The Doctor believes in good and fights evil. Though often caught up in violent situations, he is a man of peace. He is never cruel or cowardly.
In fact, to put it simply, the Doctor is a hero."
[later, while singing along with the theme music]
One thing is consistent though
and this is why the show is so
beloved by geeks and nerds...
It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance
over brute force and cynicism!
[speaking again] And if there is any hope for any of us in that giant explosion in which we inhabit, surely that's it, intellect and romance triumphs over brute force and cynicism... right, Doctor?
Matt Smith: [stepping in from stage right] Absolutely, Craig!
But it's so, so exciting!
He said I was brilliant and I could change the world,
So many places I've been, there's so much more more to see!
We got galaxies and planets and moons,
And an awful lot of running to do-ooooooooh-ooooooh-oooooh-ooooooh!"
Such secrets to be told,
Alien man, running from the days of old.
Out of his world, with nothing left to lose.
Traveling man, coming down to rescue you!"
(Unless you're British, in which case loving Doctor Who comes as naturally as loving Seinfeld does to Americans.)"
About the man from Gallifrey
He can show you the planets
He can show you the stars
He can love you more because
He's got two hearts
Doctor Who, Doctor Who,
Doctor Who, whatcha gonna do
Doctor Who, Doctor Who,
Doctor Who, whatcha gonna do
From the nearest world to The farthest,
he'll take you there in his TARDIS
Who will you find? Are you a risk-taker?
Will it be David Tennant or Colin Baker?
As you travel through the void
Your adventures will be great
But as you experience the freedom of time,
there's no escaping your ultimate fate
For though you fly through the
Galaxies at supersonic speeds
You only lie in wait to hear the word
To hear the word
To hear the word
Brianna: All the time, on the BBC. And don't think I wouldn't sell my soul for a TARDIS.
David Tennant: Oh yeah, it was hugely important to me. It was a- it was a- Because it was a show where- where the hero wasn't a jock. Y'know, and that was...
David: As someone sitting in Paisley with a snotty nose and... and glasses with scotch tape 'round the- 'round the leg, that was very important to me.
Stephen: 'Cause Bond is the jock.
David: Exactly. I love Bond too, but I could- I could be the Doctor. Turned out I was!
Second Dalek: Exterminate all humans!
First Dalek: Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!
All Daleks: Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! [repeats until the out-of-step chanting blends together]
The Master: I am usually referred to as "the Master".
Rossini: Oh? Is that so?
The Master: Universally.
Tyssan: Hearts? How many have you got?
Romana: One for casual, one for best.
Count Scarlioni: My dear, nobody could be as stupid as he seems.
Romana: I expect so.
Terileptil: It's survival, Doctor. Just as these primates kill lesser species to protect themselves, so I kill them. [turns to leave]
Fifth Doctor: That's hardly an argument!
Terileptil: [angrily] It's not supposed to be argument! It's a statement!
Peri: So what? I'm Perpugilliam Brown, and I can shout just as loud as you can!
Rose: Who's that?
Lynda: Lynda Moss.
Captain Jack: Nice to meet you, Lynda Moss.
Ninth Doctor: You mind flirting outside?
Captain Jack: I was just saying hello.
Ninth Doctor: For you that's flirting.
Lynda: I'm not complaining.
Mickey: Me? I'm their man in Havana. I'm their technical support. I'm oh my god. I'm the tin dog!
Mickey: From your kitchen?
Ricky: Have you got a problem with that?
Mickey: No, it's a good kitchen.
John Lumic: They were poor! And wretched, and useless! Until I elevated them, and gave them life eternal, and now I leave you in their capable hands, sir!
President: [to Cyberman] I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, for what's been done to you. But I promise, this ends tonight.
Cyberman: Upgrading is compulsory.
President: What happens if I refuse?
Tenth Doctor: Don't.
President: What happens if I refuse?
Tenth Doctor: I'm telling you, don't.
