cross his own timeline for fear of creating a paradox... it's ...
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How did the Doctor return to the present?

In "Before the flood" (S09E04), when the damn breaks and security protocol 712 is activated in the Tardis, I'm assuming it returned to the present (year 2119 where Clara is) with Bennett. How did ...
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What's the original version of “The Majestic Tale (of a Madman in a Box)”?

I recently watched a few classic Doctor Who episodes from the 80's and earlier during Twitch's streaming event and at one point I was rather surprised to hear music in background that appeared to be ...
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Do any of the computer programs used in 1980s Doctor Who still exist? [closed]

In the 1980s, the Doctor's TARDIS had three computer terminals in the console. Two of them had real monitors and the third (in the rare shot that showed it) was just a plastic box with a flat covering ...
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How does the Doctor go to Gallifrey in “Day of the Doctor”?

It has been said earlier that TARDIS cannot travel to another universe, but the Doctor travels to the TARDIS proff area by taking his TARDIS to the painting which is actually a pocket universe where ...
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Are “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived” two parts of a single story?

Doctor Who has a long history of multi episode stories, sometimes two or three in a row. Series 9 of New Who has a couple (1/2, 3/4, 7/8). But I can't seem to confirm if episode 5 "The Girl Who Died" ...
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How many regenerations does The Master have?

Prior to the "Timeless Child", Time Lords are known to have 12 regenerations. Then the Master, being of the same species, should have 12 regenerations as well. Has there been any indication, ...
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The (potential easter-egg) origins of Calamari Flan in The Mandalorian

Before "The Mandalorian" I had not heard usage of the Mon-Calamari currency known as the Flan. I am curious if there is any information that this may be an easter egg from Favreau. As Calamari is ...
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Was there an uncredited Adam Sandler cameo in Doctor Who: The Big Bang (S5 E13)

I'm not sure if this is episode is new enough to warrant a spoiler block, but because it's the series finale, I'll add one anyway. In Doctor Who series 5 episode 13: The Big Bang, At The camera ...
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Why did the 11th doctor live so long compared with his predecessors?

According to the TARDIS Data Core there was about two or three years between the appearance of the 9th doctor and his regeneration. From the same source we can estimate that the 10th doctor lived ...
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Are all Timelords geniuses?

I'm rewatching Doctor Who and I've always wondered, are all Timelords geniuses or is the Doctor an anomaly? I know that they are exceptionally intelligent because they invented TARDIS' and they ...
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Doctor who's Listen timeline vs Utopia

David Tennant told that Tardis never, and never could've travel that much in time. It's in the end of the universe. It's impossible. (3x11) Peter Capaldi told in Listen that Tardis shouldn't have ...
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Filming techniques for Doctor Who during 4th Doctor run

Does anyone have information on filming techniques during the Doctor Who TV series, or know where such information can be found? I'm particularly interested in the 4th Doctor era, 1974 - 1981. ...
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In the Doctor Who episode Hide how does the Alien become trapped?

It's implied that Hila Tukurian became trapped in the pocket universe while exploring time travel. If that's the case how did the other creature get there?
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Where did the altered title music come from in Resurrection of the Daleks?

The 1984 Doctor Who story Resurrection of the Daleks was originally broadcast as 45 minutes episodes, the first story to do so. However, when it was repeated, each episode had been edited into two 25-...
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Why do these shots from a 2005 Doctor Who episode look blurry?

I am catching up on some earlier episodes of the modern Doctor Who series and I am a little shocked how badly they aged. Putting soundtrack, monsters, special effects and such aside, I want to focus ...
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MCU connected to Doctor Who?

In the post-credit scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Janet van Dyne tells Scott Lang: "Don't get sucked into a time vortex. We won't be able to save you." Sometimes filmmakers will put in ...
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Why is Sheldon such a big fan of Doctor Who? [closed]

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory we can see that Sheldon is a big fan of Doctor from Doctor Who. We also see that one of his greatest dreams is transferring his mind into a cybernetic body. ...

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