History ShoutOut / DoctorWho

13th Jan '17 11:01:30 PM skidoo23
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* River's relationship with the Doctor, a woman who falls in love with a time traveller and meets him in the wrong order throughout her life is a pretty obvious shout out to ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''.

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* River's relationship with the Doctor, a woman who falls in love with a time traveller and meets him in the wrong order throughout her life is a pretty obvious shout out to ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''. (A previous episode, "The Girl in the Fireplace", as explicitly inspired by the novel, to the point where the author of ''Time Traveller's Wife'' later included a reference to Doctor Who in her sequel, and the Doctor is shown to actually possess a copy of the book in "Dark Water".)



* In the Christmas 2015 special, The Twelfth Doctor learns there's a horror movie called ''Film/{{Alien}}'', and thinks that's "''really'' offensive". [[Creator/JohnHurt The War Doctor]] [[ActorAllusion may have thought otherwise, however]].

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* In the Christmas 2015 2014 special, The Twelfth Doctor learns there's a horror movie called ''Film/{{Alien}}'', and thinks that's "''really'' offensive". [[Creator/JohnHurt The War Doctor]] [[ActorAllusion may have thought otherwise, however]].


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* "Sleep No More" was an homage to the "found footage" genre of horror film popularized by ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''.
* The 2016 Christmas special was one big shout out to the Christopher Reeve Superman films, with several scenes basically reenactments of sequences from ''Film/SupermanTheMovie''.
2nd Jan '17 10:54:29 AM SomberCaelifera
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** To Myth/NorseMythology: During the Sylvester [=McCoy=] era, the Doctor battled the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Gods of Ragnarok]] and the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric Wolves of Fenric]].

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** * To Myth/NorseMythology: During the Sylvester [=McCoy=] era, the Doctor battled the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Gods of Ragnarok]] and the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric Wolves of Fenric]].



* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]'', Anthony Head (who played Giles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''), in clear BuffySpeak, calls K9 (a robot dog with a laser canon) a "Shooty Dog-thing".

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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]'', Anthony Head (who played Giles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''), in clear BuffySpeak, calls K9 (a robot dog with a laser canon) cannon) a "Shooty Dog-thing".



** The episode contains an array of new species. One of these seems to be a reference to {{Wrestling/CHIKARA}}, as not only are they called the Ultramanti (meaning the singular is Ultramantis), but there is a resemblence between them and one Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}.

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** The episode contains an array of new species. One of these seems to be a reference to {{Wrestling/CHIKARA}}, as not only are they called the Ultramanti (meaning the singular is Ultramantis), but there is a resemblence resemblance between them and one Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}.



** When the Doctor shows his psychic paper to Dr. Chang in the Nethersphere, Chang sees the ID of [[ActorAllusion a government inspector who uses a lot of... colourful language]]...

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** When the Doctor shows his psychic paper to Dr. Chang in the Nethersphere, Chang, Chang sees the ID of [[ActorAllusion a government inspector who uses a lot of... colourful language]]...



* Clara and Ashildr's TARDIS, like how The Doctor's is stuck as a Police Box, is permanently stuck as a Route 66 diner. As they're both immortal, they decide to go to Gallifrey by going "the long way around," i.e. travel around the Universe until enough time has passed that they arrive physically on Gallifrey at the moment they left. Since Gallifrey is now situated at the end of the Universe, this means that their TARDIS will eventually be [[TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse a diner at the end of the Universe]].

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* Clara and Ashildr's TARDIS, like how The Doctor's is stuck as a Police Box, is permanently stuck as a Route 66 diner. As they're both immortal, they decide to go to Gallifrey by going "the long way around," i.e. travel around the Universe until enough time has passed that they arrive physically on Gallifrey at the moment they left. Since Gallifrey is now situated at near the end of the Universe, this means that their TARDIS will eventually be [[TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse a diner at the end of the Universe]].
25th Oct '16 11:23:20 AM ZemplinTemplar
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** Clara, being a newbie on the TARDIS team, refers to the Doctor's signature gadget at one point as a [[Series/Community "spanner"]]. He politely corrects her with "screwdriver".

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** Clara, being a newbie on the TARDIS team, refers to the Doctor's signature gadget at one point as a [[Series/Community [[{{Series/Community}} "spanner"]]. He politely corrects her with "screwdriver".
25th Oct '16 11:22:10 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]'' contains an array of new species. One of these seems to be a reference to {{Wrestling/CHIKARA}}, as not only are they called the Ultramanti (meaning the singular is Ultramantis), but there is a resemblence between them and one Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' has [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} a galaxy spanning human empire, with an emperor that they revere as a god, who is engaged in a Robot War and destroys entire planets if it means stopping the enemy.]]

