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Doctor Who — Incarnations of The Doctor : 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - War - 9th - 10th - 11th - 12th
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Adversaries : Cybermen · Daleks · The Great Intelligence · The Master · Rassilon

This page is a collection of quotations from the era of the third official incarnation of The Doctor from the BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who, during which the role of the Third Doctor was played by Jon Pertwee. As Doctor Who stories in other media (such as books, audio plays, etc) are the subject of intense debate as regarding their place in the series' overall canon, these quotations are taken entirely from episodes broadcast on television.

Recurring Phrases[edit]

"Oh, good grief."

"Reverse the polarity"

Season 7[edit]

Spearhead from Space [7.1][edit]

(3 January - 24 January 1970)
Liz Shaw: You really believe in a man who has helped to save the world twice, with the power to change his physical appearance? An alien who travels though time and space--in a police box?!?

Forbes: Gave us no warning, sir.
Munro: How could he with his mouth taped?

Doctor Henderson: Doctor Lomax, I took that blood sample from an adult male patient. Now you tell me that it's not human blood! I don't know if that makes me a doctor or a vet. But it's still my job to look after him.

Doctor Henderson: How are you feeling?
The Doctor: Shoes.

The Doctor: [Upon beholding his changed appearance in a looking-glass] Oh. Oh, no! That's not me at all!

The Doctor: All right, all right, I suppose you want to see my pass? Yes, well, I haven't got one. And I'm not going to tell you my name, either. Now you just tell Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart that I want to see him. Well, don't just stand there arguing with me, man! Get on with it!

Channing: No one can destroy the Nestenes!

The Doctor: My goodness, no. Don't you realise that when I was stranded on this little planet of yours, I had nothing but these clothes that I Oh, my goodness!
Liz: What is it, Doctor?
The Doctor: Well, I've just realised. I don't even own these. I borrowed them from the hospital. And there's that car, too. Yes, you know, I took to that car. It had character.
Brigadier: No, Doctor. That car must be returned to its owner.
Doctor: Must it? Yes, yes, I suppose it must. Still, there's no reason why you couldn't find me something similar, is there? I mean, it could persuade me to stay, you know.
Brigadier: Oh, very well.
Doctor: Good. When can we go and choose it?
Brigadier: Not yet. I must arrange for a full set of papers first. By the way, I've just realised. I don't even know your name.
Doctor: Smith. Doctor John Smith.

Doctor Who and the Silurians [7.2][edit]

(31 January - 14 March 1970)
The Doctor: My dear Miss Shaw, I never report myself anywhere, particularly not forthwith.

Inferno [7.4][edit]

(9 May - 20 June 1970)
The Doctor : Well, I'll tell you something that should be of vital interest to you.
Professor Stahlman: And what's that?
The Doctor : That you, Sir, are a NITWIT!

The Doctor: So, free will is not an illusion after all.

The Doctor: But I don't exist in your world!
Brigade Leader: Then you won't feel the bullets when we shoot you.

The Doctor: Mind you, I'm not wild about computers myself, but they are a tool. If you have a tool, it's stupid not to use it.

Season 8[edit]

Terror of the Autons [8.1][edit]

(2 January - 23 January 1971)
The Doctor: [working on his TARDIS console, singing] I don't want to set the world on fire... [BANG! Smoke comes out of the TARDIS door, followed by the Doctor carrying a piece of dematerialization mechanism. He goes to the lab bench and places it in a device clearly designed to hold the three legged item. There is a knock at the door.] Not today, thank you.

The Doctor: You know Jo, I sometimes think that military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Luigi Rossini: Who the heck are you? Well?
Stranger: I am usually referred to as The Master!
Luigi Rossini: Oh? Is that so?
Stranger: Universally!

The Doctor: Months of delicate hard work and now look at it, you ham-fisted bun vendor!

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Nonsense, what you need, Doctor, as Miss Shaw herself so often remarked, is someone to pass you your test tubes, and to tell you how brilliant you are.

The Doctor: Help, Brigadier! HELP!

The Doctor: The Nestenes can put life into anything made of plastic. Anything at all.

The Doctor: They're Autons! Bullets can't stop them!

The Claws of Axos [8.3][edit]

(13 March - 3 April 1971)
The Doctor: Pure mathematics can not lie!

The Doctor: Obviously the Time Lords have programmed the TARDIS always to return to Earth. It seems that I am some kind of a galactic yo-yo!

