Doctor Who

Season 2 generally

Trivia: 'Torchwood' is an anagram for 'Doctor Who'.

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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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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 in this series has appeared in a much earlier Dr. Who story - he played Tom Campbell in the feature film Dalek Invasion Earth 2050 AD with Peter Cushing as the 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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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: Max Capricorn's logo shows the Titanic flying from a cresent moon. But look at it another way and it looks like a sinking ship.

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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 watching the Teletubbies on his laptop - this is very similar to an episode during the John Pertwee era, when the Master, played 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 Raxacoricofallapotorius, home of the Slitheen.

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Army of Ghosts (1) - S2-E15

Trivia: Freema Agyeman, who later played Martha Jones, has the role of Adeola.

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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. Arthur is the first name of the actor who plays Rory.

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The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Trivia: Georgia Moffett, who stars as "Jenny" in this episode, is the real-life daughter of Peter Davison, the actor who portrayed the Doctor from 1982 to 1984. She married David Tennant a few years after this episode aired.

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Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. 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.

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As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again.

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