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The Doctor
David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor
The Tenth Doctor
Portrayed by David Tennant
Tenure 2005–2010[1]
First appearance "The Parting of the Ways"
Last appearance The End of Time[2]
Number of series 3
Appearances 36 stories (47 episodes)
Companions Rose Tyler
Mickey Smith
Donna Noble
Martha Jones
Jack Harkness
Chronology
Preceding Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
Succeeding Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
Series Series 2 (2006)
Series 3 (2007)
Series 4 (2008)
Specials (2009–2010)[3]

The Tenth Doctor is the tenth incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. He is played by David Tennant, who replaced Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor in the 2005 series finale, "The Parting of the Ways". Tennant appears in three series, as well as eight specials. As with previous incarnations of the Doctor, the character has also appeared in other Doctor Who multimedia.

In the series' narrative, the Doctor is a centuries-old Time Lord alien from the planet Gallifrey who travels in time in his TARDIS, frequently with companions. When the Doctor is critically injured, he can regenerate his body; in doing so, his physical appearance and personality change. Tennant portrays the tenth such incarnation. His companions include Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), who was already travelling with his predecessor; Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), but he eventually parts ways with them all by the end of the 2008 series finale, "Journey's End". Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) briefly serves as his companion during the events of the 2009 two-part special "The End of Time".

During an acceptance speech of a 2008 National Television Award for his role as the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant announced that he would not be returning as the intrepid Time Lord for the fifth series, scheduled to be broadcast in 2010. He made his final appearance as the Doctor in The End of Time.[1]

In 2009, Doctor Who Magazine readers voted the Tenth Doctor as Number One in Issue 414's Favorite Doctor poll, winning 25.64% of the vote, beating the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) who came in at number 2 with 24.73% of recorded votes.

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Overview

After the successful premiere of "Rose" and announcement of a second series being commissioned by the BBC, the story broke that Christopher Eccleston, who played the Ninth Doctor, would not be returning for the second series. On 16 April 2005, the BBC announced that David Tennant had been selected for the role of the Tenth Doctor.[4] His first appearance in the series was for 20 seconds following the Ninth Doctor's regeneration at the end of "The Parting of the Ways". His first full episode as the Doctor, barring an appearance in a "mini-episode" during the 2005 Children in Need show, was the 2005 Christmas Special, "The Christmas Invasion". He then appeared in the 2006 series, the second seasonal episode, the 2007 series, the third Christmas special, and the 2008 series. Rather than a traditional series run, 2009 features a series of five specials and a series of animated shorts, all starring Tennant as the Tenth Doctor; he also guest-starred in a two-episode serial of The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-off in that year.

In 2006, readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted Tennant's Doctor "Best Doctor" over perennial favourite Tom Baker.[5]

A thirteen-part animated adventure, The Infinite Quest, featuring the Tenth Doctor and companion Martha Jones (voiced by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman) premiered on Totally Doctor Who on 2 April 2007; the last segment of The Infinite Quest was shown with all previous episodes as an entire Doctor Who episode on 30 June 2007. The Tenth Doctor also appeared in a second animated serial, Dreamland, aired on CBBC in Autumn 2009.[6]

While the previous Doctor was never explicitly referred to as the Ninth on-screen, the exact number of incarnations thus far was confirmed in-series by sketches of the ten Doctors to date in the sketchbook A Journal of Impossible Things that appeared in 2007's "Human Nature" (although only five incarnations are visible on-screen, the other five also appear on a two-page scan seen on the BBC's tie-in website). In "School Reunion", the Tenth Doctor commented to Sarah Jane Smith that he had regenerated half a dozen times since they had last met; Sarah last saw the Doctor at the end of the Fourth Doctor serial The Hand of Fear (in the anniversary special "The Five Doctors" (1983), she is paired up with the Third Doctor, and also meets the Fifth Doctor, Second Doctor, and First Doctor). Off-screen, on the DVD commentary for "The Parting of the Ways", Julie Gardner states after the regeneration sequence, "Tennant is Ten!". For the soundtrack of "The Christmas Invasion", a specially commissioned piece played during the sequence in which the Doctor chooses his new outfit was titled "Song for Ten". The BBC's official website refers to Tennant's Doctor as the "Tenth Doctor", as do all promotional materials for the show, such as trading cards and action figures.

Biography

The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) regenerates into the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) due to cellular damage caused by absorbing the energies of the time vortex at the climax of "The Parting of the Ways". In the untitled Children in Need mini-episode, the Doctor initially exhibits stable behaviour as he introduces his new form to Rose Tyler, showing particular interest in his appearance, but soon begins acting erratically and says that his regeneration has "gone wrong". He remains in a delirious or comatose state through most of the events of "The Christmas Invasion" until his regeneration is settled through absorbing the free radicals and tannin from some hot tea that had dripped onto a power source inside the TARDIS. He then saves the Earth from invasion by killing the leader of the alien Sycorax using a satsuma when he refuses to leave peacefully ("No second chances; I'm that sort of a man", he remarks). The Doctor's right hand is severed in the fight, although he regenerates a new one since his regeneration cycle was not fully completed.

The Tenth Doctor and Rose go on to meet Queen Victoria, saving her from a werewolf which resulted in not only the Doctor's knighting as "Sir Doctor of TARDIS" and banishment from the British Empire, but also resulted in the creation of the Torchwood Institute, an Earth organization dedicated to policing supernatural and alien affairs. After being reunited with his previous incarnation's companion, Sarah Jane Smith, the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey Smith end up in an alternate universe where the Cybermen originate on Earth. After stopping them, the Doctor leaves Mickey behind at his request. During the 2-part event of "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit", the Doctor encounters the Torchwood Archive as they unknowingly awakened the Beast, who spoke of Rose's death to her shock as the Doctor assures her that it was only words. But the Beast's prophecy comes true when the Doctor eventually returns to present-day Earth, his TARDIS is stolen by the Torchwood Institute, who are manipulated by the Cybermen into creating a link to their universe through the Void, which inadvertently frees the Dalek Empire from the Time War as well. The Torchwood Institute forms a truce with the Cybermen until the Daleks are returned to the Void, at the cost of Torchwood's main base, the scattering of the Cybermen through time and space, and Rose, believed dead to the general public, ending up at the alternate universe with her mother and Mickey.

Immediately after the loss of Rose, who was in love with him, the Doctor meets Donna Noble, a bride drawn to the TARDIS during her wedding by a poisonous energy administered to her by the Racnoss, a race of spider aliens that had been hibernating in the Earth's core and needed to use Donna as a key to release themselves. The Doctor cures Donna and murders the Racnoss Queen and her brood, planning to die with them until Donna saves him. The Doctor offers Donna companionship, which she refuses but she suggests the Doctor finds someone who can "stop [him] sometimes". The Doctor later saves Martha Jones from an alien vampire pursued by the Judoon, and brings her on his various adventures, one of which has him meet the Face of Boe before his death and hearing his final worlds, "You Are Not Alone". In the far, far future, near the Heat death of the universe, after the TARDIS attempted to shake off Captain Jack Harkness, the Doctor learns the meaning behind the Face of Boe's final worlds when he and Martha inadvertently free the Master from a Chameleon Arch. The Master immediately steals the TARDIS and regenerates, returning to Earth in 2006 and becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. When the Doctor and Martha return, hitching a ride on Jack's Vortex Manipulator, the Master captures the Doctor and Jack, using them to enslave the human race. Martha escapes capture and attempts to undermine the Master. With Martha's help, the Doctor eventually defeats the Master and reverses the year during which he nearly destroyed the universe. After the universe is safe, the Master is shot and dies in the Doctor's arms.

After Martha and Jack's departure in the aftermath of the Master's death, the Doctor finds himself on a replica of the Titanic and keeps it from crashing onto London on Christmas Day. Soon after, the Doctor once more crosses paths with Donna, who accepts his offer and becomes his companion. Throughout their journey to places like Pompeii and the Planet of the Ood, the Doctor and Donna receive cryptic mentions of their future as well as equally mysterious appearances of Rose. After helping Martha and UNIT against the Sontarans, the TARDIS takes the Doctor, Donna, and a confused Martha to the planet Messaline in an unknown time period where the armed human colonists' forceful extrapolation of the Doctor's DNA results in the birth of Jenny, whom the Doctor eventually accepts as his 'daughter,' only to be separated from her by the end of the episode after he believes her to have died, not knowing that she later returned to life once he left.

In the aftermath of "Turn Left" and as The Stolen Earth begins, the Doctor is warned by Rose through Donna that the world is endangered. Finding the Earth gone, the Doctor contacts the Shadow Proclamation, learning that Earth is the latest of a series of planets that vanished. With the aid of the Doctor's former companions Captain Jack, Martha and Sarah Jane Smith, the Doctor pinpoints their location and learns that Davros is the cause of the planets' disappearance. The Doctor arrives on Earth where Rose is waiting for him, however before they are reunited, the Doctor is mortally shot by a Dalek, evoking his regeneration which he manages to redirect towards his previously severed hand that is connected to the TARDIS, keeping the Doctor in the same form. That action led to Donna inadvertently causing a "human biological metacrisis" by touching the severed hand, causing her to manifest into a Time Lord/human hybrid version of the Tenth Doctor to be created as well as Donna's eventual transformation into the predicted Doctor Donna that led to the Daleks' defeat and the worlds returned to their rightful places. After saying goodbye to his former companions, the Doctor is forced to erase Donna's memories when the Time Lord energy within her starts to consume her and leaves her behind as he departs in the TARDIS by himself. In the following special episode, "Music of the Spheres", his musical talent is revealed, when he has taken his mind off his loneliness by composing an "Ode to the Universe".

In "Planet of the Dead", after returning stranded humans from San Helios, the Doctor is told of a premonition: "Your song is ending, soon. It is returning, it is returning from the dark. And then Doctor... oh, but then...he will knock four times", an event which will precede his death. It starts to become a reality during "The End of Time", when the Master is resurrected and rewrites humanity's genetic makeup in his own image, as an unwitting part of a plan designed to enable the Time Lords to escape their fate at the end of the Time War. After the Master and the Time Lords are stopped and the planet is safe, the Doctor finds his companion, Wilfred Mott, locked in a containment chamber in danger of imminent fatal contamination. Wilf knocks four times to alert the Doctor to his situation. Though raging against the universe for his fate, the Doctor nevertheless enters the cubicle to save Wilf, causing himself to suffer a lethal dose of radiation poisoning. The Doctor spends the remainder of his life paying final visits to his past companions, his last being Rose Tyler in a time before she met his previous incarnation. Dying a slow death, the Doctor sets a new course in the TARDIS before he begins to regenerate, his last words being "I don't want to go". With a massive release of energy that cripples his ship, he regenerates into the Eleventh Doctor.

Companions

The companions of the Tenth Doctor. Top: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness and Rosita. Bottom: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Astrid Peth, Lady Christina de Souza and Jackson Lake.

The Tenth Doctor gained Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper) as his companion, who left in "Doomsday", the final episode of the 2006 series, seemingly stranded forever on a parallel world. At the end of the same episode, a bride named Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate, appeared in the TARDIS as a result of her Huon particle intake, and appeared in the 2006 Christmas special, "The Runaway Bride". In the episode's dénouement, she refused his offer of full-time companionship, instead suggesting he find someone else. She did, however, return as the full time companion for Series 4.[7] Rose also returns for the three final episodes in Series 4, after making three foreshadowing appearances throughout the series, none of which were witnessed by the Doctor.[8] After a hectic reunion in the series finale "Journey's End", Rose's story appears to end when she is left to live on her parallel world with a partially-human tenth Doctor, a man with all his memories and his personality who will age and live and die as a normal human unable to regenerate. Donna's time with the Doctor also ends in this episode because as a Human-Time Lord hybrid, she is imbued with Time Lord knowledge her human brain cannot safely contain. To save her, the Doctor wipes all memories of their adventures together from her mind and returns her to her mother and grandfather.

Rose's boyfriend, Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke), a recurring character from the previous season, joined the TARDIS as a regular companion in "School Reunion". Mickey departed the TARDIS in "The Age of Steel", replacing his deceased counterpart Ricky on a parallel Earth. He returned and departed for good in the 2006 two-part series finale, "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday", and again for the 2008 finale "Journey's End", where having broken up with Rose and seen his parallel grandmother die on a parallel Earth, is content to return to his homeworld and parts ways with the Doctor, this time alongside Martha and Jack. "The End of Time" shows him now married to Martha.

Rose's mother, Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri), was also a recurring character in the first two series, and played a major role in several episodes, notably "The Parting of the Ways", "The Christmas Invasion" and "Love & Monsters", finally traveling in the TARDIS by accident in "Army of Ghosts". Though she traveled in the TARDIS with the Doctor, she is not necessarily considered a companion. She does however appear alongside Mickey in "Journey's End", and is brought before Davros as one of the Doctor's "children of time", although she is not treated as a companion by the Doctor in the episode. She returns to the parallel world with Rose and the Doctor clone in the dénouement.

In series three the Doctor was joined by a new companion called Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman.[9] Agyeman previously played Adeola in "Army of Ghosts", a character who died during the course of the episode, later revealed to be Martha's cousin.[10] Martha joins the Doctor after they save each other's lives during a Plasmavore attack, and the Doctor offers her a single trip in the TARDIS by way of thanks. She continues as his companion following a trip to the Globe Theatre, and was made an "official" companion—by receiving a key to the TARDIS—in "42". Martha returns to Earth to finish her medical training in "Last of the Time Lords", but leaves her superphone with the Doctor so she can call him if she wants to come back, which she did in two episodes of the fourth series; requiring the Doctor's help on Earth. Martha, The Doctor and Donna proceeded to battle classic series monsters, the Sontarans. She was accidentally brought to Messaline along with the Doctor and Donna in the episode, "The Doctor's Daughter", when the TARDIS piloted itself. Martha returned for the two-part series finale ("The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End"), where, after the story's events, she stayed on Earth with Jack and Mickey Smith. An "in-between" guest stint in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood revealed that Martha had qualified as a doctor and now works for the Doctor's former employers, UNIT. She has since apparently left UNIT and is now married to Mickey.

Previous companion 'Captain' Jack Harkness was originally to have rejoined the TARDIS crew in the 2006 series. However, this plan was abandoned, in part because of Harkness' role in Torchwood It was initially announced that there would be no crossovers between the two series,[11] but Harkness returned to Doctor Who in "Utopia" for the final three episodes of the 2007 series. In "Last of the Time Lords", the Doctor re-offers Jack full-time companionship but the events of the episode cause Jack to realise that his friends in Cardiff need him, declining the offer he had pined for.

The Doctor was also reunited with previous companions Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 (Mark III) in "School Reunion", with Sarah Jane returning with full companion status in the final two episodes of series four.[12] The K-9 model given to Sarah Jane at the conclusion of "School Reunion" becomes a close ally of Sarah Jane's, and assists her and the Doctor in "Journey's End" from a distance.

Although she is not considered an official companion, the character of Sally Sparrow in the 2007 episode "Blink" fulfills many of the functions of a companion in this episode, in which she is "recruited" by the Doctor to rescue him from 1969; the episode focuses on her as she follows clues left for her by the Doctor and several allies throughout time, before she actually meets the Doctor at the story's conclusion. The episode "The Girl in the Fireplace" has the Doctor offering Madame de Pompadour the chance to become a companion (if briefly), but circumstances render this impossible and she dies before being able to take him up on the offer. After Martha's departure, pop star Kylie Minogue appeared in the 2007 Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned", playing a character named Astrid Peth, a "one-off companion" for the episode.[13] Both she, and later, Jenny, the Doctor's "daughter" by cloning, accept offers of companionship from him, only for circumstances to conspire to prevent them from doing so.

In the 2008 series episodes "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead", the Doctor encounters Professor River Song, a 51st-century archaeologist he will apparently meet in the future and become dear to him. It is never explicitly stated that she was a companion, but she states that they traveled together often and she gained his complete trust, to the point that she would eventually know the Doctor's true name.

The Tenth Doctor is the first since the Second Doctor to actually say "goodbye" to a companion (specifically, Sarah Jane) rather than simply leaving, or giving some platitude when a companion leaves of their own accord. He has made many mentions of Rose Tyler since her departure to Martha Jones and Donna Noble (and has had references of her made to him), although in past incarnations, he has also made the occasional repeated reference to the likes of his granddaughter Susan and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. At one point, he used "Doctor James McCrimmon" as an alias, another reference to a previous companion. The finale episode "The End of Time" sees the Doctor bidding farewell to all six companions who assisted him in his life time —Jack, Martha, Mickey, Sarah Jane, Rose and Donna, as well as Jackie and his part-human clone. The Doctor claims another round of goodbyes as "[his] reward" after taking a lethal dose of radiation to save Wilf's life in The End of Time.

  • The Doctor saves the recently married, now "freelance" couple of Martha Smith-Jones and Mickey Smith from an attack by a Sontaran.
  • The Doctor saves Luke Smith from being hit by a car. Luke, recognizing the Doctor, points him out to Sarah Jane Smith; Sarah and the Doctor silently acknowledge their goodbyes. The two had previousy exchanged formal fare-wells two months earlier in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith", paterned after the parting of Sarah Jane and the Fourth Doctor where in each promises not to forget the other.
  • Midshipman Alonso Frame (Russell Tovey) from "Voyage of the Damned" shows up at a bar where Captain Jack Harkness is drinking. The Doctor gives Jack a napkin with "His name is Alonso" written on it, prompting Jack to chat him up. Many previous creatures, including the Adipose, Graske, Hath, Judoon, Raxacoricofallapatorian, and Sycorax are seen in the bar. The song that is playing is "My Angel Put The Devil In Me" which was sung by Tallulah in "Daleks in Manhattan".
  • The Doctor attends a book signing where a writer named Verity Newman has released a book entitled A Journal of Impossible Things, based on the diary from her great-grandmother Joan Redfern. Newman was played by Jessica Hynes who also played Joan Redfern in "Human Nature" / "The Family of Blood".
  • The Doctor attends Donna's wedding from afar, giving Wilf and Sylvia Noble a winning lottery ticket to give to Donna, bought with money borrowed from Sylvia's deceased husband Geoff, to allow Donna and Shaun to live happily.
  • The Doctor visits Rose Tyler on New Year's Day 2005, the beginning of the year where she first meets him as the Ninth Doctor and tells her that she is going to have a great year.