[On how to survive a nuclear blast.]
The Master: You could take the usual precautions...sticky tape on the windows, that sort of thing.

The Dæmons [8.5][edit]

(22 May - 19 June 1971)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Jenkins...chap with wings there, five rounds, rapid!

The Master: I only need two things. Your submission and your obedience to MY WILL!

The Doctor: Jo, did you fail Latin as well as science?

Season 9[edit]

Day of the Daleks [9.1][edit]

(1 January - 22 January 1972)
Jo: Doctor, I thought the TARDIS was working again?
The Doctor: What gave you that idea?
Jo: Well, being dragged 500 years into the future, for example? I mean, all that business with the miners and the colonists.
The Doctor: My dear Jo, the TARDIS was working then because it was being operated under remote control by the High Council of the Time Lords.
Jo: Well, if it worked for them-
The Doctor: I don't want it to work for them: I want it to work for me. No one's going to turn me into an interplanetary puppet.

Future Doctor: Yes, of course, I remember now. [to Jo] Look, don't worry, my dear. I know you're alarmed, but you needn't be.
The Doctor: Yes, well, I think that should do it. Why on Earth I never realised that- Oh no, what are you doing here?
Future Doctor: Well, I'm not here, don't worry. Well....That is, in the sense, I am here, but, er....you are not there. It's a bit difficult to explain, really...
The Doctor: This won't do at all. We can't have two of us running about.
Future Doctor: Yes, well, don't worry! The door will serve us. [disappears in a flash of light]

Interrogator: You're a spy!
The Doctor: Am I? Who am I spying for?
Interrogator: I'm asking the questions. I repeat, you're a spy!
The Doctor: That wasn't a question. That was a statement.
Interrogator: Careful, our friends here don't get much fun. [Gestures to the thuggish Ogron security guards.]
The Doctor: Poor fellows. Sorry I can't oblige them at the moment, I'm not in the mood for games.

The Sea Devils [9.3][edit]

(26 February - 1 April 1972)
[While watching The Clangers]
The Master: I've discovered a rather interesting form of alien life.

The Doctor: I reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.

The Time Monster [9.5][edit]

(20 May - 24 June 1972)
Brigadier: In any case, Doctor, every section of UNIT now has the search for the Master written into standing orders.
The Doctor: Priority Z one hundred and forty four, I suppose?
Brigadier: Priority A one, actually.
Doctor: Look, I tell you, Brigadier, there is grave danger.
Brigadier: Danger of what, for heavens sake?
Doctor: Well, I'm not sure, but in my dream I quite clearly saw...
Brigadier: You know, if this got out, you'd be the laughing stock of UNIT. A dream. Really, Doctor, you'll be consulting the entrails of a sheep next. [Jo laughs]

[The Doctor and Jo are driving along a road in Bessie]
Jo: [looking at the sky] It's a doomy old day. I mean, just look at that sky. Just look at it.
The Doctor: Do stop wiffling, Jo, there's a good girl. We're not out on a pleasure jaunt, you know?
Jo: Sorry, Doctor.
The Doctor: Only, if it is the Master, we can't run the risk of losing him. You just keep your eye on the time sensor.
Jo: Right. [the Time Sensor promptly starts working] Doctor?
The Doctor: Yeah?
Jo: It's working again.
The Doctor: [stops Bessie] What's the bearing?
Jo: Er, oh seven four, and, er, sixteen point three nine miles away.
The Doctor: Well, that's Venusian miles. In Earth miles, that's be about seventy two point seven nine. Let's take a look at the map. [pulls up the map] Well, we're about here. That should put us somewhere around there. A village called Wootton.
Jo: Wootton? Well, that's where the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton are.
The Doctor: TOM-TIT? Well, if the Master's behind that. What time's the demonstration?
Jo: 2 o'clock.
The Doctor: We've got to stop it. Hang on tight, Jo. [puts Bessie into Super Drive and off they rocket]

