Tuesday, 25 April 2017

DW 10-02: Smile

A Guide to Classic Who references in new Who.

 Doctor Who series 10 episode 2 in which Bill and the Doctor ๐Ÿ˜€

Warning: May contain Spoilers for



๐Ÿ‘ด - Things that first appeared in the classic series (or the film.)  Episode List.

For context, the following are also covered:
☝ -  The first appearance of things in Doctor Who series.
๐Ÿ‘ฆ- Things that first appeared previously in the new series.

Ongoing References...

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  The Doctor - The central character of both series of Doctor Who.  This is the 12th๐Ÿ˜ท.

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  The TARDIS - The ๐Ÿ˜ท's ⏰ and ๐ŸŒŒ travel vehicle.  TARDIS stands for ⏰ And Relative Dimension(s) In ๐ŸŒŒ.  Like a lot of ⏰ Lord technology, it is "bigger on the inside."  The ๐Ÿ˜ท stole his TARDIS when fleeing Gallifrey.  It is an older model ("Type 40") and unreliable, often ending up in the wrong location and the chameleon circuit - designed to make the TARDIS appear inconspicuous in any surroundings it appears has failed so it always appears as a ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฆ from 1960s England.   It is often implied to have a personality, which was given form in "The ๐Ÿ˜ท's Wife" (Doctor Who (2005) series 6) and previously disliked Clara (who later entered the ๐Ÿ˜ท's ⏰ scar) and refused to visit Tranzelor (which had the ๐Ÿ˜ท's ⏰ scar and also had a future version of the TARDIS).  After initially implying he'd built it ("The Chase" (Doctor Who (1963) season 3),  et al) the ๐Ÿ˜ท finally admitted to stealing the TARDIS (such "The War Games." (Doctor Who (1963) season 6)).  The ๐Ÿ˜ท was shown stealing in "Name of the ๐Ÿ˜ท" (Doctor Who (2005) series 7).  The unreliability of the TARDIS is noted when it takes on human form in "The ๐Ÿ˜ท's Wife":
"You didn't always take me where I wanted to go." ~  The ๐Ÿ˜ท.
"No, but I always took you where you needed to go." ~ Idris (The TARDIS). 
"You did!" ~ The ๐Ÿ˜ท.

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Nardole - River ๐ŸŽถ's assistant in the "The Husbands of River ๐ŸŽถ" (Doctor Who (2005) 2015 Christmas Special)  His head was removed and used by the ๐Ÿค– body of the Hydroflax.  When he appeared again in "The Return of  ๐Ÿ˜ท Mysterio(Doctor Who (2005) 2016 Christmas Special) as the ๐Ÿ˜ท's new companion, Nardole noted:  "You cut me out of Hydroflax because you were worried you'd be lonely."  The previous episode suggests he has a ๐Ÿค– body.

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  The Doctor's Age - In Doctor Who (1963), the ๐Ÿ˜ท claimed a variety of ages up to 953.  The 9th ๐Ÿ˜ท claimed to be 900 ("Aliens of London" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1) and the 11th ๐Ÿ˜ท aged from 909 to 1103 in Doctor Who (2005) series 6 (according to his statement in "The Impossible Astronaut" (Doctor Who (2005) series 6).  He stated his age as 1200 in "A Town Called Mercy" (Doctor Who (2005) series 7) but upon meeting a new companion (in "The Bells of St John" (Doctor Who (2005) series 7) rounded down to 1000 age.  He then spends 900 years defending Trenzalor in "⏰ of the ๐Ÿ˜ท" (Doctor Who (2005) 2013 Christmas Special).  He regenerated soon after soon after that the 12th๐Ÿ˜ท claimed to be 2000 ("Deep Breath" (Doctor Who (2005) series 8)).  He's since spent 24 years one night with River ๐ŸŽถ ("The Husbands of River ๐ŸŽถ" (Doctor Who (2005) 2015 Christmas Special) and according to university rumours has spent at least 50 or 70 years ("The Pilot" (Doctor Who (2005) series 10)).  His age is probably around 2175 - 2195,  (This doesn't include things like the 4.5 billion years he spent with his age being constantly recent in a confession dial ("Heaven Sent" (Doctor Who (2005) series 9)).