Personality

The Tenth Doctor generally displays a light-hearted, talkative, easy-going, witty and cheeky manner, but combines this with a somewhat egocentric sense of unstoppability when facing his enemies. He is perhaps as ruthless and dangerous as his seventh incarnation ever was, although much less inclined to complex schemes and set goals. This emerged early on when he sent the Sycorax leader (who was attacking him from behind) falling to his death while commenting that, with him, there were "no second chances".[14] In "School Reunion", he acknowledges that he is less merciful than he used to be and has stuck to his "one warning" code, punishing his enemies if they persist in their hostilities. This was most explicitly demonstrated in "The Runaway Bride" when he drowned the Empress of Racnoss' children, and in "The Family of Blood" where he gave each Family member an individual and eternal punishment. In "Forest of the Dead", the Doctor supports his immense self-belief in his abilities and authority in a different way by causing the Vashta Nerada to acquiesce to his ultimatum simply by stating they were in the universe's biggest library and should "Look him up". However, in "Partners in Crime", after giving his adversary Miss Foster an explicit warning, he tried to save her life at the end of the episode and did not punish her Adipose foster children "because they're children". Donna notes that Martha had been a positive influence on him, citing his infanticide of the Racnoss in their previous encounter. Like his past selves, he is critical of weapons, going as far as to describe people with guns as "the enemy" in "The Sontaran Stratagem". His strong personal sense of justice makes him quick to anger when he feels it is violated, as in "New Earth" when he learned of the plague farm run by the Sisters of Plenitude, and after Prime Minister Harriet Jones had given the order to destroy the retreating Sycorax ship, the Doctor warned her that he could "bring down" her government with six words ("Don't you think she looks tired?"), whispered to Jones' aide, Alex, which resulted in rumors that led to scandals and investigations, resulting in the end of Harriet Jones' political career.

Like the Seventh and Ninth Doctor, the Tenth sometimes uses a cheerful, energetic façade to mask inner emotions. He has a tendency to babble, mixing apparent nonsense with vital information, sometimes acting erratically to put his enemies off guard like some of his earlier incarnations. He can also be rude on occasion, and is not always aware of it, being prone to making comments that to outsiders seem obtuse or rude, sometimes to his own embarrassment. In "The Christmas Invasion" and "Tooth and Claw", he is surprised at his own unintentional rudeness when making disparaging remarks, and Jack Harkness, after reuniting with the Doctor, notes that his "new regeneration (is) kinda cheeky".[15] He has a tendency to use technobabble to describe scientific concepts before substituting it with a simpler, analogous explanation. Further to this, he tends to infantilise names and concepts — his description of non-linear temporal physics as "a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff" is perhaps the most well known example.[16] He is also able to rapidly switch between moods, from mania to anger to nonchalance and uses this as a form of reverse psychology on several occasions ("Fear Her", "Love & Monsters" and "Army of Ghosts"). In the latter, by switching gears suddenly after failing to dissuade Yvonne Hartman from her current activities, he is able to make her uncertain enough to get his way. Unlike the Ninth Doctor, who showed off his vengeful, rage-filled dark side when up against the Daleks, the Tenth Doctor displayed a more confident, self-assured side when around them, but did not hesitate to taunt them. The Doctor's actions in "The Waters of Mars" perhaps indicate that he is particularly prone to hubris, relative to other Doctors; his desperation not to die in "The End of Time", summed up by his final words ('I don't want to go'), is reflective of this.

It has been made clear that the Doctor is, despite constant interaction with others, a lonely person deep down. In "School Reunion", he describes the ability of Time Lords to live so long as a curse, because while his human companions all someday leave him and eventually die, he continues to live. Other characters have also commented on the Tenth Doctor's loneliness. During a conversation with his nemesis, the Master, he admits that since the end of the Time War and the loss of the other Time Lords, he has been "alone ever since", viewing the Master's return as the end of this loneliness. Indeed, when the Master subsequently dies, the Doctor openly weeps over his body, and at the climax of The End of Time, he regenerates in the TARDIS alone. While the Ninth Doctor was somewhat standoffish in certain situations, particularly "domestics", the Tenth is more extroverted and gregarious, having quickly established a firmer rapport with Rose Tyler's friends and family than he ever did in his previous incarnation, though his talkativeness sometimes irritates others not used to him. The Tenth Doctor is openly fond of mankind and is apparently in awe of their tenacity and curiosity, a trait previously exhibited by his fourth incarnation. In "The Impossible Planet", he hugs the leader of an Earth expedition for daring to explore a planet orbiting a black hole "because it's there". In "The Age of Steel", he describes human beings as both brilliant and stupid in the same sentence while arguing the necessity of emotions with the Cyber-Controller. The Doctor even goes so far as to exclaim he's willing to battle the Master across the cosmos as long as he leaves Earth alone in "The Sound of Drums". However, he is also quick to criticise mankind when he feels it is necessary.[17] Indeed, his confidence in the human race becomes far less pronounced in later series, and at the end of "Midnight" he is left speechless after witnessing the steps humans can become willing to take when placed in a threatening situation; almost being killed by a panicky group of people who turn on him.

The Doctor also feels regret of the deaths of both his friends and enemies. In "Journey's End", he has a flashback of those who have died instead of/for him, including Astrid Peth, Jenny, Luke Rattigan, Lynda Moss, and the stewardess from Midnight. He also offers Davros the chance to escape the destruction of the Dalek mothership, but Davros spits the chance back at him, calling him the Destroyer of Worlds in his seemingly final moments.

The Tenth Doctor and Rose often faced their adventures with a cheerful, almost blasé attitude, even when terror and death happened around them, contrasting his previous selves, who displayed more serious attitudes when in trouble. Queen Victoria commented on this in "Tooth and Claw" when she banished them (as did Agatha Christie to the Doctor alone in "The Unicorn and the Wasp"), and producer Russell T Davies hinted that there would be consequences to this carefree attitude later in the 2006 series. In "Doomsday", the two were separated seemingly forever when Rose was left in a parallel universe as a consequence of foiling a Dalek and Cyberman invasion of Earth.

The 2006 series continued the exploration of the Doctor's romantic aspects, with the Tenth Doctor sharing kisses with Rose (albeit while she was possessed by Lady Cassandra) and Madame de Pompadour. In "School Reunion", Sarah Jane Smith all but confesses that she had been in love with him. In "Doomsday", during their farewell, Rose tells the Doctor she loves him; he begins to reply but only manages to say her name before the transmission is cut off, leaving him alone in the TARDIS with tears on his cheeks. After this, whenever he is reminded of Rose he sometimes becomes depressed or pensive. In the audio commentary for "Doomsday" the executive producer Julie Gardner claimed that she will confirm to the nation the Doctor was going to "say it back". In 2007 episodes, the Doctor gradually learnt that Martha harboured feelings for him before she left his company — which he inadvertently inspired by kissing her as a distraction[18] — and also exchanged kisses with Astrid in honour of "an old tradition" from her home planet. Following the complications with Martha (for which he blames himself), the Doctor seems reluctant to embark on any other potentially romantic companionship, and makes sure that before allowing her to join him, Donna understands that all he wants is a friend. In keeping with this, when he is poisoned in "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and asks Donna to give him a shock of some kind, kissing him proves to be so out of character for her that it is sufficient to trigger the detox process.

The Tenth Doctor sometimes dons a pair of spectacles, like the Fifth Doctor, whose youthful appearance he shares. In the 2007 Children In Need special, "Time Crash", the Tenth Doctor notes other inherited/inspired tendencies when meeting the Fifth Doctor aside from "the brainy specs" (which he observes were worn by the Fifth simply to look clever rather than out of necessity, therefore implying that his are used for the same reason despite the Fifth Doctor stating twice in series that he was actually near sighted in his left eye "Castrovalva" and actually needed a corrective lens for that eye) such as wearing plimsolls/trainers and both of their voices becoming high-pitched when shouting. He also exhibits a remarkable sense of taste, again similar to the Fifth Doctor, (Planet of Fire), able to identify the blood type of a blood sample ("The Christmas Invasion") or the presence of mistletoe oil ("Tooth and Claw") just by licking. He also shares the Fifth Doctor's skill with a cricket ball, as demonstrated in "Human Nature". The Tenth also admitted to the Fifth that he was his favourite past incarnation.

The Tenth Doctor speaks with an Estuary English accent, rather than the Salford, Greater Manchester (Christopher Eccleston's own accent) that the Ninth Doctor used, the Received Pronunciation of most earlier Doctors, or Tennant's natural Scottish English. David Tennant told SFX magazine in 2006 that Russell T Davies had asked him to drop his natural Scottish accent, because he felt "we'd like to not go for another obvious regional accent, because I suppose they'd done that".[19] In a December 23 interview on BBC Radio 1, Tennant explained that a line had been scripted for the Christmas special explaining that the newly regenerated Doctor had imprinted on Rose Tyler's accent, "like a chick hatching from an egg", but the line was cut from the final programme. The Tenth Doctor also briefly affected a generic American Appalachian accent in "The Christmas Invasion", and a Scottish accent (David Tennant's own) in "Tooth and Claw".

Appearance

The Doctor seemed disappointed that his tenth incarnation was not "ginger", but has worn his own dark brown hair in various ways throughout the series: unstyled in "The Christmas Invasion", a fifties-style quiff in "The Idiot's Lantern", and flattened forwards in "The Runaway Bride". He is also perceived by most, including companions and other characters as "just a little bit foxy".[20] Many of his companions, mainly Donna, have referred to him as skinny.

He wears either a dark brown (with blue pinstripes) or a blue (with rust red pinstripes) four-buttoned suit, a shirt and a tie (otherwise, open-shirted with a light grey/black t-shirt/vest ("Tooth and Claw", "Planet of the Ood"), a red-hued t-shirt ("42") or a black t-shirt ("Midnight"), a light brown suede overcoat (which he claims was given to him by Janis Joplin), and different coloured pairs of trainers, the doctor has been seen wearing cream, burgundy and black pairs, a costume which Tennant described as "geek chic".[21] The blue suit debuted in Series 3 episode 1, "Smith and Jones", and both suits were worn from his adventures with Martha Jones onwards. David Tennant has commented that he would vary the combination of the buttons he fastened on his jacket in different episodes. According to an interview on Parkinson, David Tennant and Russell T Davies got the idea for the Tenth Doctor's costume from an outfit Jamie Oliver had worn on Parkinson just after David had taken the role. Another part of the Doctor's costume is a pair of dark tortoise-shell rectangular frame glasses; since "The Christmas Invasion" he has worn them in numerous episodes. As noted above, the Tenth Doctor credited the Fifth Doctor with inspiring his footwear and glasses.In addition to his suit The Doctor often will often switch between wearing polished black dress shoes,and red Chuck Taylor sneakers.

Knowledge of popular culture

Like his predecessor, the Tenth Doctor shows a fondness for human popular culture—a characteristic not all of his previous incarnations seemed to share—but even more so, to the point where he finds himself unknowingly quoting the song "Circle of Life" from Disney's The Lion King during a confrontation with the Sycorax leader. In "School Reunion" he responded to a student with 'correctamundo', an exclamation often made by The Fonz on the TV show Happy Days, though he vowed that it would be the only time he uttered the word. In "The Girl in the Fireplace", he sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" from the musical My Fair Lady. He also appears to be a fan of pop music, quoting Kylie Minogue (in "The Idiot's Lantern") and Status Quo, and has made quips about Balamory (in "Tooth and Claw"), EastEnders (in "The Impossible Planet"), and Ghostbusters (in "Army of Ghosts"). He also has a fondness for pop/rock music, attempting to take Rose to an Ian Dury and the Blockheads concert in 1979, and Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City in the 1950s (he fails to reach his destination both times). Also, in "42" he refers to the Beatles song Here Comes the Sun. He mentions having read the seventh Harry Potter novel (which made him cry) in "The Shakespeare Code" (which aired before Deathly Hallows was published), and, at Martha's suggestion, shouts out "Expelliarmus" as a magic word for Shakespeare to use, as well as referring to Back to the Future when explaining the mechanics of "the infinite temporal flux" to Martha.

In "The Christmas Invasion" he compares himself to Arthur Dent, a character from Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, referring to Dent as a "nice man". Whether the Doctor actually met Dent or if he was just teasing Rose is unclear, given that the Fourth Doctor was shown reading and discussing a book written by a character from the Hitchhiker's series in Destiny of the Daleks (a reference inserted by Adams himself, at the time a script editor and writer for the show), while the Seventh Doctor once referred to one of Adams's lines in Ghost Light. In "The Fires of Pompeii", the Doctor excuses Donna Noble's behaviour by claiming "she's from...Barcelona", a statement that was used often in comedy series Fawlty Towers by Basil Fawlty to apologise for the mistakes of Spanish waiter Manuel; in the same episode, both Donna and the Doctor state "I'm Spartacus!" in reference to the film Spartacus. In "Planet of the Ood", the Doctor references The Beatles again, specifically their Magical Mystery Tour (though he only uses the last two words).

His references are not all restricted to modern pop-culture. In "Tooth and Claw", his description of Rose as a "tim'rous beastie" is an allusion to the poem "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns, an 18th century Scottish poet. In "The Shakespeare Code" he quotes from the poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas and displays an expansive knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare, both directly and indirectly suggesting famous lines to the man himself, unsurprising considering the Fourth Doctor claimed he transcribed the first folio of Hamlet on (an older) Shakespeare's behalf.[22] Shakespeare himself seems to recognise the Doctor as having knowledge of his work both past and future, asking for permission before borrowing things the Doctor has said, and unquestioningly accepting it when told he can't use one line because the doctor says it is "someone else's". He has also quoted from the T. S. Eliot poem "The Hollow Men", quoting from both the "Falls the Shadow" and "This is the way the world ends" passages. He also refers to having been present at the original Christmas (Voyage of the Damned) and the original Easter (Planet of the Dead).

Personality quirks

A scene filmed for the episode "Human Nature" but cut from the final broadcast (and included in the Deleted Scenes feature in the Season 3 DVD set) reveals that the Tenth Doctor has a strong dislike for pears, to the point of ordering Martha to prevent the Doctor, during his period disguised as John Smith, from eating any. The scene was adapted from the original "Human Nature" novel by the same writer, Paul Cornell, where the Seventh Doctor orders Bernice Summerfield to do the same for him when he becomes John Smith. The canonicity of the scene, as it was cut from the final broadcast and originated in spin-off fiction, is unclear. The deleted scene, along with a scene in "Voyage of the Damned" also illustrates that the Doctor sometimes has trouble with ordinal lists, starting with one numbering system (1, 2, 3, etc.) and unintentionally switching to a different one (a, b, c, etc.) and back again. He corrects himself when he notices that he has done this, but also appears quite annoyed at himself for doing it in the first place.

Like the Ninth Doctor, the Tenth Doctor used his sonic screwdriver quite often. This Doctor relied heavily on the device, and chided his fifth incarnation for going "hands free" in "Time Crash", a reference to the Fifth Doctor's loss of the device in "The Visitation". This reliance came to a head when the screwdriver was burned out in "Smith and Jones", having been pushed past its limits in order to boost the radiation output of an x-ray machine. He obtains another screwdriver by the end of the episode.

Much as the Ninth Doctor frequently declared things "Fantastic!", this Doctor has also favoured certain phrases on various occasions such as "What!?" (when referring to something unexpected happening, an exclamation also favoured by the Fourth Doctor), "Brilliant!", "That's impossible!", "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry", "That's just cheating!", the Italian expression 'Molto Bene' ('Very good'), "They have a little shop!" (referring to gift shops), and the French expression "Allons-y" ("Let's go"). The latter was first used in "Army of Ghosts", where the Doctor stated that he should say it more often and that he would love to meet someone named Alonso so he could say "Allons-y, Alonso!", eventually achieving this aim in "Voyage of the Damned" with midshipman Alonso Frame. In the same episode he also uses the phrase "Take me to your leader" when talking to the host robots, before saying "I've always wanted to say that". In addition, he often clarifies his own mistakes by beginning with an elongated "Well.."., for example when he illustrates how only one of Agatha Christie's novels managed to fool him in "The Unicorn and the Wasp". He also enjoys making abstruse English puns (eg. lava/"lather" in "The Fires of Pompeii" and intruder/"in tru da" in "The Sontaran Stratagem", incidentally repeating another character's "in tru da window" pun from the 2005 episode "Dalek").

Appearances

Television

The Tenth Doctor is first seen at the end of the Ninth Doctor episode "The Parting of the Ways" broadcast on 18 June 2005, and has appeared in every subsequent episode to date. His final appearance was in "The End of Time, Part Two", broadcast on 1 January 2010.

Spin-offs

The Tenth Doctor appears in archive footage (from "School Reunion" and "Journey's End") in Secrets of the Stars, a second series serial of spin-off show The Sarah Jane Adventures. He also appears in the serial The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith from the third series.

