History ShoutOut / DoctorWho

17th Apr '17 2:42:17 PM MovieNut14
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** This also doubles as ActorAllusion since the Tenth Doctor, Creator/DavidTennant, played Barty Crouch Jr. in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.

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** This also doubles as ActorAllusion (or perhaps CelebrityParadox) since the Tenth Doctor, Creator/DavidTennant, played Barty Crouch Jr. in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.



** The Doctor quotes some lines from a Cole Porter song in the epilogue.

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** The Doctor quotes some lines from a Cole Porter Music/ColePorter song in the epilogue.



--->yeah I run to her, like a river song... she gives me love, love, love, love - crazy love!

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--->yeah I run --->''Yet I'm running to her, like a river song... she river's song''\\
''She
gives me love, love, love, love - crazy love! love!''
11th Apr '17 8:20:08 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* Almost all of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Planet of The Dead]]" is a shout out to "The Langoliers" by Creator/StephenKing. From the vehicle falling through a wormhole into a strange and empty world, the ominous but vague something lurking on the horizon that turns out to be a horde of creatures that devour everything in their path, to the psychic sensing their approach.
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** The cold spot and the music room being 'the heart of the house' are direct references to 'The Haunting of Hill House' by Creator/ShirleyJackson (it was the nursery in the book.)
30th Mar '17 4:14:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* In "Inferno", the Doctor complains about the MirrorUniverse UNIT's scepticism about his TARDIS, by asking them if they expected "Batman at the controls". Also a TakeThat as, at the time, ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was what ITV were running against ''Doctor Who''.
* In "Terror of the Autons", the Time Lord who comes to warn the Doctor about the Master appears dressed in a conventional English suit with a bowler hat and floating in a blue sky with no apparent means of support. The visual reference here is to Magritte.
* Harry's disguise in "Robot" is a WholeCostumeReference to Steed in ''Series/TheAvengers''. Sarah Jane intentionally mixes up her pop culture when she sees him and compares him to... James Bond.
* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]'', "Grimwade's Syndrome", a fear of robots, was named after production assistant (later to be both director and writer) Peter Grimwade, who hated to do robot stories. The story also had characters named Ander Poul[[note]]His first name is revealed in the sequel novel ''Corpse Marker''[[/note]], after SpeculativeFiction writer Creator/PoulAnderson, Uvanov (Creator/IsaacAsimov), and Taren Capel (Karel Capek).
* "Destiny of the Daleks" shows the Doctor amusing himself by [[SnarkBait mocking]] a book by [[Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy Oolon Colluphid]].
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]'':

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* In "Inferno", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]", the Doctor complains about the MirrorUniverse UNIT's scepticism about his TARDIS, by asking them if they expected "Batman at the controls". Also a TakeThat as, at the time, ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was what ITV were running against ''Doctor Who''.
* In "Terror "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons Terror of the Autons", Autons]]", the Time Lord who comes to warn the Doctor about the Master appears dressed in a conventional English suit with a bowler hat and floating in a blue sky with no apparent means of support. The visual reference here is to Magritte.
* Harry's disguise in "Robot" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]" is a WholeCostumeReference to Steed in ''Series/TheAvengers''. Sarah Jane intentionally mixes up her pop culture when she sees him and compares him to... James Bond.
* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]'', Death]]", "Grimwade's Syndrome", a fear of robots, was named after production assistant (later to be both director and writer) Peter Grimwade, who hated to do robot stories. The story also had characters named Ander Poul[[note]]His first name is revealed in the sequel novel ''Corpse Marker''[[/note]], after SpeculativeFiction writer Creator/PoulAnderson, Uvanov (Creator/IsaacAsimov), and Taren Capel (Karel Capek).
* "Destiny "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]":
** To ''Literature/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ("A hatbox?").
** Jago's alliterative speeches are a shout out to Leonard Sachs's turn as the compere in the BBC's music-hall revival show ''The Good Old Days''.
** And, of course, the idea of a [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera disfigured maniac hiding under a theatre]].
** Li H'Sen Chang is a villainous fictional version
of the Daleks" real-world ([[{{Yellowface}} fake]]) Chinese conjurer Chung Ling Soo.
** Litefoot's landlady is named [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Mrs. Hudson]].
** The Doctor [[Literature/TheWindInTheWillows enjoys messing around in boats]].
** The giant rat is also reminiscent of animals grown to enormous size in ''Literature/FoodOfTheGods''.
** UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is mentioned.
** Litefoot quotes from ''Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress'' and attributes it to Creator/JohnBunyan.
** The Doctor quotes from the monologue ''Literature/TheGreenEyeOfTheYellowGod'', incorrectly attributing it to Creator/HenryChampion.
* "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of the Daleks]]"
shows the Doctor amusing himself by [[SnarkBait mocking]] a book by [[Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy Oolon Colluphid]].
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]'':"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Dragonfire]]":



* Way back in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]'', the Doctor asked [[Creator/DouglasAdams "Who was it who said Earthmen never invited their ancestors to dinner?"]]
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]'' and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]'' seem to contain a Shout Out to ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' with Jack shagging Algy, since Jack and Algy (short for Algernon) are main characters in that play.

