Doctor Who

Season 2 generally

Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Trivia: In "Human Nature", when John Smith (The Doctor's human identity) is talking about his parents, he says their names are Sydney and Verity. Sydney Newman was the creator of Doctor Who and Verity Lambert was the first producer.

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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Trivia: Only eleven Cybermen costumes were built, but careful filming made it look as if there were more.

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Season 3 generally

Trivia: Possible Spoiler: At the time of this writing, it is generally believed that the "Mister Saxon" referred to throughout Season 3 will turn out to be The Master. One piece of evidence backing this theory is The Master's penchant for anagrammatic aliases: Mister Saxon is an anagram of "Master No Six," and if it's true, John Simm would be the 6th actor to play The Master. [Russell T Davies (who wrote most of the episodes) has said that the anagram is pure coincidence which was picked up by some people, but was completely unintended. Still interesting regardless.]

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The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Trivia: Jack causes the Clock Tower to light up. At the end, the writer wanted someone to say 'Jack, did you remember to turn off Big Ben?' then have a bomb land on the Houses of Parliament and the Clock Tower. (The Houses of Parliament did get bombed. The joke was to make it all Jack's fault).

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New Earth - S2-E4

Trivia: It was so hot inside the Duke of Manhattan's costume that his fat suit had its own cooling system.

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Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Trivia: Bernard Cribbins, who plays Wilfred Mott, once appeared in a much earlier Doctor Who-related story - he played Tom Campbell in the feature film Dalek Invasion Earth 2050 AD, with Peter Cushing as the movie's alternate, human Doctor.

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The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Trivia: The 'Chula' stems from an Indian restaurant where the writer ate.

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Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Trivia: Max Capricorn Cruise Lines' logo shows the Titanic flying from a crescent moon. But look at it another way, and it looks like a sinking ship.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Trivia: The spaceship was designed in the shape of a key.

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Trivia: The wallpapers on the walls were real 1950s design. Some of them cost £100 a roll.

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Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Trivia: At the end of the episode, Astrid is set loose to travel through space and time. Astrid is an anagram of TARDIS, which does the same thing.

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The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Trivia: Originally, Mrs Moore was to die earlier, but her life was extended with every draft.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Trivia: The scene on the ladder had to be shot carefully, as it was only big enough for three people.

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The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Trivia: During the episode, the Master is seen watching the Teletubbies on his laptop. This is very similar to an episode during the John Pertwee era where the Master, played by Roger Delgado, is seen watching an episode of The Clangers whilst in prison.

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The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Trivia: The Ood were originally going to be another species from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius, home of the Slitheen.

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Trivia: Clara Oswald was named in honour of the late Elizabeth Clara Sladen, the actress who played famed companion Sarah Jane Smith, who died of cancer in 2011. In addition, Clara's birthday is November 23, the date the show originally premiered in 1963.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Trivia: Freema Agyeman, who later played Martha Jones, plays Adeola in this episode. Russell T Davies later said that by the time he came on set and saw her performance, she had already shot her death scene - if she hadn't, he would have rewritten the episode so that she survived to become the next companion. Hence why Martha references her cousin Adeola in "Smith and Jones."

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The Bells of Saint John - S7-E8

Trivia: The book Summer Falls was written by Amelia Williams - Amy Pond's married name, since she married Rory Williams.

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The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Trivia: Spoiler: Rory's grave reads "Rory Arthur Williams." This is a reference to his actor, Arthur Darvill.

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