[82] Initially it was reported that Peter Capaldi told tabloids there would be "no flirting" between him and Clara, likening such a potential relationship to Papa and Nicole, but the actor himself discarded that. Martha eventually quits as the Doctor's full-time companion in the series finale "Last of the Time Lords" because she is in love with the Doctor and he seems unable or unwilling to reciprocate; she received similar commiseration from Jack Harkness, who is also infatuated with him, in "The Sound of Drums". By contrast, the Eleventh Doctor spoke of the War Doctor (John Hurt) as being the man who broke that promise, being the one to fight in the Time War before learning the actual fate of the Time Lords. In the Fourth Doctor serial The Armageddon Factor,[29] the Doctor runs into a former classmate of his named Drax. In the 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" (2013), the Eleventh Doctor is queried about his age by his younger self, to which he replies "I dunno, I lose track. The Eighth Doctor's companion Grace briefly refers to him by the alias "Dr. ", giving the phrase in-universe significance. [14] According to the alien villain Chedaki in the episode The Android Invasion, "his entire history is one of opposition to conquest.". The Doctor has shown a resistance to temporal effects and has demonstrated telepathic ability, both the ability to mentally connect to other incarnations of themselves they have encountered (The Five Doctors), and an ability to enter into the memories of other individuals ("The Girl in the Fireplace"). He makes several references to being 400 years older than the War Doctor, which would encompass the timelines of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. 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. 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). May 16, 2020. Continuity has since established that one of his allotted regenerations was indeed used up for this transition. He is an excellent cricket player (Black Orchid) and in "The Lodger" he proves to be a prodigiously talented footballer despite unfamiliarity with some of the game's basic rules. Skip to content. Beginning in 2005 the programme has suggested that the Doctor has romantic feelings towards different people. In the programme, "the Doctor" is the alias assumed by a millennia-old alien called a Time Lord who travels through space and time in the TARDIS, frequently with companions. The Doctor's hypersensitive body and senses enable them to detect anomalies humans cannot, such as identifying alien species, blood type or chemical composition by taste and determining location or time period by sniffing the air. According to The Doctor, when regarding the effects of the initiation on participants: 'Some are inspired, some go mad (as he suggests happened to his nemesis, the Master) and some run away." Additionally, Moffat has companion Amy Pond attempt to seduce the Doctor in "Flesh and Stone", although he expresses shock at the idea, protesting that she was human. [64] In "Father's Day" (2005), the Ninth Doctor and Rose observed but did not interact with past versions of themselves; when Rose changed history, the earlier selves – after momentarily noticing Rose running past – vanished and a temporal paradox was created that attracted the extra-dimensional Reapers. In The Gunfighters (1966), the First Doctor uses the alias Dr. Caligari. We all love the Doctor and his/her companions. For example, according to The Mind of Evil (1971), a tablet of aspirin could kill him. [note 4]. KBO everyone K B O ! However, the Doctor's actions are largely tolerated as he saved Gallifrey and the universe several times. Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast No 301. "[58] The Twelfth Doctor wears a white shirt with no tie, with his top button fastened and no cuff links, a dark blue cardigan (sometimes replaced with a waistcoat), navy trousers and black boots. The character played by Peter Cushing in the films Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. referred to himself as "Dr. Who". 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. Thete was a member of the house of Lungbarrow, a privileged and rich house. and Stempel, P. Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of actors who have played the Doctor, Doctor Who § Adaptations and other appearances, "Dr Who profile: Britain's favourite alien", "Doctor Who series 11, episode 9: Was a huge plot hole just solved? 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. An adventurous scientist, the Doctor usually solves problems with his wits rather than with force. [citation needed] The Seventh Doctor's outfit – a straw hat, a coat with two scarves, a tie, checked trousers and brogues/wing-tips – was more subdued and suggestive of a showman, reflecting his whimsical approach to life. In The Highlanders (1966–67), the Second Doctor assumes the name of "Doctor von Wer" (a German approximation of "Doctor Who"), and signs himself as "Dr. W" in The Underwater Menace. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Since the show's inception in 1963, the character has been portrayed by thirteen lead actors. [1] The Doctor has also been featured in films and a vast range of spin-off novels, audio dramas and comic strips. "[d] The Twelfth Doctor believes his previous incarnation's long scarf "looked stupid"[e] and his prior's love of bow-ties is "embarrassing."