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Doctor Who 

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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

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Sydney Newman
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Series cast summary:
Matt Smith ...  The Doctor 57 episodes, 2010-2017
David Tennant ...  The Doctor / ... 59 episodes, 2005-2017
Peter Capaldi ...  The Doctor / ... 46 episodes, 2008-2017
Nicholas Briggs ...  Daleks / ... 42 episodes, 2005-2020
Jenna Coleman ...  Clara / ... 41 episodes, 2012-2017
Karen Gillan ...  Amy Pond / ... 38 episodes, 2008-2017
Paul Kasey ...  Ood Sigma / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2020
Billie Piper ...  Rose Tyler / ... 40 episodes, 2005-2017
Arthur Darvill ...  Rory / ... 27 episodes, 2010-2012
Jodie Whittaker ...  The Doctor 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Ruari Mears Ruari Mears ...  Cyberman / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2013
Bradley Walsh ...  Graham O'Brien 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Tosin Cole ...  Ryan Sinclair 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Mandip Gill ...  Yasmin Khan 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Freema Agyeman ...  Martha Jones / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2017
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Storyline

The Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in their ship the T.A.R.D.I.S. (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time The Doctor regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of the original actor, William Hartnell, in 1966). Written by Chris Wright

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All of time and space... Follow me. (Series 5) See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (48 episodes) | (3 episodes) | (2 Episodes) | (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

There was a false fan theory that Ashildr (Maisie Williams) and Missy (Michelle Gomez) were the same person. See more »

Quotes

[series 4 trailer]
Donna Noble: There are things waiting in the darkness. Creatures of metal, fire and blood. But he's out there, burning through time, facing a thousand dangers across the stars and never giving up. He looks like a man but he's a legend and his name is the Doctor. He'll come back to save us and this time I'm going to be ready. Then just like that...
Donna NobleThe Tenth Doctor: We'll be gone.
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Crazy Credits

Each episode has a pre-credits sequence, and a trailer for the following episode at the end. Episode one has no pre-credits sequence(except for 5.1 " The Eleventh Hour", and episode thirteen has no trailer. See more »

Alternate Versions

Season 8 in Australia is PG on television, and M on DVD. Science fiction themes and violence being the reason. See more »

Connections

Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 27 April 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Blew the mind of an uninitiated, long time sci-fi lover
9 July 2010 | by niktemadurSee all my reviews

For as long as I can remember, I've heard about the good Doctor, references, inside jokes and the like. Such as "Real Daleks don't climb stairs, they flatten the building".

The quandary was this: Where do I begin, with thousands of episodes aired? I was afraid of getting myself into something deep, dense, voluminous and possibly repetitive, impossible to get back out of.

The very simple yet belated answer was, of course, by accident.

On one of those sleepless nights, flipping channels, I saw astronauts in a Victorian library, and was immediately intrigued by the weird homage to Kubrick. Before the commercial break, I was treated to electronic ghosts and invisible floating piranhas.

Then this absolute beauty comes up, I paraphrase - "You've been living in a computer simulation, your physical body is elsewhere" - "But I've been dieting"

Bleak, subtle and sophisticated humor? Check, and count me in.

As it turned out, I had stumbled into the middle of a Sy-Fy Channel short marathon of Doctor Who. I resisted going to sleep until the damn thing ended five or six episodes later, at ten in the morning.

What wildly imaginative premises, what a high-quality level of writing, what a gem this is! There is serious brain-power at work here, courtesy of the BBC yet again, on a continuing heroic mission to sacrifice short-term profit for long-term legacy. As evidence, I present "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", "The Singing Detective", "Brideshead Revisited".

From what little I've seen in half of a short marathon, Doctor Who deserves a ten out of ten.


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