Doctor Who

TV Show • 2005 • Drama  Report
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henryawells101
In the episode Survival, an Earth cat is savaged to death by an alien cat, although this scene is infamous in the fandom for extremely unconvincing special effects, so the blow MAY be softened. Proceed with caution.
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Doggo201
K-9 dies but he is only a robot dog
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VirTheQueer
In "Day of the Dinosaurs" (Series 7), dinosaurs are shown being abused and shot
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river_night
The season 11 episode "Arachnids in the UK" obviously features spiders. Like, a lot of them.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Rory_John14
A dinosaur dies in the episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
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BrianWurtz
S12 E6 Multiple dead birds are shown throughout episode including the dissection of one. Alien bacteria is feeding on the plastic inside the birds. The episode emphasizes the importance of conserving our planet
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deanosaur
At at least one point in the series, a horse is implied to have been killed by a shapeshifting alien, which then imitated it.
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User9000
The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familiar.
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henryawells101
Arachnophobes will want to avoid the TV stories Planet of the Spiders, "The Runaway Bride", and "Kill the Moon", as well as the novels "Festival of Death" and "The Crawling Terror" and the audio drama "Empire of the Racnoss".
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Kell1963
In the episode "the idiots lantern" in series 2 there is a a teenage boy who is emotionally and (implied) physically abused by his father, at the end of the episode his father leaves but the boy decides not to cut contact
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Wackd
Curse of Fenric and The God Complex both involve psychologically breaking characters through telling them their experiences thus far have been lies.
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ALittleBitKinder
There are several episodes where one-off characters are shown to be in abusive relationships (which are all portrayed as horrific, and usually end with the abuser facing some kind of comeuppance). Additionally, there are some scenes where the main characters are shown committing abusive acts towards other main characters they have a close relationship with (including slapping them, yelling at them, and insulting them in a mean-spirited manner). These are almost always played for laughs, and the responsible characters aren't called out for their bad behavior.
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oopsie
Travelling with the Doctor is described as being an addiction by 12 to Clara. Characters are seen drinking or in bars.
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User9000
Patches in Gridlock.
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Yes
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Yes
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oopsie
There is a whole character who rips out the teeth of their victims and places them on their face.
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Woopmir2008
It depends on if you count an alien eating its own species
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Wackd
Planet of Fire involves a character burning to death on-screen. Dark Water claims that humans are conscious postdeath and spend their final moments mentally begging not to be cremated; this turns out to be false.
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PiotrL
S02E01 Doctor gets his hand chopped off by the Sycorax in a sword fight.
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User9000
Time Heist.
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Aneesa
In S12 E7, a character is able to detach their fingers from their hand, but it is not gory.
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oopsie
But there is almost several.
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User9000
In Mummy on the Orient Express a ghostly finger passes through the Doctor's eye. No harm, but super creepy.
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oopsie
The 13th doctor specifically is prone to being choked.
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Kell1963
In the episode Dalek the Doctor tortures a Dalek with electricity- you hear it screaming in a robotic voice
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valkyrie_cain
In S5E5, Angles Take Manhatten, someone breaks their own wrist.
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CLPPRBRD
S7E5 - The Angels Take Manhattan. Huge spoiler: 2 main characters fall to their dead to create a paradox
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Nebulacat
In one episode, three people get possessed by aliens and have to be killed to get rid of the aliens. One of them is a little girl.
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Amy kissing the Doctor the night before her wedding to Rory
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Doggo201
A house blows up and toys are inside
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Nebulacat
Rose Tyler's father and Mickey's grandmother are both dead.
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oopsie
In the Family of Blood/Human Nature, several people are possessed/ taken over. Also in Midnight there is an unknown creature that possesses.
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valkyrie_cain
S1E3 The Unquiet Dead features an alien with similarities to ghosts.
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Wackd
A major plot point in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Characters in Carnival of Monsters resemble clowns; this may not have been intentional.
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oopsie
Usually mild ones, such as in Heaven Sent.
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voidgaze
aliens in london/world war three/boom town feature the slitheen, who are aliens inside of human skin suits and often “have issues with the gas exchange” (leading to the iconic line “do you mind not farting while im saving the world?”)
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cornbreadcake
in "The Long Game" there's a scene where Adam, after receiving his upgrade, vomits from the shock of seeing his own brain. However the vomit itself is turned into an ice cube.
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1
Yaz is a cop
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capnbrowncoat
In S11-E1, a character states that they did have cancer, but are in remission. There is no evidence the cancer has returned.
