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Totally Doctor Who was a Companion Show to Doctor Who. Like Doctor Who Confidential but more kid-oriented, Totally Doctor Who aired on CBBC, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the series as well as other bonus features. Two seasons were produced, accompanying the second and third seasons (2006-07) of the revived Doctor Who. Ultimately, Totally was cancelled as a result of Doctor Who Spin-Off series The Sarah Jane Adventures launching on CBBC in 2007, the network being unwilling to support two Doctor Who shows in the same year.

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Totally's second and final season included an animated Doctor Who serial, "The Infinite Quest".


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  • Animated Credits Opening: Four kid Whovians summon a host of characters, are menaced by baddies then rescued by the Doctors. It should be noted that this opening sequence is of a different art style than that which would be used for "The Infinite Quest".
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Tenth Doctor arrives in the TARDIS to pick up the four kids, saving them from the Cybermen/Daleks.
  • Darker and Edgier: The opening sequences perfectly show the change in mood of the Tenth Doctor in between series: the first has Series 2 Ten face the Cybermen with a big, cheesy grin on his face while the second has a Series 3 Ten, post-Doomsday and face to face with supposedly extinct Daleks, shoot a stern Death Glare.
  • Death Glare: The Doctor shoots one to the Daleks in the second season opening, stopping them dead in their tracks.
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  • Early-Bird Cameo: Both season openings offered a look at allies and enemies who would appear in the first half of the associated series of Doctor Who.
  • Evolving Credits: The first season titles features Series 2 characters, with a trio of Cybermen menacing the kids. The second season updates this, featuring Series 3 characters and swapping the Cybermen for Daleks.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Most embarsssingly for two of the Doctor's greatest enemies, a trio of Cybermen and then the Daleks fail to hit a quartet of human children before the Doctor comes in.
  • Improbable Infant Survival: Of course, the kids manage to evade the Cybermen/Daleks.
  • Literal Disarming: The first season opening has the Tenth Doctor fire a blast from his sonic screwdriver to blow off a Cyberman's forearm gun.
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  • Oh, Crap!: The second season opening shows the Daleks visibly flinching when they come face to face with the Doctor, much like they did in "The Parting of the Ways" and "Doomsday".
  • Would Hurt a Child: Consistent with their on-screen appearance, the Cybermen and the Daleks do not hesitate to open fire on children. Thankfully, they are terrible shots.

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