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* Way back in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]'', Light]]", the Doctor asked [[Creator/DouglasAdams "Who was it who said Earthmen never invited their ancestors to dinner?"]]
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]'' Child]]" and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]'' Dances]]" seem to contain a Shout Out to ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' with Jack shagging Algy, since Jack and Algy (short for Algernon) are main characters in that play.



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion]]'':

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion]]'':Invasion]]":



* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]'', Anthony Head (who played Giles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''), in clear BuffySpeak, calls K9 (a robot dog with a laser cannon) a "Shooty Dog-thing".
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]''/''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]'' features a lot of use from the DoomDoors. Given that it involves [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} a gigantic demon possessing people and an archeology dig digging up said demon]], this is most likely intentional.
* ''[[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 Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}' infamous Proton Pack. Cue a brief rendition of Ray Parker, Jr's classic theme tune.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]'': New companion Martha remarks that the apparent witchcraft being done "all sounds a bit ''Literature/HarryPotter''", The Doctor enjoins her to wait till she reads the 7th book (which hadn't come out when the episode aired). Later, they and Shakespeare have to, on the fly, say the right words to banish the Carrionites:

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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]'', Anthony Head Creator/AnthonyHead (who played Giles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''), in clear BuffySpeak, calls K9 (a robot dog with a laser cannon) a "Shooty Dog-thing".
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]''/''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit Planet]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]'' Pit]]" features a lot of use from the DoomDoors. Given that it involves [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} a gigantic demon possessing people and an archeology dig digging up said demon]], this is most likely intentional.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts Army of Ghosts]]'' Ghosts]]" sees the Tenth Doctor donning a "triangulation kit" consisting of a power-pack and three TARDIS roundels; the finished getup resembles the Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}' infamous Proton Pack. Cue a brief rendition of Ray Parker, Jr's classic theme tune.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]'': Code]]": New companion Martha remarks that the apparent witchcraft being done "all sounds a bit ''Literature/HarryPotter''", The Doctor enjoins her to wait till she reads the 7th book (which hadn't come out when the episode aired). Later, they and Shakespeare have to, on the fly, say the right words to banish the Carrionites:



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 42]]'':

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 42]]'':"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 42]]":



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]'':

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]'':Nature]]":



* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]'' where the saleswoman talks about the Ood's voice modifications one of them says "Do'h" in a way that sounds like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]].
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp]]'': [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "I've gathered you all here in the Accusing Parlour..."]]

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* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]'' Ood]]" where the saleswoman talks about the Ood's voice modifications one of them says "Do'h" in a way that sounds like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]].
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp]]'': Wasp]]": [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "I've gathered you all here in the Accusing Parlour..."]]



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]'' has [[spoiler:Donna's two "children" called Josh and Ella. Josh is the name of Creator/StevenMoffat's son, with Ella being a friend of his]].
* In the special ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]'', a character is infected by a single drop falling onto his eye. [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater Remind you of anything?]]
* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]'', The Doctor's rejection of one food after another is reminiscent of the scene in ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' in which Tigger says "Tiggers like honey/yuck, Tiggers don't like honey." It even sounds similar: "Oh, I love apples" -- *chomp* "Yech! I hate apples." It seems to fit the Doctor's personality as a bumbling, manic, impulsive genius.
* During ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]'', Amy runs around in her nightie and a dressing gown the whole time, a bit like a female version of [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Arthur Dent]]. Or a reference to Wendy from ''Literature/PeterPan''; a girl who runs off with the mysterious boy to another land in her nightgown the night before she has to "grow up".
* The sequence in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels]]'' with [[spoiler:the Weeping Angel slowly emerging from the television screen in is quite possibly a reference to ''Literature/TheRing''.]]

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]'' Dead]]" has [[spoiler:Donna's two "children" called Josh and Ella. Josh is the name of Creator/StevenMoffat's son, with Ella being a friend of his]].
* In the special ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]'', Mars]]", a character is infected by a single drop falling onto his eye. [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater Remind you of anything?]]
* In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]'', Hour]]", The Doctor's rejection of one food after another is reminiscent of the scene in ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' in which Tigger says "Tiggers like honey/yuck, Tiggers don't like honey." It even sounds similar: "Oh, I love apples" -- *chomp* "Yech! I hate apples." It seems to fit the Doctor's personality as a bumbling, manic, impulsive genius.
* During ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]'', Below]]", Amy runs around in her nightie and a dressing gown the whole time, a bit like a female version of [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Arthur Dent]]. Or a reference to Wendy from ''Literature/PeterPan''; a girl who runs off with the mysterious boy to another land in her nightgown the night before she has to "grow up".
* The sequence in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels]]'' Angels]]" with [[spoiler:the Weeping Angel slowly emerging from the television screen in is quite possibly a reference to ''Literature/TheRing''.]]