Novels

New Series Adventures

Decide Your Destiny

Quick Reads

Darksmith Legacy

  • Book 1 - The Dust of Ages
  • Book 2 - The Graves of Mordane
  • Book 3 - The Colour of Darkness
  • Book 4 - The Depths of Despair
  • Book 5 - The Vampire of Paris
  • Book 6 - The Game of Death
  • Book 7 - The Planet of Oblivion
  • Book 8 - The Picture of Emptiness
  • Book 9 - The Art of War
  • Book 10 - The End of Time (Shares the same name as 2010 episode The End Of Time

Short stories

  • Deep and Dreamless Sleep by Paul Cornell
  • 42: Prologue by Joseph Lidster
  • The Frozen by Rupert Laight
  • The Hopes and Fears of All the Years by Paul Cornell
  • The Lonely Computer by Rupert Laight
  • Number 1, Gallows Gate Road by Rupert Laight
  • Blue Moon by Oli Smith

Comics

Doctor Who Magazine

  • The Betrothal of Sontar
  • The Lodger
  • F.A.Q.
  • The Futurists
  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • The Green Eyed Monster
  • The Warkeeper's Crown
  • The Woman Who Sold The World
  • Bus Stop
  • The First
  • Death to the Doctor
  • Universal Monsters
  • Hotel Historia
  • The Widow's Curse
  • The Time of My Life
  • Thinktwice
  • The Stockbridge Child
  • Mortal Beloved
  • The Age of Ice
  • The Deep Hereafter
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Ghosts of the Northern Line
  • The Crimson Hand

Doctor Who Adventures

  • Which Switch?
  • Mirror Image
  • Under the Volcano
  • The Germ War
  • Warfreekz!
  • A Delicate Operation
  • Blood and Tears
  • Fried Death
  • Bizarre Humans
  • Save the Humans
  • Bat Attack
  • The Battle of Reading Gaol
  • Triskaidekaphobia
  • Smarts Bomb
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Gangsters' Paradise
  • Heads You Lose
  • A Date to Remember
  • Snow Fakes
  • The Hunters
  • Cliffhanger!
  • 13 O'clock
  • Green Fingers
  • The Snag Finders
  • The Skrawn Inheritance
  • The Green, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Minus Seven Wonders
  • The Last Soldier
  • Signs of Life
  • Shipwreck!
  • Cold War
  • The Klytode Christmas
  • CitiZens Arrest

Battles in Time

  • Growing Terror
  • Hyperstar Rising
  • Death Race Five Billion
  • The Macrobe Menace
  • The Hunt of Doom
  • Reunion of Fear
  • The Glutonoid Menace
  • The Power of the Cybermen
  • Drones of Doom
  • Enemy Mine
  • Time of the Cybermen
  • Beneath the Skin
  • The Sky Below
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Lonely Planet
  • Plague Panic
  • Exhausting Evil
  • Wrath of the Warrior
  • The Screaming Prison
  • Force and Fury
  • Warrior’s Revenge
  • Head Start
  • Jewel of the Vile
  • Dock, Stocks and Barrel
  • End Game

Annuals

  • Down the Rabbit Hole by Davey Moore

IDW comics

  • Doctor Who: Agent Provacteur (6 Issues, 2008)
  • Doctor Who: The Forgotten (6 Issues, 2008/2009)
  • Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery (2009)
  • Doctor Who: The Time Machination (2009)
  • Doctor Who: Autopia (2009)
  • Doctor Who: The Cold-Blooded War (2009)
  • Doctor Who: Room With A Deja View (2009)
  • Doctor Who: Black Death, White Life (2009)
  • Doctor Who: Ongoing (12 Issues, 2009/2010)

Audio books

Other

  • The Tenth Doctor is the main character in the video game Top Trumps: Doctor Who.
  • The Tenth Doctor, along with Rose, makes a one-panel cameo in "No Future for You, Part 1", issue #6 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight comic.
  • The Tenth Doctor, played by Tennant, appears in the finale episode of Extras in a brief scene showing the Doctor and an unidentified Wren companion attacked by Schlong, a slug-like alien played by Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais).
  • The Tenth Doctor appears in the American satirical political cartoon strip, This Modern World. Arriving in 2003, the Doctor hints to Sparky the Wonder Penguin (the strip's main character) that in five years' time, the next President could be a black man, with the middle name Hussein, whose father was a Muslim, referring to the popularity of Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.[23]
  • The Tenth Doctor appeared in a story arc of the webcomic PvP, in which Brent Sienna hallucinated materialising in the TARDIS.[24]
  • Characters resembling The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones appear in image only on the first page of the children's picture book The Silence Seeker by Ben Morley and Carl Pearce.[25]

References

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  19. ^ {{cite episode | title = New Earth | series = Doctor Who | credits = Writer Russell T. Davies, Director James Hawes, Producer Phil Collinson | network = BBC | station = BBC One | city = Cardiff | airdate = 2006-04-15}
  20. ^ "Filming starts: Christmas comes early for Doctor Who". BBC Doctor Who website. bbc.co.uk. 2005-07-25. http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2005/07/25/20751.shtml. Retrieved 2006-08-17. 
  21. ^ As revealed in the serial City of Death, which does not specifically indicate which incarnation of the Doctor did this, if true.
  22. ^ This Modern World, The Week that Was. Tom Tomorrow.
  23. ^ Stowaway, PvP. Scott Kurtz.
  24. ^ [1]

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Contents

Catchphrases

  • "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry."
  • "Allons-y!"
  • "Molto bene!"
  • "Brilliant!"

Series 1

The Parting of the Ways [1.13]

[first words after regenerating]
The Doctor: Hello! Oka- [gulp, nauseated expression] New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right --Barcelona! [grins]]

Children in Need Special

The Doctor: Back to your mum. It's all waiting. Fish and chips, sausage and mash, beans on toast... No! Christmas! Turkey! Although, having met your mother, [sotto voce] nutloaf would be more appropriate.

Series 2

Series 2 Trailer

The Doctor: Think you've seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me... nothing will ever be the same again!

The Christmas Invasion [2.X]


[Recurring line]
Harriet Jones: [brandishing ID card] Harriet Jones, Prime Minister.
Responder: Yes, I know who you are.

Mr. Llewellyn: [about the aliens from a space probe broadcast] So they might not be actual Martians.
Soldier: Of course not. Martians look completely different.

Harriet Jones: [To someone offscreen] Did we ask anyone about the Royal Family? [beat] Oh. [beat] They're on the roof.

The Doctor: Oi, you could have someone's eye out with that!
[The Doctor takes away and deactivates the Leader's energy whip, then grabs the Leader's staff and snaps it in two.]
The Doctor: You just can't get the staff. [points at him] Now you! Just wait. I'm busy! [Aside] Mickey, hello! And Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North! Blimey, it's like This Is Your Life! [to Rose] Tea! That's all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannins, just the thing for healing the synapses. Now, first things first. Be honest. How do I look?
Rose: Umm... different.
The Doctor: Good different or bad different?
Rose: Just... different.
The Doctor: Am I... ginger?
Rose: No, you're just sort of... brown.
The Doctor: [disappointed] Aw, I wanted to be ginger! I've never been ginger! And you, Rose Tyler! Fat lot of good you were! You gave up on me! [Rose looks annoyed] Ooh, that's rude. Is that the sort of man I am now? Am I rude? Rude and not ginger.

Sycorax Leader: Blood control is just one form of conquest. I could summon the armada and take this world by force!
The Doctor: Well... you could do that. Yeah, you could do that. Of course you could! But why? Look at these people, these human beings. Consider their potential! From the day they arrive on the planet, blinking, step into the sun, there is more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than- no, hold on. Sorry, that's The Lion King. But the point still stands: Leave them alone!

The Doctor: [After dispatching the Sycorax Leader with use of a satsuma] No second chances. I'm that sort of a man.

New Earth [2.1]

The Doctor: So the year five billion, the Sun expands, the Earth gets roasted.
Rose: That was our first date.
The Doctor: We had chips. [Rose chuckles] So anyway, planet gone. All rocks and dust, but the human race lives on spread out across the stars. Soon as the Earth burns up, ooh, they get all nostalgic, big revival movement. So they find this place. Same size as the Earth. Same air, same orbit. Lovely. All those outer humans move in.
Rose: What's the city called?
The Doctor: New New York.
Rose: Oh, come on.
The Doctor: It is! It's the city of New New York! Strictly speaking, it's the fifteenth New York since the original, so that makes it New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New New York.
[Rose laughs]
The Doctor: What?
Rose: You're so different.
The Doctor: New-New Doctor.

Cassandra: [As Rose] Oh, my God... I'm a Chav!

Novice Hame: One story says that just before his death, the Face of Boe will empart his greatest secret. He will speak those words only to one like himself.
The Doctor: What does that mean?
Novice Hane: It's just a story.
The Doctor: Tell me the rest.
Novice Hane: It is said he will talk to a wanderer, to the man without a home, a lonely god.

Cassandra: [in the Doctor's body] Ooh, my. Well this is... different.
Rose: Cassandra?
Cassandra: Goodness me, I'm a man! Yum! So many parts...and hardly used. [clutches the Doctor's chest] Oh, two hearts! [dancing to the dual heartbeat] Oh baby, I'm beating out a samba!
Rose: Get out of him!
Cassandra: Oh, he's slim. [turn to Rose] And a little bit foxy! [raises eyebrows] You thought so, too. I've been inside your head, you've been looking... you like it.

Cassandra: [in Chip's body] Oh, sweet Lord, I'm a walking doodle!

The Doctor: I thought you were supposed to be dying.
The Face of Boe: There are better things to do today. Dying can wait.

Tooth and Claw [2.2]


[Having intended to land in 1979, the Doctor and Rose find themselves in 1879, surrounded by armed soldiers]
The Doctor: 1879... same difference.
Captain Reynolds: You will explain your presence... and the nakedness of this girl.
The Doctor: [in Tennant's own Scottish accent] Are we in Scotland?
Captain Reynolds: How can you be ignorant of that?
The Doctor: Oh, I'm- I'm dazed and confused. I've been chasing this wee naked child over hill and over dale. Ain't that right, ya... tim'rous beastie?
Rose: Uh-uh... [adopting a terrible Scottish accent] och aye, I've been oot and aboot-
The Doctor: [quietly to Rose, in the Doctor's Estuary English accent] No, don't do that.
Rose: Hoots, mon!
The Doctor: [still quiet] No, really don't. Really.

The Doctor: And, I'll tell you something else; we just met Queen Victoria!
Rose: Oh I know! She was just sitting there.
The Doctor: Like a stamp!
Rose: I wanted to say, [imitating Queen Victoria] "we are not amused". Bet you five quid I can make her say it.
The Doctor: Well if I gambled on that, it'd be an abuse of my privilege as a traveler in time.
Rose: Ten quid?
The Doctor: Done.

Rose: [about the Koh-i-Noor] How much is that worth?
The Doctor: They say the wages of the entire planet for a whole week.
Rose: Good job my mum's not here, or she'd be fighting the wolf off with her bare hands for that thing.
The Doctor: She'd win.

School Reunion [2.3]

The Doctor: [posing as a teacher, introducing himself to class] So, physics! Physics, eh? Physics! Phyyyysics! [repeatedly says the word "Physics" before catching himself] I hope you're getting all this down!

[Sarah opens her car's boot and lifts a quilt, revealing a robotic dog]
The Doctor: K-9! Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, allow me to introduce K-9! Well, K-9 Mark III, to be precise.
Rose: Why does he look so... disco?
The Doctor: Oi! Listen, in the year 5000, this was cutting edge!

Rose: I thought you and me were- Well, I obviously got it wrong. I've been to the year 5 billion, right, but this... Now, this is really seeing the future. You just leave us behind. Is that what you're gonna do to me?
The Doctor: No. Not to you.
Rose: But Sarah Jane. You were that close to her once, and now you never even mention her. Why not?
The Doctor: I don't age. I regenerate. But humans decay; you wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone that you- [The Doctor breaks off]
Rose: What, Doctor?
The Doctor: You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can't spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That's the curse of the Time Lords.

Sarah: I saw things you wouldn't believe!
Rose: Try me.
Sarah: Mummies.
Rose: I've met ghosts.
Sarah: Robots. Lots of robots.
Rose: Slitheen. In Downing Street.
Sarah: Daleks!
Rose: [smugly] Met the Emperor.
Sarah: Anti-matter monsters!
Rose: Gas-mask zombies!
Sarah: Real living dinosaurs!
Rose: Real living werewolf!
Sarah: [emphasising each word] The Loch Ness monster!
Rose: [stunned] Seriously?

Mr Finch/Brother Lassar:[Sneers] You... bad dog!
K9:[Smugly] Affirmative!

The Girl in the Fireplace [2.4]

The Doctor: [excited in realising who he has just kissed] No, no, no way, Reinette Poisson? Later Madame D'Etoiles, later still mistress of Louis XV, uncrowned Queen of France? Actress, artist, musician, dancer, courtesan. Fantastic gardener!
French Servant: Who the hell are you?!
The Doctor: [giddy] I'm the Doctor, and I just snogged Madame de Pompadour!

Rose: Oh, here's trouble. What you been up to?
The Doctor: Oh, this and that. Became the imaginary friend of a future French aristocrat, picked a fight with a clockwork man... [A whinny is heard from off screen] Oh, and I met a horse.
Mickey: What's a horse doing on a spaceship?
The Doctor: Mickey, what's pre-revolutionary France doing on a spaceship? Get a little perspective!

Reinette: One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.

[After making a heroic entrance to the besieged ballroom at Versailles]
Reinette: Oh, this is my lover, the King of France.
The Doctor: [dismissive] Yeah? Well I'm the Lord of Time.

[Reinette's final letter to the Doctor]
Reinette: My dear Doctor: the path has never seemed more slow, and yet I fear I am nearing its end. Reason tells me that you and I are unlikely to meet again, but I think I shall not listen to reason. I have seen the world inside your head and know that all things are possible. Hurry though, my love: my days grow shorter now, and I am so very weak. Godspeed, my lonely angel.

Rise of the Cybermen [2.5]

[The Doctor and Rose are recalling a humourous adventure they had been on; Mickey is gingerly holding down a button on the TARDIS console]
The Doctor: [smiling] Umm... what are you doing that for?
Mickey: 'Cause you told me to.
The Doctor: [smile slowly fades] When was that?
Mickey: About half an hour ago.
The Doctor: [sheepish] Umm... you can let go now.
[Mickey lets go to an audible 'bleep' from the TARDIS, Rose quietly giggles]
Mickey: How long has it been since I could've stopped?
The Doctor: Ten minutes? Twenty? [beat] Twenty-nine?
Mickey: You just forgot me!
The Doctor: No, no, no, I was jus-- I was-- I was calibrating! I was jus-- No, I know exactly what I'm doing.
[An explosion emanates from the TARDIS console]

The Age of Steel [2.6]

[Inside the Preachers' van]
Pete: I thought it was the security services, what do I get? Scooby-Doo and his gang! They've even got the van!
Mickey: No, no, but the Preachers know what they're doing. Ricky said he's London's most wanted.
Ricky: Yeah, that's not exactly...
Mickey: Not exactly what?
Ricky: I'm London's most wanted for... parking tickets.
Pete: Great.
Ricky: Yeah, they were deliberate, I was fighting the system! Park anywhere, that's me.
The Doctor: Good policy. I do much the same.

Mickey: Do you think there was a cyber factory in Paris? I've always wanted to go to Paris.
Jake: [smiling] Yeah.
Mickey: Then let's go liberate France.
Jake: What, in a van?
Mickey: There's nothing wrong with a van. I once saved the universe with a big yellow truck!

The Idiot's Lantern [2.7]


Rose: Where we off to?
The Doctor: Ed Sullivan TV studios. Elvis did "Hound Dog" on one of the shows, there were loads of complaints. Bit of luck, we'll just catch it.
Rose: And that would be TV studios in... what, New York?
The Doctor: That's the one.
[a red double-decker bus goes by, the Doctor hits the brakes]
Rose: Ha ha, dig that New York vibe.
The Doctor: Well, this could still be New York. I mean, this looks very New York to me. Sort of a London-y New York, mind you, but...

The Doctor: It's never too late, as a wise person once said; Kylie, I think.

Detective-Inspector Bishop: Start from the begining, tell me everything you know.
Doctor: Well, for starters, I know you can't wrap your hand around your elbow and make your fingers meet.

Detective: We just found another one. [Brings in Rose, her face covered by a blanket]
The Doctor: [furious] What! They left her where?
Detective: The street.
The Doctor: They took her face and just chucked her out in the street. As a consequence that makes this simple...very, very simple. Because now, Detective-Inspector Bishop, there is no power on this earth that can stop me! Come on!

[After trapping The Wire onto a video cassette]
The Doctor: I just invented the home video thirty years early. [dimissively] Betamax.

Rose: That thing, is it trapped for good on video?
The Doctor: Hope so. But just to be on the safe side though, I'll use my unrivalled knowledge of trans-temporal extrapolation methods to neutralise the residual electronic pattern.
Rose: You'll what?
The Doctor: I'm gonna tape over it.
Rose: Just leave it to me. I'm always doing that.

The Impossible Planet [2.8]

The Doctor: [talking about the TARDIS] I don’t know what is wrong with her, she's sort of...queasy, indigestion... like she didn’t want to land.
Rose: [deadpan] Well if you think that's gonna be trouble, we can always get back inside and go somewhere else.
[beat. The Doctor and Rose then start laughing.]

The Doctor: I've trapped you here.
Rose: Oh, don't worry about me. [there is a rumble overhead] Okay...we're under a black hole...on a planet which shouldn't exist, with no way out. Right, I've changed my mind, start worrying about me.

Ida: Well, we've come this far, there's no turning back.
The Doctor: Oh come on! Did you have to? "No turning back," that's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong," or "This is gonna be the best Christmas Walford's ever had!"
Ida: [Frustrated] Have you finished?
[beat]
The Doctor: Yeah...finished.

Toby Zed: [possessed by the Beast] These are the words of the beast. And he has woken, he is the heart that beats in the darkness, he is the blood that will never cease, and now he will rise!

The Satan Pit [2.9]

The Doctor: [The Beast] is playing on very basic fears. Darkness, childhood, nightmares, all that sort of stuff.
Danny: But that's how the devil works!
The Doctor: Or a good psychologist.

The Doctor: [about to let go of the cable and fall into the Pit, probably never to return] If you get back in touch... if you talk to Rose... just tell her... tell her I... [pauses] Oh, she knows... [lets go and falls]

The Doctor: [about Rose] I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi gods and would-be gods; out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing... just one thing... I believe in her.

Love & Monsters [2.10]


[Inside a launderette, Elton needs to befriend Jackie in in order to locate her daughter Rose]
Elton: [voice-over] I’d been trained for this. Victor Kennedy’s classes covered basic surveillance and espionage. Step one - engage your target. Find some excuse to start a conversation. But how was I gonna do this? How?
Jackie: Excuse me love, you couldn’t give us a quid for two fifties, could you?
Elton: Yeah….just a…ah, da-da!
Jackie: Oh lovely! Cheers.
Elton: [voice-over] Step two - without provoking suspicion, get on first name terms with the target.
Jackie: My name’s Jackie. By the way.
Elton: I’m Elton.
Jackie: Ah, you don’t meet many Eltons, do you? Apart from the obvious!
[They both laugh]
Elton: [voice-over] Step three - ingratiate yourself with a joke or some humourous device.
Jackie: I tell you what, Elton. Here we are, complete strangers, and I’m flashing you me' knickers!
Elton: [voice-over] Step four - find some subtle way to integrate yourself into the target’s household.
Jackie: Mind you, I’m only down here because my washing machine’s knackered. I don’t suppose you’re any good at fixing things, are you?

Elton: Funny, the things you think of with your shirt off.

Jackie: Let me tell you something about those who get left behind. Because it’s hard and that’s what you become: hard. But if there’s one thing I’ve learnt is that I will never let her down and I’ll protect them both until the end of my life. So whatever you want. I'm warning you – back off.

The Doctor: [Upon appearing from the TARDIS. To Elton] Someone wants a word with you.
Rose: You upset my mum!
Elton: [glances at the Abzorbaloff] ... great big absorbing creature from outer space, an' you're having a go at me?
Rose: No one upsets my mum.

Abzorbaloff: At last, the greatest feast of all, the Doctor!
The Doctor:[studying him] Interesting. Some sort of Abzorbatrix... Abzorbaclon, Abzorbaloff...
Abzorbaloff: Abzorbaloff, yes.
Rose: Is it me, or is he a bit... Slitheen?
The Doctor: You're not from Raxacoricofallapatorius, are you?
Abzorbaloff: No! I'm not the swine; I spit on them! I was born on their twin planet.
The Doctor: Really? What's the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius?
Abzorbaloff: Clom!
The Doctor: Clom?
Abzorbaloff: Clom. Yes. And I'll return there victorious, once I possess your travelling machine.
The Doctor: Well, that'll never happen.
Abzorbaloff: Oh, but it will! 'Cause you'll surrender to me, Doctor. You'll do as I say, [stretches a hand towards Elton] or this one dies. See, I've read about you, Doctor. I've studied you. So passionate, so sweet - you wouldn't let an innocent man die! And I'll absorb him, unless you give yourself to me.
The Doctor: Sweet, maybe... Passionate, I suppose... But don't ever mistake that for nice.