Benton: Put your hands in the air, both of you. Get them up. Now turn around slowly. Slowly.
The Master: Well, well, well. The resourceful Sergeant Benton.
Benton: You didn't really think you could fool me with a fake telephone call, did you? It's the oldest trick in the book.
The Master: I underestimated you, Sergeant. How did you know?
Benton: Simple. The Brigadier's not in the habit of calling Sergeants "my dear fellow".
The Master: Ah. The tribal taboos of army etiquette. I find it difficult to identify with such primitive absurdities.
Benton: Yes, well, primitive or not, mate, you're still in the soup without a ladle, aren't you.
The Master: Now, Sergeant, you must let me explain.
Benton: Keep back! Keep back.
The Master: Yes, of course.
Benton: Keep back.
The Master: Of course, Sergeant. You see, Sergeant Benton, the whole point is that... Doctor! What a very timely...
[Benton looks behind him and the Master grabs his gun arm, making him drop the pistol and throws him to the floor. Benton hits his head against a filing cabinet and is out for the count]
The Master: You're wrong, Sergeant Benton! That is the oldest trick in the book!

[Jo is wearing a Minoan dress and wig and is admiring herself in a Cheval mirror]
Jo: Wow, what a groovy dress. Do you reckon it'll get mum's approval?
Lakis: Mum? Oh, you mean Queen Galleia?
Jo: Yeah, guess so. [giggles]
Lakis: Mum.
Jo: Anyway, let's go and give her a preview. [walks to the door]
Lakis: No, I'm sorry. She does not wish to be disturbed. The Lord Master is with her.
Jo: Is he now?
Lakis: They speak of the sacred mysteries.
Jo: Kronos and all that bit?
Lakis: It is forbidden.
Jo: But that is what they're on about?
Lakis: Yes.
Jo: Right. [begins to open the door]
Lakis: [stops Jo] No, you mustn't go in! You mustn't!
Jo: Look, I'll be as quiet as a... Do they have Mice in Atlantis?
Lakis: Yes.
Jo: Well, that's what I'll be as quiet as. An Atlantean Mouse, OK? [opens the door a little]

Guard: Inside, old man! [throws Dalios into the cell with the Doctor and Jo]
Dalios: I demand to be taken to the Lady Galleia!
Guard: You'll do as you're told.
Dalios: How dare you lay your hands on me! I shall see the Queen! Out of my way, slave!
[Dalios raises his hand and the guard hits him with his trident. Dalios falls and the guard locks the door again]
The Doctor: Dalios! Dalios!
Dalios: Who would have thought it. My sweet queen.
The Doctor: Is the master responsible for this?
Dalios: Aye, but tis no matter. Come closer.
The Doctor: What is it?
Dalios: There's so little time. So little. I tell you the vision of a dying man. Atlantis was doomed. You are a true philosopher. The world must be, must be saved. And you are the one to do it. The only one. Who'd have thought it? My lovely Galleia. [dies in Jo's lap]
The Doctor: Dalios! We won't fail you, Dalios.

Brigadier: Right, stand still, everyone! Er, where's the Master?
The Doctor: A very good question, Brigadier.
Brigadier: Doctor, glad to see you're back. Miss Grant, what on Earth are you doing in that extraordinary get-up? And where, for heaven's sake, is Sergeant Benton!?
Hyde: [to Ruth] The Baby! We forgot the Baby!
Benton: [stands up, no longer a baby, but still undressed] Would somebody please mind telling me exactly what's happening around here?
[everyone laughs]

Season 10[edit]

The Three Doctors [10.1][edit]

(30 December 1972 - 20 January 1973)
Brigadier: Is there anything I can do?
Third Doctor: Yes, pass me a silicon rod. [Stirs cup of tea with it]
Brigadier: I meant is there anything UNIT can do about this space lightning business?

Tyler: I can manage now, thank you.
Brigadier: I'm delighted to hear it. Make yourself at home. We're only supposed to be a top secret security establishment(!) Liberty Hall, Dr. Tyler. Liberty Hall!

Third Doctor: Jo, it's all quite simple - I am he and he is me!
Jo Grant: And we are all together, coo coo cachoo?
Both Doctors: What?
Jo Grant: It's a song by The Beatles.
Second Doctor: Really? How does it go? [Brings recorder to his lips]
Third Doctor: Oh, please be quiet!

First Doctor: [As he appears on the TARDIS's television screen] Ah, there you are! I seem to be stuck up here. [He examines the Second and Third Doctors.] So you're my replacements. [They smile at him.] Humph. A dandy and a clown. [They appear insulted.] Have you done anything?
Second Doctor: Uh, well we've assessed the situation-
First Doctor: Just as I thought! [Chuckles] Nothing.

