Talk:Doctor Who

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Discussion missing[edit]

There was a discussion concerning the removal of an editor created table (a very long spreadsheet). I cannot find it on the talk page or the archive. What happened to it? ZarhanFastfire (talk) 16:28, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

British English and The Doctor[edit]

I resent the term BRITISH when describing Doctor Who (and other series). When Doctor Who was first created, we were ENGLISH, not British. Doctor Who is an ENGLISH series, and should not be re-classified by the new term "British", as coined by Americans and other members of the UN. English is English, and British was a word that died out years ago, and has recently been re-introduced, albeit in a slightly insulting way. Also, there is no such thing as British English. British English is apparently the language spoken in England...this is English. British English is an incorrect clarification, caused by the creation and use of American English (by Americans, who are descended from mainly English settlers).

Secondly, why is there so much secrecy about the NAME of The Doctor? Even on a Wikipedia page, which is meant to be about FACTS, there is no mention of what The Doctor's REAL name is. Any idiot with half a brain can FIND the name online, so why omit this information from a reference website ABOUT the character and series? That's like writing a page about Knight Rider and forgetting to say that it is Michael Knight...or KITT...

Can someone please correct these? I know they're pretty MINOR things, and one is a mild annoyance. But the LATTER definitely needs fixing! For those who dont know, The Doctor's REAL name is: Theta Sigma. This name was given by the original creator of the you can't really argue with that.

"When the Doctor's final incarnation died for good during the first battle of the War, his coffin — which came to be known as the Relic — had the symbols for "Theta" and "Sigma" on it.

In an alternative timeline in which Rassilon failed to finish the Eye of Harmony before his death, the Doctor never left Gallifrey and became a commentator rather than a renegade Time Lord. He was known as Commentator Theta Sigma." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Ah there are so many problems with this that it would take to long to go into it. I will cover one though. The use of "Theta Sigma" first occurred in The Armageddon Factor which was aired in 1979. As Drax states it was the Doctors nickname at the Academy. It had never been used before. The creators of the progamme, nearly 16 years earlier, did not use - or even imagine using, the term. You are also conflating storylines from the books and audio productions with those that have taken place onscreen. That is not how the articles are handled. BTW personal attacks are not a good way to make your point. MarnetteD|Talk 16:28, 23 March 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Wikipedia is broken again. Just added todays story in Kasterborous about Doctor Who having the number 2 ranking at Wikipedia under 'Television Shows' and noticed the current Doctor's official facebook page still hasn't been added. So I tried to add it and was told by the dumb autothingy that it wasn't a real link or something like that. Please fix Wikipedia so this sort of silly nonsense doesn't keep repeating. Either that or build a new encyclopedia that actually works. I feel like I'm forced to use Wikipedia now its taken over the search engines. But if its going to be innacurate or missing vital data then what's the use of it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:41, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

First Wikipedia is not broken. Next see WP:NOTFACEBOOK as to the reason that is ranking there is immaterial here. Next, you are aware that its ranking there is just a fan vote which is of no encyclopedic value. you are aware that its ranking will change as the days, weeks, months and years go by. Last please feel free to go and build an encyclopedia that works for you elsewhere on the web. MarnetteD|Talk 01:02, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Have you fixed it yet? Just let me know when your code is corrected and the site is finally working right. This constantly having to report glitches is getting tiresome. You are aware that most visitors are only coming here to discover social media sites right. It wasn't just a ranking. It was a news story about Wikipedia and Doctor Who. About as relevant as material online can be to this wikipage. If you can't handle it then pass the buck to someone more capable or stop wasting time with your inane banter. (talk) 01:07, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

It's on the blacklist link list, that's why you can't add it. You will have to propose its removal here. Though considering it appears to be an average fanclub site, and not officially sanctioned by the BBC or anything, that's not really likely. Good luck with that. Maybe you can do something about the AnnastaciaPalaszczuk site too, whilst you're at it. Cheers. --Ebyabe talk - Union of Opposites ‖ 01:46, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Also, you are free to build your own encyclopaedia, if this one doesn't meet your standards. It wouldn't be the first time. --Ebyabe talk - Opposites Attract ‖ 01:51, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

the number of series of new who should be added to the season numbers[edit]

the number of series of new who should be added to the season numbers because doctor who episode guide pocket essentials says so — Preceding unsigned comment added by Superkid761 (talkcontribs) 14:03, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps read what the infobox actually gives:
No. of seasons 26 (1963–89) + 1 TV film (1996)
No. of series 8 (2005–present)
The series have their own section. Alex|The|Whovian 14:06, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

well actually even the doctor who vault book states that it's seasons not series Superkid761 (talk) 08:49, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

We go by facts here on Wikipedia. And it's Series, which is supported by many sources. Alex|The|Whovian 08:56, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Cult following?[edit]

Is doctor who's fanbase still actually small enough to be considered to a cult following?

Four years ago it was the absolute best selling bbc show internationally and it has only gotten more popular in the last 4 years.

Doctor who is also often considered/named as Britain's biggest cultural export. Being Britain's biggest cultural export would seem to imply that they'd need to be bigger than one direction. I doubt anyone would suggest one direction's fanbase is small enough to be considered a cult following. If you go with the other definitions of cult following, having a very passionate dedicated fan base and/or a strong emotional attachment to the object of the cult following, then doctor who definitely fits both of those. So does one direction though. One direction perhaps even more so, their fans take passion and emotional attachment to a whole new, quite scary, level.

Maybe I'm missing some other criteria for being considered a cult following? It's definitely possible, I am more than willing to admit I'm wrong, I just thought it was worthy of a discussion. Cheatara (talk) 08:09, 20 July 2015 (UTC)