time lord n.

in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a race of humanoid aliens from the planet Gallifrey who are able to control time-travel technology


Time Travel


Doctor Who

  • 1969 War Games (episode 1) (Doctor Who episode) (transcript) 19 Apr.

    [Doctor:] Well, the Time Lords are an immensely civilised race. We can control our own environment, we can live forever, barring accidents, and we have the secret of space time travel.

  • 1984 P. Haining Doctor Who: The Key to Time 38/2 Peter Haining bibliography

    The story also introduces for the first time another Time Lord apart from the Doctor—the Meddling Monk.

  • 1993 N. Webb Wish You Were Here 117

    Douglas [Adams] did recycle part of this when Dr Chronotis, a retired Time Lord whose rooms in Cambridge so resembled Douglas’s own, appeared in the first Dirk Gently novel.

  • 1994 Sunday Times 6 Mar. i. 3/4

    Doctor Who fans insist that the eighth metamorphosis of the time lord must be British.

  • 2010 Atlantic Monthly Nov. 66/3

    He is a Time Lord—something between a cosmic guardian and a private investigator—and he travels the spaceways in his tardis (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), a time machine that, owing to a dodgy chameleon circuit, is stalled in the shape of a 1950s London phone booth.

  • 2017 Starburst (#432) Jan. 46/1 page image

    Shoreditch’s I. M. Foreman junkyard and the Powell Estate becoming staging posts for two very different incarnations of the same Time Lord.

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