Second Doctor: At the moment, they're far from being all powerful. That's why it's been left up to me and me and me!

Second Doctor: Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set here somewhere.

Brigadier:I've explained all that. You're his assistant.

Second Doctor:But I've just set this up! I've got to confuse it!

Brigadier: (after seeing the First Doctor on the screen) Who was that?
Second Doctor: I'm afraid you wouldn't believe me if I told you!

Omega: [After the Third Doctor tells him that he always looked upon him as Gallifrey's greatest hero] A hero?!? I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GOD!!!

Brigadier:Three of them, eh? I didn't know when I was well off.

(The Second Doctor shows Omega the force field generator, his recorder in the middle of the generator)
Omega: What is this childish contraption?!
Second Doctor: The only freedom you can ever have. Take it.
[Omega does nothing]
Second Doctor: Take it, Omega!
[Both Doctors close their eyes to try and focus their will against Omega's; Omega just laughs]
Third Doctor: TAKE IT!
Omega: COMMANDS! YOU COMMAND ME?! THIS IS MY WORLD! I COMMAND! AND YOU PESTER ME WITH TRINKETS?!?
[Omega knocks the force field generator out of the Doctor's hands]
Second Doctor: RUN!!!
[The recorder hits the ground; Omega's universe is soon gone in a flash of light]

Carnival of Monsters [10.2][edit]

Pletrac: The function of this tribunal is to keep this planet clean. This Tellurian creature comes from outside our solar system and is a possible carrier of contagion. Furthermore the creature may be hostile.
The Doctor: Would you kindly stop referring to me as "the creature", sir. Or I may well become exceedingly hostile!

Frontier in Space [10.3][edit]

(24 February - 31 March 1973)
The Doctor: Allow me to congratulate you, sir. You have the most totally closed mind that I've ever encountered.

The Master: Nobody could be more devoted to the cause of peace than I! As a commissioner of Earth's Interplanetary Police, I have devoted my life to the cause of law and order; And law and order can only exist in a time of peace.
The Doctor: Are you feeling all right, old chap?

Planet of the Daleks [10.4][edit]

(7 April - 12 May 1973)
The Doctor: Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.

The Doctor: Wait! Somebody's still in there.
Dalek: Save for interrogation! Disable!
[The Dalek fires at the Doctor. The Doctor yells in pain, and collapses on the ground]
Dalek: Proceed as ordered!

Taron: How deep are we going?
The Doctor: Down to the arsenal.
Codal: And what then? One bomb against an army of Daleks?
The Doctor: He's right, you know. One bomb won't destroy them all. The most we can hope for is to stop that army getting into action.

Dalek: Report!
Dalek 2: Message from command spacecraft. The Dalek Supreme will touch down on Spiridon shortly. He will assume total command of all operations on this planet.
Dalek: Understood.
Dalek 2: Dalek command has identified the leading alien. The one who is not a Thal.
Dalek: Who is he?
Dalek 2: He is the one known as the Doctor, the greatest enemy of the Daleks.
Dalek: He has much knowledge that would be of value to us. He must be captured alive for interrogation by the Dalek Supreme.

Taron: Doctor, we'd never have succeeded without all your help. I wish there was some way of thanking you.
The Doctor: As a matter of fact, there is.
Rebec: Yes, Doctor?
The Doctor: Throughout history, you Thals have always been known as one of the most peace-loving races in the galaxy.
Taron: I hope we always will be.
The Doctor: Yes, that's what I mean. When you get back to Skaro, you'll all be national heroes. Everybody'll want to hear about your adventures.
Taron: Of course.
The Doctor: So be careful how you tell that story, will you? Don't glamourise it. Don't make war sound like an exciting and thrilling game.
Taron: [smiles] I understand.
The Doctor: Tell them about the members of your mission that will not be returning. Like Maro, Vaber and Marat. Tell them about the fear. Otherwise your people might relish the idea of war. We don't want that.

Dalek Supreme: Order space transporters to assemble and await landing orders.
Dalek: I obey.
Dalek Supreme: [faces the Dalek Leader] The action of the aliens has caused considerable disruption of operations on this planet!
Dalek Leader: This was a matter beyond my control!
Dalek Supreme: Your orders were to exterminate them!
Dalek Leader: It has not been possible! We have been unable to use the Bacteria Bomb!
Dalek Supreme: The responsibility was yours! You have failed! The Supreme Council does not accept Failure! [kills the Dalek Leader]

Dalek Supreme: Preparations will begin at once to free our army from the Ice. We have been delayed, not defeated. The Daleks are never defeated!

