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The Little Red Doctor (aka DW 2012 Productions), is the unofficial Fan Nickname for a Doctor Who Fan Film series set thousands of years after the current BBC Series (the protagonist claims to be ten thousand years old, which is five times the age of the incumbent Doctor on the show proper, who has already long forgotten his real age). The Series was started by YouTube user Luke Newman in 2013, and YouTube user Dominic Greenwood Martin will take over the role of the Doctor from him around the same time Peter Capaldi passes the torch to Jodie Whittaker.


The Series has been noted for its high production values, in comparison to many other similar fan films.

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  • Arc Villain: The Valeyard for much of the first three Series, even if he only appears in the first-season 50th Anniversary Special and the Series 3 finale. For Series 4, Omega.
  • Continuity Drift: the 50th Anniversary special episode, was obviously made before the airing of Doctor Who 50th AS "The Day of the Doctor", and as such features a Gallifrey which has been destroyed in the Time War, and the Doctors all accept the Time Lords to be gone, despite being incarnations ahead of the Eleventh Doctor, the first to retain the memories of Gallifrey being saved during the Anniversary Special. Fast forward two years, on BBC One, the Twelfth Doctor returns to Gallifrey and meets the Time Lords in the Season 9 finale Doctor Who S35 E12 "Hell Bent". A few months later, on YouTube, Luke Newman also goes back to Gallifrey, the implication of the Special merrily ignored.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: rather unsurprisingly, the Master. It comes with the character, after all.
  • Demonic Dummy: The First Cyberman in "Planet of the Cybermen" is patently a motionless dummy in froont of a blue screen, but kills its creator all the same.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Surprisingly, no one in the series invokes this trope when they meet Luke Newman's Doctor, who is perhaps the shortest person on the show. Well, except for his other selves.
  • Growing the Beard: Series 1 Episode 5: "The Nightmare Within" could be considered this, but the road becomes all up only from Series 3 Episode 3: "Power of the Puppeteer", where The Master of all people comes in. The Series 3 finale and Series 4 (and its increas in budget) finally cement this show as something awesome.
  • Large Ham: once again, the Master. Rather surprisingly, not Davros, of all people (Luke Newman apparently cannot be hammy).
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  • Older Than They Look: should be a given in regards to the Doctor but, since nobody questions the fact that he looks like a teenager and acts really, really strange (something almost every normal person does in show proper), the suspension of disbelief is veeeery fragile.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Luke Newman may be short, but he's still playing the Doctor.
  • The Reveal: the Blonde Doctor whom Luke Newman's Doctor remembers being born from is actually the Master.
  • The ending of the Final Enigma features the reveal of the next Doctor, as played by Dominic Greenwood-Martin.
  • Shaped Like Itself: As you would expect from the unofficial title of the show, the protagonist is a very short guy dressed in red. His immediate successor and predecessor are, by comparison, actually quite tall, to the point that the Previous Doctor barely fits in the TARDIS's doorframe.
  • Hijacked By Ganon: it is revealed that the person behind the multi-doctor-meeting and the soul-stealing creature that is the antagonist of the episode broadcasted in occasion of the 50th Anniversary Special is the Valeyard.
  • Talking to Yourself: Luke Newman plays both Davros and the Doctor in this series.
  • The Remake: This for the entire four year run of the show, beginning in late 2019 (branded officially as a Remaster), after DW 2012 decided the earlier seasons no longer reflected the quality output of their now more professionally made content. Filmed and produced back to back with the fifth season, this allows Newman to reprise his role as The Doctor for the foreseeable future. Some of the cast remain the same, but new ones have replaced others, and some episodes have had whole scenes expanded upon or new ones created that add to the story.

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