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. The original concept of regeneration or renewal was that the Doctor's body would rebuild itself in a younger, healthier form. He has since become a recurring character, especially within the Big Finish spin-off audio series Gallifrey and Bernice Summerfield. The Thirteenth Doctor meets a previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor portrayed by Jo Martin in "Fugitive of the Judoon". The 2011 mid-series finale "A Good Man Goes to War", also written by Moffat, suggested through the character of River Song that the Doctor's travels had influenced the etymology of the word "doctor", perverting its meaning on some worlds from "wise man" or "healer" to "great warrior". Although the scene aired outside the programme itself, it was established as taking place between the events of "Last of the Time Lords" and "Voyage of the Damned". Consequently, Theta Sigma never left Gallifrey. The overall costume was influenced by an outfit worn by Jamie Oliver in a TV interview on the talk show Parkinson.. This is contradicted by multiple dialogue references throughout the programme (particularly in The Three Doctors, Mawdryn Undead and The Five Doctors) as well as the fact that the Doctor has regenerated nine times since then (as confirmed in "The Time 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". At the programme's beginning, nothing at all is known of the Doctor: not even his name, the actual form of which remains a mystery. The Doctor can apparently reverse this process, sharing their memory with another, as shown in "The Big Bang". , In the following episode, "Deep Breath" (2014), the Twelfth Doctor states that he is over 2,000 years old. In "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" when the Thirteenth Doctor is questioned how she copes with the loss of her family, she states that she carries the memories of them with her and thus make them a part of who she is, saying "even though they're gone from the world ... they're never gone from me.".  The Time War happened between the 1996 television movie and 2005 opening episode "Rose" according to the show's internal chronology, although the events of past serials such as Genesis of the Daleks have been retroactively attributed to the Time War. According to Tennant he had always wanted to wear the trainers. A Timelord from Gallifrey!! Jun 27, 2015 - The TARDIS once materialised on the back of a giant prehistoric turtle (Absolution, Big Finish, 2007). He was not aged, in ill health nor mortally wounded at the end of The War Games (1969). Contact the show on TSDWP@hotmail.com or tweet the show @thetawho. In "It Takes You Away", the Doctor claims that she had seven grandmothers. Although Time Lords resemble humans, their physiology differs in key respects. The origins of the programme were explored in the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who, which starred David Bradley as William Hartnell. The Doctor mentions having had a brother in "Smith and Jones", and sisters in "Arachnids in the UK". In the first episode, Barbara addresses the Doctor as "Doctor Foreman", as this is the surname the Doctor's granddaughter Susan goes by, and the junkyard in which they find him bears the sign "I.M. Theta Sigma, informally Thete and occasionally spelt "ΘΣ", was a nickname of the Doctor at the Time Lord Academy on Gallifrey. By the time of The Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor was stated to be 749 years old ("something like 750 years" in the prior Pyramids of Mars). In The One Doctor, the Doctor kisses Sally-Anne Stubbins to bluff to the Sussyurat that he wasn't the Doctor but Banto Zane, but this kiss showed no affection. In the audio play "An Earthly Child", it is revealed that Susan has had a child, Alex Campbell, the Doctor's great-grandson. 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). At the age of eight, he looked into the untempered schism. What's he talking about?" "Doctor? The anonymity of the Doctor is the theme of series 7 of the revived programme. In early production documents, the Doctor was said to be 650 years old, although this was never stated on screen. ", written by Colin Baker, in Doctor Who Magazine Winter Special 1991: UNIT Exposed. Join Facebook to connect with The-doctor Theta-sigma and others you may know. The Doctor as portrayed by the series leads in chronological order, left to right from top row. In the early years of the franchise, the character was credited as "Doctor Who" or "Dr Who", up to the final story of season 18, Logopolis (1981), which was the last story featuring Tom Baker as the then-incumbent Fourth Doctor.  In the Virgin Missing Adventures novel Goth Opera, it is said the Doctor was a frequent prankster while at the Academy, introducing cats into Gallifrey's ecosystem with his friend Ruath and electrifying a "perigosto stick" belonging to his teacher, Borusa. Finding the time capsule to have merged together with his future self, the Doctor lands it, calling it the TARDIS, on Earth. And it is true to say that I attempted to imply that William Hartnell was not the first Doctor. This encounter was later confirmed in the audio drama "Benny's Story", a chapter of the Big Finish Productions release The Company of Friends, marking the only time to date that a classic-era Doctor has been confirmed as sleeping with one of his companions. In The Wheel in Space (1968), his companion Jamie McCrimmon, reading the name on medical equipment, tells the crew of the Wheel that the Doctor's name is "John Smith". with "yes, quite right". At the academy he met his childhood friend The Master and the pair grew up together.  