The Doctor A.K.A. In "A Good Man Goes to War", River is seen returning from a date with the future Doctor, and repeatedly calls the present-day Doctor "my love". Though reluctant to engage in combat against living opponents, this is not for lack of skill; the Doctor is conversant with both real and fictitious styles of unarmed combat (most obviously the "Venusian Aki-Do" practised by the Third Doctor), has won several sword fights against skilled opponents, and is able to make extremely difficult shots with firearms and, in The Face of Evil, with a crossbow. For example, in "Flesh and Stone", after being kissed by Amy Pond, his first response is to gasp, "But you're human! While Ulyssus and Brax argued with the Doctor, Thete and his friends discussed their first impressions of the Doctor. Before that, the only references to past incarnations (from 1963 to 1996) have been in the aforementioned episode "School Reunion" (in which the Doctor acknowledges having regenerated "half a dozen times" since last seeing Sarah Jane) and in drawings that the Doctor (who has temporarily become human to hide from the Family Of Blood) makes based on dreams of his other life in the 2007 episode "Human Nature". This relationship, including the marriage and the "mistake" which led to it (a case of mistaken identity involving a Zygon commander in 1562), eventually unfolds on screen in "The Day of the Doctor". After one interval, the Doctor states he has lived there for 300 years. In Wolfsbane, like in Heart of TARDIS, the Fourth and Eighth Doctors deal with separate ends of the same crisis, the Eighth stopping the threat in November 1936 while the Fourth ties up loose ends in December of the same year, but the two incarnations never meet directly, and due to the Eighth Doctor's current amnesia none of the other characters realize that the two Doctors are the same person. In the novel The Stone Rose, by Jacqueline Rayner, the Doctor kisses Rose after she saves him from being petrified, with it being described as "a kiss of gratitude and joy and unspeakable pleasure at being alive". I'm the Doctor, the oncoming storm... and you basically meant beat them in a football match, didn't you?". While his regeneration first appeared to be smooth ("The Parting of the Ways"), the Tenth Doctor began to experience spasms and became somewhat manic, frightening his companion as he pushed the TARDIS to dangerous extremes (Children in Need mini-episode). Like many other alien species in the programme, the Doctor is able to sense when their own species is within proximity through an inherent telepathic connection. A 1980 television commercial broadcast in Australia for Prime Computers showed Baker and Ward romancing each other, in character as the Doctor and Romana, with the Doctor (prompted by the computer) proposing marriage.[78]. Tags. On many occasions[quantify] the Eleventh Doctor has actually encountered himself from a different point in his timeline – in "The Big Bang", the mini-episodes "Space" and "Time" and "Last Night" – and in "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS", at the end, the Doctor interacted with his past self to reset time. KBO everyone K B O – Lytt til Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast direkte på mobilen din, surfetavlen eller nettleseren - ingen nedlastinger nødvendig. Comments by both River and the Doctor in the seventh series, particularly in "The Angels Take Manhattan", confirmed that they were married; in "The Name of the Doctor", the Doctor refers to her as his "wife" after seeing a grave stone with her name on it, after initially answering "yes" when Clara asks if she was an "ex". As always, we have Theta’s Thoughts, the press review & of course your feedback! Although listed in the on-screen credits for nearly twenty years as "Doctor Who" or "Dr Who", the Doctor is seldom called by that name in the programme, except in a tongue-in-cheek manner. The Eighth Doctor's regeneration apparently occurred a few hours after he had actually "died", leaving him with temporary amnesia due to his body's adverse reaction to earth medicines. At the beginning of the 1996 television movie, the Seventh Doctor was shown to have a 900-year diary in his TARDIS. This upset Brax greatly, as he had hoped Thete would grow up to be a respectable time lord. Rose follows up by asking him if he is 900 years old, and he replies affirmatively. Another long interval passes, during which the Doctor's age is not given, but he physically ages considerably before regenerating into the Twelfth Doctor. In the same episode, the Doctor kisses Rose Tyler to get the time vortex energy that was killing her back into the TARDIS, subsequently "killing" him and causing his next regeneration. Commentator Theta Sigma was a version of the Doctor who existed in an alternative timeline where Rassilon failed to finish the Eye of Harmony before his death. [c] The Eleventh Doctor, upon meeting his previous self, referred to his Converse trainers as "sand-shoes. The Fourth Doctor was awarded an honorary degree from St. Cedd's College, Cambridge in 1960. Ulysses was surprised by this, but was nether less proud. [citation needed] Despite this, there is a running joke about his character that the only piece of clothing he changes is his jumper, even when trying to "blend into" a historical era. [30] In the 2015 episode The Zygon Inversion, the doctor tells Osgood that his first name is "Basil".