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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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Storyline

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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The Universe is calling. (Series 11) 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Recurring characters Captain Jack Harkness and Dr. River Song are played by an actor and actress who share March 11th birthdays: John Barrowman, born in 1967, and Alex Kingston, born in 1963. See more »

Quotes

The Eleventh Doctor: I wouldn't say that. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
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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

In Season 5, Amy has a prologue that only exists in syndicated versions and isn't present in the original UK airings. It doesn't appear on home media (DVD) either. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #37.2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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 niktemadurSee 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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