The Doctor: [referring to the monitor's display] Jo, look. That's Skaro.
Jo: Yes....
The Doctor: Any regrets?
Jo: Not really...
The Doctor: Jo... That's only one little world. There's so many hundreds of others to see.
Jo: There's only one little world I want to see right now. [presses a few buttons on the TARDIS console] That one.
The Doctor: That one? But Jo, that's Earth.
Jo: That's right, Doctor. Home.
The Doctor: Home it is, Miss Grant.

The Green Death [10.5][edit]

(19 May 1973 - 23 June 1973)
Bert: Oh, better save the lamps, eh?
Jo: Right, OK.
[The lamp goes off, but it doesn't go completely dark. There's a green tinge to everything]
Jo: Bert? How can light get down here?
Bert: Well, it can't.
Jo: Then how can I see you?
Bert: Hey, that's funny.
Jo: What's that smell? It's like something rotting!
Bert: Hey, look.
[A green trickle of slime is running down the wall]
Jo: Ugh, that smell! What is it?
Bert: I've never seen anything like it!
Jo: I wouldn't touch--
[Too late]
Bert: Agh! It burns!

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: I never thought I'd have to fire in anger at a dratted caterpillar.

Stevens: In the end, we all want the same thing: an ordered society, with everyone happy and well fed...
The Doctor: ...Global Chemicals taking all the profits.
Stevens: What's best for Global Chemicals is best for the world, is best for you.
The Doctor: Such as a little touch of brainwashing?
Stevens: Freedom from fear, freedom from pain...
The Doctor: ...freedom from freedom.

Season 11[edit]

The Time Warrior [11.1][edit]

(15 December 1973 - 5 January 1974)
The Doctor: A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.

Sarah Jane: [the Doctor has ferreted out Sarah Jane's identity] Are you going to give me away, Doctor?
The Doctor: I don't think so.
Sarah Jane: [suddenly cheering] Why not?
The Doctor: [leans back, tents his fingers] Well, you can make yourself useful. We need someone around here to make the coffee.
Sarah Jane: [incensed] If you think I'm going to spend my time making cups of coffee for you...
[she halts as the Doctor leaps out of his chair. Reubish is scribbling something in chalk on the side of the TARDIS]
The Doctor: Professor! Would you kindly desist? This isn't a blackboard, you know!
[begins to unlock the TARDIS door]
Professor Rubeish: Oh, I do beg your pardon, Doctor. I was just trying to prove...
Sarah Jane: What are you going to do in there?
The Doctor: [opens the TARDIS door] Make myself a cup of coffee. Good day to you.

Linx: Ah, I understand. You have a primary and a secondary reproductive cycle. [beat] It is an inefficient system, you should change it.

Sarah Jane: You're serious, aren't you?
The Doctor: About what I do? Yes, not necessarily the way I do it.

Irongron: By heavens, Bloodaxe, 'tis like a tin tadpole - you cut off its head, and yet it wriggles!

Invasion of the Dinosaurs [11.2][edit]

(12 January - 16 February 1974)
General Finch: Waiting for this mysterious scientific advisor of yours to turn up?
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: That's right, sir.
General Finch: [Sarcastically] I suppose he'll just materialize out of thin air.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Very probably.

Soldier: It's coming this way, sir!
The Doctor: Good grief.... It's a Stegosaurus!

Death to the Daleks [11.3][edit]

(23 February - 16 March 1974)
[Railton leads the five people and three Daleks. In a dried river bed, the Doctor spots soil tumbling down the deep sides. Everyone stops and looks around. Suddenly, Railton is shot in the back by an arrow]
The Doctor: Take cover!
Dalek: Locate the enemy! Locate the enemy!
[As the Dalek repeatedly cries "Locate", Jill runs to Railton, but he is dead. Exxilons appear on the skyline as the men find a dug-out depression to hide]
Jill: Help me with him! Help me!
The Doctor: It's no good, we can't help him.
Jill: But please, we can't leave him here!
[More arrows thud into the ground nearby]
The Doctor: Quick, come on! Out, come on!