[57]. ", The Doctor's clothing has been equally distinctive, from the distinguished Edwardian suits of the First Doctor to the Second Doctor's rumpled, clown-like Chaplinesque attire to the dandyish frills and velvet of the Third Doctor's era. In "The Girl In The Fireplace", Madame de Pompadour, who psychically linked with his memories, claimed that the Doctor experienced a very lonely childhood. Before permanently dying, a Time Lord can regenerate twelve times for a total of thirteen incarnations. In the early serials The Edge of Destruction and The Sensorites, it appeared that the First Doctor had only a single heart. The relationship ended when the Doctor was restored to normal, admitting to Joan that he knows that Smith was fond of her but unable to reciprocate those feelings himself. The story arc running throughout the tenure of the Eleventh Doctor involved the oldest question in the universe, revealed in "The Wedding of River Song" to be "Doctor who? [c] The Eleventh Doctor, upon meeting his previous self, referred to his Converse trainers as "sand-shoes. In "The Name of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor tells companion Clara Oswald that the name "Doctor" is essentially a promise he made. The Fourth Doctor states that his companion, Harry Sullivan, is a Doctor of medicine, while he is "a doctor of many things" (Revenge of the Cybermen, 1975). [citation needed], The Tenth Doctor sports either a brown or a blue pinstripe suit – usually worn with ties – a tan ankle-length coat and trainers, the latter recalling the plimsolls worn by his fifth incarnation. This is a clear affirmation of his past, and that the (then) current incarnation was indeed the Tenth. 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. Because she loves him, she refuses to shoot him in "The Wedding of River Song", creating an alternate timeline. What's he talking about?" "Theta. https://dwexpanded.fandom.com/wiki/Theta_Sigma?oldid=39385. How could he know, unless he's marking it on a wall? Unknown to many, Thete despised this life due all his cousins being soldiers. The Master ignored him. Moreover, Theta Sigma is slightly inactive on social media. THETA SIGMA. 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. [90], This article is about the main character of the Doctor Who television series. Radio Times TV Review of 2012. 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. In "The Doctor's Wife" (2011), the TARDIS, while embodied as Idris, says the Doctor has been travelling with her for 700 years. [22] Due to the retroactive creation of a numberless War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor's aborted regeneration in "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", the Eleventh Doctor was the final incarnation in his natural cycle. In "The End of the World", the Doctor recalls having been on board and surviving the Titanic's sinking to find himself "clinging to an iceberg". On his 90th birthday Thete, Koschei, Magnus, Mortimus and Ushas were taken by Brax and Ulysses for his birthday. In "School Reunion" (2006), the arrival of the Doctor's previous companion Sarah Jane Smith and his reaction to seeing her again prompts jealousy and worry from Rose, and Sarah all but admits that she has long been in love with the 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). This arc was penned by Steven Moffat, who has been exploring the significance of the Doctor's name in his episodes since 2006's "The Girl in the Fireplace", in which historical figure Madame de Pompadour reads the Doctor's mind and remarks, "Doctor who? The name "Doctor Who" is used in the title of the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians, but this was a captioning error rather than an in-story mention. The Doctor was taught by future Lord President Borusa and Azmael,[7] where he met Drax, with whom he attended a Tech course as part of the class of '92. Jack saw the Doctor's eye darken. In her 2010 appearances, River continues to hint at a relationship with the Doctor in her relative past and his relative future. [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. The Doctor is assumed to be or to have been married to Susan's grandmother, including by head writer Steven Moffat. Other details – sometimes significant ones – are later ignored. In the 2006 episode "School Reunion", the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith both seem to indicate in dialogue that they haven't seen each other since her departure from the TARDIS in The Hand of Fear, although this contradicts their having met later during The Five Doctors. But I'm still a doctor." So, put your headphones on the right way around and make a wish, as you listen to Theta Sigma’s Christmas Doctor Who Podcast ! In the Series 12 episode "Fugitive of the Judoon", Jo Martin played a previous and unknown incarnation of the Doctor who existed at some point before the Time War. In "The Name of the Doctor", the Doctor's real name was revealed to be the password used to enter the Doctor's tomb following his death on the planet Trenzalore. Browse through and read or take theta sigma stories, quizzes, and other creations. 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. It's more than just a secret, isn't it?" Time Lords used to have 13 lives."[22][61]. Two people who are really crazy about each other..."