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Doctor Who 

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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

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Sydney Newman
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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Baker ...  Doctor Who 173 episodes, 1974-1984
William Hartnell ...  Dr. Who / ... 140 episodes, 1963-1984
Jon Pertwee ...  Doctor Who / ... 129 episodes, 1970-1984
Patrick Troughton ...  Dr. Who / ... 127 episodes, 1966-1985
Frazer Hines ...  Jamie / ... 116 episodes, 1966-1985
Nicholas Courtney ...  Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / ... 106 episodes, 1965-1989
Pat Gorman ...  Guard / ... 34 episodes, 1964-1985
Elisabeth Sladen ...  Sarah Jane Smith 81 episodes, 1973-1984
Jacqueline Hill ...  Barbara Wright / ... 81 episodes, 1963-1980
William Russell ...  Ian Chesterton 78 episodes, 1963-1965
Katy Manning ...  Jo Grant 77 episodes, 1971-1984
John Scott Martin ...  Dalek / ... 66 episodes, 1965-1988
John Levene ...  Sergeant Benton / ... 70 episodes, 1967-1983
Peter Davison ...  The Doctor / ... 70 episodes, 1981-1984
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Storyline

Traveling across time and space, the immortal time-lord known as 'The Doctor' travels across the universe with his many companions and his loyal shape-shifting space-ship: The TARDIS. The Doctor faces many threats across many generations: from The Daleks, The Cybermen and his time-lord adversary The Master to the sinister Davros, creator of The Daleks. Written by Johnny

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Trivia

When Vincent Price was over in England making films such as Dr. Phibes and Theater of Blood, he saw some episodes and attempted to make an American adaptation of it with himself playing the Doctor, but he couldn't get the copyright so he made Time Express instead. See more »

Goofs

Whenever there is a closeup of the Fifth Doctor's open mouth, you can see Peter Davison's dental fillings, which a regenerated Time Lord would not have. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
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Crazy Credits

The tradition of showing The Doctor's face in the opening titles was not introduced until Patrick Troughton's tenure with the program was under way. During Jon Pertwee's era, the producers experimented with changing the opening credits and music. One of the rejected opening credits was accidentally included on some prints of the story "Carnival of Monsters" that were broadcast overseas. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some of the DVD releases feature optional computer generated special effects replacing the old special effects shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Muppet Show: Andy Williams (1980) See more »

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Greatest Series of All Time
1 June 2001 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

`Doctor Who', in a nutshell, is probably the most imaginative show ever created. Initially, it was about an eccentric time-traveller from another planet, who looked human and affected an English manner and style. The interior of his time machine (called a TARDIS) was huge and highly advanced, but the exterior quaintly resembled an English public call box. The Doctor was a self-imposed exile from a race of powerful beings called the Time Lords. The Time Lords observed history, but never interfered with it. This bored the almighty heck out of the Doctor, so he made off with an older TARDIS and decided to see the Universe for himself.

When the original actor who played the Doctor decided to leave the show, the writers came up with the inventive concept of `regeneration'. Whenever the Doctor was close to death, or actually killed, he would `regenerate' into a new body (and persona). The show went through seven highly talented actors in this fashion.

The format of the show was highly adaptable. Didn't like the way the show was going? Just wait two or three years. The style always seemed to change whenever there was a change of Doctor, producer and/or script editor. The series went from educational children's drama to monster show to intelligent adult sci-fi/drama to gothic horror to high camp, et cetera, et cetera, and so forth.

This was a wonderful, imaginative, fun show when it was on. I was sad to see it go.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

City of London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$293,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,279
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (679 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1963-1987)| Stereo (1988-1989)

Color:

Black and White (1963-1969)| Color (1970-1989)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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