Elton: When you're a kid, they tell you it's all "grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it." [sighs] But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. [grins] And so much better.

Fear Her [2.11]


The Doctor : [Kneeling on the grass with his hand out, in spaced-out voice] Mmmm... tickles...
Dame Kelly Holmes Close resident: [To the Doctor, who is crouched on his lawn] What's your game?
The Doctor: [Turning round quickly] Snakes and Ladders? Quite good at...squash? [pause] I'm being facetious, I...there's no call for it.

Rose: Easy for you to say, you don't have kids.
The Doctor: I was a dad once.
Rose: [surprised] What did you say?

The Doctor: [Backing away] I'm a...I'm a police officer, that's what I am! I've got a badge, and a police car, and I can prove it! I've got - [shows psychic paper]
Dame Kelly Holmes Close resident: We've had plenty of coppers poking around here, and you don't look, or sound, like any of them.
The Doctor: [Indicating Rose] See look, I've got a colleague. Lewis.
Dame Kelly Holmes Close resident: Well, she looks less like one than you do.
The Doctor: Trainee. New recruit. It was either that or hairdressing.

Kel: You just took a council axe from a council van, and now you're digging up a council road! I'm reporting you to the council! [Rose finds the Isolus pod]
Rose: It went for the hottest thing in the street: your tar!
Kel: What is it?
Rose: It's a spaceship! Not a council spaceship, I'm afraid.

Rose: You know what - they keep trying to split us up, but they never ever will.
The Doctor: Never say never ever.
Rose: Nah, we'll always be alright, you and me. [pause] Don't you think? Doctor?
The Doctor: Something in the air. Something's coming. [Beat] A storm's approaching...

Army of Ghosts [2.12]

Rose: [voiceover] Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. The first nineteen years of my life, nothing happened. Nothing at all, not ever. And then I met a man called the Doctor. A man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical machine. He showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end.
The Doctor: [with Rose on an alien planet] How long are you going to stay with me?
Rose: Forever.
Rose: [voiceover] Well, that's what I thought. But then came the Army of Ghosts. Then came Torchwood and the war. That's when it all ended. This is the story of how I died.

The Doctor: [after viewing all the media attention on ghosts, including a clip of one in Eastenders] When did it start?
Jackie: Well, first of all, Peggy heard this noise in the cellar. So she goes down...
The Doctor: No, I mean world-wide.

Jackie: You're always doing this, reducing it to science. Why can't it be real? Just think of it though, all the people we've lost, our families coming back home. Don't you think it's beautiful?
[Beat]
The Doctor: I think it's horrific.

The Doctor: [coming up out of the floor of the TARDIS with an equipment pack on his back] Who you gonna call?
Rose: [laughing] Ghostbusters!
The Doctor: I ain't afraid of no ghost!

The Doctor: I like that, "Allons-y". I should say allons-y more often. Look sharp Rose Tyler, allons-y! And then it would be really brilliant if I met someone called Alonso, 'cause then I could say allons-y Alonso every time.... [beat] you're staring at me.
Rose: My mum's still on board.
[The Doctor looks up at the shelf on the wall, horrified.]
Jackie: [Sitting on shelf] If we end up on Mars, I'm gonna kill you!

Yvonne Hartman: You always travel with a companion. There's no point hiding anything. Not from us. So where is she?
The Doctor: Yes. Sorry, good point. She's just a bit shy, that's all.
(The Doctor opens the door to the TARDIS, where Rose and Jackie are hiding and grabs Jackie, pulling her out.)
The Doctor: But here she is, Rose Tyler! Hm, she's not the best I've ever had. Bit too blonde. Not too steady on her pins. A lot of that
(The Doctor makes a movement with his hand to indicate she talks too much.)
The Doctor: And just last week she stared into the heart of the time vortex and aged 57 years. But she'll do.
Jackie: I'm forty!
The Doctor: Deluded. Bless. I'll have to trade her in. Do you need anyone? She's very good at tea. Well, when I say "very good" I mean not bad. Well, I say "not bad" - anyway, lead on. Allons-y - but not too fast. Her ankle's going.
Jackie: I'll show you were my ankle's going!

The Doctor: All those times I’ve been on Earth, I’ve never heard of you.
Yvonne Hartman: Well, of course not. You’re the enemy. You’re actually named in the Torchwood Foundation Charter of 1879 as an enemy of the crown.
The Doctor: 1879? That was called Torchwood. That house in Scotland.
Yvonne Hartman: That’s right. Where you encountered Queen Victoria and the werewolf.
Jackie: I think he makes half of it up.
Yvonne Hartman: Her Majesty created the Torchwood Institute with the express intention of keeping Britain great and fighting the alien horde.
The Doctor: But if I’m the enemy, does that mean I’m a prisoner?
Yvonne Hartman: Oh, yes. But we’ll make you perfectly comfortable.

Yvonne Hartman: They're invading the whole planet.
The Doctor: It's not an invasion, it's too late for that. It's a victory.
[Computer repeatedly alerts that the sphere has activated]
[In the sphere chamber]
Mickey: I know what's in there. And I'm ready for them. I've got just the thing. [retrieves a weapon from under a counter, cocks, and aims] This is gonna blast them to Hell.
Rajesh: Samuel, what are you doing?
Mickey: The name's Mickey, Mickey Smith. Defending the Earth.
[in the Void room]
The Doctor: But I don't understand, the Cybermen don't have the technology to build a void ship, that's way beyond you. How did you create that sphere?
Cyber Leader: The sphere is not ours.
The Doctor: [stunned] What?
Cyber Leader: The sphere broke down the barriers between worlds; we only followed. Its origin is unknown.
The Doctor: [horrified] Then what's inside it?
Jackie: Rose is down there!
[In the sphere chamber]
Mickey: That's not Cybermen...
[The sphere's occupants emerge: four Daleks. One is a Black Dalek and a strange object accompanies them.]
Rose: [horrified] Oh my God-
Black Dalek: Location: Earth! Lifeforms Detected!
All Daleks: Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!!

Doomsday [2.13]


Cyberman: Our species are similar, though your design is inelegant.
Dalek Thay: Daleks have no concept of elegance!
Cyberman: This is obvious. But consider, our technologies are compatible. Cybermen plus Daleks; together, we could upgrade the universe.
Dalek Thay: You propose an alliance?
Cyberman: This is correct.
Dalek Thay: Request denied!
Cyberman: Hostile elements will be deleted. [they shoot at the Dalek, but it is unaffected]
Dalek Thay: Exterminate! [exterminates both Cybermen]
Cyber Leader: [to another Cybermen] Open visual link!
[the Cyber Leader appears on a screen in front of the other three Daleks]
Cyber Leader: Daleks, be warned. You have declared war upon the Cybermen.
Dalek Sec: This is not war. This is pest control!
Cyber Leader: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
Dalek Sec: Four.
Cyber Leader: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
Dalek Sec: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
Cyber Leader: What is that?
Dalek Sec: You are better at dying.

Dalek Jast: [Recognising the Doctor] This male registers as enemy.
Dalek Sec: The female's heartbeat has increased!
Mickey: Yeah, tell me about it.
Dalek Sec: [to Rose] Identify him!
Rose: [confidently] All right then. You really want to know? That's the Doctor. [Daleks recoil] Five million Cybermen: Easy. One Doctor? [Grins] Now you're scared.

Dalek Sec: The Doctor will open the Ark!
The Doctor: Ha ha, the Doctor will not.
Dalek Sec: You have no way of resisting!
The Doctor: Mm, you got me there. [withdrawing the sonic screwdriver] Although, there is always this.
Dalek Sec: A sonic probe?
The Doctor: [with jocular bravado] That's screwdriver.
Dalek Sec: It is harmless.
The Doctor: Ohh, yes. Harmless is just the word: that's why I like it! Doesn't kill, doesn't wound, doesn't maim. But I'll tell you what it does do: It is very good at opening doors. [He pushes the switch and the doors explode inwards; Jake's squad and some Cybermen run in and open fire.]

[The Doctor appears in a translucent form]
Rose: Where are you?
The Doctor: Inside the TARDIS. There's one tiny little gap in the universe left, just about to close. And it takes a lot of power to send this projection- I'm in orbit around a supernova. [smiling weakly] I'm burning up a sun just to say goodbye.
Rose: You look like a ghost.
The Doctor: Hold on- [zaps sonic screwdriver at something out of set and solidifies]
Rose: Can I t- (holds out her hand to his face)
The Doctor: I'm still just an image, no touch.
Rose: Can't you come through properly?
The Doctor: The whole thing would fracture. The two universes would collapse.
Rose: So? [both laugh shakily]
The Doctor: Where are we? Where did the gap come out?
Rose: We're in Norway.
The Doctor: Norway, right.
Rose: About fifty miles out of Bergen. It's called "Dålig Ulv Stranden".
The Doctor: "Dalek"?
Rose: "Dålig". It's Norwegian for bad. This translates as "Bad Wolf Bay". How long have we got?
The Doctor: About two minutes.
Rose: I can't think of what to say.
[The Doctor smiles, then glances over at Jackie, Pete, and Mickey who are waiting by the jeep]
The Doctor: You still got Mr. Mickey, then?
Rose: Oh there's five of us now. Mum, Dad, Mickey.... and the baby.
The Doctor: [shocked smile] You're not-?
Rose: No. It's Mum. She's three months gone. More Tylers on the way.
The Doctor: And what about you? Are you-?
Rose: Yeah, I'm...I'm back working in the shop.
The Doctor: Oh, good for you.
Rose: Shut up. No, I'm not. Torchwood on this earth's open for business. Think I know a thing or two about aliens.
The Doctor: [smiles] Rose Tyler, defender of the Earth... You're dead -officially- back home. So many people died that day and you've gone missing. You're on the list of the dead. [pause] Here you are, living your life day after day. The one adventure I can never have.
Rose: Am I ever going to see you again?
The Doctor: You can't.
Rose: What are you going to do?
The Doctor: Back to the TARDIS. Same old life.
Rose: On your own?
The Doctor: Yes.
Rose: I- .... I love you.
The Doctor: Quite right too. [pause] And I suppose, if it's my last chance to say it: Rose Tyler...
[The transmission cuts, and the Doctor fades away from Rose. He stands in the TARDIS, with his mouth open mid-syllable, a tear streaming down his face. He regains his composure, while Rose runs crying into her mother's arms. Back in the TARDIS, the Doctor is slowly walking around the control pannel, flipping switches and pressing buttons as he goes along. The Doctor looks up and sees a woman in a white wedding gown standing with her back to him.]
The Doctor: What?
[The woman turns around]
Donna Noble: Wha-
The Doctor: What?
Donna Noble: Who're you?
The Doctor: What?
Donna Noble: Where am I?
The Doctor: What?
Donna Noble: What the hell is this place?!
The Doctor: What?!

Series 3

The Runaway Bride [3.X]

[After Donna's appearance in the TARDIS]
Donna: Who was it? Who's paying you? Was it Nerys? Oh my God, she's finally got me back! This has got Nerys written all over it!
The Doctor: Who the hell is Nerys?
Donna: Your best friend!
The Doctor: Hold on, what are you dressed like that for?
Donna: [sarcastically] I'm going tenpin bowling. Why do you think, Dumbo?! I was halfway up the aisle! I've waited my whole life for this, it's seconds away, and then you, I don't know, drugged me or something!
The Doctor: [eyes wide with shock] I haven't done anything!

[Donna has opened the door of the TARDIS in an attempt to escape, only to find it in orbit around a supernova]
The Doctor: You're in space. Outer space. And this is my [brief pause] space ship. It's called the TARDIS.
Donna: How am I breathing?
The Doctor: The TARDIS is protecting us.
Donna: Who are you?
The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. You?
Donna: Donna.
The Doctor: Human?
Donna: Yeah. What, is that optional?
The Doctor: Well, it is with me.
Donna: [beat] You're an alien?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Donna: It's freezing with these doors open.
[The Doctor closes the TARDIS doors]
The Doctor How could this happen....there is no way a human being could just possibly lock itself on to the TARDIS and transport itself inside!

The Doctor: Oi! Santa! A word of advice. If you're attacking a man with a sonic screwdriver... [The Doctor picks up a microphone and speaks into it] Don't let him near the sound system.

[Donna’s fiancé, Lance, is revealed to be in league with the Empress]
Donna: But.... we were getting married.
Lance: Well, I couldn’t risk you running off. I had to say yes, and then I was stuck with a woman who thinks the height of excitement is a new-flavoured Pringle! Oh, I had to sit there and listen to all that yap-yap-yap. "Brad and Angelina, is Posh pregnant, X Factor, Atkins diet, feng shui, split ends, text me, text me, text me!" Dear God, the never-ending fountain of fat, stupid trivia! I deserve a medal.
The Doctor: Oh, is that what she’s offered you, the Empress of the Racnoss? What are you, her consort?
Lance: [glances at Donna] It’s better than a night with her.
Donna: But I love you.
Lance: That’s what made it easy! It’s like you said, Doctor. The big picture. What’s the point of it all if the human race is nothing? That’s what the Empress can give me. The chance to... to go out there, to see it, the size of it all. I think you understand that, don’t you, Doctor?

The Doctor: It was all in the job title: Head of human resources.
Lance: This time, it's personnel. [laughs]

The Doctor: Guess what I've got, Donna?
[Holds up Robot remote control]
The Doctor: Pockets!
Donna: How did that fit in there?
The Doctor: They're bigger on the inside.

Smith and Jones [3.1]


Martha: What's that?
The Doctor: Sonic screwdriver.
Martha: Well if you're not going to tell me.
The Doctor: No really, see? It's a screwdriver and it's.... sonic.
Martha: What else have you got - laser spanner?
The Doctor: I did, but it was stolen by Emmeline Pankhurst. Cheeky woman.

The Doctor: Um, that err, that big machine thing, is it supposed to be making that noise?
Florence: You wouldn't understand.
The Doctor: But isn't that a, err, um, magnetic resonance imaging.... thing? Like a err, err.... ginormous sort of a magnet? I did magnetics for GCSE. Well, I failed, but all the same-
Florence: A magnet with its setting now increased to 50,000 Tesla.
The Doctor: [feigning ignorance] Oh, that's a bit strong, isn't it?
Florence: It'll send out a magnetic pulse that will fry the brain stems of every living thing within 250,000 miles. Except for me, safe in this room.
The Doctor: But um, hold on, hold on, I did Geography for GCSE - passed that one - doesn't that distance include the Earth?
Florence: Only the side facing the moon. The other half will survive. Call it my little gift.
The Doctor: Sorry, you'll have to excuse me, I'm a little bit out of depth. I spent the last fifteen years working as a postman, hence the bunion. Why would you do that?
Florence: With everyone dead, the Judoon ships will be mine, to make my escape.
The Doctor: No, that's weird, you're talking like you're some sort of alien.
Florence: Quite so.
The Doctor: No!
Florence: Oh yes.
The Doctor: You're joshing me!
Florence: I am not.
The Doctor: I'm talking to an alien? [Florence smiles] In hospital?! [beat] What, has this place got an E.T. department?

[The Doctor proves that he has a time machine by encountering Martha in her past, then returning to their present]
The Doctor: Told ya.
Martha: No, but that was this morning! But.... Did you.... You can travel in time! But hold on, if you could see me this morning, why didn't you just tell me not to go into work?
The Doctor: Crossing into established events is strictly forbidden. Except for cheap tricks.

[It is Martha's first time inside the TARDIS. She stands at the threshold, shocked as she takes in the inside]
Martha: Oh no, no. [Martha turns heel and dashes back out as the Doctor waits inside, a look on his face as if he's heard this too many times before] But.... it's just a box! [Martha runs around the ship, inspecting its smaller outside dimensions] But it's huge! [she comes back to peer at the Doctor] How does it do that? It's wood! It's like a box with that room just crammed in. It's... [The Doctor mouths the next few words along with her] bigger on the inside!
The Doctor: [Sarcastically] Is it? I hadn't noticed.

The Shakespeare Code [3.2]

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[After travelling to 1599]
Martha: But are we safe? Can we move around and stuff?
The Doctor: Of course we can. Why do you ask?
Martha: It's like in the films! You step on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race!
The Doctor: [Bemused] I'll tell you what then, don't.... step on any butterflies. What have butterflies ever done to you?
Martha: What if.... I dunno! What if I kill my grandfather?!
The Doctor: Are you planning to?
Martha: No.
The Doctor: Well, then.

The Doctor: Not so different from your time. Look, [points to man shovelling dung into a bucket] they have recycling. [they pass men standing around a barrel of water] Water cooler moments-
Preacher: ... and the Earth shall be consumed by flames!
The Doctor: -And global warming.

The Doctor: Just think. When you get back, you could tell everyone that you've seen Shakespeare.
Martha: Yeah! And then I could get sectioned!

The Doctor: "Rage, rage, against the dying of the light..."
William Shakespeare: I might use that.
The Doctor: You can't, it's someone else's.

Doctor: All the world's a stage....
William Shakespeare: I might use that.

Martha: Magic and stuff, that's a surprise. It's all a bit Harry Potter.
The Doctor: Wait till you read book seven- oh, I cried!

The Doctor: Come on! We can all have a good flirt later!
William Shakespeare: Is that a promise, Doctor?
The Doctor: Oooh, 57 academics just punched the air!

Shakespeare: To be or not to be... Ooh. That's quite good.
The Doctor: You should write that down.
Shakespeare: Maybe not. Bit pretentious?
The Doctor: Meh.

The Doctor: [pacing] [The Carrionites] used you. They gave you the final words like a spell, like a code. Love's Labours Won, it's a weapon! The right combination of words spoken in the right place with the shape of the Globe as an energy converter! The play's the thing! [starts to leave but turns back to Shakespeare] And yes, you can have that.

The Doctor: Once more unto the breach!
William Shakespeare: I like that! [realises] Wait a minute. That's one of mine!
The Doctor: Oh, just.... shift!

Lilith: And as for you, Sir Doctor-[she pauses as he stares back at her] fascinating. There is no name. Why would a man hide his title in such despair? Oh! [smirks] but look: There's still one word with the power of the days-
The Doctor: The naming won't work on me.
Lilith: But your heart grows cold, the north wind blows, and carries down the distant.... Rose?
The Doctor: [instantly incensed, the Doctor stands up and strides toward Lilith to loom over her] Oh, big mistake, 'cause that name keeps me fighting!

