12 Facts About Gallifrey


Gallifrey is a fictional planet in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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However, Gallifrey's sky appears blue and Earth-like in The Five Doctors within the isolated Death Zone.

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The wastes of Gallifrey include the Death Zone, an area that was used as a gladiatorial arena by the first Time Lords, pitting various species kidnapped from their respective time zones against each other.

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Somewhere on Gallifrey there is an institute called the Academy, which the Doctor and various other Time Lords have attended.

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Gallifrey appeared in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" which aired on 23 November 2013.

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Gallifrey says it is supposed that these races are "the Daleks and the Time Lords".

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However, Gallifrey's reemergence is eventually stopped and reversed after it is made clear that the release of Gallifrey would lead to the Time Lords destroying time – in effect destroying the universe – to defeat the Daleks and ultimately to preserve the Time Lords at the expense of all creation.

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In "Hell Bent", Gallifrey is revealed to have indeed returned to its original coordinates as described by Missy, but that it is situated "several billion years in the future, and [when] the universe is pretty much over" for its own protection.

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Gallifrey is revealed to have moved to a hitherto unknown wormhole called the Boundary, guarded by Ko Sharmus, at the end of the episode "Ascension of the Cybermen" with the Master reappearing from the planet as well.

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Gallifrey was unable to press it but Ko Sharmus did so for her, apparently destroying all life on the planet.

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Virgin New Adventuresestablish a religion on Gallifrey centred around the three main gods, Time, Death and Pain.

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Gallifrey said that he was "usually happy for old and new fans to invent the Complete History of the Doctor in their heads, completely free of the production team's hot and heavy hands".

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