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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

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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
Nicholas Briggs ...  Daleks / ... 42 episodes, 2005-2020
Jenna Coleman ...  Clara / ... 41 episodes, 2012-2017
Karen Gillan ...  Amy Pond / ... 38 episodes, 2008-2017
Paul Kasey ...  Ood Sigma / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2020
Billie Piper ...  Rose Tyler / ... 40 episodes, 2005-2017
Arthur Darvill ...  Rory / ... 27 episodes, 2010-2012
Jodie Whittaker ...  The Doctor 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Ruari Mears Ruari Mears ...  Cyberman / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2013
Bradley Walsh ...  Graham O'Brien 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Tosin Cole ...  Ryan Sinclair 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Mandip Gill ...  Yasmin Khan 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Freema Agyeman ...  Martha Jones / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2017
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Storyline

The Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in their ship the T.A.R.D.I.S. (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time The Doctor 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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Country:

UK | Canada

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English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Actors and actresses considered for the role of the Eleventh Doctor included James Nesbitt, Robert Carlyle, Bill Nighy (who said in 2013 it "comes with too much baggage" for him), David Walliams (who also expressed interest and came extremely close to being cast, but conflicts with Little Britain USA (2008) forced him to turn it down), Harry Lloyd, David Morrissey, Paterson Joseph, David Knijnenburg, Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Simm, Russell Tovey, Sean Pertwee, Russell Crowe, and Randy Orton. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Eleventh Doctor: Geronimo!
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Crazy Credits

Each episode has a pre-credits sequence, and a trailer for the following episode at the end. Episode one has no pre-credits sequence(except for 5.1 " The Eleventh Hour", and episode thirteen has no trailer. See more »

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Season 8 in Australia is PG on television, and M on DVD. Science fiction themes and violence being the reason. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 6 December 2010 (2010) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A slow-runner to a fantastic finish of a race!
24 October 2005 | by pete_da_slagSee all my reviews

Make what you will of the pilot episode of the new Doctor Who. I myself was fairly dubious upon first viewing, yet by the second episode, Russell T Davies had established a mark that makes this series his own! Gone are the wobbly sets and loose plots without continuity. Despite the episodes being manned by several writers, Davies manages to ingeniously weave them together. From the very first episode, he leaves the slight inkling of an epic subplot; the Doctor's heartfelt, almost-apologetic excuse to the Nestene Consciousness ("I couldn't save your world - I couldn't save ANY of them) is incredibly engaging and it was this very line that drew me in to offer the series a second chance.

And I'm incredibly glad I did. The series takes everything that made the original series popular and updates it for a new generation. The villains, the ideals and the themes all reflect a world that people are living in today. And then Davies also adds something new to the character of the Doctor - a REAL mythology. He no longer has that familiar skip in his step that he was famous for - he's running on low battery power - and he has something no other Doctor had; a survivor's guilt. A man left homeless by an epic war between an ancient and familiar enemy. He carries both the burden of the loss of his home and people, but also the guilt that he somehow had a hand in it.

This subplot runs through the course of the series and works incredibly well; that no matter how random the location or episode plot, beneath it lays that familiar drive that is guiding the audience toward the two-part finale. And what a finale! Not to spoil it for those who haven't seen the series, but everything regarding the Time War comes to an explosive crescendo and at long last the Doctor appears to be able to put his demons to rest.

And then there's Rose! Well, I thought she was amazing and such a well-rounded character. You can believe her and the fact that she is very much our eyes and ears on both the Doctor and the life he gives her makes her even more endearing. But what sets her out from her predecessors (as with the Doctor) is she has a mythology of her own. A life, a family, a home - and Davies taps into those unanswered questions from the old series excellently. What happens to her life away from the Doctor? Do her friends and family miss her? Will she come back? If anything, Rose is just as important as the Doctor. They have the electrifying chemistry that bristled with Lois Lane and Clark Kent, Mulder and Scully and all the other great "Will-they/won't-they" characters. With some shows, pairing off the characters kills off a program, but with these - you almost feel that it would only take the future plots and scenes even further! This series is fantastic - despite its one of two slight hiccups (Episodes 4/5) - and it is clear that both Davies and the BBC have taken slight influences from popular sci-fi shows such as Buffy and Angel. Though, this is in no way a criticism. If you want to be the best, you have to study the best. Adapting the story arc (episode 6), placing a Big Bad to the forefront of the series and throwing in an enigmatic hook (Bad Wolf) gives the show an excellent feel of continuity and does not feel out of place in today's society.

The Doctor's back - and he's here to stay! (and PS - things, in my opinion, look VERY promising with Mr. Tennant.)


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