Doctor: The shape of the Globe gives words power, but you're the wordsmith! The one true genius; the only one clever enough to do it.
William Shakespeare: But what words? I have none ready!
Doctor: You're William Shakespeare!
William Shakespeare: But these Carrionite phrases, they need such precision!
Doctor: Trust yourself. When you're locked away in your room, the words just come, don't they, like magic. Words, the right sound, the right shape, the right rhythm, words that last forever. That's what you do, Will. You choose perfect words. Do it. Improvise!
William Shakespeare: Close up this din of hateful dire decay,
Decomposition of your witch's plot!
You feed my brains, consider me your toy:
My doting Doctor tells me I am not!
Lilith: No! Words of power-!
William Shakespeare: Foul Carrionite spectres, cease your show;
Between the points-
[Shakespeare turns to The Doctor]
Doctor: 761390!
William Shakespeare: 761390!
Vanish like a tinker's cuss!
I say to thee...
[Shakespeare turns to The Doctor again]
Doctor: .... Uh....
[The Doctor turns to Martha]
Martha: Expelliarmus!
Everyone: Expelliarmus!
Doctor: Good old J.K.!

William Shakespeare: "Sycorax." Nice word. I'll have that off you as well.
Doctor: I should be on ten percent.

William Shakespeare: [attempting to woo Martha] Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Gridlock [3.3]

Martha: When you say "last time", was that you and Rose?
The Doctor: [he pauses, somewhat taken aback by the question] Um.... Yeah! Yeah, it was, yeah.
Martha: [looking put off] You're taking me to the same planets that you took her?
The Doctor: [surprised, oblivious] What's wrong with that?
Martha: [disappointed, upset] Nothing! [starts to stalk away] 'Cept have you heard of the word "rebound"?

Doctor: [determined to go after Martha] I'm finding my own way, I usually do. [opens hatch with sonic screwdriver] There we go [takes off coat and tosses it to Valerie] Look after this. [looks down hatch, then up again longingly] I love that coat. Janis Joplin gave me that coat.

[The Face of Boe passes on his great secret:]
The Face of Boe: Everything has its time. You know that, old friend, better than most.
Hame: The legend says more.
The Doctor: Don't, there's no need for that.
Hame: It says that the Face of Boe will speak his final secret to a traveller.
The Doctor: Yeah, but not yet; who needs secrets, eh?
The Face of Boe: I have seen so much, perhaps too much. I am the last of my kind, as you are the last of yours, Doctor.
The Doctor: That's why we have to survive, both of us. Don't go.
The Face of Boe: I must, but know this, Time Lord: You are not alone. [dies]

Martha: He said "last of your kind." What does that mean?
The Doctor: It really doesn't matter.
Martha: You don't talk. You never say! Why not?
[The whole city starts to sing "Abide With Me"]
Martha: It's the city. They're singing.
The Doctor: I lied to you, 'cos I liked it. I could pretend, just for a bit, I could imagine they were still alive underneath that burnt orange sky. I'm not just a Time Lord, I'm the last of the Time Lords. The Face of Boe was wrong; there's no one else.
Martha: What happened?
[Pause]
The Doctor: There was a war. A Time War. The Last Great Time War. My people fought a race called the Daleks, for the sake of all creation. And they lost. We lost. Everyone lost. They're all gone now. My family. My friends. Even that sky. [reminiscent] Oh, you should have seen it! That old planet.... The second sun would rise in the south, and the mountains would shine. The leaves on the trees were silver, when they caught the light, every morning it looked like a forest on fire. When the autumn came, a brilliant glow though the branches...
[Above Pharmacy Town, cars fly into the New New York sunset]

Daleks In Manhattan [3.4]

The Doctor: Martha, have you met my friend?
Martha: The Statue of Liberty! I've always wanted to go to New York. I mean the real New York. Not the New, New, New, New, New one.
The Doctor: Well, there's the genuine article, so good they named it twice. Mind you, it was New Amsterdam originally; harder to say twice, no wonder it didn't catch on. New Amsterdam, New Amsterdam.
Martha: Wonder what year it is? Look, the Empire State Building's not even finished yet.
The Doctor: Work in progress. Still got a couple of floors to go and if I know my history that makes the date somewhere around..
Martha: [picking up a newspaper] November 1st 1930.
The Doctor: [impressed] You're getting good at this.

Tallulah: [to Martha] It's the Depression, sweetie. Your heart might break, but the show goes on.

Tallulah: Hey, you're lucky though. Got yourself a forward thinking guy with that hot potato in the sharp suit.
Martha: Oh, he's not.... we're not.... together.
Tallulah: Sure you are! I've seen the way you look at him, it's obvious.
Martha: Not to him.
Tallulah: [sympathetically] Oh, I should have realised. He's into musical theatre.

Martha: Daleks! I demand to be told. What is this Final Experiment? Report!
Dalek Caan: You will bear witness.
Martha: To what?
Dalek Caan: This is the dawn of a new age.
Martha: What does that mean?
Dalek Caan: We are the only four Daleks in existence. So the species must evolve. A life outside the shell. The children of Skaro must walk again!
[Dalek Sec emerges from his casing in a new, Human/Dalek hybrid form, facing the cowering Cult of Skaro and the captive humans.]
Dalek Sec Hybrid: I am a Human-Dalek. I am your future!

Evolution of the Daleks [3.5]

The Doctor: Daleks are bad enough at any time, but right now they're vulnerable. And that makes them more dangerous than ever.

Dalek Thay: You saved the Doctor. Why?
Dalek Sec Hybrid: He’s a genius, and we can use him. The future of the Daleks may well depend upon the Doctor.

The Doctor: I still don’t know what you need me for?
Dalek Sec Hybrid: Your genius. Consider a pure Dalek: intelligent but emotionless.
The Doctor: Removing the emotions makes you stronger. That’s what your creator thought, all those years ago.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: He was wrong.
The Doctor: [surprised] He was what?
Dalek Sec Hybrid: It makes us lesser than our enemies. We must return to the flesh, and also the heart.
The Doctor: Then you wouldn’t be the supreme beings anymore.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: That is good.
Dalek Caan: That is incorrect!
Dalek Thay: Daleks are supreme!
Dalek Sec Hybrid: No! Not anymore.
Dalek Caan: But it is our purpose!
Dalek Sec Hybrid: Then our purpose is wrong! Where has our quest for supremacy led us? To this: hiding in the sewers on a primitive world. Just four of us left. If we do not change now, then we deserve extinction.
The Doctor: So you want to change everything that makes a Dalek a Dalek.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: If you can help me. Your knowledge of genetic engineering is even greater than ours. The new race must be ready by the time the solar flare erupts.
The Doctor: But you’re the template. I thought they were getting a dose of you.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: I want to change the gene sequence.
The Doctor: To make them even more human?
Dalek Sec Hybrid: Humans are the great survivors. We need that ability.
The Doctor: [about the other Daleks] Hold on a minute though, there’s no way this lot are gonna let you do it.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: I am their leader.
The Doctor: [to the other Daleks] Oh, and that's good enough for you, is it?
Dalek Thay: Daleks must follow orders.
Dalek Jast: Dalek Sec commands. We obey.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: [to the Doctor] If you don’t help me, nothing will change.
The Doctor: There’s no room on Earth for another race of people.
Dalek Sec Hybrid: You have your TARDIS. Take us across the stars, find us a new home, and allow the new Daleks to start again!
The Doctor: When’s that solar flare?
Dalek Sec Hybrid: Eleven minutes.
The Doctor: Right then, better get to work!

Tallulah: [her lover, Laszlo, is dying.] Doctor, can't you do something?
The Doctor: [softly.] Oh, Tallulah with 3 L's and an H... Just you watch me. What do I need, oh I dunno, how about a great big genetic laboratory? Oh look, I've got one. [runs around grabbing equipment.] Lazlo, just you hold on! There have been too many deaths today; way too many people have died. Brand new creatures and wise old men and age-old enemies, and I tell you, I tell you right now, I am not having one more death!

The Lazarus Experiment [3.6]


The Doctor: Black tie... Whenever I wear this, something bad always happens.
Martha: That's not the outfit, that's just you. But anyway, I think it suits you. In a... James Bond kinda way.
The Doctor: James Bond? Really...

Lazarus: I find that nothing’s ever exactly like you expect. There’s always something to surprise you. "Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act"--
The Doctor: "Falls the shadow".
Lazarus: So the mysterious Doctor knows his Eliot. I'm impressed.
The Doctor: Wouldn't have thought you'd have time for poetry, Lazarus, what with you being so busy defying the laws of nature and everything.
Lazarus: You're right, Doctor. One lifetime's been too short for me to do everything I'd like. How much more I'll get done in two, or three, or four.
The Doctor: It doesn't work like that. Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person.
Lazarus: But if it's the right person, what a gift that would be.
The Doctor: Or what a curse. Look at what you've done to yourself.
Lazarus: [stern] Who are you to judge me?

The Doctor: Really shouldn't take that long just to reverse the polarity... Must be a bit out of practice!

The Doctor: [about Lazarus] This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.

The Doctor: Lazarus, back from the dead. [beat] Should've known, really.

42 [3.7]


Martha: [over the intercom] Doctor?
The Doctor: What is it now!?
Martha: Who had the most number ones, Elvis or the Beatles? That's pre-downloads.
The Doctor: Elvis. No! The Beatles. No! Wait, um...um... awww, that remix... um... I don't know, I am a bit busy.
Martha: Fine, I'll ask someone else.
The Doctor: Now where was I?... Here comes the sun... No, resources.

Riley: The wonderful world of space travel... The prettier it looks, the more likely it is to kill you.

Human Nature [3.8]

Jenny: [Referring to Smith] Head in the clouds, that one. I don't know why you're so sweet on him.
Martha: He's just kind to me, that's all. And not everyone's that considerate, what with me being... [points at her face]
Jenny: ...a Londoner?
Martha: Exactly! Good old London Town!

John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds.

Joan Redfern: It's all becoming clear. The Doctor is the man you'd like to be, doing impossible things with cricket balls.
John Smith: Well, I discovered a talent, that's certainly true.
Joan Redfern: And the Doctor has an eye for the ladies...
John Smith: The devil.
Joan Redfern: A girl in every fireplace.
John Smith: Ah now, there I have to protest Joan, that's hardly me.
Joan Redfern: Says the man dancing with me tonight!

Joan Redfern: Where did you learn to draw?
John Smith: Gallifrey.
Joan Redfern: Is that in Ireland?
John Smith: Yes it must be.
Joan Redfern: You're not Irish?
John Smith: Not at all, no. My father Sydney was a watchmaker from Nottingham, and my mother Verity was -- well, she was a nurse, actually.
Joan Redfern: Oh, we make such good wives!

Baines/Son of Mine: [rapidfire] Just shut up, stop talking, cease and desist, there's a good girl!

[Martha and Joan are held at gunpoint by the Family]
Baines/Son of Mine: Have you enjoyed it, Doctor? Being human? Has it taught you wonderful things?! Has it made you better?! Richer?! Wiser?! Then let's see you answer this: Which one of them do you want us to kill? Maid, or matron? Your friend, or your lover? Your choice!
[Smith looks horrified, unable to choose]

The Family of Blood [3.9]

Baines/Son of Mine: Headmaster, sir! Good evening, sir. Come to give me a caning, sir? Would you like that, sir?

[About the Scarecrows]
Mr. Phillips: And who are these friends of yours in fancy dress?
Baines/Son of Mine: Do you like them, Mr. Phillips? I made them myself. I'm ever so good at science, sir. Look! [pulls the arm off a Scarecrow] Molecular fringe animation, fashioned in the shape of straw men, sir. My own private army. Ever so clever, sir.

Baines/Son of Mine: All your little tin soldiers. But tell me sir, will they thank you?
Headmaster: I don't understand.
Baines/Son of Mine: What do you know of history? What do you know of next year?
Headmaster: You're not making sense.
Baines/Son of Mine: 1914, sir. Because the Family has traveled far and wide looking for Mr. Smith and oh, the things we have seen! War is coming. In foreign fields, war of the whole wide world, with all your boys falling down in the mud. Do you think they will thank the man who taught them it was glorious?!

Tim Latimer: He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And... he's wonderful.

Martha: All you have to do is open it and he's back.
John Smith: You knew this all along and yet you watched while Nurse Redfern and I--
Martha: I didn't know how to stop you! He gave me a list of things to watch out for but that wasn't included.
John Smith: Falling in love, that didn't even occur to him?
Martha: [beat] No.
John Smith: Then what sort of a man is that?... And now you expect me to die?!

The Doctor: Oh, I think the explanation might be you've been fooled by a simple olfactory misdirection, a little bit like ventriloquism of the nose. It's an elementary trick in certain parts of the galaxy. [He moves to look at one of the ships machines] But it has gotta be said, I don't like the look of that hydrokinometer. It seems to be indicating you've got energy feeding back all the way through the retro-stabilisers feeding back into the primary heat converter. [gives a patronising gasp] 'Cause if there's one thing you shouldn't have done... you shouldn't have let me press all those buttons. But, in fairness, I will give you one word of advice: Run!

Baines/Son of Mine: He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing - the fury of the Time Lord - and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden... He was being kind.
He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains forged in the heart of a dwarf star. He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy to be imprisoned there, forever. He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her, but there she is. Can you see? He trapped her inside a mirror. Every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection and see something move behind you just for a second, that's her. That's always her. As for me, I was suspended in time and the Doctor put me to work standing over the fields of England, as their protector. We wanted to live forever. So the Doctor made sure we did.

Blink [3.10]

Cathy: Why did you come here anyway?
Sally: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
Cathy: What's good about sad?
Sally: It's happy for deep people.

Video store employee: [watching a film] Go to the police, you stupid woman! Why does nobody ever just go to the police?

Sally: But what is it, what's a police box?
D.I. Billy Shipton: Well, it's a special kind of phone box for policemen. They used to have them all over, but this isn't a real one. The phone's just a dummy and the windows are the wrong size.

[Larry starts the DVD]
Larry: And there he is.
Sally: The Doctor.
Larry: Who's the doctor?
Sally: He's the Doctor.
The Doctor: Yep, that's me.
Sally: Okay, that's scary.
Larry: No, it sounds like he's replying, but he always says that.
The Doctor: Yes I do.
Larry: And that.
The Doctor: Yep, and this.
Sally: He can hear us! Oh my God, you can really hear us!
Larry: Of course he can't hear us. Look, I've got a transcript, see? Everything he says: 'Yep, that's me,' 'Yes I do,' 'Yep, and this,' next is...
The Doctor and Larry: [in unison] Are you going to read out the whole thing?
Larry: [sheepishly] Sorry.

[about the nature of time]
The Doctor: People don't understand time. It's not what you think it is.
Sally: Then what is it?
The Doctor: Complicated.
Sally: Tell me.
The Doctor: Very complicated.
Sally: I'm clever, and I'm listening, and don't patronise me because people have died and I'm not happy. Tell me.
The Doctor: People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect... but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff.

The Doctor: Fascinating race, the Weeping Angels. The only psychopaths in the universe to kill you nicely. No mess, no fuss, they just zap you into the past and let you live to death. The rest of your life used up and blown away in the blink of an eye. You die in the past, and in the present they consume the energy of all the days you might have had, all your stolen moments. They're creatures of the abstract. They live off potential energy.
Billy Shipton: What in God's name are you talking about?
Martha Jones: Trust me, just nod when he stops for breath.
The Doctor: Tracked you down with this. This is my timey-wimey detector. It goes ding when there's stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at 30 paces, whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to stay away from hens. It's not pretty when they blow.

The Doctor: [on video] The Angels have the phone box.
Larry: "The Angels have the phone box". That's my favourite; I've got that on a t-shirt!
Sally: What do you mean "Angels"? You mean those statue things?
The Doctor: Creatures from another world.
Sally: But they're just statues.
The Doctor: Only when you see them.
Sally: What does that mean?
The Doctor: Lonely assassins, they used to be called. No one quite knows where they came from, but they're as old as the Universe - or very nearly. And they've survived this long because they have the most perfect defense system ever evolved: they're quantum locked. They don't exist when they're being observed. The moment they're seen by any other living creature, they freeze into rock. No choice, it's a fact of their biology. In the sight of any living thing they literally turn to stone. And you can't kill a stone. 'Course, a stone can't kill you either, but then you turn your head away. Then you blink, and oh yes it can.
Sally: [to Larry, referring to a nearby Angel] Don't take your eyes off that.
The Doctor: That's why they cover their eyes. They're not weeping, they can't risk looking at each other. Their greatest asset is their greatest curse. They can never be seen. Loneliest creatures in the Universe. And I'm sorry. I am very, very sorry, it's up to you now.
Sally: What am I supposed to do?
The Doctor: The blue box; it's my time machine. There is a world of time energy in there that they could feast on forever, but the damage they would do could switch off the Sun. You have got to send it back to me.
Sally: How? How?!
The Doctor: And that's it, I'm afraid, there's no more from you on the transcript, that's the last I've got. I don't know what stopped you talking, but I can guess: they're coming; the Angels are coming for you, but listen - your life could depend on this - don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink. Good luck.

Utopia [3.11]


Captain Jack: [to Martha] Captain Jack Harkness... and who are you?
Martha: Martha Jones.
Captain Jack: Nice to meet you, Martha Jones.
The Doctor: [Irritated] Oh, don't start!
Captain Jack: I was only saying 'hello'!
Martha: [flattered] I don't mind.

Captain Jack: So there I was, stranded in the year two–hundred–one–hundred, ankle-deep in Dalek dust, he goes off without me. But I had this [taps his wrist strap] I used to be a Time Agent, it’s called a Vortex Manipulator. He’s not the only one who can time travel–
The Doctor: Excuse me, that’s not time travel. It’s like, I’ve got a sports car, you’ve got a Space Hopper.
Martha: Oh ho ho! Boys and their toys.
Captain Jack: All right, so I bounced. I thought, twenty–first century, that’s the best place to find the Doctor. Except I got it a little bit wrong, arrived in 1869, and this thing burnt out, so it was useless-
The Doctor: Told you!
Captain Jack: [ignoring the Doctor's last comment] Then I had to live through the entire twentieth century, waiting to find the version of you that would coincide with me.
Martha: But that makes you more than a hundred years old.
Captain Jack: And looking good, don’t you think? So, I went to the Time Rift, 'cause I knew you’d come back to refuel, until finally, I get a signal on this thing [he indicates his rucksack] detecting you... and here we are!

Martha: But the thing is, why'd you leave him behind, Doctor?
The Doctor: [dismissively] I was busy.
Martha: Is that what happens though, seriously? You just get bored of us one day and disappear?
Captain Jack: Not if you're blonde.
Martha: [sarcastically] Oh, she was blonde! Oh, what a surprise!
The Doctor: [spinning around, irritated] You two, we're at the end of the universe. Okay?! Right at the edge of knowledge itself! And you're busy... [struggling to find the right word] blogging!!