In the audio adventure, The Sirens of Time, when the Fifth Doctor is asked his name, this conversation ensues: "I'm the Doctor." The Seventh Doctor celebrated his 1,000th birthday in Set Piece by Kate Orman, and the Eighth Doctor declared his age to be 1,012 in Vampire Science by Orman and Jonathan Blum. Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings; The Doctor | Theta Sigma/The Master | Koschei (Doctor Who: Academy Era) The Doctor | Theta Sigma & The Master | Koschei (Doctor … Three of these are initiated by Time Lords: one forced on him before banishment to Earth (The War Games), one requiring a Time Lord to give the Doctor's cells a "little push" to start the process (Planet of the Spiders), and one needing the Watcher – which the Doctor's travelling companions believed to be some version of the Doctor himself (Logopolis). In the 1996 television movie, the Eighth Doctor remarks that he is half-human on his mother's side, and recalls watching a meteor storm with his father on Gallifrey. To escape a civil war with Rassilon, the Other throws himself into the loom system, where he is disintegrated and later woven into the Doctor. As demonstrated by the Tenth Doctor for the first time in that story, in the first fifteen hours of regeneration this energy is enough to even rapidly regrow a severed hand. After this episode, the banter and gentle sexual innuendo between them becomes less teasing and more serious. In "Listen", it is revealed the Doctor as a child often slept alone in a barn in The Drylands (a desert region outside the city capital), was withdrawn from other children, and was cared for by guardian figures who privately doubted the child's ability as an eventual Time Lord. 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." At the beginning of the 1996 television movie, the Seventh Doctor was shown to have a 900-year diary in his TARDIS. [note 5] He has been mocked by his fellow Time Lords for adhering to such a "lowly" title as "Doctor", although in The Armageddon Factor (1979), Drax congratulates him on achieving his doctorate, indicating it was at least a somewhat respectable title. cyanide poisoning) and expel the cyanide from his body by ingesting a concoction of ginger beer, protein foods and salts. In the episode "The Lodger" (2010), a member of the Doctor's football team offhandedly mentions annihilating the team they will play next week. The promise itself is revealed in "The Day of the Doctor": "Never cruel nor cowardly. " 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. 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. This is a very silly idea and I'm consequently rather proud of it. He was then contacted by a Wraith who told him about the prophecy of a legendary creature known as ‘The Hybrid’ – prophesied to have been crossbred from two warrior races that would stand in the ruins of Gallifrey, unravel the Web of Time and burn a billion hearts to heal its own. , The Doctor's relationship with Rose intensifies after he regenerates into the Tenth Doctor. The Doctor has a deep sense of right and wrong, and a conviction that it is right to intervene when injustice occurs, which sets them apart from their own people, the Time Lords, and their strict ethic of non-intervention. They were seen when the Fourth Doctor had a mind battle with Morbius, his other incarnations appearing, from before his first incarnation (which was played by William Hartnell). Since the Doctor's age had never previously been given, 450 Earth years became a starting point onto which further years would be progressively added as the series continued and the character lived out his further incarnations. In the 2010 Christmas special, "A Christmas Carol", the Eleventh Doctor accidentally marries Marilyn Monroe but later questions the authenticity of the chapel in which they were married. We all love the Doctor and his/her companions. Regeneration is apparently optional, as in "Last of the Time Lords" the Master refuses to regenerate despite the Tenth Doctor's pleading. Russell T Davies, writer/producer of the new series, stated in Doctor Who Magazine that he had no intention of showing the regeneration in the series, and that he believed the story of how the Eighth Doctor became the Ninth is best told in other media. On all subsequent regenerations the new Doctor generally continues to wear the clothing in which he regenerated until he selects a new outfit (though the regeneration from the Fourth to the Fifth Doctor included a change of footwear). But it was time.  In the 1986 serial The Trial of a Time Lord, Michael Jayston played the Valeyard, an amalgamation of the Doctor's darker sides from between his twelfth and final incarnations. Beginning with the debut of Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor in Castrovalva (1982), the character was credited as "The Doctor", which he had been referred to in-universe since the tenure of William Hartnell. In "The Wedding of River Song", he marries recurring companion and love interest River Song. For example, in The Gunfighters the Doctor assumes the name of Doctor Caligari and subsequently responds to the question "Doctor who?" It would be during his twelfth incarnation that the Doctor realizes his actions made the difference in the balance between good and evil in the universe. While she died, Thete was born in a time capsule in the atmosphere of Trenzalore as a gallifeyian with some human DNA. The Doctor can read an entire book cover to cover in a second by thumb-flipping the pages before his eyes (City of Death, "Rose", "The Time of Angels").  