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Professor Perplexity

BBC One‘s long-standing British sci-fi mystery drama Doctor Who is running a Christmas Special tonight.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio is a precursor for series 10, airing in April, while #doctorwho spinoff prequel series Class just ran its first season.

827 Doctor Who installments have been televised since 1963.

In April 2015, Steven Moffat confirmed that Doctor Who would run for at least another five years, extending the show until 2020.

Rottentomatoes: 89%

Metacritic: 70

IMDb: 8.8

***SPOILERS AHEAD***




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The Doctor

A strange alien man referring to himself as the doctor, whom possesses a blue police public call box time machine phone booth device, shows up in London to stop some erratically behaving plastic manikins.

The Doctor serves as a solo British Men in Black, safeguarding humanity and planet earth from extraterrestrial threats as they arise.

Sometimes in these conflicts he is slain, reincarnating himself into a new body, with a new personality, while retaining the same memory base.  During these expenditures he typically recruits one or more human support vassals.

Alongside his DeLorean, he possesses a sonic screwdriver, and a psychic notepad that mimics necessary legal documents, tickets, etc.

The Doctor is a rogue Time-Lord from the planet Gallifrey.  He fled Gallifrey in a stolen Mark I Type 40 TARDIS.

The Doctor has acquired numerous recurring extraterrestrial foes during his exploits most notably the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master.

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“That makes sense.  Well done.” — Doctor Who

“They’re made of plastic.  Living plastic creatures.  And they’re being controlled by a relay device on the roof.  Which would be a great big problem if I didn’t have this.  So, I’m gonna go upstairs and blow it up.  And I might well die in the process, but don’t worry about me.  No, you go home.  Go on, go and have your lovely beans on toast.  Don’t tell anyone about this, ’cause if you do, you’ll get them killed.  I’m the Doctor, by the way.  What’s your name?  Nice to meet you, Rose.  Run for your life!” — Doctor Who

“Told you, the doctor.” — Doctor Who

Quote1Just the doctor.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1Well, who else is there?  I mean, you lot, all you do is eat chips, go to bed and watch telly, while all the time underneath you, there’s a war going on.Quote2 — Doctor Who

“The thing controlling it projects life into the arm.  I cut off the signal.  Dead.  Thought control.” — Doctor Who

Quote1Long story.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1They want to overthrow the human race and destroy you.Quote2 — Doctor Who

“Do you believe me?  But you’re still listening.” — Doctor Who

“Do you know like we were saying?  About the Earth revolving?  It’s like when you’re a kid.  The first time they tell you that the world’s turning and you just can’t quite believe it ’cause everything looks like it’s standing still.  I can feel it.  The turn of the Earth.  The ground beneath our feet is spinning at 1,000 miles an hour.  And the entire plant is hurtling round the sun at 67,000 miles an hour.  I can feel it, we’re falling through space, you and me.  Clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go…  That’s who I am.  Now forget me, Rose Tyler.  Go home.” — Doctor Who

Quote1Sonic screwdriver.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1The assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through that door.  Believe me, they’ve tried.  Now, shut up a minute.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1It’s called Tardis, this thing. T-A-R-D-I-S that’s Time And Relative Dimension In Space.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1That’s okay.  Culture shock.  Happens to the best of us.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1… it’s because I’m trying to save the life of every stupid ape blundering about on this planet, all right?Quote2 — Doctor Who

“Lots of planets have a north.” — Doctor Who

“These stupid little people have only just learned how to walk.  But they’re capable of so much more.  I’m asking you, on their behalf.  Please, just go.” — Doctor Who

Quote1The paper’s slightly psychic.  It shows them whatever I want them to see.  Saves a lot of time.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Quote1Everything has its time and everything dies.Quote2 — Doctor Who

“Leave this planet or I’ll stop you.” — Doctor Who

“The world is very strange.” — Doctor Who

Quote1Early days.  Steering’s a bit off.Quote2 — Doctor Who

“You swallowed a planet.” — Doctor Who

Quote1When worlds collide.Quote2 — Doctor Who

“Excuse me, I’m making perfect sense.  You’re just not keeping up.” — Doctor Who

Quote1Is this how time normally passes?  Really slowly.  In the right order.  If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s an un-punctual alien attack.Quote2 — Doctor Who

Scientific, autonomous, resolute, strange, and a bit whimsical Doctor Who is a Rational.


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