* Of course, the Cybermen and Borg have obvious similarities, but they made it even more obvious when a Cyberman said [[Franchise/StarTrek "YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!"]] in the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]''.
* The Doctor's OnlyMostlyDead quote in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]'' is a clear homage to ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.

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* Of course, the Cybermen and Borg have obvious similarities, but they made it even more obvious when a Cyberman said [[Franchise/StarTrek "YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!"]] in the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]''.
Opens]]".
* The Doctor's OnlyMostlyDead quote in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]'' Bang]]" is a clear homage to ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]'':

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]'':Complex]]":



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks]]'' has a possible reference to ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' when Rory asks, "What colour?" because all the good questions were gone. Similarly, in "The Man with Two Legs", Patrick asks Jeff -- [[ItMakesSenseInContext who has fallen in love with a girl's leg]] -- "Left or right?" When Steve stares at him, he protests "It's a leg! What else is there to ask?" The others look shocked at him when he queries about the colour. It's possibly a reference to the backlash against the brightly coloured Paradigm Daleks in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]''.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]'' - Neil Cross was apparently having a lot of fun with references.

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks]]'' Daleks]]" has a possible reference to ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' when Rory asks, "What colour?" because all the good questions were gone. Similarly, in "The Man with Two Legs", Patrick asks Jeff -- [[ItMakesSenseInContext who has fallen in love with a girl's leg]] -- "Left or right?" When Steve stares at him, he protests "It's a leg! What else is there to ask?" The others look shocked at him when he queries about the colour. It's possibly a reference to the backlash against the brightly coloured Paradigm Daleks in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]''.
Daleks]]".
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]'' Akhaten]]" - Neil Cross was apparently having a lot of fun with references.



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide Hide]]'' - another episode written by Cross, with references such as:

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide Hide]]'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E9Hide Hide]]" - another episode written by Cross, with references such as:



* ''[[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.

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' 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.



* The climax of the next story (the Christmas Special), ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]'', was also extremely reminiscent of the climax of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]'''s restaurant scene is similar to the ones in both ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films: In Victorian London a highly intelligent, gorgeously-costumed girl meets an eccentric genius in a restaurant who proceeds to insult her (they make up later). Then, it turns out all the patrons were in on the bad guy's plot; they get up simultaneously and leave the girl to her fate (though Clara fares better than [[spoiler: Irene]]).
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into The Dalek]]'' features a dark Shout-Out to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' and/or ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' when Clara suggests that Danny Pink "shoots people and then cries about it."
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'':

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* The climax of the next story (the Christmas Special), ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]'', Doctor]]", was also extremely reminiscent of the climax of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]'''s Breath]]"'s restaurant scene is similar to the ones in both ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films: In Victorian London a highly intelligent, gorgeously-costumed girl meets an eccentric genius in a restaurant who proceeds to insult her (they make up later). Then, it turns out all the patrons were in on the bad guy's plot; they get up simultaneously and leave the girl to her fate (though Clara fares better than [[spoiler: Irene]]).
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into The Dalek]]'' Dalek]]" features a dark Shout-Out to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' and/or ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' when Clara suggests that Danny Pink "shoots people and then cries about it."
* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'':Heist]]":



* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In The Forest of the Night]]'':

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* ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In The Forest of the Night]]'':Night]]":



* 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".)

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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 ''Doctor Who'' in her sequel, and the Doctor is shown to actually possess a copy of the book in "Dark Water".)



* In the Christmas 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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* In the Christmas 2014 special, "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]", 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]].



* The Tenth Doctor got his trademark trenchcoat from Janis Joplin, and while it's not officially canon, Peter Capaldi's suggested that Twelve's guitar may be a gift from Jimi 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).
* "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''.

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* The Tenth Doctor got his trademark trenchcoat from Janis Joplin, Music/JanisJoplin, and while it's not officially canon, Peter Capaldi's Creator/PeterCapaldi's suggested that Twelve's guitar may be a gift from Jimi Hendrix Music/JimiHendrix (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).
* "Sleep "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore Sleep No More" More]]" was an homage to the "found footage" genre of horror film popularized by ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''.
* "[[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio The 2016 Christmas special Return of Doctor Mysterio]]" was one big shout out to the Christopher Reeve Superman Creator/ChristopherReeve Film/{{Superman}} films, with several scenes basically reenactments of sequences from ''Film/SupermanTheMovie''.
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* The Doctor and Clara's relationship - a MayDecemberRomance that saw Clara becoming more and more like the Doctor, and more powerful (becoming his DistaffCounterpart) and ultimately taking the Doctor to very dark places, emotionally, is very reminiscent of MerlinAndNimue.
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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''.
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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.
** 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}}.
Black}}.
** 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.
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