[86] The narrative of series nine culminated in a three-part story arc in which Clara dies and the Doctor spends the next 4.5 billion years executing a gambit to change history and save her life. [87] In Book Two, the Doctor explains that he has become interested in romance and the idea of being close to someone in his current body, but that he is reluctant to explore these feelings with his companions because of the emotional baggage a relationship with him would bring. The Eighth Doctor experienced amnesia due to the anaesthetics affecting his physiology (1996 Doctor Who television film). The Second Doctor was intended to be a literally younger version of the First; biological time would turn back, and several hundred years would get taken off the Doctor's age, rejuvenating him. ", The Doctor was originally known as the Timeless Child, as revealed in "The Timeless Children" (2020). In "The Parting of the Ways" (2005), the Doctor's male companion Jack Harkness kisses both the Doctor and Rose in what he believes is a last goodbye. Lance Parkin's novels Cold Fusion (1997) and The Infinity Doctors (1998) suggest that "wombborn" families have survived in secret, and that the Doctor and the Master were born to these families. In the original programme, with the exception of the change from Troughton to Pertwee, regeneration usually occurred when the previous Doctor was near "death". In "The Sound of Drums" (2007), 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." 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). Other skills include his mental communication with other Time Lords, in some cases over a galaxy's distance. Some post-regeneration experiences have been more difficult than others. Cartmel wished to restore the character's "awe, mystery and strength" and make him "once again more than a mere chump of a Time Lord" – an idea the media dubbed the "Cartmel Masterplan". 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. 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". Only rarely is this even addressed in the programme. During this episode, both the Doctor and River call her his wife. Matt Smith made a brief "imagined" cameo seen only by actor William Hartnell (portrayed by David Bradley), in the movie dramatising the early years of Doctor Who An Adventure in Space and Time. 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). The-doctor Theta-sigma is on Facebook. Theta Sigma - Time Lord of Gallifrey Doctor Who Fiction, Doctor Who Fan Fiction, Theta Sigma Theta Sigma, Unique Doctor Who Fiction - the Story of what The Doctor did before he was The Doctor, when he was a teenage Time Lord taking his gap decade from The Prydonian Academy, exploring the universe, making new friends. In the 2005 series premiere, "Rose", it is revealed that the Ninth Doctor was instrumental in preventing a family from boarding the Titanic prior to her fateful voyage. The Twelfth Doctor's costume has been described as looking like a magician. The experience was traumatic enough to cause one of his hearts to temporarily stop beating. 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. The 2005 resurrection of the programme credited Christopher Eccleston – playing the Ninth Doctor – as "Doctor Who" again in series 1. This event is explained as occurring due to the current Doctor having left his shields down when rebuilding the TARDIS following "Last of the Time Lords" and then accidentally crossing the Fifth Doctor's timeline, allowing the two TARDISes to merge. He restates this in "The Empty Child" as "Nine hundred years of phone box travel and it's the only thing left that surprises me". Irving Braxiatel, a character first introduced in the novel Theatre of War, was initially hinted at, and later confirmed to be, the Doctor's biological older brother. By the time of The Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor was stated to be 749 years old[70] ("something like 750 years" in the prior Pyramids of Mars). [45] 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. He states that he lost count of his true age long ago, and rounds it down, taking into account the varying lengths of a "year" in different locations. This event had a massive impact on The Doctor who theorized that he himself was possibly the Hybrid. While being taken to UNIT HQ, the Doctor roughly explains how he ended up working for UNIT, with Kate adding he never resigned and thus still UNIT personell. In the episode "The Lodger" (2010), a member of the Doctor's football team offhandedly mentions annihilating the team they will play next week. During his first regeneration, the Doctor's clothes (save for his cloak and ring, both of which quickly thereafter fall off) changed with his body (The Power of the Daleks). 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. This credit remained from season 19 to season 26. Tecteun adopted her as her own and discovered that the Child had a capacity to regenerate her body indefinitely. [37] Apart from being called a doctor of the TARDIS, the Doctor has been referred to as a "doctor of time travel."[38]. In "The Doctor's Daughter", when discussing about the topic of parenthood, the Tenth Doctor confirmed that he had at one point been a father and that he lost his children 'a long time ago' saying ‘When they died that part of me died with them’; the nature of their deaths however has never been explained, as it is suggested that whatever happened to his family is very painful for The Doctor to talk about. He implied that in his previous form, he had come to see himself as Clara's "boyfriend" in an attempt to avoid confronting his extreme age and alien nature. 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