[speaking on human evolution and the refugees]
The Doctor: Oh, might have spent a million years evolving into clouds of gas ... and another million as downloads, but you always revert to the same basic shape: the fundamental human. End of the universe and here you are. Indomitable, that's the word! Indomitable! Ha!

The Doctor: And... Utopia is...?
Professor Yana: Oh, every human knows about Utopia! Where have you been?!
The Doctor: Bit of a hermit.
Professor Yana: A hermit. With... friends?
The Doctor: Hermits United. We meet up every ten years. Swap stories about caves. It's good fun... for a hermit.

Captain Jack: I'm the man who can never die, and all that time, you knew.
The Doctor: That's why I left you behind. It's not easy, just, just looking at you, Jack, 'cause you're wrong.
Captain Jack: [sarcastically] Thanks.
The Doctor: You are, I can't help it. I'm a Time Lord, it's instinct. It's in my guts. You're a fixed point in time and space, you're a fact. That's never meant to happen. Even the TARDIS reacted against you, tried to shake you off. Flew all the way to the end of the universe just to get rid of you.
Captain Jack: So, what you're saying is that you're prejudiced?
The Doctor: I never thought of it like that.
Captain Jack: [smiling] Shame on you.
The Doctor: Yeah.
Captain Jack: [regarding his inability to die] What happened?
The Doctor: Rose[...] She came back, opened the heart of the TARDIS and absorbed the Time Vortex itself. [...] No one's ever meant to have that power. If a Time Lord did that, he'd become a god, a vengeful god. But she was human. [...] Everything she did was so human. She brought you back to life. But she couldn't control it, she brought you back forever. That's something I suppose. The final act of the Time War was life.
Captain Jack: Can she change me back?
The Doctor: I took the power out of her. She's gone, Jack. She's not just living on a parallel world, she's trapped there. The walls have closed.

Martha: Doctor, it's the Professor. He's got this watch, this fob watch that's the same as yours. Same writing, same everything.
The Doctor: [looking terrified] Don't be ridiculous.
Martha: I asked him, he said he's had it his whole life.
Captain Jack: So, he's got the same watch.
Martha: But it's not a watch, it's a thing, a chameleon thing.
The Doctor: No, no, no, it's this thing, this device, it re-writes biology. Changes a Time Lord into a human. [Jack looks up]
Martha: And it's the same watch!
The Doctor: [desperately] It can't be...

Martha: [talking about the fact there may be another Time Lord] But that's brilliant, isn't it?
The Doctor: [fiddling with buttons] It is, of course it is, but depends which one. Brilliant, fantastic, yeah. But they died, the Time Lords, all of them, they died!
Captain Jack: Not if he was human...
The Doctor: [suddenly turning to Martha, intense] What did he say, Martha? What did he say?!
Martha: [taken aback] He looked at the watch like he could hardly see it, like that perception filter thing...
The Doctor: And what about now? Can he see it now?

Martha: Think what the Face of Boe said -- his dying words. He said...
[The rocket launches. Concurrently, Yana opens the watch]
[The Doctor has a look of horror on his face]
Face of Boe: You. [screen shows "Y"] Are. ["A"] Not. ["N"] Alone. ["A"]
[As the screen blinks the name "YANA", in flashback the Face of Boe dies]

Professor Yana: Did you never think, all those years standing beside me, to ask about that watch? Never? Did you never once think — not ever — that you could set me free?!
Chantho: Chan-I'm sorry-tho! Chan-I'm so sorry...
Professor Yana: You, with your chan and your tho driving me insane!
Chantho: Chan-Professor, please--
Professor Yana: THAT IS NOT MY NAME! "The Professor" was an invention. So perfect a disguise, that I forgot who I am.
Chantho: Chan-Then who are you-tho?
The Master: [whispered] I... am... The Master.
[He kills her]

The Master: [freshly-regenerated and brimming with energy] Now then, Doctor! Ooh, new voice! [low voice] Hello, [high voice] hello, [low voice] hello. [Normal] Anyway. Why don't we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don't think!
[The Doctor looks horrified]
Martha: Hold on, I know that voice!
The Doctor: I'm asking you really, properly, just stop! Just think!
The Master: Use my name.
The Doctor: Master... [quietly] I'm sorry.
The Master: Tough!
[The Master attempts to dematerialise the TARDIS; the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver to stop him. Succeeds only in making a small explosion in the TARDIS]
The Master: Oh no you don't!
[The Master overrides the Doctor's efforts]
The Master: End of the universe! Have fun! Bye bye!
[The TARDIS dematerialises leaving The Doctor, Jack, and Martha trapped on their own with the Futurekind closing in...]

The Sound of Drums [3.12]


The Doctor: [horrified] That's him... he's Prime Minister. The Master is Prime Minister of Great Britain.
[On TV, "Saxon" kisses a woman]
The Doctor: [shocked] The Master and his wife!

Mr Saxon: A glorious day! Downing Street rebuilt. The cabinet in session. Let the work of government begin.
[Saxon throws dossiers in the air. The cabinet appear unimpressed.]
Mr Saxon: Oh go on, crack a smile. It's funny, isn't it? Albert? Funny? No? A little bit?
Albert Dumfries, MP: Very funny, sir. But if we could get down to business, there is the matter of policy, of which we have very little.
Mr Saxon: No no no no no. Before we start all that, I just wanted to say: thank you. Thank you, one and all, you ugly, fat-faced bunch of wet, snivelling traitors.
Albert: Yes, quite. Very funny, but I think--
Mr Saxon: No. No. That wasn't funny. You see, I'm not making myself very clear. Funny is like this. [exaggerates a grin.] Not funny is like this. [exaggerates a frown.] And right now, I'm not like [grins again.], I'm like [frowns again.], because you are traitors. Yes, you are! As soon as you saw the votes swinging my way, you abandoned your parties and jumped on the Saxon bandwagon. So, this is your reward.
[Saxon dons gas mask.]
Albert: Excuse me, Prime Minister, but do you mind my asking, what is that?
Mr Saxon: [muffled.] It's a gas mask.
Albert: I beg your pardon?
Mr Saxon: [lifting gas mask up.] It's a gas mask. [smiles pleasantly, chuckles and replaces it on his face.]
Albert: Yes, but why are you wearing it?
Mr Saxon: [muffled.] Well, because of the gas.
Albert: I'm sorry?
Mr Saxon: [lifts it again.] Because of the gas. [replaces it again.]
Albert: What gas?!?
Mr Saxon: [leans back.] [muffled.] This gas.
[Speakers pop-up and release gas into the room.]
Albert: [spluttering.] You're insane!!
[Saxon grins and gives a double thumbs up]
[Albert dies, followed by the rest of the Cabinet. Saxon drums out a count of four on the table.]

The Doctor: So... Prime Minister, then.
The Master: [like an old school friend.] I know! It's good, isn't it?
The Doctor: Who are those creatures? 'Cause there's no such thing as the Toclafane. That's just a made up name, like the Bogeyman.
The Master: Do you remember all those fairy tales about the Toclafane when we were kids? Back home... Where is it, Doctor?
The Doctor: Gone.
The Master: [incredulous] ... How can Gallifrey be gone?
The Doctor: [darkly] It burnt.
The Master: And the Time Lords?
The Doctor: Dead. [beat.] And the Daleks, more or less. What happened to you?
The Master: The Time Lords only resurrected me because they knew I'd be the perfect warrior for a Time War. I was there when the Dalek Emperor took control of the Cruciform. I saw it. I ran. I ran so far. Made myself human so they would never find me, because I was so scared.
The Doctor: I know.

Captain Jack: But all the legends of Gallifrey made it sound so perfect.
The Doctor: [musing] Well, perfect to look at, maybe. And it was, it was beautiful. They used to call it the Shining World of the Seven Systems. And on the continent of Wild Endeavour, in the mountains of Solace and Solitude, there stood the Citadel of the Time Lords. The oldest and most mighty race in the universe. Looking down on the galaxies below, sworn never to interfere, only to watch. Children of Gallifrey were taken from their families at the age of eight, to enter the Academy. Some say that's where it all began, when he was a child. That's when the Master saw eternity. As a novice, he was taken for initiation. He stood in front of the Untempered Schism. It's a gap in the fabric of reality through which could be seen the whole of the vortex. We stand there, eight years old, staring at the raw power of Time and Space, just a child. Some would be inspired. Some would run away. And some would go mad. [beat.] Oh, I dunno.
Martha: What about you?
The Doctor: Oh, the ones that ran away! I never stopped.

[Explaining the perception filter on the TARDIS keys.]
The Doctor: [grinning, seemingly ignorant.] Oh! I know what it's like. It's like when you fancy someone and they don't even know you exist. That's what it's like. [he runs off.] Come on!
[Martha looks despairingly after him, then glances at Jack.]
Captain Jack: You too, huh?

The Master: Shall we decimate them? That sounds good, nice word, decimate. [to the Toclafane] Remove one tenth of the population!

The Master: And so it came to pass that the human race fell, and the Earth was no more. And I looked down upon my new dominion. As Master of all. And I thought it... good.

Last of the Time Lords [3.13]


The Master : [via voiceover to the Earth] Citizens of Earth, rejoice. Your Lord and Master stands on high... playing track 3!
["I Can't Decide" by the Scissor Sisters plays as the Master begins his daily ritual. He makes a special point to aim the lyrics towards the Doctor]
The Master: It's ready to rise, Doctor. The new Time Lord empire, it's good isn't it? Isn't it good? Anything?
[The Doctor stares blankly at the Toclafane]
The Master: No? Anything? Oh, but they broke your hearts, didn't they? Those Toclafane... Ever since you worked out what they really are. They say Martha Jones has come back home, now why would she do that?
The Doctor: [Quietly] Leave her alone.
The Master: But you said something to her, didn't you? On the day I took control.. What did you tell her?
The Doctor: I have one thing to say to you... You know what it is...
The Master: [hurriedly] Oh, no you don't!

Male Toclafane: Sweet, kind Martha Jones. You helped us to fly.
Martha: What do you mean?
Male Toclafane: You led us to salvation.
Martha: Who are you?
Male Toclafane: The skies are made of diamonds.
Martha: [sudden horror] No, you can't be him!
[Martha has a flashback to Creet telling her the same phrase in "Utopia"]
Male Toclafane: We share each other's memories. You sent him to Utopia.
Martha: Oh my god...!
Tom Milligan: What's it talking about? What's it mean?
Professor Docherty: Who are they?
Tom Milligan: Martha? Martha? Tell us, what are they?
Martha: [beat.] They're us. They're humans. The human race, from the future.

Martha: I travelled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went I saw people just like you, living as slaves! But if Martha Jones became a legend then that's wrong, because my name isn't important. There's someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the Earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops. He never stays. He never asks to be thanked. But I've seen him, I know him... I love him... And I know what he can do.

The Master: Three minutes to align the black-hole converters. Counting down! I never could resist a ticking clock... My children! Are you ready?
Toclafane: [chanting] We'll fly and blaze and slice! We'll fly and blaze and slice!
The Master: At zero, to mark this day, the child Martha Jones will die. [Grins] My first blood, ha. Any last words?.... No?.... such a disappointment this one. Days of old, Doctor, you had companions who could absorb the time vortex... This one's useless. [To Martha] Bow your head. And so it falls to me as Master of all, to establish from this day a new order of Time Lords. From this day forward...
[Martha begins laughing]
The Master: [mildly] What... what's so funny?
Martha: A gun.
The Master: What about it?
Martha: The gun in four parts.
The Master: Yes?... And I destroyed it.
Martha: A gun, in four parts scattered across the world, I mean... come on. Did you really believe that?!
The Master: [smiling but unsure] What do you mean?
The Aged Doctor: ... As if I would ask her to kill...
The Master: Oh, well. It doesn't matter! I've got her exactly where I want her!
Martha: But I knew what Professor Docherty would do. The resistance knew about her son... I told her about the gun so she'd get me here. At the right time.
The Master: [patronising] But you're still going to die.
Martha: Do you wanna know what I was doing, travelling the world?
The Master: [exasperated] Tell me.
Martha: I was telling a story, that's all. No weapons, just words. I did just what The Doctor said. I went across the continents, all on my own, and everywhere I went I found the people and I told them my story... I told them about the Doctor... And I told them to pass it on. To spread the word so that every one would know about the Doctor.
The Master: Faith and hope? Is that all?!
Martha: No! Because I gave them an instruction. Just as the Doctor said...
The Doctor: [in flashback] Use the countdown.
Martha: I told them that if every one thinks of one word, at one specific time--
The Master: Nothing will happen! Is that your weapon? Prayer?!
Martha: --Right across the world! One word, just one thought, at one moment! But with fifteen satellites!
The Master: [slowly] What?
Captain Jack: The Archangel Network.
Martha: A telepathic field, binding the whole human race together. All of them, every single person on Earth, thinking the same thing at the same time! And that word, is Doctor!
The Master: Stop it! No, no, no, no you don't!
[The world begins chanting the Doctor's name, he begins rejuvenating]
The Master: Stop this right now! STOP IT!
The Doctor: I've had a whole year to tune myself into the psychic network and integrate with its matrices.
The Master: Stop! I order you to stop!
The Doctor: The one thing you can't do... is stop them thinking. [He begins rising upwards angelically] Tell me the human race is degenerate now... when they can do this.
The Master: [with a look of horror and disbelief] No!!
[He shoots at the Doctor, but the laser energy is absorbed by a forcefield]
The Doctor: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
The Master: Then I'll kill them!
[The Master aims his laser screwdriver at Martha and her family, but the Doctor simply raises his hand and it flies out of the Master's grasp. The Master turns back to face the Doctor]
The Master: You can't do this! You can't do...IT'S NOT FAIR!
The Doctor: And you know what happens now!
The Master: No!
[The Doctor advances towards the terrified Master, who scrambles back, clawing at the walls like an animal]
The Doctor: You wouldn't listen. Because you know what I'm going to say...
[The Master huddles in a corner, hiding his face. The Doctor descends to the ground and puts his arms around the Master soothingly].
The Doctor: I forgive you.

The Master: Now it ends, Doctor! NOW IT ENDS!
[Lightning cracks and alarms blare from the rockets. Back aboard the Valiant, Jack and the soldiers race to the paradox machine, while Martha and her family take over the bridge]
Martha: We've got all six billion spheres heading right for us!
[Back on the ground, the Doctor and the Master size each other up]
The Doctor: We've got control of the Valiant, you can't launch.
The Master: Oh, but I've got this! [He holds up a disk] Black hole converter inside every ship. If I can't have this world, Doctor, then neither can you! We shall stand upon this Earth, together, as it burns!
The Doctor: Weapon, after weapon, after weapon. All you do is talk, and talk, and talk. But over all these years... and all these disasters, I've always had the greatest secret of them all. I know you. Explode those ships, you kill yourself... that's the one thing you can never do.

[The Master has just been shot by his wife]
The Master: Always the women.
The Doctor: I didn't see her.
The Master: Dying in your arms. Happy now?
The Doctor: You're not dying, don't be stupid. It's only a bullet, just regenerate.
The Master: No.
The Doctor: One little bullet, come on.
The Master: I guess you don't know me so well, I refuse.
The Doctor: Regenerate. Just regenerate. Please. Please! Just regenerate! Come on!
The Master: And spend the rest of my life imprisoned with you!?
The Doctor: [crying]But you've got to. Come on. It can't end like this. You and me, all the things we've done. [A tear runs down the Doctor's cheek] Axons, remember the Axons? And the Daleks? [beat] We're the only two left. I have no one else. [shouts desperately:] REGENERATE!
The Master: [weakly] How about that? I win! [gulps in pain] Will it stop Doctor? [flashbacks to the young Master staring into the Time Vortex] The drumming. Will it stop?

[The Master stares at the Doctor in pain for a moment and closes his eyes. The Doctor holds him tighter and sways with the Master in his arms on the floor, crying and lets out an scream.]


Captain Jack: But I keep wondering... what about aging? Cause I can't die, but I keep getting older... the odd little grey hair? Y'know? What happens if I live for a million years?
The Doctor: [amused] I really don't know.
Captain Jack: Heh, okay, vanity, sorry. Yeah, can't help it. Used to be a poster boy, when I was a kid, living in the Boeshane Peninsula. Tiny little place. I was the first ever to be signed up for the Time Agency. They were so proud of me. The Face of Boe, they called me. [smiles] I'll see you. [He runs off]
The Doctor: [Quietly] No..
Martha: It can't be.
The Doctor: No... definitely not... no?
[Martha laughs]
The Doctor: [mouthing silently] No!!
[He throws back his head and laughs]

[A foghorn is heard and an object hits the TARDIS, spraying dry debris everywhere]
The Doctor: [quietly] What? [more audibly] What?
[A massive cruise liner has seemingly burst through the side of the TARDIS console room. The Doctor picks up a lifesaver with the words "Titanic" printed on]
The Doctor: [Looking up, disbelievingly and with foreboding] What?

Series 4

"Time Crash"


Tenth Doctor: [excited, in awe] Look at you! The hat, the coat, the crickety-cricket stuff, the.... [unenthusiastically] stick of celery, yeah.... brave choice, celery, but fair play to you, not a lot of men can carry off a decorative vegetable.
Fifth Doctor: Shut up! [whips his hat off] There is something very wrong with my TARDIS, and I've got to do something about it very, very quickly. And it would help, it really would help if there wasn't some skinny idiot ranting in my face about every single thing that happens to be in front of him!

Fifth Doctor: [Increasingly concerned] It's like like two time zones at war in the heart of the TARDIS! That's a paradox. Could blow a hole in the space-time continuum the size of-
[The Tenth Doctor spins the monitor so that the Fifth Doctor can see it]
Fifth Doctor: [Underwhelmed] -well, actually, the exact size of Belgium. That's a bit undramatic, isn't it? Belgium?
Tenth Doctor: D'ya need this? [offers him the sonic screwdriver]
Fifth Doctor: Nah, I'm fine.
Tenth Doctor: Oh, no, of course. You mostly went hands-free didn't you? Like, "Hey, I'm the Doctor. I can save the universe using a kettle and some string! And look at me, I'm wearing a vegetable!"

Fifth Doctor: [staring the Tenth Doctor straight in the face] Who are you?
Tenth Doctor: Take a look.
Fifth Doctor: Oh. Oh, no.
Tenth Doctor: Oh, yes.
Fifth Doctor: You're... Oh, no.
Tenth Doctor: [smugly, nodding] Here it comes, yeah, yeah I am..
Fifth Doctor: [sighs] A fan!
Tenth Doctor: Yeah... [beat] What?

Tenth Doctor: You know, I loved being you. Back when I first started, at the very beginning, I was always trying to be old and grumpy and important, like you do when you're young. And then I was you, and it was all dashing about and playing cricket and my voice going all squeaky when I shout. I still do that, the voice thing, I got that from you! Oh, and the trainers, and [puts on his glasses] snap. 'Cos you know what, Doctor? You were my Doctor.
Fifth Doctor: [Touched, raises his hat in salute] To days to come.
Tenth Doctor: All my love to long ago.
[The Fifth Doctor vanishes.]

