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The numbers

The numbers are a recurring theme in Doctor Who Second Life, as well as the new series TV program. They are 4 8 15 16 23 & 42. These numbers were also a long, mysterious running theme of the TV drama LOST.

Appearances of all 6 numbers together[]

The Doctor and Greg Hutch walk past them on a wall in the 1800's. (DWSL: The Angel)

Julian Bane's Doctor was heading to vector 108.4815/16/23.42 before being dragged through wormhole into the SL universe. (DWSL: A Tear in Time)

Ryan Gargett's Doctor tells The Doctor that the numbers are linked to his regeneration. (DWSL: A Tear in Time)

4[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

  • 4 people were in the TARDIS at one time after the Smoke Monster attack (DWSL: A Tear in Time)

Appearances in the New Series[]

  • The drum beats of the Master were 4 beats. (DW: Utopia, The Sound of Drums, The Last of the Time Lords, The End of Time Part 1, The End of Time Part 2)
  • The heart beat of a Time Lord is 4 beats. (DW: The End of Time Part 2)
  • 4 Toclafane appear next to The Master when addressing himself (DW: The Sound of Drums)
  • It was 4 days from the POV of Martha Jones and the 10th Doctor since they left Earth (DW: Smith & Jones, The Sound of Drums)
  • A gun scattered in 4 parts across the world could apparently stop a Time Lord from changing. (DW: The Last of the Time Lords)
  • The Doctor tried the number 4 as an override for the host onboard the Titanic. (DW: Voyage of the Damned)

8[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

Appearances in the New Series[]

  • When locating the origin of the ghosts, The 10th Doctor tells Rose to hold the sonic against the deepscan for 8 seconds. (DW: Army of Ghosts)
  • Children of Gallifrey are taking from their families at the age of 8 to enter the academy (DW: The Sound of Drums)

15[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

Appearances in the New Series[]

  • When the 10th Doctor interupts Sarah Jane's wedding, the time they are stuck in is 15:23:23. (SJA: The Wedding of Sarah Jane)
  • When the 10th Doctor is trying to locate the origin of the ghosts, he tells Rose to put the sonic on setting 15B for 8 seconds. (DW: Army of Ghosts)

16[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

Appearances in the New Series[]

23[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

Appearances in the New Series[]

  • When the 10th Doctor interupts Sarah Jane's wedding, the time they are stuck in is 15:23:23. (SJA: The Wedding of Sarah Jane)

42[]

Appearances in the Second Life series[]

Appearances in the New Series[]

  • The 7th episode of Season 3 was called "42" indication 42 mins before impact of a ship into a near by star. (DW: 42)
  • The Doctor tried the number 42 as an override for the host onboard the Titanic. (DW: Voyage of the Damned)
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