Sarah Jane: Doctor! We were just playing the main part in a sacrificial ceremony, weren't we?
The Doctor: Well, that seemed to be the general idea, yes.
Sarah Jane: Well, how are they going to sacrifice us just by dumping us down here?
The Doctor: Yes, I knew that thought would occur to you, sooner or later.
Sarah Jane: You've got an idea, haven't you?
The Doctor: Yes. And it's not one of my favorites. In fact, I don't care for it at all.
Sarah Jane: Well, you might as well share it.
The Doctor: Oh, very well. I think they expect that sacrifice to be completed by something else. Something that lives down this tunnel.
[And right on cue comes a strange warbling sort of roar]
Sarah Jane: Next time you get an idea, keep it to yourself, will you?

[The Doctor and Sarah Jane hear another strange, mechanical roaring sound]
Sarah Jane: That sounded awfully close.
The Doctor: Some sort of subterranean wind effect, I should think.
[And another]
Sarah Jane: Who are you kidding?
The Doctor: Myself, chiefly.
[Two Daleks enter the tunnel. As the Doctor and Sarah walk on, something similar to an Exxilon follows them. The roar again]
Sarah Jane: I just heard your wind effect gnashing its teeth. Well, which way now?
The Doctor: I think I'll make a short reconnaissance down this tunnel here. Alone.

Sarah Jane: [pointing] Doctor! Look! Look at the city!
[They watch as the now powerless city gives in to the ravages of time and rapidly decays into a pile of rubble]
The Doctor: It's rather a pity, in a way...now the universe is down to 699 wonders.

The Monster of Peladon [11.4][edit]

(23 March - 27 April 1974)
The Doctor: The citadel of Peladon, Sarah. One of the most interesting and-
Sarah Jane: Oh no it isn't - is it, Doctor?
The Doctor: Well, no, not exactly.
Sarah Jane: No, it's not your precious citadel at all. It's another rotten gloomy old tunnel!
The Doctor: Yes, well, with the scanner still on the blink, there was no way I could really check.
Sarah Jane: There's more than the scanner on the blink.

Thalira: It would be different if I was a man. But I'm only a girl.
Sarah Jane: Now just a minute! There's nothing "only" about being a girl, your Majesty.

Planet of the Spiders [11.5][edit]

(4 May - 8 June 1974)
[Sarah and Mike climb through a window into the meditation center and get discovered by Tommy]
Tommy: Why are you climbing in the window?
Sarah Jane: Er, yes, yes, I...
Tommy: Play games?
Sarah Jane: That's right, just playing a little game.
Tommy: Tom likes games. Tom play game too?
Sarah Jane: Er, tell you what, Tom.
Tommy: Who are you?
Sarah Jane: My name is Sarah. Sarah Jane Smith.
Tommy: Tom likes you, Sarah Jane Smith.
Sarah Jane: Oh, you see, Tom, this game, it's called secrets. And it's a secret that I'm here. Shhh...
Tommy: Shhh...
Sarah Jane: Yeah. So you won't tell anyone, will you?
Tommy: [sees Sarah's brooch] Ah, that's pretty.
Sarah Jane: Would you like it? [takes off her brooch and gives it to Tommy] Here, careful not to prick yourself.
Tommy: Oh, it's pretty. [leaves]
Mike: A shameless waste of feminine wiles. Come on.
Sarah Jane: Nonsense.
Mike: Shhh!

[The Doctor searches for Sarah on Metebelis Three and looks in a blue lit cave]
Sarah Jane's voice: Quickly, Doctor! Quickly!
Great One: Stop! If you come any further, Doctor, you will die. Oh, not at once, but gradually every cell in your body will be irretrievably damaged by the crystal rays, and I need you alive.
The Doctor: I heard the voice of my assistant!
Great One: Have no fear. She is quite safe.
The Doctor: But she called out to me for help!
Great One: [laughs] Like this?
Sarah Jane's voice: Doctor, help me! Come quickly!
[The Doctor walks forward]
Great One: No! It is an illusion! Listen!
Sarah Jane's voice: [singing] Half a pound of Tuppenny Rice, half a pound of Treacle. That's the way the Money goes.
[Pop]
The Doctor's voice: [singing] Goes the Weasel.
The Doctor: Who... Who are you?
Great One: They call me the Great One.
The Doctor: Why can't I see you?
Great One: You will, Doctor, you will, all in good time, but not until you bring me the crystal you stole from Metebelis.
The Doctor: But why do want that particular Crystal? It's no different from all the others.
Great One: Oh, but it is. You took the one last perfect crystal of Power. I searched all time and space for it! I must have it!
The Doctor: No! No, Never!
Great One: [laughs] You are proud, Little man. I see that I shall have to teach you to have respect. Round you go, Doctor.
The Doctor: No! No! No, I will not!
[Against his will, the Doctor turns left, stepping high, as the Great One laughs]
The Doctor: No! No, I will not! No!
[The Doctor has turned right round and back to where he started]
Great One: Is that fear I can feel in your mind? You are not accustomed to feeling frightened, are you, Doctor? You are very wise to be afraid of me. Go now. You must hurry back and fetch the crystal. I must have it, don't you understand? I must have it! I must! I must! I must! Go now. Go! Go! Go now!
[The Doctor runs back down the Rock Passage]