The following list details the manner of each transition between incarnations: The Doctor's first (Hartnell to Troughton), ninth (Hurt to Eccleston), and thirteenth (Smith to Capaldi) regenerations occur due to natural causes – in all three cases the Doctor shows increasing signs of age, and comments that his body is "wearing a bit thin," though in the First Doctor's case this is apparently exacerbated by the energy drain from Mondas. Since the show's inception in 1963, the character has been portrayed by thirteen lead actors. In the 1995 Virgin New Adventures novel Human Nature by Paul Cornell, the Seventh Doctor takes on the human guise of "Dr John Smith" and has a romance with a teacher named Joan in 1914, albeit as a means to understand the human condition and with the Doctor's own memories as a Time Lord suppressed. Time Crash featured Peter Davison returning as the Fifth Doctor. The Virgin Missing Adventures novel Cold Fusion is a unique twist on the traditional multi-Doctor story as it focuses on the Fifth Doctor's adventures before he meets the Seventh, where normal stories treat the later Doctor as 'the' Doctor. Writer Lawrence Miles has stated that he believes the Eighth Doctor has sex with I. M. Foreman between the events of his novels Interference – Book One and Interference – Book Two. , Throughout both the classic and revived programme, a running joke is that when the Doctor is introduced as just the Doctor, characters reply "Doctor who?". Theta also reviews the odd Big Finish adventure and of course each episode of Brand New Doctor Who as it's broadcast. Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor speaks with the actress' natural Yorkshire accent and is identified as British during a trip to America. The Tenth Doctor says in "The Runaway Bride" that, like the TARDIS, his pockets are bigger on the inside. The interactions that occur among the different groupings are unique and amazing. "the eponymous Time Lord, with a blood temperature 20 degrees below that of humans" in Lewis, J.E. Facebook gives people the power … When "accidents" do occur, Time Lords can usually regenerate into a new body.  Hurt was never the programme's lead actor; his Doctor was retroactively inserted into continuity for the programme's 50th anniversary, and was written so as not to disturb the ordinal naming of the established Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. The Sisterhood offered him an elixir that enabled him to choose the characteristics of his next regeneration, and he opted for "a warrior"; the final scene of the mini-episode shows him regenerating not into the Ninth Doctor, as had been widely assumed, but into the War Doctor, played in the final scene of "The Name of the Doctor" by John Hurt. An elderly woman on Gallifrey died and was shrouded in veils and surrounded by flies, giving the Doctor recurring nightmares which the confession dial in "Heaven Sent" would later visualise to torment him. Browse through and read or take theta sigma stories, quizzes, and other creations. (TV: The Armageddon Factor, The Happiness Patrol, The Pandorica Opens) It identified him uniquely amongst the Time Lords and was not to be spoken outside of the Academy. In "Journey's End", the Tenth Doctor manages to avert his own regeneration by using some of the energy to heal himself, then channeling the remaining energy into his severed hand, thus retaining his appearance and personality. When he was compared to his twelfth incarnation, he was considered to polar opposite until it was pointed out they had the same view of right and wrong. 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. 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. The series has played with the idea of a romantic relationship between the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler, with many characters assuming they were a couple. May 16, 2020.  Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker have continued to be credited as "The Doctor". 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. However, since the the script quite clearly indicates the Greek letters are actually the co-ordinates to River's location in 102 AD England, it is possibly more instructive to view this as a sequence of Greek numerals. One such night, where his father claimed he could never be a time lord, Thete was accidently visited by his future companion Clara Oswald, who indirectly gave him a fear of people being under the bed before reassuring him being afraid was okay. In particular, the Fifth Doctor began reverting to his previous personalities and required the healing powers of the TARDIS's "Zero Room" to recuperate (Castrovalva). In that story, she does not appear to realise that the Fifth Doctor is a later incarnation of the third and fourth Doctors with whom she had previously travelled. Suddenly, UNIT arrives led by Kate Stewart, who needs the Doctor's help, having noticed the Doctor's arrival through advance technolagy. Pushing their way inside, the two find that the exterior is camouflage for the dimensionally transcendental interior of the TARDIS. [c] The Eleventh Doctor, upon meeting his previous self, referred to his Converse trainers as "sand-shoes.