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Doctor Who — Incarnations of The Doctor : 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - War - 9th - 10th - 11th - 12th
Companions : Jack Harkness · Martha Jones · Donna Noble · Clara Oswald · Amy Pond · River Song · Rose Tyler · Rory Williams
Adversaries : Cybermen · Daleks · The Great Intelligence · The Master · Rassilon

Doctor Who is a long-running television program produced by the BBC about a mysterious time-travelling adventurer known only as "The Doctor", a Time Lord from the planet of Gallifrey, who explores time and space with various companions (primarily human females) in his TARDIS. It is currently the longest-running science-fiction series broadcast on television, spanning twenty-six years on its original run, and 12 actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. As a complete list of quotations from all eras of the show is too large to be contained on one page, this article has been split into subarticles, with quotations organised by which actor was portraying the Doctor at the time the episode was originally broadcast.

The world would be a poorer place without Doctor Who. ~ Steven Spielberg

Quotations about the programme[edit]

The greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunch to back it up! ~ Harlan Ellison
Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem. ~ Neil Gaiman
He's just really unlikely as a hero — which makes him so brilliant, I think, because he's like this mad professor. ~ Karen Gillan
What would be the point of having this job if I didn't get to make up some of the maddest possible scenes I've ever had in my head since I was a kid? ~ Steven Moffat
Alphabetized by author
  • Because it's the best idea ever invented in the history of the world!
    • Russell T. Davies, responding to the question, "Why do you think people love Doctor Who so much?" on BBC Wales Today (20 July 2004)
  • Doctor Who has never pretended to be hard science fiction … At best Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem.
    • Neil Gaiman, as quoted in "Neil Gaiman reveals power of writing Doctor Who" by Tim Masters at BBC News (24 May 2010)
  • He's just really unlikely as a hero — which makes him so brilliant, I think, because he's like this mad professor.
  • When Russell T Davies relaunched the show in 2005, I watched it from the start. I thought it was fantastic. If there's any secret to its resurgence, it's due to the show's complete lack of cynicism. Both Davies and Steven Moffat are lifelong Doctor Who fans and the love shines through every episode.
    • Peter Jackson, in "Lord of the Whovians" in Entertainment Weekly (29 March 2013), p. 37
  • Last year Matt Smith was asked by a Kiwi journailist if they would ever film an episode in New Zealand, and he said, "Yes, and we can get Peter Jackson to direct it." The newspaper contacted me for comment and I said "Great, just name a time and place and I'll be there." I suspect Steven Moffat thinks I'm joking, but I saw him at Christmas and I assured him I'm not. They don't even have to pay me — but I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).
    • Peter Jackson, in "Lord of the Whovians" in Entertainment Weekly (29 March 2013), p. 37
  • In their book-length analysis of Doctor Who, John Tulloch and Manuel Alvarado characterize the political outlook of the program as consistent with the BBC's particular brand of political neutrality: skeptical, aggressive, quizzical, and amused towards all forms of political power. In Doctor Who the attitude gets further flavored by the Doctors "Romantic" hero mystique. This characteristic allows him to adopt a "liberal-populist role in criticizing 'sectionalist' forces of 'Left' and 'Right,' and in rebuking the 'official' and the powerful, whether in big business, the military, government or 'militant' unions." … The political form that most resembles these critiques is liberal democracy, which places sovereignty in the hands of the people.
    • David Layton, referring to Doctor Who : The Unfolding Text (1984) by John Tulloch and Manuel Alvarado, in The Humanism of Doctor Who : A Critical Study in Science Fiction and Philosophy (2012), Ch. 10 : Politics
  • What would be the point of having this job if I didn't get to make up some of the maddest possible scenes I've ever had in my head since I was a kid? For him to stand there and take the mickey out of all those monsters — is just hugely exciting.
  • A lot of our heroes depress me. But you know, when they made this particular hero, they didn't give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn't give him a tank or a warship or an X-wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn't give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray...they gave him two hearts. And that's an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don't need a hero like the Doctor.
  • He's this sort of harborer of good and fun and madness, and he's the cleverest man in the universe — and the silliest man in the universe.
    • Matt Smith, in Doctor Who Rewind (2011) by BBC America
  • Here in two flat sentences are the best things I can say about our field [science fiction] on American television: Dr. Who is sometimes aired. Sometimes Battlestar Galactica is not.

The Doctor[edit]

The Doctor is the main character of the television show Doctor Who. Although bearing remarkably human-like features, he is a Gallifreyan Time Lords — a mysterious alien race that has mastered time travel. The Doctor occasionally regenerates into a new form, allowing a new actor to step into the role. For clarity's sake, quotes from the show are listed by Doctor on the following subpages.

Companions[edit]

Villains[edit]

  • The Master
  • Prisoner Zero
  • Rassilon
  • The Reapers
  • Restac
  • The Silence
  • The Slitheen
  • Sontarans
  • The Weed
  • The Weeping Angels
  • The Krafayis

Writers[edit]

See also the WIkipedia List of Doctor Who writers for authors who have written episodes of Doctor Who

Actors[edit]

See also the Wikipedia List of Doctor Who cast members for actors for whom pages could be created here.

Taglines[edit]

  • He's back...and it's about time. (Doctor Who: The Movie)
  • The Trip Of A Lifetime! (new series, Series 1)
  • "Something's Coming..." (The Christmas Invasion)
  • Think you've seen it all? Think again... (Series 2)
  • "When Two Worlds Collide, Anything Can Happen..." (Series 3)
  • The End Is Just The Beginning (Series 5)
  • Time Can Be Rewritten (A Christmas Carol)
  • Silence Will Fall (Series 6: Part 1)
  • Time Runs Out (Let's Kill Hitler)
  • His Secrets Revealed (The Name of the Doctor)
  • Save the Day (The Day of the Doctor)
  • A change is going to come...(The Time of the Doctor)
  • Don't Blink ("Blink")
  • It's Time You Knew Him (Series 8)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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