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]'' - Neil Cross was apparently having a lot of fun with references.
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contains an array of new species. One of these seems to be a reference to {{Wrestling/CHIKARA}}, as not only are they called the Ultramanti (meaning the singular is Ultramantis), but there is a resemblence between them and one Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}.
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** There's also the Doctor's mention of a species named the Hooloovoo. An eponymous species in [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy a certain book series]] is referred to as "an intelligent shade of blue".
** Clara, being a newbie on the TARDIS team, refers to the Doctor's signature gadget at one point as a [[Series/Community "spanner"]]. He politely corrects her with "screwdriver".
** There are homages to works like the Film/IndianaJones film series (the Doctor's IndyHatRoll moment with the screwdriver, MalevolentArchitecture and traps in an ancient temple, Ravenwood being the maiden name of Clara's mum, even the poster for the episode) and '''Film/BladeRunner'' (the shot of Clara's eyes reflecting a stylised scenery, the Doctor's and Clara's speech in the finale having similarities to Roy Batty's famous final monologue). Interestingly enough, an interview with Jenna Coleman at the time had her mentioning that Matt Smith recommended she watch ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' before filming Series 7.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide Hide]]'' - another episode written by Cross, with references such as:
** The setup of the episode, with a group of ghost hunters in the 1970s using period technology to detect paranormal activities, is a nod to British horror films like Film/TheStoneTape.
** Clara asks where they're going with the TARDIS and the Doctor insinuates that [[JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime the question isn't where, but when]].
** The Doctor quotes some lines from a Cole Porter song in the epilogue.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' has [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} a galaxy spanning human empire, with an emperor that they revere as a god, who is engaged in a Robot War and destroys entire planets if it means stopping the enemy.]]]] To store their knowledge, the Cybermen also have an artificial shared consciousness at their disposal - called the Literature/TheCyberiad.
19th Jun '16 10:57:14 AM MarcusSmiter
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** Martha comments how Shakespeare doesn't look much like his portraits. His actor, Dean Lennox Kelly, instead looks strikingly like Creator/KennethBranagh.
21st May '16 8:06:24 PM erforce
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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts Army of Ghosts]]'' sees the Tenth Doctor donning a "triangulation kit" consisting of a power-pack and three TARDIS roundels; the finished getup resembles the Film/{{Ghostbusters}}' infamous Proton Pack. Cue a brief rendition of Ray Parker, Jr's classic theme tune.

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts Army of Ghosts]]'' sees the Tenth Doctor donning a "triangulation kit" consisting of a power-pack and three TARDIS roundels; the finished getup resembles the Film/{{Ghostbusters}}' Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}' infamous Proton Pack. Cue a brief rendition of Ray Parker, Jr's classic theme tune.
3rd May '16 11:01:53 AM AndyLandy
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** Not to mention Rose asking the Doctor "I think you should scan for alien tech. Give me some Spock. For once, would it kill you?"
14th Dec '15 8:52:41 PM emillang1000
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* The Tenth Doctor got his trademark trenchcoat from Janis Joplin, and while it's not officially canon, Peter Capaldi's suggested that his guitar may be a gift from Jimi Hendrix.

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* The Tenth Doctor got his trademark trenchcoat from Janis Joplin, and while it's not officially canon, Peter Capaldi's suggested that his Twelve's guitar may be a gift from Jimi Hendrix.Hendrix (his personal [[{{Fanon}} headcanon]] is that The Doctor at least helped Jimi figure out some problems with feedback, and Jimi in turn helped The Doctor work out some licks he was having trouble with).
14th Dec '15 8:50:30 PM emillang1000
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* The Tenth Doctor got his trademark trenchcoat from Janis Joplin, and while it's not officially canon, Peter Capaldi's suggested that his guitar may be a gift from Jimi Hendrix.
14th Dec '15 1:05:22 AM emillang1000
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* Clara and Ashildr's TARDIS, like how The Doctor's is stuck as a Police Box, is permanently stuck as a Route 66 diner. As they're both immortal, they decide to go to Gallifrey by going "the long way around," i.e. travel around the Universe until enough time has passed that they arrive physically on Gallifrey at the moment they left. Since Gallifrey is now situated at the end of the Universe, this means that their TARDIS will eventually be [[TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse a diner at the end of the Universe]].
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