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 his companions.

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 Doctor Who (178 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Dr. Who / ... (144 episodes, 1963-1984)
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 Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / ... (109 episodes, 1965-1989)
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 Guard / ... (90 episodes, 1964-1985)
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 Sarah Jane Smith (83 episodes, 1973-1984)
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 Barbara Wright / ... (81 episodes, 1963-1980)
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 Ian Chesterton (78 episodes, 1963-1965)
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 Jo Grant (78 episodes, 1971-1984)
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 Sergeant Benton / ... (74 episodes, 1967-1983)

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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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It is incidental that Sylvester McCoy took over as The Doctor in 1987, which he played until the series ended in 1989. Timothy Dalton took over as British secret agent James Bond in the 1987 James Bond film "The Living Daylights", which he played until 1989's "License to Kill". Timothy Dalton later appeared as the Lord President in David Tennant's farewell story "The End of Time". See more »

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Adric: [sitting atop a big gun, hands on controls] I don't know what these levers do, but it's pointing in your direction.
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For the first several seasons, each individual chapter (episode) carried its own title. This practice was abandoned following the 1966 story "The Gunfighters." As a result, several early stories are known by several different titles. See more »

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What Doctor Who could teach the people of today.
8 June 2000 | by (Sunrise Florida) – See all my reviews



If there is one thing Doctor Who could teach the people of today, it would be "special effects do not make a movie/show". Movies and shows these days tend to rely more on special effects and less on plot. They're all show and little go. Doctor Who made up for it's lack of a high budget with it's strong plots and acting. I'd rather watch the all teeth and curls Tom Baker than watch the kid who played Anakin Skywalker in Phantom Menace. And I'd rather watch a pepperpot with a plunger sticking out of it repeating "Exterminate!" than watch Jar Jar "meesa no likea yous" Binks and the "extraordinary" fact that he's completely CGI.


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