Doctor Who

Chosen answer: To stop him from traveling around Time and Space and causing trouble, he even says it as he is disabling it.

Repo_Man

Chosen answer: The Cruciform has not been confirmed to be a location, a weapon, a ship, or some kind of object. It has only ever been mentioned, never described. All we know is that it belonged to the Time Lords. It must have been important in the Time War because the Daleks wanted control of it.

Chosen answer: They wanted a good mix of pollutants to turn the planet into a giant cloning facility. Something humanity was well on its way to doing for them.

Captain Defenestrator

School Reunion - S2-E6

Question: The Doctor says he's regenerated half a dozen times since last seeing Sarah Jane. This would mean he last saw her in his fourth regeneration. But surely this is wrong? They last saw each other when The Doctor was in his fifth regeneration, during "The Five Doctors."

Socks1000

Chosen answer: The phrase "half a dozen" is often used as a round number, i.e. "half a dozen" is a little more than "a few." He didn't want to pause and figure it out as it's been a long time in his time line so he just estimated. That said, with the 50th anniversary reveal of the War Doctor, making the 10th Doctor actually the 11th, it's now exactly 6 regenerations since the 5 Doctors, making his statement accurate.

Myridon

Chosen answer: Because he'd driven her insane by showing her the future and humanity's fate. (There's also the possibility that she might be The Rani in human form, but that's all speculation right now.)

Captain Defenestrator

Show generally

Question: Why are the vast majority of stories set on modern day Earth as opposed to the 1963-1989 series where nearly every story was set on an alien planet?

ExcellentCryer

Chosen answer: One of the 'quaint' aspects of Doctor Who of old was the utter cheapness of the BBC in spending as little money as possible on the original series. Visits to 'alien planets' were laughably poor looking, clearly were Earth like with a few 'alien' touches, and it was something that writer Russel T Davies didn't want to return to.

GalahadFairlight

Answer: Yes. The Daleks tried to destroy the Earth's core and replace it with an engine to pilot it through the universe in the first Doctor story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth."

Captain Defenestrator

Season 4 generally

Question: Towards the end of the episode "Journey's End", Davros calls The Doctor "the Destroyer of Worlds". Isn't this just a little bit ironic considering Davros and the Daleks were about to wipe out the universe using a reality bomb?

Jane'sBitch

Chosen answer: It's a psychological tactic. The Doctor thinks of himself as a good person, but he's had to do horrible things during the Time War and on other occasions. Davros is playing on his guilt.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: They only have 45 minutes in any given episode, so they chose to limit the storyline to those events that the Doctor was directly involved in in the present day. We see that many of the events still unfold as before, just with less pleasant consequences - the Sontarans are still defeated, albeit at the cost of the Torchwood team, the hospital where Martha worked is still returned to Earth, but after everybody dies this time, after Sarah Jane Smith intervenes. Events shown in the historical episodes were presumably also resolved in some less effective manner, but well enough not to affect the present-day timeline to any great degree.

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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Question: This and the next episode credits John Lumic with the creation of the Cybermen. However, in "The World and Time", it appears the Master creates the Cybermen. Which is the correct line?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: This episode takes place on an alternate Earth. This is where this version of the Cybermen were created. However the Cybermen first debuted in 1966 in the episode "The Tenth Planet". Originating from the planet Mondas. So both are true. The Master's Mondasian Cybermen, and Lumic's Cybus Cybermen.

MasterOfAll

In classic There were Cybermen from this universe which were people whose bodies were failing so they used spare parts to become Cybermen they came from places like Mondas it was destroyed so they went to some other plants to live. The new Doctor Who rise of the Cybermen takes place in an alternative universe where people's brains were put in Cybermen suits these Cybermen ended up coming through to are universe. Matt Smith's last season the Cybermen were mentioned to being from this universe. The Cybermen the master used in the world and time - the master had people's Souls uploaded in gallifreyan technology and then she downloaded them into Cybermen suits. So you have original Cybermen/ alternative universe Cybermen/ back to original Cybermen/ Then Masters Cybermen/ and then Cybermen from Peter Capaldi's episodes to do with the original.

The original Cybermen planet was destroyed but they were seen on other planets.

Dan23

Chosen answer: The Eighth Doctor regenerated because he died in a crash on Karn, where the Sisterhood revived him to offer him the choice to either die, or regenerate to fight in the war. He choose to become the War Doctor, who regenerated after the events of "The Day of the Doctor" due to the stress of the Time War, or maybe because the war was over, and there was no need to be a warrior anymore.

Answer: For TV episodes only, her timeline is as follows: spoilers ahoy! Baby Melody, "A Good Man Goes to War." Child Melody, "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon." Mels, regenerating into River, "Let's Kill Hitler"/ River, "Closing Time." "The Wedding of River Song", simultaneous with her appearance as the mysterious astronaut in "The Impossible Astronaut." Adult River, "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon." Adult River, "A Good Man Goes to War'." "The Pandorica Opens"/"The Big Bang." "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone." Her appearance at Amy and Rory's house at the end of "The Wedding of River Song." "The Angels Take Manhattan." "The Husbands of River Song." "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead." As a ghost in "The Name of the Doctor."

Chosen answer: River's timeline does start in "A Good Man Goes to War" but ends in "Forest of the Dead," when the 10th Doctor sees her die. Have fun piecing it together from there. If it helps, the BBC adventure games are considered canon, so her appearance in "The Eternity Clock" is also part of her timeline, as are the mini-episodes of "Night and the Doctor."

Captain Defenestrator

Chosen answer: I think they meant getting bored of hanging around in the TARDIS and traveling through time and space every day.

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Question: If all the stars have gone out, then how come it is light out when Amelia and her Auntie Sharon are going to the museum? If all the stars had gone out, it would have been dark, since the Sun is a star.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: You are correct, the sun was erased with every other star in the universe.The thing keeping the Earth warm and light is the TARDIS, which exploded and is now exploding at every moment in history.

A Christmas Carol - S6-E1

Question: When The Doctor shows young Kazran his future, older Kazran touches his younger self. He did this without an explosion, however, in 'Doctor Who' it has been said that 'if you touch your younger self, it will create an explosion'. How did the older Kazran, in this episode, touch himself without an explosion?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It creates a paradox, which isn't always an explosion, but can be. And it doesn't do it in this case for the same reason that the controls no longer operate for Kazran: The Doctor's intervention in his life has caused him to not be the same man he was before.

Captain Defenestrator

Chosen answer: The Matt Smith pronunciation in this episode seems to be the outlier. Metebelis 3 was first mentioned and shown in the Jon Pertwee stories "The Green Death" and "Planet of the Spiders". In those stories, and in Sarah Jane Adventures it was pronounced 'Meh-teh-beel-is'.

Sierra1 Premium member

Chosen answer: The 8th Doctor regenerated into the War Doctor by his ship crash landing on Karn. See "The Night of the Doctor". The people on Karn recognised him and allowed him to have a regeneration because he had helped them before. He got to choose who he regenerated into, and decided on the War Doctor, saying "Doctor no more". The War Doctor regenerated into the 9th Doctor in "The Day of the Doctor" apparently just due to old age, saying "Oh yes, of course. I suppose it makes sense. Wearing a bit thin. I hope the ears are a bit less conspicuous this time."

Shadow5

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Question: Is the reason for Amelia's crack due to the fact that in series 7 'Angels take Manhattan' she gets zapped back in time, and the crack is there to put those two parts of her life together?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No. The cracks in time were caused by the TARDIS exploding on Amy's wedding day. The reason why they were at the locations they were at was because the Doctor was there.

MasterOfAll

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