[31][32][33]. In The Curse of Fenric, when asked if he has family, the Seventh Doctor replies that he does not know. In "It Takes You Away", the Doctor claims that she had seven grandmothers. Several personality traits remain constant throughout the Doctor's incarnations,[1] most notably a disarming or mercurial surface, concealing a deep well of age, wisdom, melancholy, and darkness. In Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale – The Final Chapter, Russell T Davies states that he created the character to be the Doctor's mother and this is what actress Claire Bloom was told when she was cast. In the Virgin New Adventures novel Love and War, the Doctor is referred to as "The Oncoming Storm" by the Draconians (whose word for it is "Karshtakavaar"); according to the episode "The Parting of the Ways" (2005), the same title is used by the Daleks. In "The Unicorn and the Wasp" (2008) he was able to sense the changes in his body's enzymes (i.e. The changeover from McCoy to McGann was handled differently, with the Doctor actually dying and being dead for a time before regeneration occurred. This is a very silly idea and I'm consequently rather proud of it. Each week Theta takes a journey through the Whoniverse, working his way through New Who in The New Who Review and And Classic Who in the (wait for it...you're gonna love this...) Classic Who Review ! Similarly, the novel Lungbarrow reveals that the Doctor's name has been struck from the records of his family and therefore cannot be spoken. Prior to his exile, the Time Lords deemed that his current appearance was too well known on Earth and therefore forced a "change of appearance" on him. Contact the show on TSDWP@hotmail.com or tweet the show @thetawho. Before permanently dying, a Time Lord can regenerate twelve times for a total of thirteen incarnations. [4] Human companions accompany the Doctor through his adventures who serve as audience surrogate characters to ask questions which allow the Doctor to provide relevant exposition. Often the Doctor is critical of others who employ deadly force, be they their companions (Leela in The Face of Evil and Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977); Jack Harkness in "Utopia" (2007)) or other supporting characters. Thete's birth was of many complications: his father Ulysses and mother were time lords, but at the time his mother had converted herself into a human. " Newman was not keen on this idea and – along with several other changes to Webber's initial format – created an alternative lead character named Dr Who, a crotchety older man piloting a stolen time machine, on the run from his own far-future world. This week on the show, Announcements, Amelia and Audio's as we bring you the latest Doctor Who News, The New Who Review looks at The Power of 3 and Big Finish are the subject of this week's Question from t. It was a war across all of time and space which resulted in the destruction of his own people, the Time Lords, and their enemies, the Daleks, at the hands of the Doctor. Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast in Theta Sigma's Dr Who Podcast on Facebook and Google Plus or at TSDWP@hotmail.com or tweet the show @thetawho. In practice, however, since the Doctor stated his age in the Second Doctor serial The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967), his age has been recorded progressively (see below). The spin-off media both before and after the television movie have toyed with the idea in various ways. In "Let's Kill Hitler", a young River Song compares herself to Mrs. Robinson and kisses the Doctor; the first time in an attempt to kill him, the second to save his life. All the pictures used of Theta Sigma's incarnations are from the real life, canon Doctor Who TV serial, The Brain of Morbius. In "The Doctor's Wife", when he tells Amy and Rory that he is redoing the TARDIS's guest room, they suggest, "Perhaps not bunk beds this time," and he does not understand why a married couple would not find bunk beds preferable to other furniture. Often, he woke up and slept in a barn to escape his father while suffering from nightmares, coming from looking into the untempered schism. Dec 23, 2020 - never cruel nor cowardly. Tom Baker did reappear, but as "the Curator", an ambiguously different character who he was not credited for playing. Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor explicitly identified his own accent as "Scottish" after commenting on the English accents of his friends, Jenny Flint and Clara Oswald,[51] while experiencing post-regeneration amnesia ("Deep Breath"). The Fourth Doctor's long frock coat, loose fitting trousers, occasionally worn wide-brimmed hat and trailing, multi-striped scarf added to his somewhat shambolic and bohemian image; the Fifth's Edwardian cricketer's outfit suited his youthful, aristocratic air as well as his love of the sport[citation needed] (with a stick of celery on the lapel for an eccentric touch, though in The Caves of Androzani (1984), it is revealed to turn purple when exposed to gases the Doctor is allergic to); and the Sixth's multicoloured jacket, with its cat-shaped lapel pins, reflected the excesses of 1980s fashion. Contact the show on TSDWP@hotmail.com or tweet the show @thetawho. Growing up, his father wanted him to be a soldier, with only his brother Brax and unknown nurse understanding he didn't want that. When the Tenth Doctor effortlessly averts the impending Belgium-sized hole in the Universe caused by this temporal anomaly, he reveals having known what to do because he saw himself do it as the Fifth Doctor and remembered. However The Doctor has a natural ability to regenerate an infinite number of times. Theta also reviews the odd Big Finish adventure and of course each episode of Brand New Doctor Who as it's broadcast. He was not aged, in ill health nor mortally wounded at the end of The War Games (1969). KBO everyone K B O ‚Äì Luister direct op jouw tablet, telefoon of browser naar Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast - geen downloads nodig. He has since become a recurring character, especially within the Big Finish spin-off audio series Gallifrey and Bernice Summerfield. This method of changing appearance was a source of early speculation that the Second and Third Doctor were actually the same incarnation since the second was never seen to truly "die" onscreen. The Eighth Doctor's companion Grace briefly refers to him by the alias "Dr. In "Flesh and Stone" (2010), the Eleventh Doctor tells Amy Pond that he is 907. This can be seen from the Tenth Doctor's regeneration damaging the TARDIS, to the Eleventh Doctor's causing a shock wave that devastated the countryside while obliterating a Dalek mother-ship. [50] Their pacifism runs deeply enough to on many occasions doubt the morality of destroying their worst enemies, the Daleks. Finding the time capsule to have merged together with his future self, the Doctor lands it, calling it the TARDIS, on Earth. For example, according to The Mind of Evil (1971), a tablet of aspirin could kill him. The Doctor decided to leave Gallifrey out of fear. He begins to reply, but the message is cut off, and he is unable to reciprocate; in the episode's audio commentary, executive producer Julie Gardner had stated that "he absolutely was going to say it... he was going to tell her he loved her. Nonetheless, when brought to an extreme (e.g., Earthshock, Vengeance on Varos, "The Christmas Invasion") the Doctor may resort to violence—even deadly force—to protect those considered under the Doctor's care. Because each new Doctor is different from their previous incarnations, how their personalities interact varies when two or more different incarnations encounter each other. To his greatest enemies, the Daleks, the Doctor is known as the Ka Faraq Gatri, the "Enemy of the Daleks", the "Bringer of Darkness" or "Destroyer of Worlds". "[17] He wore long white hair and Edwardian costume, reflecting, Green says, a "definite sense of Englishness". "Theta. In "The Christmas Invasion" (2005), it was stated the regenerative cycle creates a large amount of residual regeneration energy that suffuses the Time Lord's body. While the Doctor's age has never been a known quantity, these numbers are the most difficult to reconcile with the rest of the series. Through the course of his adventures, the Eleventh Doctor underwent significant personality shifts, becoming ever more ruthless when travelling alone; falling into a deep depression and inertia when his friends Amy and Rory were lost to him; and finally undergoing a manic change at the prospect that Clara Oswin Oswald was still alive. In the novel Sometime Never..., she returned to the Doctor with her daughter Zezanne. What's he talking about?" It's more than just a secret, isn't it?" ", written by Colin Baker, in Doctor Who Magazine Winter