Talk:Doctor Who

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External link found[edit] Your page is broken again. The encyclopedia anybody can edit can't be edited. Sigh. This place never works. It's never accurate either. No wonder your boss is always begging the public for money. Clearly this place is a scam. Well you can add it because I'm not wasting any more time on this joke of a dictionary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:46, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

I found a Dr.Who wiki :: . I have inserted a link to it. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

There was already a link to that at the top of the section. Click "TARDIS Data Core, an external wiki" in the reference websites section. --KnightMiner (t|c) 17:12, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Starring... incorrect dates![edit]

In the right-hand column under "Starring" it reads "As of 2014 Peter Capaldi" and "As of 2014 Jenna Coleman". This is incorrect. It should read "As of 2013 Peter Capaldi" and "As of 2012 Jenna Coleman." Jenna Coleman has been appearing as Clara since 2012 alongside Matt Smith since the story "Asylum of the Daleks" and Peter Capaldi appeared as the Doctor in "The Day of the Doctor" and became officially incumbent at the end of the 2013 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor". — Preceding unsigned comment added by SickyHampton (talkcontribs) 03:55, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

None of these earlier appearances are official acoording to the WP:RS sources. They are at best guest appearances. MarnetteD|Talk 04:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
The phrase is "as of 2014" as in "as of today". DonQuixote (talk) 04:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
"As of" means the date something began/started. Neither Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman began work on Doctor Who in 2014, nor did Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. Equally confusing is Murray Gold having "as of 2005" (which is obviously correct, but not in keeping with the ridiculous logic of having everyone else starting 'as of 2014'). Just looks messy and unprofessional. Surely a 'currently' or 'presently' as we had before would be more sensible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
No, that is not what "as of" means in this context. "Currently" is to be avoided on Wikipedia because a reader will have no way of knowing if the information is out of date. Mezigue (talk) 16:11, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Doctor Who citation available[edit]

The serials The Deadly Assassin and Mawdryn Undead and the 1996 TV film would later establish that a Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times, for a total of 13 incarnations. This line has stuck in the public consciousness despite not often being repeated, and was recognised by producers of the show as a plot obstacle for when the show finally had to regenerate the Doctor a thirteenth time.[84][85] The episode "The Time of the Doctor" depicted the Doctor acquiring a new cycle of regenerations, starting from the Twelfth Doctor, due to the Eleventh Doctor being the product of the Doctor's twelfth regeneration from his original set.[citation needed]

I am unable to edit this paragraph and add the citation to the end, but it's simple. The Doctor tells Clara during "The Time of the Doctor" that he's reached his regeneration limit and how it happened. (talk) 16:35, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

But what is your citation? If it's a website, we need to know the URL; if a magazine, we need the name of the mag, plus date and page; if a book, we need title, author, and page. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:25, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Simple Correction[edit]

Sorry I don't exactly know what I'm doing but civilizations is misspelled in the final sentence of the first paragraph. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:30A:2E39:B440:F893:7A64:35ED:7A57 (talk) 21:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your post. Please read WP:ENGVAR. The spelling is correct for an article about a British TV show. MarnetteD|Talk 21:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Although I didn't find this information in the article, I see from this archived post (Talk:Doctor_Who/Archive_8#Would_it_be_relevent_to_add_this_to_the_viewship_section?) that the show is dubbed, at least in Japan. Is it dubbed in other non-English-language-predominant countries as well? If so, have any of the voice actors been notable? There are many notable non-English actors, after all. They should be mentioned. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 00:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Some episodes of the classic series were dubbed into Arabic, because at least one of the episodes that was returned to the BBC was found to have an Arabic soundtrack. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:20, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Dubbing shows is routine and non-notable. Mezigue (talk) 08:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)


Can someone please fix the Oceania section? The article currently states that Doctor Who was/is popular in Oceania, and then has several oddly placed sentences about the show's broadcast history in Canada. Canada isn't a part of Oceania, obviously. I can't fix it myself because the article is locked. Thank you. (talk) 19:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello? (talk) 09:43, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I moved the paragraph into the North America section; I also tagged a number of paragraph with fact tags as they were unreferenced. Edgepedia (talk) 12:17, 22 September 2014 (UTC)