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Alex Kingston on being Doctor Who's secret weapon and getting the closure before he was given the reins for the series and that two-parter—Silence in the . in this episode, she's never met Capaldi's version of the Doctor before. And by tying up her story in a neat bow, Moffat ensured he will stay the. Meet single doctors with us when you sign up with the country's leading professional Despite a busy work schedule, dating a doctor can be incredibly rewarding on our handy app – available on both iOS and Android – and meet ' the one'. The Tenth and Fifth Doctors met in the TARDIS in the mini-episode that the Third Doctor will regenerate ahead of schedule (A change that is ties up loose ends in December of the same year, but the two.
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Further discussion and query of point two. Why does the First Doctor look completely different, and the Second and Third Doctors look older than they were when they regenerated? I know the production reasons, I want to know if there is an in-story explanation. I guess you could say that the Second Doctor didn't actually regenerate at the end of The War Games and this is part of the Season 6b theory but it doesn't explain it for the Third Doctor.
Since this is a Fifth Doctor Adventure, set in the Fifth Doctor's present, and the earlier Doctors are all timescooped from their own place in the Doctor's timestream, this effect will be seen on all of them, explaining the Second and Third Doctor's apparent aging. It doesn't really provide an in-story explanation for Hurndall though, unless we accept that Hurndall is an aged Hartnell Hartnell was in his late 50's when he left inHurndall in his 70's for The Five Doctors.
Yes, he's already old in appearance but he hasn't aged even more like he should have due to his meeting with future Doctors whereas the Tenth Doctor has physically aged due to this. Not too much of a problem though since Tennant and Smith didn't look that much older, at least compared to the actors in the Five Doctors. After being frozen by Borusa, the Brigadier clearly moves his head to watch Borusa go. Slight movements aren't unreasonable.
The Cybermen following the Master into the Tomb do not react at seeing the Doctor. The Master's first crossing of the chessboard is in a perfectly straight line, with a brief pause in the centre. Where is his application of Pi supposed to come in? If the Time Lords can offer the Master a new life, then why is Borusa so worried about his own mortality? There's no reason for the High Council to grant Borusa more regenerations.
Besides, Borusa is not after more regenerations, which after all, can go wrong, and do not protect one from devastating injury, but true immortality. He is then beaten to the Tower by the First Doctor, who only started his journey when Susan and Tegan arrive back.
They were delayed chasing the Third Doctor. Like in Earthshock a Cyberman uses the phrase 'Excellent' when they are said to have no emotions. Maybe the Cyberleader has a limited sense of emotion. The word "excellent" doesn't necessarily convey emotion, simply that something that occurred is in line with their purposes.
How could the Brigadier say "Nice to see you again! The two incarnations of the Master don't really look that different. Also there is nothing to indicate the Brigadier hadn't met the Master in his current form at some earlier time. Additionally, unlike the Doctor, who changes outfits with each regeneration, the Master is still wearing a basic black outfit. No reference is made to the Doctor's newest companion, Kamelionwho only joined in the preceding serial; even the android's former owner, the Master, makes no reference to him.
The Crystal Bucephalus accounts for why he does not feature. As for the Master it is not clear where in the Master's personal timeline he is taken from, nor would the Master be particularly interested in Kamelion given the circumstances.
How can the Second Doctor know that the Time Lords sent Jamie and Zoe back to their own times and wiped their memories of him when he regenerated at the end of the War Games?
It is clearly Jamie's recognition of the Brigadier that tips the Doctor off, since Zoe does not mention the Brigadier by name during the scene. This theory is also intended to cover discrepancies surrounding The Two Doctors. It is possible that the Brigadier found out what happened to Jamie and Zoe from the Third or Fourth Doctors and then informed the Second of it at some point when they were walking.
He says "the Time Lords erased all your memories of me", or something very similar.
Would the Second Doctor really not remember that difference? His memory has been significantly wiped. He is made to carry out missions for the Time Lords further removing a need for Season 6B.