Voyage of the Damned [4.X]

Doctor: [upon seeing the prow of the Titanic] What? .... What? .... What!?
[The Doctor presses some buttons on the console, causing the TARDIS to disentangle itself from the Titanic. TARDIS re-materialises inside the Titanic. The Doctor gets out, and notes several very strange elements of his surrounding. Goes to a porthole, sees something the audience cannot see]
Doctor: [realising] Right...
[Camera view pulls out, to show the 'Titanic' is in fact a spaceship]

Brand slogan: Max Capricorn cruise liners. The fastest. The furthest. The best. And I should know, because my name is Max!
[he grins; light glints off his gold tooth with an audible "ping"]

Mr Copper: I shall be taking you to Old London town in the country of UK, ruled over by Good King Wenceslas. Now human beings worship the great god Santa, a creature with fearsome claws and his wife Mary. And every Christmas Eve, the people of UK go to war with the country of Turkey. They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner, like savages.

Rickston Slade: Hang on a minute. Who put you in charge? And who in the hell are you anyway?
The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?
Slade: No.
The Doctor: In that case: Allons-y!

Mr Copper: [on Christmas] It's a festival of violence! They say that human beings only survive depending on whether they've been good or bad! It's barbaric!
The Doctor: Actually, that's not true. Christmas is a time of- of peace, and thanksgiving, and.... [trails off] What am I on about? My Christmases are always like this!

[Running into the ship's kitchen, the Doctor is cornered by four hosts]
The Doctor: Wait, wait,wait, wait! Security protocol one, do you hear me, one! [The host pause] Ok. That gives me three questions. three questions to save my life, am I right?
A Host: Information. Correct.
The Doctor: ..No! That wasn't one of them! I didn't mean it , can I start again?
A Host: Information. No.
the Doctor: No! no, no, no! That wasn't a question either! Blimey.... one question left. So, you've been given orders to kill the survivors but survivors, therefore, must be passengers or staff. But not me. I'm not a passenger. I'm not staff. Go ahead, scan me. You must have bio-records for every person onboard. I don't exist. Therefore, you can't kill me. Therefore, I'm a stowaway. And stowaways should be arrested and taken to the nearest figure of authority. And I reckon, the nearest figure of authority, is on deck 31. Final question. Am I right?
A Host: Information. Correct.
The Doctor: Brilliant. Take me to your leader. I've always wanted to say that!

[Level 31 bay doors open, revealing the Hosts' authority figure]
The Doctor: Oh, that's clever. That's an omni-state impact chamber. Indestructible! You could survive anything in there! You could sit through a supernova.... or a shipwreck. Only one person can have the power and the money to hide themselves onboard like this, [sing-song] and I should know, because-
Max: My name is Max! [his golden tooth pings]
The Doctor: [taken off-guard] It really does that?

The Doctor: What's your first name?
Midshipman: Alonso.
The Doctor: [pauses in disbelief] You are kidding me!
Midshipman: Uh.... why?
The Doctor: There's something else I've always wanted to say: Allons-y Alonso!

The Doctor: Astrid Peth, citizen of Sto. The woman who looked at the stars and dreamed of travelling. Now you can travel forever. You're not falling, Astrid... You're flying!

[Mr Copper is stranded on Earth without any apparent means of support]
Mr Copper: Well, what am I supposed to do?
The Doctor: Give me that credit card.
Mr Copper: It's just petty cash, spending money. It's all done by computer. I didn't really know the currency, so I thought a million might cover.
The Doctor: [astonished] A million? Pounds?
Mr Copper: Is that enough for trinkets?
The Doctor: Mr Copper, a million pounds is worth fifty million credits.
Mr Copper: [gobsmacked] .... How much?
The Doctor: Fifty million and fifty six.
Mr Copper: [dawning] I've.... got money-
The Doctor: Yes, you have.
Mr Copper: Oh, my word.... oh my goodness me, I.... [ecstatically cheers]
The Doctor: It's all yours - planet Earth! Now, that's a retirement plan. [Suddenly cautious] But just you be careful, though!
Mr Copper: [Ecstatic] Oh I will, I will!
The Doctor: No interfering. I don't want any trouble! Just.... Just have a nice life.
[Mr Copper runs off gleefully]
The Doctor: Mr Copper! Where're you going?
Mr Copper: I have no idea!
The Doctor: [To himself] No.... me neither.
Mr Copper: Oh, and Doctor? [the Doctor turns around] I won't forget her.
The Doctor: [quietly] Merry Christmas, Mr Copper.
[The episode fades to a dedication to Verity Lambert­]

Partners in Crime [4.1]

Donna [in Adipose lobby to security guard] Donna Noble; health and safety.
The Doctor: [in tunnel to different security guard] John Smith; health and safety.

The Doctor: [mouthing from behind soundproof glass] Donna???
Donna: [also mouthing] Doctor!!!!
The Doctor: But...what? Wha... WHAT??!?
Donna: Oh! My! God!
The Doctor: But... how?
Donna: [pointing at self] It's me!
The Doctor: Well, I can see that!
Donna: Oh this is brilliant!
The Doctor: But... what the hell are you doing there???
[Donna's just so thrilled, she waves! Big smile!]
The Doctor: But, but but, why, what, where, when?
Donna: You! I was looking for you!
The Doctor: What for?!
Donna: [miming in a surreal sense while the Doctor looks more and more confused] I, came here, trouble, read about it, internet, I thought, trouble = you! And this place is weird! Pills! So I hid. Back there. Crept along. Heard this lot. Looked. You! Cos they--
[On 'they', gestures and looks toward Miss Foster, who is staring at her. As are the guards. Penny too.]
Donna: [freezes] Oops.
Miss Foster: [out loud] Are we interrupting you?
The Doctor: [mouthing] Run!

Penny: [leaving building, still tied to a chair] Oi you two, You're just mad, do you hear me! Mad! And I'm going to report you for... madness!! [storms off still tied to the chair]
Donna: Some people just can't take it... and some people can! [grins]. So then! TARDIS! Come on! [leaves quickly, dragging the Doctor behind her]

The Doctor: ...With Martha, like I said, it got ... complicated. And that was all my fault. I just want a mate.
Donna: You just want to mate?!
The Doctor: I just want a mate!
Donna: You're not mating with me, sunshine!
The Doctor: A mate! I want a mate!
Donna: Well, just as well, cos I'm not having any of that nonsense! You're just a long streak of nothing!

The Fires of Pompeii [4.2]

[Thinking they are in Rome]
Donna: Have you been here before?
Doctor: Yes I have, and before you ask, that fire had nothing to do with me. Well, a little bit.

Lucius Caecilius Iucundus : Who are you?
The Doctor: I am... Spartacus.
Donna: And so am I.
Lucius Caecilius Iucundus : Mr and Mrs Spartacus?
The Doctor: Oh, no no no no no, we're not married...
Lucius Caecilius Iucundus: Oh, brother and sister? Yes, of course, you look very much alike.
The Doctor and Donna: [Look at each other. Together:] Really?!

The Doctor: [discussing Caecilius' purchase of the TARDIS as modern art] Well, caveat emptor...
Caecilius: Oh, you're Celtic? [adopts Welsh accent] There's lovely.

[on announcing that they are to escape into the heart of mount Vesuvius]
Donna: No way!
The Doctor: Yes way, Appian Way!

Donna: [referring to the Doctor escaping a Pyrovile] You fought it off with a water pistol! I bloody love you!

Planet of the Ood [4.3]


Solana: I'd now like to point out a new innovation from Ood Operations. We've introduced a variety package with the Ood translator ball. You can now have the Standard Setting. [to Ood 1] How are you today, Ood?
Ood 1: [ordinary Ood voice] I'm perfectly well, thank you.
Solana: Or perhaps, after a stressful day, a little something for the gentlemen. [to Ood 2] And how are you, Ood?
Ood 2: [husky female voice] All the better for seeing you.
Solana: And the comedy classic. [to Ood 3] Ood, you've dropped something.
Ood 3: [voice of Homer Simpson] D'oh!

Ood Sigma: And what of you, Doctor? Will you stay? There is room in the song for you.
The Doctor: No, thanks, I've sort of got my own song.
Ood Sigma: I think your song must end soon.
The Doctor: [unnerved by this] Why do you say that?
Ood Sigma: Every song must end.

The Sontaran Stratagem [4.4]


Doctor: Name?
General Staal: General Staal of the ninth Sontaran battle fleet. "Staal The Undefeated!"
Doctor: Oh that's no good. What if you get defeated? "Staal The Not-Quite-So-Undefeated-Any-More-But-Never-Mind?"

Donna: [talking about UNIT­] You used to work for them?
The Doctor: Yeah, back in the seventies. [beat] Or was it the eighties?

Luke Rattigan: 52 deaths in a single second, man, that is so cool!
General Staal: Is the temperature significant?

The Doctor: Ross, just one question: If UNIT think that ATMOS is dodgy...
Ross: How come we've got it in the jeeps? Tell me about it. They're fitted as standard on all government vehicles. Can't get rid of them until we prove something's wrong. [ATMOS: Turn right] Drives me around the bend.
Doctor: [noticing they are indeed driving around a bend] Oh, nice one!
Ross: Timed that perfectly!

The Doctor: Oh, now... that's clever! Look! [dons glasses] Single-molecule fabric. How thin is that?! You could pack a tent in a thimble. Oh, Gravity simulators! Terraforming! Biospheres! Mano-tech steel construction! Ha-ha, this is brilliant! But y'know with equipment like this, you could, oh, I dunno... move to another planet or something.
Luke: If only that was possible.
The Doctor: If only that were possible. [removes glasses] Conditional clause.
[Moments later]
The Doctor: ATMOS means more people driving, more cars, more petrol, end result: the oil's gonna run out faster than ever. The ATMOS system could make things worse.
Luke: [irritably] Yeah, well, that's a tautology. You can't say "ATMOS System", 'cause it stands for Atmospheric Emission System. So you're saying "Atmospheric Emission System System". Do you see, Mr Conditional Clause?

General Staal: We have an intruder!
Doctor: How'd he get in? In-tru-da window?

The Poison Sky [4.5]


Colonel Mace: Latest firing stock. What do you think, Doctor?
Doctor: [wearing a gas mask] Are you my mummy?
Colonel Mace: [annoyed] If you could concentrate...

Staal: The planet is going nuclear! I admire them; the bravery of idiots is bravery nonetheless!

Staal: You impugn my honour, sir.
Doctor: Yeah, I'm really glad you didn't say belittle, cos' then I'd have had a field day.

The Sontarans: Sontar-ha! Sontar-ha! Sontar-ha! [They pause as they see Luke]
Luke: Sontar, ha! [Luke detonates the spaceship]

The Doctor's Daughter [4.6]

[While the TARDIS is out of control]
The Doctor: I don't know where we're going but my old hand's very excited about it!
Donna: I thought that was some bloody alien thing! You're telling me it's yours?!
The Doctor:Well...
Martha: It got cut off. He grew a new one!
Donna: You are completely impossible!
The Doctor: Not impossible...just a bit unlikely.

Donna: [about the Doctor] He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures ... and runs a lot. Seriously, there is an outrageous amount of running involved.

The Doctor: You need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up "genocide". You'll find a little picture of me there, and the caption'll read "Over my dead body".

The Unicorn and the Wasp [4.7]


Donna: It's a murder, a mystery and Agatha Christie!
The Doctor: So? Happens to me all the time
Donna: I know but isn't that a bit weird? Agatha Christie didn't walk around surrounded by murders, not really. That's like meeting Dickens surrounded by ghosts at Christmas!
Doctor: Well...
Donna: Oh come on! It's not like we could drive across country and find Enid Blyton having tea with Noddy! Could we? Noddy's not real-is he? Tell me there's no Noddy!
The Doctor: There's no Noddy.

[The Doctor has been poisoned with cyanide]
Agatha Christie: There's no cure, it's fatal!
The Doctor: Not for me, I can stimulate the inhibited enzymes into reversal. Protein! I need protein!
Donna: Walnuts!
The Doctor: Brilliant...!
[With his mouth full, the Doctor resorts to charades to mime the food he needs]
Donna: I can't understand you... How many words? One! One word! Shake... milk-shake... milk?! No, not milk. Shake, shake, shake?! Cocktail shaker! What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?
The Doctor: HARVEY WALLBANGER?!
Donna: Well, I don't know!
The Doctor: How is "Harvey Wallbanger" one word?!
Agatha Christie: Doctor, What do you need?
The Doctor: Salt! I was miming salt, I need salt, I need something salty!
[Donna grabs a brown bag]:
Donna: What about this?
The Doctor: What is it?!
Donna: Salt!
The Doctor: Oh, that's too salty!
Donna: [sarcastically] Oh, that's too salty!
Agatha Christie: What about this?
The Doctor: Mmm [eats]
Donna: What's that?
Agatha Christie: Anchovies.
Donna: What is it? What else?
[the Doctor mimes open palms, with arms outstretched]
Donna: It's a song... Mammy!? I don't know, Camptown Races?
The Doctor: CAMPTOWN RACES?!
Donna: All right then, Towering Inferno?
The Doctor: It's a shock, a shock, I need a shock!
Donna: All right then, big shock coming up... [kisses him on the lips]
[The Doctor exhales the toxins]
The Doctor: Ahh, detox. Oh, I must do that more often [beat] I mean, the detox...

Silence in the Library [4.8]

The Doctor: The Library. So big it doesn't need a name; just a great big "the."

[Donna takes a book in her hands, The Doctor takes it away from her immediately]
The Doctor: Spoilers!
Donna: What?
The Doctor: These books are from your future. If you read ahead, it will spoil all the surprises. Like peeping at the end.
Donna: Isn't travelling with you one big spoiler?
The Doctor: I try to keep you away from major plot developments. Which, to be honest, I seem to be really bad at.

The Doctor: Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark, but they're wrong, because it's not irrational. It's Vashta Nerada.
Donna: What's "Vashta Nerada?"
The Doctor: It's what's in the dark. It's what's always in the dark.

Forest of the Dead [4.9]


Mr Lux: Oh, for heaven's sake! Look at the pair of you, we're all going to die here and you're just squabbling like an old married couple!
[The Doctor and Prof. River Song look at each other in emotional surprise]

Vashta Nerada: These are our forests, they are our meat. [spreads out to attack the Doctor]
The Doctor: Don't play games with me. [beat] You just killed someone I liked and that is not a safe place to stand! [The Vashta Nerada continue to spread] I'm the Doctor and you're in the biggest Library in the universe. [pauses] Look me up.
[pause]
Vashta Nerada: [retreating] You have one day.

The Doctor: Why am I handcuffed... why would you even have handcuffs?
Prof. River Song: [Playfully flirtatious] Spoilers.

[The computer is counting down to a self-destruct and River is hooking herself up to the datafeed]
River Song: Funny thing is, this means you've always known how I was going to die. All the time we've been together, you knew I was coming here. The last time I saw you, the real you, the future you, I mean, you turned up on my doorstep, with a new haircut and a suit. You took me to Darillium to see the singing towers. Oh, what a night that was! The towers sang, and you cried. You wouldn't tell me why, but I suppose you knew it was time. My time. Time to come to the Library. You even gave me your screwdriver; that should've been a clue.
[The Doctor tries unsuccesfully to reach their sonic screwdrivers]
River: There's nothing you can do.
The Doctor: You can let me do this!
River: If you die here, it'll mean I've never met you!
The Doctor: Time can be rewritten!
River: Not those times. Not one line! Don't you dare! It's OK. It's OK, it's not over for you. You'll see me again. You've got all of that to come. You and me, time and space. You watch us run!
[River starts to cry]
The Doctor: River, you know my name! You whispered my name in my ear! There's only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There's only one time I could...
'[River smiles sweetly at the Doctor as the countdown reaches zero]
River: Hush, now! Spoilers...

River's narration: [as the Doctor walks away from the Library] When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it'll never end. But however hard you try you can't run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever, for one moment, accepts it.
[The Doctor runs back and picks up River's sonic screwdriver]
The Doctor: Why? Why would I give her my screwdriver? Why would I do that? The thing is, future me had years to think about it. All those years to think of a way to save her, and what he did was give her a screwdriver! Why would I do that!? [peels back a panel to reveal a set of green lights like on the suits, realizing why his future self has given River the screwdriver] Oh, oh, oh! Look at that! I'm very good!
Donna: What have you done?
The Doctor: Saved her!
[The Doctor runs with River's consciousness in the screwdriver]
The Doctor: Stay with me! You can do it! Stay with me! Come on!! You and me, one last time! [pointing his screwdriver at an elevator] Sorry River, short cut!
[He jumps into the entrance and travels to the computer system while the data ghost indicator lights begin to go out. He continues to run]
River's narration: Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. [The Doctor uploads her into CAL with her own happy universe] Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, Every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives..

Midnight [4.10]

The Doctor: Ah, I'll be fine. Taking a big space truck with a bunch of strangers across a diamond planet called Midnight... What could possibly go wrong?

The Doctor & Sky Silvestry: Roast beef. Bananas. The Medusa Cascade. [Beat] BANG! [Rapidfire] Rose Tyler Martha Jones Donna Noble TARDIS! [beat] Shamble-bobble-dibble-dooble. [beat] Oh, Doctor, you're so handsome. Yes, I am, thank you. A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-

Sky Silvestry & The Doctor: Mrs Silvestry, I'm trying to understand. You've captured my speech, what for? What do you need? You need my voice in particular, the cleverest voice in the room? Why? Because I'm only one who can help? Ooh, I'd love that to be true but your eyes, they're saying something else. Listen to me, whatever you want, if it's life or form or consciousness or voice, you don't have to steal it. You can find without hurting anyone and I'll help you. That's a promise. So, what do you think-
Mrs Silvestry: -do we have a deal?
The Doctor: .... Do we have a deal?

Turn Left [4.11]


Donna: I'm nothing special.
The Doctor: Yes you are, you're brilliant. [Donna has a flashback of Rose saying "he thought you were brilliant"]
Donna: She said that.
The Doctor: [worried] Who did?
Donna: That woman. I can't remember.
The Doctor: She never existed now.
Donna: No, but she said, the stars, she said the stars are going out.
The Doctor: Yeah, but that world's gone.
Donna: No, but she said it was all worlds, every world. She said the darkness is coming, even here.
The Doctor: Who was she?
Donna: I don't know.
The Doctor: What did she look like?
Donna: She was... blonde.
The Doctor: [now extremely worried] What was her name?
Donna: I don't know.
The Doctor: Donna, what was her name?
Donna: But she told me, to warn you. She said two words...
The Doctor: What two words? What were they? What did she say?
Donna: Bad Wolf. W-What does it mean?
[Absolutely horrified, the Doctor runs out of the fortune teller's shop to see any text rendered as "Bad Wolf". Horrified, he runs to his TARDIS, only to find that it too displays only the words "Bad Wolf". He enters the TARDIS, which is bathed in a red light and is ringing the Cloister Bell.]
Donna: Doctor, what is it, what's Bad Wolf?
The Doctor: It's the end of the universe!

