5 Times Doctor Who Was Mind-Blowingly Timey-Wimey, Ranked
Doctor Who is a unique show that has been on the air for almost 60 years without getting boring, turning into a soap opera, or radically changing the original concept.
What makes Doctor Who stand out? Probably, the fact that everyone has been a fan since childhood, some weird coincidences, and the general timey-wimey rhetoric.
Here are the five most insane facts about the show that somehow still make sense.
5. Three Bakers (Almost in a Row)
Tom Baker famously played the Fourth Doctor, who stuck around longer than any Doctor has and became an absolute fan favorite. He wasn't the only Baker to take on the iconic role.
Colin Baker portrayed the Sixth Doctor and hoped to beat Tom's record tenure on the show, but the showrunner thought otherwise.
There was actually a third Baker, Christopher, who appeared as one of the unknown incarnations of the Doctor during the Fourth Doctor's battle with Morbius.
4. Doctor Who: a Family Show
David Tennant, our beloved Tenth Doctor and soon-to-be Fourteenth, is married to none other than Georgia Moffett, who played the Doctor's daughter in one of the episodes.
Oh, and her real-life father is Peter Davison, who you might remember as the Fifth Doctor. British television has a tendency to put entire families in one show, but this is just on a different level. Talk about coincidences!
3. Future Doctors in the Past
If you are wondering who might be the next Doctor, you might want to take a closer look at the past episodes.
Before he was cast as the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi appeared as a different character in the Tenth Doctor's episode, The Fires of Pompeii, and as another character in the spinoff series, Torchwood.
The same thing happened with Colin Baker, who had a small role in the Fifth Doctor's episode, Arc of Infinity, and then went on to become the Sixth Doctor.
Some of the Doctor's companions also made their debut on the show way before their time!
2. Olympic Shenanigans
In 2006, the Tenth Doctor had to fight a weird scribble monster and then carry the Olympic Torch to save the day (the episode was set in 2012).
While David Tennant isn't the one who ended up doing that same thing IRL, the coincidence is still weird.
The 2012 London Olympic Games did feature the Doctor – only it was Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, who had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch for a mile in Cardiff.
1. Margaret Thatcher's Rise to Power
Love her or not, Margaret Thatcher is a big part of British political history. She may have been elected as Prime Minister in 1979, but Doctor Who's Brigadier predicted her reign four years earlier.
In the 1975's episode, Terror of the Zygons, the Brigadier takes a call from Madame Prime Minister, which was unheard of in the UK at the time – Thatcher later became Britain's first female Prime Minister.
Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey indeed. Doctor Who is practically a documentary at this point!