Special 1991: UNIT Exposed. Since the show's inception in 1963, the character has been portrayed by thirteen lead actors. In the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Adventuress of Henrietta Street, the Doctor's second heart was surgically removed, resulting in the loss of his abilities to metabolise drugs and go without air; these are restored when he begins to grow a new heart after his old one 'dies' (Camera Obscura). [season & episode needed] According to Davison and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), producer John Nathan-Turner had very strict rules laid down about how the companions were allowed to physically interact with the Doctor, and Adric was allowed more physical contact with the Doctor than the female companions to downplay potential romantic and/or sexual connotations. On a few occasions, previous actors to have played Doctor have returned to the role, usually guest-starring with the incumbent: In addition to the above, Tom Baker, Davison, Colin Baker, McCoy, McGann, Tennant and Hurt have reprised the role on many occasions since 1999 in audio dramas from Big Finish Productions. The Doctor is assumed to be or to have been married to Susan's grandmother, including by head writer Steven Moffat. [16] No written record of Newman's conveyance of these ideas – believed to have taken place in April 1963 – exists, and the character of Dr Who first begins appearing in existing documentation from May of that year. [56] He maintains "Bow ties are cool" even when his companions do not agree, and is delighted to meet Dr Black, the first man who agrees with him, in the episode "Vincent and the Doctor" (2010). She is later revealed to be a dissident Time Lady, who opposed the Time Lord High Council's plan to escape the Time War. The voice ident went through. In "Doomsday", when the Doctor says his goodbye to Rose, she finally tells him that she loves him. See more ideas about doctor who, doctor, tv doctors. [34] For instance in the novel Vanderdeken's Children, it's told that the Doctor already told Sam his real name which is entirely alien and virtually unpronounceable. When River kisses the Doctor in "Day of the Moon", it becomes clear that whereas this is the Doctor's first kiss with her, it is to be her last with him and that she shall soon be heading to The Library where she dies. And it is true to say that I attempted to imply that William Hartnell was not the first Doctor. Subsequently, in the 2008 series, the Doctor's friendship with Donna Noble is strengthened, after the infatuations with Martha and Rose, by the knowledge that she has no romantic interest in him whatsoever. In "Twice Upon a Time" it is revealed that he also left to investigate the mystery of why good prevails in a universe where evil would seem to have so many advantages. KBO everyone K B O ! The Virgin New Adventures novel Lungbarrow presents an alternative take on the Doctor's origins, suggesting that Time Lords are "loomed" in large batches of "cousins" and not produced via sexual reproduction. In the novel Father Time, the Eighth Doctor, during his hundred-year exile on Earth, found an orphaned Time Lord girl named Miranda whom he adopted and raised until she was 16. He suggested that the lack of a spark may be down to the fact that the Time Lords were no longer around to manage anomalies. Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast is available through ITunes, Facebook, Google plus and Twitter. The tie-in novel The Man in the Velvet Mask states (incorporating an explanation for the discrepancy from fan lore) that the Doctor did not grow his second heart until his regeneration into the Second Doctor. In The Mutants (1972) 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." This episode substantially retconned the Doctor's history, as they had previously been said to be a high-born Time Lord whose incarnation played by William Hartnell in the show was born on Gallifrey. Spin-off media offer the explanation that the Doctor's true name is unpronounceable by humans. In the 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor encounters both the Tenth Doctor and the War Doctor (played by John Hurt). He goes on to tell the Fifth Doctor how fond he was of his incarnation and how he influences the current Doctor's personality. However, the Doctor's actions are largely tolerated as he saved Gallifrey and the universe several times. In the first part of The Mysterious Planet (1986), the Doctor suggests writing a thesis on "Ancient Life on Ravolox, by Doctor...", but is interrupted by his companion Peri. In her 2010 appearances, River continues to hint at a relationship with the Doctor in her relative past and his relative future. 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