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Doctor Who has gone through many different versions. The current one features Peter Capaldi as the iconic, time-traveling detective. It airs in the United States on BBC America on Saturday nights.

A British science fiction program, Doctor Who first began airing in 1963. There have been 12 incarnations of The Doctor, an alien with two hearts who travels in the TARDIS, which resembles a blue police box that used to be quite common throughout Britain when the series started. The TARDIS is larger on the inside than it looks on the outside and that's a common theme among people who get to enter.

The Doctor always has a companion and she comes and goes at different times than The Doctor regenerates, and often one companion is common through more than one Doctor.

The Doctor has many enemies and many have remained constant throughout the series run: The Daleks, the Cybermen and The Master among them.

While the show is fantastical sometimes genuinely frightening, it was created as entertainment the entire family could enjoy together, so there is nothing included in the series that is not acceptable to be seen through the eyes of children.

Watch alone of with your entire family and enjoy the whimsical, ironic and entertaining world of Doctor Who.

Number of Episodes
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Doctor Who Quotes

Only in darkness are we revealed. [...] Goodness is not goodness that seeks advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis. This is what *he* believes, and this is the reason above all I love him, my husband. My madman in a box. My Doctor.

Nardole [quoting River Song]

Once, long ago, a fisherman caught a magic haddock. The haddock offered him three wishes in return for its life. The fisherman said, “I’d like for my son to come home from the war. And a hundred pieces of gold.” The problem is, the magic haddock, like robots, don’t think like people. The fisherman’s son came home from the war, in a coffin. And the king sent a hundred gold pieces in recognition of his heroic death. The fisherman had one wish left. What do you think he wished for? Some people say he should have wished for an infinite series of wishes, but if your city proves anything, it is that granting all your wishes is not a good idea. [...] In fact, the fisherman wished he hadn’t wished the first two wishes.

The Doctor