President: What happens if I refuse?
Cyberman: You are no longer necessary.
President: What happens then?
Cyberman: You will be deleted. [kills him with an electric shock]
Cyberman: You are rogue elements.
Tenth Doctor: But we're surrendering! Listen to me, we surrender!
Cyberman: You are inferior. Man will be reborn as Cyberman, but you shall perish under Maximum Deletion. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete.
Dalek Sec: This is not war. This is pest control!
Cyber Leader: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
Dalek Sec: Four.
Cyber Leader: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
Dalek Sec: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
Cyber Leader: What is that?
Dalek Sec: You are better at dying!
Rose: All right, then, if you really wanna know. That's the Doctor.
[all three Daleks in the room jerk away]
Rose: Five million Cybermen, no problem. One Doctor... now you're scared.
In the air, at sea, on land,
Oh, my girl, my girl, my precious girl,
I love you, you understand."
Diagoras: Yeah? Well, lucky you.
Dalek: This day is ending. Humankind is weak. You shelter from the dark. And yet, you have built all this.
Diagoras: That's progress. You gotta move with the times or you get left behind.
Dalek: My planet is gone. Destroyed in a great war. Yet versions of this city stand throughout history. The human race always continues.
Diagoras: We've had wars. I've been a soldier myself. And I swore then I'd survive, no matter what.
Dalek: You have rare ambition.
Diagoras: Oh, I want to run this city, no matter what it takes. By any means necessary.
Dalek: You think like a Dalek.
Diagoras: ...I'll take that as a compliment.
Tim Latimer: Oh, yes sir, every time, sir!
John Smith: Stop it.
Tim Latimer: He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe.
John Smith: Stop it! I said stop it.
Tim Latimer: And... he's wonderful.
Chantho: Chan - Professor Yana -
"Professor Yana": And you, with your "chan" and your "tho", driving me insane!
Chantho: Chan - Professor, please -
"Professor Yana": THAT IS NOT MY NAME! The "Professor" was an invention. So perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am...
Chantho: Chan - who are you? - tho
"Professor Yana": I. Am. The Master.
Albert Dumfries: What gas?
The Master: This gas.
President Winters: If you could just sit?
The Master: [to Lucy] Misery-guts.
Wilf: What for?
Donna: The right man.
Wilf: [chuckles] Same old story, a man!
Donna: No, I don't mean like that, but he's real. I've seen him. I've met him, just once, and then, I let him fly away.
Wilf: Well, there you are, go and find him.
Donna: I've tried. He's... nowhere.
Wilf: Eh? Not like you to give up. D'you know? I remember when you were six years old, your mother said "No holiday, this year". So off you toddled all on your own and you got on a bus to Strathclyde! We had the police out and everything! "Where's she gone, then? Where's that girl, eh?"
Donna: ...You're right. 'Cause he's out there, somewhere. And I'll find him, gramps. Even if I have to wait a hundred years, I'll find him.
Sylvia: I need the car. Where are you?
Donna: I can't, I'm busy.
Sylvia: Why are you whispering?
Donna: I'm in church.
Sylvia: What are you doing in church?
Sylvia: Bit late for that, madam.
Donna: [clears her throat] Veni, vidi, vici. note
Stallholder: Huh? Sorry? Me no speak Celtic. No. Can. Do. Missy.
Donna: Yeah! [to the Tenth Doctor] How's he mean, Celtic?
Tenth Doctor: Welsh. You sound Welsh. There we are, learnt something.
Donna Noble: Ah, never a dull moment. Can be terrifying, brilliant, and funny, sometimes all at the same time.
Supreme Dalek: Earth has been subjugated.
Davros: I mean, is there news of him?
Supreme Dalek: Negative. No reports of Time Lords.
Davros: Fascinating. If I had not elevated you beyond crude emotion, I would almost mistake your tone for one of victory. Beware your pride.
Supreme Dalek: We are beyond the Doctor's reach!
