Doctor Who? Play the Regeneration Game...

Can you tell your Matt Smith from your William Hartnell? Take our quotes-based quiz to find out...

Doctor Who? Play the Regeneration Game...
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He's had 11 different incarnations, but the Doctor is always the same Time Lord.

Sometimes his wacky side comes out, sometimes his alien nature, but he's the same character he always was. Except, each incarnation of the Doctor does tend to have a certain way of speaking and a fondness for certain phrases. Sometimes a single line of his has summed up the entire persona.

So can you tell which Doctor famously said what? It's time for the regeneration game! Attempt all 20 questions, then it's time to add up your score and see just how much of a Who fan you really are...


1. "What? What? What?"

2. "So I said to Napoleon, 'Boney,' I said..."

3. "I am not a student of human nature. I am a professor of a far wider academy of which human nature is merely a part."

4. "Geronimo!"

5. "Fantastic."

6. "Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable. Indomitable..."

7. "Allons-y."

8. "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow."

9. "Your leader will be angry if you kill me. I'm a genius!"

10. "Change my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon."

11. "Brave heart."

12. "Bow ties are cool."

13. "Dear boy."

14. "Unlimited rice pudding."


16. "You may be a doctor. But I'm the Doctor. The definite article, you might say."

17. "That's the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you're going to get."

18. "If you could touch the alien sand and hear the cries of strange birds, and watch them wheel in another sky, would that satisfy you?"

19. "So you're my replacements - a dandy and a clown."

20. "One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine."



15-20: Geronimo! Matt Smith can't stay in the role for ever. You could be the next Doctor!
10-14: Congratulations, we'll make a Time Lord of you yet
5-9: You're not completely "universally challenged", but you could do with buying a few box sets
0-4: "Doctor Who?" is just another question you don't know the answer to