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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

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 The Doctor / ... (58 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 The Doctor (56 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Clara / ... (39 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Rose Tyler / ... (39 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Amy Pond / ... (37 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ood Sigma / ... (35 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Dalek / ... (34 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 The Doctor / ... (33 episodes, 2008-2016)
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 Rory / ... (27 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Martha Jones / ... (24 episodes, 2006-2013)
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The Doctor, from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he regenerates into a new form (which is how the show has been running since 1963).

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Trivia

Less than a week before the Series 9 started, it was confirmed it would be Jenna Coleman's last series. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Tenth Doctor: Allons-y!
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Crazy Credits

On the 2012 episodes, the title logo is decorated with a motif related to each episode's theme. On episode one, "Asylum of the Daleks", it was decorated with dots like the ones covering a Dalek body. On episode 2, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" it was decorated in green-like vegetation. On episode 3, "A Town Called Mercy" it was made of wooden boards, like the buildings of the Far West town on the episode. And on episode 4, "The Power of Three", it was decorated with a pattern made of cubes. See more »

Connections

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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 (Ensenada, Mexico) – See 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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