Davros: And yet... Dalek Caan remains uneasy.
Supreme Dalek: The abomination is insane!
Davros: Show more respect! Without Dalek Caan, none of this would be possible, and his word speaks only truth.
Dalek Caan: He's coming. The Three-Fold Man. He dances in the lonely places. Oh, creator of us all... the Doctor is coming! [cackles insanely]
Dalek: Yes, we know who you are.
Harriet: Oh, you know nothing of any human. And that will be your downfall.
Davros: Electrical energy, Miss Tyler. Every atom is held together by an energy field, the Reality Bomb cancels out the field. Structure falls apart.
Rose: The stars are going out...
Tenth Doctor: This station functions as a giant transmitter, blasting out the wavelength.
Davros: Across the entire universe. Never stopping, never faltering, never fading. People, planets and stars will become dust, and the dust will become atoms, and the atoms will become... nothing. And the wavelength will continue, breaking through the rift at the heart of the Medusa Cascade into every dimension, every parallel! Every corner of creation! This is my ultimate victory, Doctor! The DESTRUCTION! OF REALITY! ITSELF!
River Song: No, I promised you the equivalent of one. This is the Doctor.
Eleventh Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy Pond: How did it end up in there?
Eleventh Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.
Dalek: You will be EXTERMINATED!
River: Not yet. Your systems are still restoring, which means your shield density is compromised. One Alpha-Meson burst through your eyestalk would kill you stone dead.
Dalek: Records indicate you will show mercy, you are an associate of the Doctor.
River: I'm River Song. [points her weapon at the Dalek's eyestalk] Check your records again.
River: Say it again.
River: One. More. Time.
[cut to River Song walking alone through the halls]
Amy: What happened to the Dalek?
River: [nonchalant] It died.
Silence will fall (when the Question is asked).
Tick-tock goes the clock..."
Rory: You... called me stupid.
Amy: I always call you stupid.
Rory: No... but... my face.
[Amy sees the transmitter, and realizes that Rory heard her saying that she loves his "stupid face", which he thought was referring to the Doctor]
Rory: I wasn't sure who you were talking about... You know, me or...
Rory: Well you did say "dropped out of the sky".
Amy: It's a figure of speech, moron! [kisses him]
The TARDIS: And you have?
The Doctor: You didn't always take me where I wanted to go.
The TARDIS: No, but I always took you where you needed to go.
The TARDIS: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
The TARDIS: So much bigger on the inside.
The TARDIS: Do you ever wonder why I chose you, all those years ago?
The Doctor: I chose you. You were unlocked.
The TARDIS: Of course I was. I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Time Lord and ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.
The Doctor: Shes a woman. And shes my TARDIS.
Amy: Did you wish really hard?
The TARDIS: There's something I didn't get to say to you.
The Doctor: goodbye.
The TARDIS: No. I just wanted to say... Hello. Hello, Doctor. It's so very, very nice to meet you.
Eleventh Doctor: Rory, take Hitler and put him in that cupboard over there, now, do it.
Rory: Right. Putting Hitler in the cupboard.
Amy: You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful, and then you actually talk to them, and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick? But then there's other people, and you meet them and you think, "Not bad, they're okay." And then you get to know them, and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality's written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.
Both: Rory's the most beautiful man I've ever met.
Older!Amy: You're asking me to defy destiny, causality, the nexus of time itself for a boy.
Amy: You're Amy. He's Rory. And oh, yes I am.
The Doctor: River! River! This is ridiculous! That would mean nothing to anyone. It's insane. Worse, it's stupid! You'll embarrass me!
River: Those reports of the sun spots and the solar flares? They're wrong. There aren't any. It's not the sun. It's you. The sky is full of a million million voices, saying, "Yes of course. We'll help." You've touched so many lives, saved so many people. Did you think when your time came you'd really have to do more than just ask? You've decided that the universe is better off without you. But the universe doesn't agree.
