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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space with his various companions.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Doctor Who 178 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Dr. Who / ... 144 episodes, 1963-1984
...  Doctor Who / ... 132 episodes, 1970-1984
...  Dr. Who / ... 131 episodes, 1966-1985
...  Jamie / ... 117 episodes, 1966-1985
...  Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / ... 109 episodes, 1965-1989
...  Guard / ... 95 episodes, 1964-1985
...  Sarah Jane Smith 83 episodes, 1973-1984
...  Barbara Wright / ... 81 episodes, 1963-1980
...  Ian Chesterton 78 episodes, 1963-1965
...  Jo Grant 78 episodes, 1971-1984
...  Dalek / ... 76 episodes, 1965-1988
...  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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Ace's trademark jacket was Sophie Aldred's idea. See more »

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The Doctor: The Time Lords are an immensely civilized race. We can control our own environment - we can live forever, barring accidents and we have the secret of space / time travel.
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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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Greatest Series of All Time
1 June 2001 | by See 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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