The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

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The Doctor is a renegade Time Lord: an eccentric, highly-intelligent scientist from a distant planet. He travels through time and space in the TARDIS, a curious device, larger on the inside than on the outside, which was designed to change its appearance to suit its surroundings. Unfortunately, the Doctor's TARDIS seems to be broken, and always appears as a blue British police box. The Doctor has a soft spot for the planet Earth, and often visits there, either to save it from various alien threats or to whisk a choice few inhabitants away to the distant parts of the galaxy to help him fight evil there. The Doctor has many foes, including Daleks (led by Davros), and The Master, another renegade Time Lord. Time Lord biology enables them to regenerate their bodies, and so both the Doctor and the Master appear to evolve over the years... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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29 September 1975 (USA)  »

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£4,500,000 (estimated)
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(15 episodes) | (679 episodes)

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(1963-1987)| (1988-1989)

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(1963-1969)| (1970-1989)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of Doctor Who: Planet of Fire: Part Four (1984), The Doctor promises Peri that he would take her back home to America when she finishes travelling with The Doctor after 3 months. At the end of Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Fourteen (1986), it was revealed that Peri, whom had been believed to had been killed by Lord Kiv, when her body was taken over by Lord Kiv, was in fact revealed to be very much alive and had married King Yrcanos. Peri's family never learned of her fate. At the beginning of Doctor Who: Planet of Fire: Part Four (1984), Peri was rescued by Turlough, whom saved her from drowning, when she tried to swim to shore, when her stepfather Howard left her stranded on his boat. It would had been assumed by Peri's family and the authorities that Peri may had drowned trying to swim to shore and her body was never found or Peri left Lanzarote and went off with the English boys to Morroco and never returned to the United States. See more »

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The Doctor: You're working for a madman, you know.
Scorby: He pays well.
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Crazy Credits

While several episodes made use of teaser sequences before the opening credits (though only a handful in the show's 26-year history), the 1970 7-part story "The Ambassadors of Death" was unique in that it was an experiment in changing the format of the opening credits that was not repeated. At the start of each chapter, the credits would begin as usual but end right after the title "Doctor Who" appeared (before the episode and writer titles appeared). A brief teaser then followed, followed by the remainder of the opening sequence, as usual. Another story from the same season, "Inferno", also altered the format of the opening credits slightly by showing the episode and writer titles over footage of bubbling lava. See more »

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Doctor Who is the greatest series ever
3 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Doctor Who is the greatest series ever. I guess the reason why I love this show is because it is lots of fun as it take a story any place and any time period and make it work. That is why the classic series is so loved and that is why there was a lot of demand for it to come back in 2005. To the naysayers of Doctor Who, it is their loss and their problem why they do not get the appeal of Doctor Who. It is their problem and frankly it should never be mine and watching Doctor Who is the best viewing decision I have ever made.

It is often been said that Doctor Who could easily run forever (notwithstanding the gap between the "classic" and "new" series). That is because flexible in its format and it is that flexibility is why Doctor Who aficionados always stick with Doctor Who because it is worth sticking around for.


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