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oopsie
Multiple characters are doctors/nurses, and Smith and Jones takes place mostly in a hospital.
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angeltoycole
not in a suicidal manner, but characters do intentionally harm themselves on several occasions, such as one character breaking her own wrist to escape a trap.
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The Master is often referred to as being insane
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VirTheQueer
In "Water on Mars" [SPOILERS] the Tenth Doctor attempts to save a group of scientists on Mars but upon returning them to Earth, the leader immediately kills herself upon walking into her house.
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NONE
Not technically an eating disorder, but Season 4 Episode 1 features a weight loss drug, and several times throughout the episode characters point out how much thinner/better they feel taking the drug and loosing weight, which may be upsetting to some viewers dealing with eds.
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NONE
Often when the TARDIS teleports, it creates a shaky affect, throwing the inhabitants throughout the cabin
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Does a baby cry?
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Yes
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cass2004
In "Sleep No More", multiple characters look directly into the camera
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oopsie
No, but characters believe that someone may have or that she was wrong about being pregnant. Same character is infertile eventually.
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SqueakSquawk4
[Spoilers] In S11E5, a guy gives birth to his son on a hospital spaceship being attacked. The Doctor's companions cut the two umbilical chords.
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guppy
An Alien character (Strax) who doesn't understand human gender cues often/constantly uses He and She for the wrong characters (Humans who are presumably cis). This is presented as funny.
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WillD
In some episodes, yes
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voidgaze
there are no slurs used, but there is some mild homophobic language from the master directed at captain jack harkness (although, time lords dont share human ideas of gender and sexuality, so take that as you will)
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voidgaze
no, but there is a lot of racism in season 11 episode 2 “rosa”, which is about rosa parks and the american civil rights movement
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MediaTech
In S2E3 (2005+) 'School Reunion', a character is made fun of for screaming 'like a little girl; 9/10 years old; wearing pigtails; frilly skirt'
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Yes
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valkyrie_cain
In S11E4 Arachnids in the UK, a woman is explicitly introduced who has a wife, who is then killed lated in the episode.
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Yes
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MediaTech
Yes; but not in the way you might think. The Doctor is thousands of years old due to being a Time Lord.
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
S*x is alluded to often but the most ever shown is kissing. One character's conception is discussed at length.
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oopsie
No, but multiple times there is not consent in kissing someone.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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MediaTech
No, but some are made fun of for being scared e.g Mickey in S2E3 'School Reunion'
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noname93
In the Christmas special "Last Christmas" the Doctor says he knows he is in a dream because Santa is there, and Santa isn't real
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henryawells101
By far most episodes have a happy ending, either on TV or any other medium, with the Doctor saving the day with minimal loss of life, before, after being thanked by the survivors, going off to another adventure. However, there are some rare exceptions to this rule, including, but not limited to, The War Games (the Doctor is successfully captured and executed by the Time Lords, before regenerating), Doctor Who and the Silurians", The Sea Devils", "Warriors of the Deep" (in all 3 cases, the Doctor fails to make peace between humans and an intelligent reptile race called the Silurians, resulting in a huge death toll for both species) "Blood Heat" (novel, the Doctor is forced to destroy an entire alternate universe), "He Jests at Scars" (audio drama, the Valeyard and Mel get trapped in suspended animation for all eternity, forever concious but unable to move or even scream), "Lucie Miller"/"To the Death" (two-part audio drama, three of the Doctor's companions die, driving him almost to insanity), and "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (two-parter, the Doctor is forcibly seperate from his companion Rose Tyler). As I said, this is not a complete list, as there are probably more I've forgotten, not seen/read/listen to, or you may disagree on whether it counts as 'happy', but MOST stories not on this list SHOULD be safe.
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abundanceoflove
In s1e8 - “Father’s Day”, Pete (Rose’s dad) is hit by a car. In s4e12 - “Turn Left”, Donna walks in front of a lorry and is hit.
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Wackd
At least two characters die in car crashes, one in Father's Day and one in Dark Water. Both events occur offscreen.
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Aneesa
A plane almost crashes (but eventually safely lands) in "Spyfall Part 2".
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Wiw
In "Turn Left", in an alternate history where the Doctor dies, a space Titanic crashes into Buckingham Palace, annihilating London.
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NONE
Guns are scene/used multiple times throughout the series, but it should be noted The Doctor has a deep hatred of them, refuses to use them, and distances himself from those who do.
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Mychael
It's usually quite mild if it is present
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valkyrie_cain
In S11E8 The Witchfinders, a character drowns during a witch trial. There are also several attempted drownings which do not result in death.
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