The Stolen Earth [4.12]


Rose: [walking into store with two looters inside] Right! You two! You can put that stuff down, or run for your lives. [powers up big gun] Do you like my gun?

Mr Smith: I'm receiving a communication from the Earth-bound ships. They have a message for the human race.
Sarah Jane Smith: Put it through. Let's hear it.
Daleks: EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!
[The transmission continues. Jack Harkness and Martha Jones both hear it, and react in horror.]
Jack: No. Oh, no!
Gwen: What is it? Who are they? Do you know them, Jack?!
Sarah Jane Smith: [whispers.] No.
Jack: [clutching Ianto and Gwen to him and kissing them on the forehead] There's nothing I can do. I'm sorry, we're dead.
Sarah Jane Smith: [crying] No, not them. You're so young! [hugs Luke]

Harriet Jones: Captain, I'm transferring the subwave network to Torchwood. You're in charge now. And tell the Doctor from me: he chose his companions well. It's been an honour. [Three Daleks break in. Harriet stands up, dignified, and faces the Daleks] Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister!
Daleks: Yes, we know who you are.
Harriet Jones: Oh, you know nothing of any human, and that will be your downfall. [dies]

The Doctor: There's another signal-- Hello? Who is it? Can you hear me? [hint of desperate hope] ... Rose?
Davros: Your voice is different, and yet... its arrogance is unchanged.
Sarah Jane: [having overheard] No... He's dead!...
[Davros appears on the Doctor's screen]
Davros: Welcome to my new Empire, Doctor. It is only fitting that you should bear witness to the resurrection - and the triumph - of Davros, Lord and Creator of the Dalek race.
[The Doctor is stunned in shock and awe]
Donna: Doctor...?
Davros: Have you nothing to say?
Donna: Doctor, it's alright. We're in the TARDIS. We're safe.
The Doctor: [to Davros] ... But you were destroyed. In the very first year of the Time War, at the Gates of Elysium. I saw your command ship fly into the jaws of the Nightmare Child. I tried to save you.
Davros: But it took one stronger than you. Dalek Caan, himself.
Dalek Caan: [with maddened glee] I fleeeeew into the wild and fire! I danced in the flames and died a thooouuuusand tiiimes!...
Davros: The Emergency Temporal Shift took him back into the Time War itself.
The Doctor: But that's impossible, the entire war is time-locked!
Davros: And yet he succeeded. Oh, it cost him his mind, but imagine: a single, simple Dalek succeeded where Emperors and Time Lords have failed! A testament, don't you think, to my remarkable creations?
The Doctor: And you made a new race of Daleks.
Davros: I gave myself to them... quite literally. Each one grown from a cell of my own body.
[He uncovers his chest: now reduced to strips of flesh hanging from his organs and ribcage]
Davros: New Daleks. True Daleks. I have my children, Doctor. What do you have... now?
The Doctor: After all this time... after everything we saw, after everything we lost... I have only one thing to say to you... bye!

Doctor: Think, Donna, when you met Rose, in that parallel world, what did she say?
Donna: Just "the darkness is coming".
Doctor: Anything else?
[Donna spots something over the Doctor's shoulder]
Donna: Why don't you ask her yourself?
[The Doctor turns to see Rose standing at the far end of the street. She smiles joyfully. They start running towards each other. But as they near each other, a Dalek appears]
Dalek: Exterminate!
[The Doctor gets shot. Rose keeps running towards him. Jack appears and shoots the Dalek]
Rose: [cradling the Doctor] I've got you. I missed you. Look, it's me, Doctor!
Doctor: [weakened and in pain] Rose! Long time, no see.
Rose: Yeah, well, I've been busy, you know...
[The Doctor gasps with pain and begins to lose consciousness]
Rose: [crying] Don't die! Oh, my God, don't die! Oh my God, don't die!
[Jack and Donna run towards them]
Jack: [picking up Rose's gun] Get him into the TARDIS! Quickly, move!
[Donna and Rose drag the limp Doctor away]

[The Doctor, Donna, Rose and Jack in the TARDIS. The Doctor lies, wounded, on the floor, with Donna and Rose beside him]
Donna: What do we do?! There must be some medicine or something!
Jack: Just step back. Rose! Do as I say and stand back! He's dying and you know what happens next!
Donna: What do you mean?!
[The Doctor writhes in agony on the TARDIS floor]
Rose: [crying] But he can't! Not now! I came all this way!
Donna: What do you mean?! What happens next?!
[The Doctor looks at his hand. It starts to glow]
Doctor: It's starting!
[Rose looks distraught. Captain Jack pulls her away]
Jack: Here we go! Good luck, Doctor!
[The Doctor, wracked with pain, hauls himself on to the TARDIS control panel]
Donna: [hysterical] Will someone please tell me what is going on?!
Rose: When he's dying, his body, it repairs itself, it changes...but you can't!
The Doctor: I'm sorry, it's too late! [beat] I'm regenerating!
[Energy courses from his head and hands. Donna, terrified, looks away, while Jack and Rose force themselves to watch. The captions then read "To be continued."]

Journey's End [4.13]


[Following the demonstration of the Reality Bomb]
Rose: Doctor, what happened?
Davros: Electrical energy, Miss Tyler. Every atom in existence is bound by an electrical field. The Reality Bomb cancels it out, structure falls apart. That test was focused on the prisoners alone. Full transmission will dissolve every form of matter.
Rose: The stars are going out...
The Doctor: The 27 planets... they become one vast transmitter, blasting that wavelength...
Davros: Across the entire universe, never stopping, never faltering, never fading. People and planets and stars will become dust. And the dust will become atoms and the atoms will become... nothing. And the wavelength will continue, breaking through the rift at the heart of the Medusa Cascade into every dimension, every parallel, every single corner of creation. This is my ultimate victory, Doctor! The destruction of reality itself!

Dalek Caan: The Doctor's soul is finally revealed. [laughs sinisterly] See him. See the heart of him. [laughs some more]
Davros: The man who abhors violence, never carrying a gun. But this is the truth, Doctor. You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons. Behold your Children of Time transformed into murderers. I made the Daleks, Doctor. You made this.
The Doctor: They're trying to help.
Davros: Already I have seen them sacrifice today for their beloved Doctor. The Earth woman who fell opening the Subwave Network.
The Doctor: Who was that?
Rose: Harriet Jones. She gave her life to get you here.
[The Doctor has a flashback of Harriet Jones and looks hurt]
Davros: How many more? Just think! How many have died in your name?
[The Doctor remembers the people who died for him in his Ninth and Tenth incarnation and continues to look hurt]
Davros: The Doctor. The man who keeps running, never looking back because he dare not, out of shame. This is my final victory, Doctor. I have shown you yourself.

Rose: Hold on, this is the parallel universe right?
The Doctor: You're back home.
Donna: And the walls of the world are closing again, now that the reality bomb never happened. It's dimensional retro-closure. See, I really get that stuff now.
Rose: No but, I've spent all that time trying to find you, I'm not going back now.
The Doctor: But you've got to, because we saved the universe, but at a cost, and the cost is him. He destroyed the Daleks, he committed genocide, he's too dangerous to be left on his own.
Human Doctor: You made me.
The Doctor: Exactly, you were born in battle, full of blood and anger and revenge. Remind you of someone? That's me when we first met, and you made me better. Now you can do the same for him.
Rose: But he's not you.
The Doctor: He needs you, that's very me.
Donna: But it's better than that though. Don't you see what he's trying to give you? Tell her, go on.
Human Doctor: I look like him, I think like him, same memory, same thoughts, same everything; except I've only got one heart.
Rose: Which means?
Human Doctor: I'm part human. Specifically the ageing part, I'll grow old and never regenerate. I've only got one life, Rose Tyler. I could spend it with you, if you want.
Rose: You'll grow old at the same time as me.
Human Doctor: Together.
The Doctor: We've got to go. This reality is sealing itself off, forever.
Rose: But, it's still not right, 'cause the Doctor is still you.
The Doctor: And I'm him.
Rose: Alright, both of you, answer me this. When I last stood on this beach, on the worst day of my life, what was the last thing you said to me? Go on, say it.
The Doctor: I said "Rose Tyler".
Rose: Yeah?...and how was that sentence gonna end?
The Doctor: Does it need saying?
Rose: New Doctor, what was the end of that sentence?
[The Human Doctor whispers something in her ear, presumably "I love you". Rose pauses briefly, then kisses him, allowing Donna and the "real" Doctor to slip away unnoticed into the TARDIS. As Rose realises, she turns to watch them go sadly. The Human Doctor stands beside her and they hold hands.]

Donna: [enthusiastically] I thought we could try the planet Felspoon... just 'cos. What a good name, "Felspoon". Apparently it's got mountains that sway in the breeze. Mountains that move! Can you imagine?
[The Doctor stands against a support in the TARDIS with a look of sorrow]
The Doctor: [quietly] And how do you know that?
Donna: Because it's in your head! And if it's in your head, it's in mine.
The Doctor:And how does that feel?
Donna: Brilliant! Fantastic! Molto bene! Great bit of universe packed into my brain. You know you could fix that chameleon circuit if you just try and hotbind in the fragment links and superseding the binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary, binary... [breaks out of the loop and takes a deep breath, while the Doctor looks increasingly pained] I'm fine! Nah, never-mind Felspoon. You know who I'd like to meet? Charlie Chaplin. I've heard he's great, Charlie Chaplin. Shall we do that? Shall we go and see Charlie Chaplin? [picks up a phone, speaks into it] Shall we? Charlie Chaplin? Charlie Chester, Charlie Brown. No, he's fiction, friction, fiction, fixing, mixing, ricks-ing, Brixton... [gasps and doubles over, holding her head] Oh my God.
The Doctor: Do you know what's happening?
Donna: [upset and in denial] Yeah.
The Doctor: [becoming increasingly upset] There's never been a Human/Time Lord meta-crisis before now. And you know why.
Donna: Because there can't be. [averts his gaze] I want to stay.
The Doctor: Look at me. Donna, look at me.
Donna: I was going to be with you... forever.
The Doctor: I know.
Donna: The rest of my life... travelling... in the TARDIS. The Doctor-Donna. [realising exactly what is going to happen] No. Oh, my God... I can't go back. Don't make me go back. Doctor... please. Please, don't make me go back.
The Doctor: Donna. Oh, Donna Noble. I am so, so sorry. But we had the best of times. The best.
[The Doctor wipes her memory while she has flashbacks in reverse order of her adventures. Donna collapses into the Doctor's arms. Cut to the Noble household]
Wilf: [responding to the door being knocked] That must be her! Donna!
[Wilf opens the door to see the Doctor holding Donna who is unconscious]
The Doctor: Help me!
Wilf: [crestfallen] Donna... Donna?

Doctor: I just want you to know, there are worlds out there, safe in the sky because of her. That there are people living in the light, and singing songs of Donna Noble. A thousand, million light years away. They will never forget her, while she can never remember. [visibly upset] But for one moment... one shining moment... she was the most important woman in the whole wide universe.
Sylvia: She still is. [insistently] She's my daughter!
Doctor: Well, perhaps you should tell her that once in a while.

Wilf: [as the Doctor starts back toward the TARDIS] Oh, Doctor? What about you now? Who have you got? I mean, all those friends of yours.
Doctor: They've all got someone else. Still, that's fine. I'm fine.
Wilf: I'll watch out for you, son.
Doctor: [insistent] You can't ever tell her!
Wilf: No, no - but every night, Doctor, when it gets dark, and the stars come out, I'll look up on her behalf. I'll look up at the sky, and think of you.
Doctor: Thank you.

The Next Doctor [4.14]


The "Next" Doctor: I'm the Doctor! Simply "the Doctor"! The one, the only, and the best! [winks] Rosita, hand me the sonic screwdriver!
The Doctor: The what?
The "Next" Doctor: Now quickly, get back to the TARDIS
The Doctor: Back to the what?
The "Next" Doctor: [gesturing for the Doctor to move back] If you could stand back, sir, this is a job for a Time Lord.
The Doctor: Job for a what-lord?
[A door breaks open and what looks like a red Cyberman emerges]
The Doctor: Oh, that's different. [reaches into his coat]
The 'Next" Doctor: [at the same time as the Doctor] Oh, that's new.
[The creature charges at both the Doctors]
Both Doctors simultaneously: [brandishing sonic screwdrivers] Allons-y!

The "Next" Doctor: It's strange, though. I talk of Cybermen...from the stars...and you don't blink, Mr. Smith.
The Doctor: Ah, don't blink, whatever you do, don't blink, remember that? The blinking and the statues and... Sally and the angels... no?
The "Next" Doctor: You're a very odd man.

The "Next" Doctor: There she is. My transport through time and space. [reveals a hot-air balloon] The TARDIS.
The Doctor: You've got a... balloon.
The "Next" Doctor: TARDIS. T-A-R-D-I-S. It stands for Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style!

The Doctor: I'm the Doctor.
Cyberman: Incorrect. You do not correspond to our image of the Doctor.
The Doctor: Yeah...but that's cause your data base got corrupted. Oh, look, look, look. Check this. [produces an info stamp] The Doctor's info stamp. [throws it at the Cyberman, who catches it in mid-air and opens and examines the core] Plug it in, go on, download.
Cyberman: The core has been damaged. This info stamp would damage Cyber units.
The Doctor: [defeated] Ah, well, nice try!

Planet of the Dead [4.15]

The Doctor: Come on, allons-y!
Lady Christina de Souza: Oui, mais pas si nous allons vers un cauchemar. [Yes, but not if we're going into a nightmare.]
The Doctor: [impressed] Oh, we were made for each other!

Captain Erisa Magambo: [on the phone] Doctor, this is Captain Erisa Magambo. [salutes] Might I say, sir, it's an honour.
The Doctor: Did you just salute?
Capt. Magambo: [embarrassed] ... No.

Carmen: You take care now, Doctor.
The Doctor: You too! Chops and gravy, lovely!
Carmen: No, but you be careful, because your song is ending, sir.
The Doctor: [visibly unnerved] What do you mean?
Carmen: It is returning, it is returning through the dark. And then Doctor... oh, but then... he will knock four times.

The Waters of Mars [4.16]

Adelaide: State your name, rank, and intention!
The Doctor: The Doctor. Doctor. Fun.

The Doctor: But there are laws. There are laws of time. Once upon a time there were people in charge of those laws, but they died. They all died. Do you know who that leaves? Me! It's taken me all these years to realise the laws of time are mine! And they will obey me!

The End of Time [4.17–4.18]

Ood Sigma: You will come with me.
The Doctor: Hold on. Better lock the TARDIS. [points the TARDIS key at the TARDIS, which chirps like a sports car as its light flashes. He looks back at Ood Sigma] Eh? Like a car. I l... locked it, like a car. [Ood Sigma looks unamused] That's... funny. No? Little bit? [exhales] Blimey, trying to make an Ood laugh...

Wilfred: What is it? What have you done, you monster?
The Master: Oh, I’m sorry, are you talking to me? [as Joshua] Or to me? [as Abigail] Or to me? [as Danes] Or to me? [as three guards] Or to us? [As Trinity Wells] Breaking news. I’m everyone. And everyone in the world is me! [As Barack Obama.] I'm President. President of the United States! Look at me! [the press pool, full of Masters, applaud heartily] Oh! Financial solution... deleted!
Original Master: The human race was always your favourite, Doctor. But now, there is no human race. There is only... the Master race!
[The Doctor watches helpless as the Master laughs. The whole of humanity, transformed into clones of the Master, laugh with him.]
Narrator: And so it came to pass on Christmas Day, that the human race did cease to exist. But even then, the Master had no concept of his role in greater events. For this was far more than humanity's end! This was the day upon which the whole of creation would change forever!
[The Narrator is revealed to be Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords, addressing the Panopticon, which is packed with fellow Time Lords.]
Rassilon: This was the day... the Time Lords returned. For Gallifrey!
Time Lords: For Gallifrey!
Rassilon: For victory!
Time Lords: For victory!
Rassilon: For the end of Time itself!
Time Lords: For the end of Time itself!

[The Doctor is torn between killing Rassilon and the Master to save the world. Looking at one of Rassilon's fellow Time Lords, he makes his choice]
The Doctor: [to the Master] Get out of the way. [shoots the machinery behind the Master] The link is broken. Back into the Time War, Rassilon. Back into hell!
The Visionary: [voice-over] Gallifrey falling! Gallifrey falls!
Rassilon: You die with me, Doctor.
The Doctor: I know.
The Master: [to the Doctor] Get out of the way. [shoots lightning at Rassilon in anger] You did this to me! All my life! You made me! [the Master begins to become critically unstable] One! Two! Three! Four!
[The Master and the Time Lords fade to white. Gallifrey fades out of the sky.]
The Doctor: [ecstatic] I'm alive! I've... There was... I'm still alive! [cries happily]
[Wilf knocks four times on the glass of his booth. The Doctor's expression changes to one of horror.]
Wilf: They've gone, then? Good-oh. If you could let me out?
The Doctor: Yeah...
Wilf: Only, this thing seems to be making a bit of a noise...
The Doctor: The Master left the nuclear bolt running. It's gone into overload.
Wilf: And that's bad, then, is it?
The Doctor: No, because the excess radiation gets vented inside there. Vinvocci glass. Contains it. All 500,000 rads, about to flood that thing.
Wilf: Oh... well you'd better let me out then!
The Doctor: Except it's gone critical. Touch one control, and it floods. [The Doctor looks at his sonic screwdriver] Even this would set it off.
Wilf: I'm sorry.
The Doctor: [quietly] Sure.
Wilf: Look, just leave me.
The Doctor: [angrily] OK, right, then, I will. Because you just had to go in there, didn't you? You had to go and get stuck, oh yes! Because that's who you are, Wilfred! You were always this. Waiting for me all this time!
Wilf: Oh, really, just leave me. I'm an old man, Doctor, I've had my time.
The Doctor: [still angry] Well, exactly, look at you. not remotely important. but me... I could do so much more! So much more! But this is what I get, my reward. And it's not fair! [resigned to his fate] Oh... lived too long. [Wilf pleads with him to reconsider sacrificing himself] Wilfred. It's my honour. [Enters the booth] Better be quick: three, two, one...
[The Doctor locks his booth, letting Wilf out, and collapses in agony as his body absorbs all the radiation]

[Last words]
The Doctor: I don't want to go.

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