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  Two hearts - The fact that the ๐Ÿ˜ท had 2๐Ÿ’“s was first noted in "Spearhead in ๐ŸŒŒ" (Doctor Who (1963) Season 7) the 3rd๐Ÿ˜ทr's ☝ story.  Previously it seemed that the 1st and 2nd ๐Ÿ˜ท only had 1๐Ÿ’“.  Since then it is usually implied that ⏰ Lords always have 2๐Ÿ’“s (with early references being retroactively regarded as goofs) although some non-televised sources claim that ⏰ Lords have only a single heart in their ☝ body (or the number changes).  Other non-televised sources state that the 1st๐Ÿ˜ท and his granddaughter Susan actually had 2๐Ÿ’“s.   It has been restated a number of ⏰s since.

This episode...

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  The secret of human happiness - Sounds similar to the planet Terra Alpha (where there is a ☠ penalty for being ๐Ÿ˜ข) which appeared in "The Happiness Patrol" (Doctor Who (1963) season 25).

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฆ The Vault - ☝ appeared in the previous episode.  The markings on it appear to be similar to High Gallifreyan.  This is the ☝  ⏰ the oath/promise is explicitly connected to the vault.

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Fish - The ๐Ÿ˜ท met the Hath (a humanoid ๐Ÿ  species) in "The ๐Ÿ˜ท's Daughter" (Doctor Who (2005) series 4).  The ๐Ÿ˜ท and River ๐ŸŽถ frequently discuss known a "Jim the ๐Ÿ " although it's not clear in the show if that's just a nickname of if Jim is actually a ๐Ÿ  or ๐Ÿ oid.  The ๐Ÿ˜ท has previously eaten ๐Ÿ , especially as the 11th๐Ÿ˜ท (mostly as ๐Ÿ  Fingers), even after the Hath and Jim the ๐Ÿ , but the ๐Ÿ˜ท's tastes buds have been known to change between regenerations.  2๐Ÿ˜ทs have also been shown to enjoy ๐Ÿ ing the 4th ("Androids of Tara" (Doctor Who (1963) season 16)) and the 6th ("The Two ๐Ÿ˜ทs" (Doctor Who (1963) season 22).

  • ☝  Emporer made of algaemention of this ๐Ÿ‘‘.

  • ๐Ÿ‘ด  Psychic powers - The ๐Ÿ˜ท has demonstrated touch-based psychic powers before, but this is the  ⏰ he's used them on a ๐Ÿ’€,

    • ☝  United Earth - ☝  appearance of this organisation.

    • ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Nerfertiti - A real Egyptian queen.  She appeared as part of the ๐Ÿ˜ท's gang in "Dinosaurs on a ๐Ÿš€" (Doctor Who (2005) series 7).

    • ☝  Erehwon - ☝  appearance of this ๐Ÿš€ which was going nowhere fast, possibly in reverse.

    • ๐Ÿ‘ด  A few ships - The 1st๐Ÿ˜ท story "The Ark" (Doctor Who (1963) season 3) features a generation ship making a 700 year to Refusis II after the ๐ŸŒ falls into the ☀in around 10,000,000 BCE (it gets better.)  The 4th๐Ÿ˜ท story "The Ark in ๐ŸŒŒ" (Doctor Who (1963) season 12) featured a ๐ŸŒŒ station (Nerva) being used as a sleeper ship after the ๐ŸŒ was hit by solar flares in 6087 BCE.  The 11th๐Ÿ˜ท story "The Beast Below" (Doctor Who (2005) series 5) featured Starship UK, a ๐ŸŒŒ-๐Ÿ‹ powered craft, that was used to flee ๐ŸŒ prior to the solar flares in the 29th Century.

    Previous: "The Pilot"
    Next: "Thin Ice"

    ~ DUG.

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    The ⏰ 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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