[Sarah realizes that Tommy's formerly low intelligence has been improved]
Sarah Jane: Tommy, you're normal! You're just like everybody else!
Tommy: Oh, I sincerely hope not.

[The Doctor returns to the Great One's cave with the crystal]
Great One: Stop! Have you brought the crystal to me?
The Doctor: Well, if I had not, why should I return?
Great One: Very well, very well, advance.
[The Doctor walks forward and sees the universe's biggest spider]
The Doctor: I brought you the crystal. Now why don't you just take it and leave the humans in peace, Both here and on Earth?
Great One: [laughs] You think I care for the puny plans of my subjects? Earth? One paltry planet among millions? Give me the crystal. I thirst for it! I ache for it!
The Doctor: Well, why is it so important to you?
Great One: You see this web of crystal above my head? It reproduces the pattern of my brain. One perfect crystal and it will be complete. That is the perfect crystal I need.
The Doctor: And then?
Great One: My every thought will resonate within the web and grow in power until, until, until [laughs]
The Doctor: But you've built a positive feedback circuit! You're trying to increase your mental powers to infinity!
Great One: Exactly! I shall be the ruler of the entire universe! [laughs]
The Doctor: Now listen to me. Listen. I haven't got much time left. What you're trying to do is impossible. If you complete that circuit, the energy will build up and up until it cannot be contained. You will destroy yourself!
Great One: You waste the little time remaining to you. Even now the cave of crystal is destroying the cells of your body. I will grant you one last favor. You may watch the completion of my triumph before you die!
[the crystal flies out of the Doctor's hands and becomes the keystone of the web lattice]
Great One: I am... complete! Now, I am... total... power! All praise to the Great One! [laughs]
The Doctor: Stop! Stop! Don't you see what's happened to you!?
Great One: All praise to the Great One! All praise to me! Bow down before me, planets! Bow down, Stars! Bow down, o Galaxies and worship the Great One! The me! The great, all powerful me! [starts to glow red] AAAAAHHH!! I HURRRRTT!! HELP MEE!! I'M BURNING, MY BRAIN IS ON FIRE!! HELP MEEEEEEEEEE!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!
[The Doctor runs out of the cave]

[The Third Doctor's last words.]
The Doctor: I had to face my fear ... that was more important than just going on living ...
(Sarah Jane: Please...don't die!)
The Doctor: A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don't cry. While there's life, there's...

[The Doctor is about to regenerate.]
Sarah Jane: Look, Brigadier, look! I think it's starting!
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Well, here we go again.

Other Appearances[edit]

The Five Doctors [20.7][edit]

(23 November 1983) The following quotations occurred in a serial set after the Third Doctor's era had officially ended (in the era of the Fifth Doctor, to be exact) and thus are not technically part of this Doctor's era. As they are all quotes involving the Third Doctor, however, they are included here for the sake of completion.

[Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to the Third and Fifth Doctors in reference to the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Doctors.]
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Splendid fellows - all of you!
Third Doctor: I've reversed the polarity of the Neutron flow, so the TARDIS should be free from the force field now.

Dimensions in Time [30th Anniversary Special][edit]

Third Doctor: I've got a few more tricks up my sleeve yet, madam! It's time for you to start losing!
The Rani: [Gesturing at Liz Shaw] YOU! EARTH FEMALE! COME HERE!
[Liz starts moving]:
Third Doctor: Liz? No, Liz you mustn't!
Liz Shaw: Leave this to me! I'll take my chances.
[Liz runs up and tackles the Rani. Trying to take her gun off of her]

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