The Doctor: River, no one can help me. A fixed point has been altered. Time is disintegrating.
River: I can't let you die
The Doctor: But I have to die!
River: Shut up! I can't let you without knowing you are loved. By so many and so much. And by no one more than me.
The Doctor: "Silence will fall when the Question is asked."
Dorium: "Silence must fall" would be a better translation. The Silence are determined that the Question will never be answered, that the Doctor will never reach Trenzalore.
The Doctor: I don't understand. What's it got to do with me?
Dorium: The first Question. The oldest Question in the universe, hidden in plain sight. Would you like to know what it is?
The Doctor: Goodbye, Dorium.
Dorium: The first question! The question that must never be answered! Hidden in plain sight! The question you've been running from all your life! Doctor Who. Doctor Who? DOCTOR WHO!?
Madge: Oh, really? Well, I'm looking for my children.
[cue collective Oh, Crap! moment for the Harvesters]
And do one more thing for me. There's a little girl waiting in a garden. She's going to wait a long while, so she's going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she's patient, the days are coming that she'll never forget. Tell her she'll go to sea and fight pirates. She'll fall in love with a man who'll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she'll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space.
Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends."
The Doctor: Is what true?
Robin Hood: That in the future I am forgotten as a real man. I am but a legend.
The Doctor: I'm afraid it is.
Robin Hood: Hmm... Good. History is a burden. Stories can make us fly.
The Doctor: I'm still having a little trouble believing yours, I'm afraid.
Robin Hood: Is it so hard to credit? That a man born into wealth and privilege should find the plight of the oppressed and weak too much to bear... until one night he is moved to steal a TARDIS? Fly among the stars, fighting the good fight? Clara told me your stories.
The Doctor: [irritated] She should not have told you any of that.
Robin Hood: Well, once the story started, she could hardly stop herself. You are her hero, I think.
The Doctor: I'm not a hero.
Robin Hood: Well neither am I. But if we both keep pretending to be ha ha perhaps others will be heroes in our name. Perhaps we will both be stories. And may those stories never end. [they shake hands] Goodbye, Doctor, Time Lord of Gallifrey.
The Doctor: Goodbye, Robin Hood, Earl of Loxley.
Robin Hood: And remember, Doctor I'm just as real as you are.
Missy: Excuse me!
Cyber-Danny: This is a promise! The promise of a soldier! [turns and looks directly at Clara] You will sleep safe, tonight!
First Doctor: Oh, I'm sure your Doctor has explained.
Bill: Not even sure he remembers.
First Doctor: There were many pressing reasons...
Bill: I don't mean what you ran away from, what were you running to?
First Doctor: ...that's rather a good question.
Bill: Questions are kinda my thing. How are you with answers?
First Doctor: There is good, and there is evil. I left Gallifrey to answer a question of my own. By any analysis evil should always win. Good is not a practical survival strategy. It requires... loyalty, self-sacrifice, and, uh, love. And, so... why does good prevail? What keeps the balance between good and evil in this appalling universe? Is there some kind of logic, some mysterious force?
Bill: Perhaps there's just... a bloke.
First Doctor: A... a bloke?
Bill: Yeah. Perhaps there's just some bloke... wandering around, putting everything right when it goes wrong.
First Doctor: Well, that would be a nice story, wouldn't it.
Bill: That would be the best.
First Doctor: But the real world is not a fairy tale.
Bill: You dash around the universe, trying to figure out what's holding it all together and you really... really don't know?
First Doctor: You know me in the future. Do I ever understand?
Bill: No... I really don't think you do. Everyone who's ever met you does. [hugs the Doctor] You're amazing, Doctor. Never forget that. Never, ever.
The Master: [smugly] Yes... [calmly puts down the cup] Are you scared yet?
Robertson: Why are you asking her?
Ryan: 'Cause she's in charge, bro.
Robertson: Says who?
Yaz, Ryan and Graham: Says us!