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He already has a new BFF Jo. And there is no sign of Jamie or Zoe. No one even mentions either of them in passing. So, what would the Second Doctor think had happened?
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It is what the Second Doctor thinks happened to them, not an actual memory. When you were returned to your own people, the Time Lords erased your memory of the period you spent with me. So how do you know who we are? However, in The War Games: They'll forget me, won't they?
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They will remember their first adventure with you, but nothing more. Zoe, are you all right? Are the Doctor and Jamie gone? Yes, I've just seen them off. So, Zoe does remember the Doctor and Jamie and considering the events of The Wheel in Spaceis certain to remember them for the rest of her life.
And the Doctor watches this discussion on the monitor. And the Time Lord tells him they will remember him. It has to be one from before The War Games, who is making an educated but incorrect guess about his future.
Explicitly clear in fact to the extent that its clearly intentional that some kind of memory meld or precognition within their own incarnation is going on. He's even fully aware what his forth incarnation is going to look like. How does the Doctor know the Time Scoop didn't kidnap Jamie and Zoe from a time when they were still travelling with the Doctor?
Susan recognises the Cybermen when she sees them outside the TARDIS, yet she stopped travelling with the Doctor long before his first encounter with them. She may also have become aware of the Cybermen while living on Earth in the 22nd century, from historical records of events such as the Battle of Canary Wharf and other Cybermen incursions on Earth that may have become public knowledge by then.
Or, they were tired from walking and just hadn't noticed it there. Plus there is no reason to think just because he can put them in, he can take them out. After all, a parachute only works one way. It is also possible, as implied by his becoming the baddie, that his most recent regeneration has left him mentally unbalanced, and so he is perversely amused at the idea of leaving enemies in the zone for the Doctor to face.
As he remarks after being unmasked, slightly derangedly, 'It's a game This is a very silly idea and I'm consequently rather proud of it. The anonymity of the Doctor is the theme of series 7 of the revived programme. After faking his death, the Doctor erases himself from the various databases of the universe. In " Asylum of the Daleks ", a "time splinter" of future companion Clara Oswald using the name Oswin wipes all knowledge of the Doctor from the Daleks' collective memory.
The Doctor is not present on Solomon the trader's database in " Dinosaurs on a Spaceship " and holds a conversation about his newfound anonymity in " The Angels Take Manhattan " with River Song. In " Nightmare in Silver ", the collective consciousness of the Cybermen informs the Doctor that he could be reconstructed from the "hole" — the missing records — that he has left behind, a mistake which the Doctor intends to rectify. Few individuals are said to know the Doctor's true name.
The events of " The Time of the Doctor " make it clear that his people, the Time Lords, know his true name, despite referring to him by his chosen alias as "the Doctor", even in formal settings such as court. For example, in The Gunfighters the Doctor assumes the name of Doctor Caligari  and subsequently responds to the question "Doctor who?
Question marks adorning his costuming in the s seem to imply the "Who" moniker. The Third Doctor later drove an outlandish vehicle called the " Whomobile " in publicity materials, but it is never referred to as such in the programme, being simply known as "the Doctor's car" or "my car", as the Doctor puts it. The name "Doctor Who" is used in the title of the serial Doctor Who and the Siluriansbut this was a captioning error rather than an in-story mention. The only other time this occurs is in the title of episode five of The Chasewhich is titled "The Death of Doctor Who".
In " World Enough and Time "the Doctor's old friend and archenemy the Master Michelle Gomez insists that the Doctor's real name is in fact Doctor Who, though he tries to reassure his companion that she is joking. But I think we might be able to hear it, at a certain frequency.
This is repeated by companion Peri Brown in the radio serial Slipback. Similarly, the novel Lungbarrow reveals that the Doctor's name has been struck from the records of his family and therefore cannot be spoken.
The character played by Peter Cushing in the films Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks — Invasion Earth: However, these films are not considered part of the same narrative continuity as the television programme, as they were based upon two television serials featuring William Hartnell and made considerable alterations to the characters of the Doctor and his companions.
