Monday, 13 October 2014


A Guide to Classic Who references in New Who and the Doctor. 

The Doctor isn't a name, it's a title, but is the Doctor really a Doctor and if so a Doctor of what?

In "The Armageddon Factor" the Time Lord Drax confirms that the Doctor actually does have a Doctorate. 

Doctor of Medicine

  • The First (in "An Unearthly Child" & "Marco Polo") and Fourth Doctors ("The Armageddon Factor") denied being a Doctor of Medicine and in "Ark in Space" the Fourth Doctor claimed his doctorate was honorary.
  • Graduated in Medicine in Glasgow, 1888 (According to the Second Doctor in "The Moonbase.")

Doctor of All Things

  • Claims "practically everything" in "Spearhead in Space" (first Third Doctor story.)
  • "Doctor of many things" according to the Fifth Doctor ("Four to Doomsday.")

~ DUG.
This article refers only to references within the classic series, not the new series.

The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who fans understand Classic Who references - and to know if something isn't a reference but a new idea.  If there's a reference I missed or a subject that you feel needs more explaining, please comment.

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