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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matt Smith ...  The Doctor 57 episodes, 2010-2017
David Tennant ...  The Doctor / ... 59 episodes, 2005-2017
Peter Capaldi ...  The Doctor / ... 46 episodes, 2008-2017
Jenna Coleman ...  Clara / ... 41 episodes, 2012-2017
Nicholas Briggs ...  Daleks / ... 39 episodes, 2005-2017
Karen Gillan ...  Amy Pond / ... 38 episodes, 2008-2017
Billie Piper ...  Rose Tyler / ... 40 episodes, 2005-2017
Paul Kasey ...  Ood Sigma / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2014
Arthur Darvill ...  Rory / ... 27 episodes, 2010-2012
Ruari Mears Ruari Mears ...  Cyberman / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2013
Freema Agyeman ...  Martha Jones / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2017
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The Doctor, a Time Lord from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his/her ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he/she regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of the original actor, William Hartnell, in 1966). Written by Chris Wright

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Think you've seen it all? Think again. (Series 2) See more »


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Country:

UK | Canada

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English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (48 episodes) | (3 episodes) | (2 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Prior to becoming a regular writer and showrunner, Steven Moffat wrote the 1999 spoof "The Curse of Fatal Death" for Comic Relief with Rowan Atkinson as The 9th Doctor. Richard E. Grant as The 10th Doctor. Jim Broadbent as The 11th Doctor. Hugh Grant as The 12th Doctor and Joanna Lumley as The 13th Doctor. Jula Sawalha as Emma and Jonathan Pryce as The Master. Julia Sawalha had auditioned for Ace and Richard E. Grant played Dr. Simeon in Series 7 and The Doctor finally changed his gender from male to female in the 2017 Xmas Special. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Ninth Doctor: Fantastic!
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Crazy Credits

During the first season, Christopher Eccleston is credited as "Doctor Who", as set in the Classic Series. Beginning with the second season - reportedly at the behest of the show's new star, David Tennant - the credit has been changed to read "The Doctor". See more »

Alternate Versions

When shown on Disney XD, some censorship is performed: spoken instances of the word "hell" are muted and the printed word is blurred when visible in its entirety, but not when it is partially obscured. See more »

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Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Invincible, imaginative, inspiring
1 December 2015 | by forshawajSee all my reviews

Doctor Who just works. However you watch it, as a fan or casual viewer, there is something there for you; and if there's not, well, try a different era. It helps that it's got 52 years currently under its belt, and so there is and has been for a long time, an element of nostalgia to the show-- recurring villains, references, companions or places/planets that get revisited just to please the people who've been watching long enough. But that's not all there is to it: because every year, there's some kind of hidden gem of an episode that's a shining example of great television, along with the scary, funny, tense episodes we have all come to expect from this show. One of its strongest merits is its constant adaptability. There are different writers almost every week, different companions every other series, different doctors, different locations, directors, genres, threats and ideas. For every one abysmal episode (and there are a few of them), there are some absolutely stunning ones too. I'd recommend Heaven Sent, Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Blink, The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War, Asylum of the Daleks, Flatline, and The Day of the Doctor. It's a show that never dies. Of course, it will get cancelled at some point, maybe, just as it did before; and then it will live on. It will get picked up again. TV just isn't the same without it.

If you're new, it's best to start with some classic stand-alone stories to get into them. Maybe try a few from each series to work out who your favourite Doctor/companion combination are. 'Smith and Jones' is a lovely episode to start with (it's where I started)--the season 3 opener, with a new, companion, a reintroduction to the Tenth Doctor, and a wholly entertaining episode. Other great places to start are Rose (although there's a lot of catching up to do), The Eleventh Hour (a completely brand new start-- perfect if you know absolutely nothing about anything in the show), and Deep Breath (an introduction to the current Doctor, with a few entertaining characters who have already been in the show before). Generally, starting with a Series 1-4 episode will be much easier, with simpler stories, a new companion/Doctor each series, and some enjoyable, if upsetting, season finales. Series 6-9 are harder to start at, with characters carried over from previous seasons, and plot lines and mysteries also carried on with. The individual episodes within the seasons, however, need no foreknowledge at all: for Season 6, be sure to try The Doctor's Wife and The Girl Who Waited; Season 7, try Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Bells of St John; Season 8, try Flatline, Listen, or Kill the Moon; and Season 9, try The Girl Who Died/The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion; and Heaven Sent (which is absolutely incredible). It's a lot of episodes, which for some seems too much. For me, however, it's never enough.


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