Alias "The Doctor"[ edit ] Quite apart from his name, why the Doctor uses the title "The Doctor" has never been fully explained on screen. The Doctor, at first, said that he was not a physicianoften referring to himself as a scientist or an engineer.
In The Moonbasethe Second Doctor mentions that he studied for a medical degree in Glasgow during the 19th century. The Fourth Doctor was awarded an honorary degree from St. Cedd's College, Cambridge in In " The Girl in the Fireplace "he draws an analogy between the title and Madame de Pompadour 's. In The Mutants an official asks the Third Doctor if he is, in fact, a doctor, to which the Doctor replies "I am, yes"; when asked what he is qualified in, the Doctor replies, "Practically everything.
The Fifth Doctor claims to be a doctor "of everything" in Four to Doomsdayand a message to the same effect is related from the Tenth Doctor in " Utopia " The definite article, you might say. In " The Sound of Drums "the Tenth Doctor remarks to the Master that they both chose their names, with the Master calling him sanctimonious for identifying himself as "the man who makes people better. Never giving up and never giving in. Since contradicted by the television series, the Telos novella Frayed by Tara Sammsset prior to the programme's first episode inpresents the alternative explanation that the Doctor was given that name by medical staff on a foreign planet and liked it.
To make up for his lack of a practical name, the Doctor often relies upon convenient pseudonyms. W" in The Underwater Menace. The Master was utilising Latin translation in the same serial, posing as "Mr Magister". The Eighth Doctor 's companion Grace briefly refers to him by the alias "Dr. Bowman" in the Doctor Who television movie. The Doctor subsequently adopts this alias numerous times over the course of the programme, sometimes prefixing the title "Doctor" to it.
In the audio adventure, The Sirens of Timewhen the Fifth Doctor is asked his name, this conversation ensues: That's a profession, not a name.
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This is first mentioned in the novelisation of Remembrance of the Daleks by Ben Aaronovitch and subsequently taken up in the spin-off media, particularly the Virgin New Adventures books and the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip.
The Doctor's calling card from Remembrance of the Daleks The programme has occasionally toyed with the Doctor's identity or lack thereof. Later, in The Happiness Patrolthis was clarified as a nickname from the Doctor's University days; he is called by this name again in the Paul Cornell novel Goth Opera. In Remembrance of the Daleks, the Seventh Doctor produces a calling card with a series of pseudo- Greek letters inscribed on it as well as a stylised question mark.
This may be a reference to The Making of Doctor Whoby Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulkewhich claims that the Doctor's true name is a string of Greek letters and mathematical symbols. The question mark motif was common throughout the s, in part as a branding attempt.
Beginning with season eighteen, the Fourth through Seventh Doctors all sported costumes with a red question mark motif usually on the shirt collars, except for the Seventh Doctor — it appeared on his pullover and in the shape of his umbrella handle. In the serial The Invasion of Time, the Fourth Doctor is asked to sign a document; although the signature itself is not directly seen on screen, his hand movements clearly indicate that he signs it with a question mark.
A similar scene occurs with the Seventh Doctor in Remembrance of the Daleks. On-screen credits[ edit ] In the early years of the franchise, the character was credited as "Doctor Who" or "Dr Who", up to the final story of season 18Logopoliswhich was the last story featuring Tom Baker as the then-incumbent Fourth Doctor. Beginning with the debut of Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor in Castrovalvathe character was credited as "The Doctor", which he had been referred to in-universe since the tenure of William Hartnell.
This credit remained from season 19 to season The resurrection of the programme credited Christopher Eccleston — playing the Ninth Doctor — as "Doctor Who" again in series 1. The credit reverted to "The Doctor" for 's Christmas special " The Christmas Invasion " and all subsequent stories at Tennant's request. John Hurt plays a mysterious past incarnation of the Doctor in the 50th anniversary special " The Day of the Doctor ", with minor roles in " The Name of the Doctor " and mini-episode " The Night of the Doctor ", created as a "mayfly Doctor" by Steven Moffat.