The Whoniverse

All about Dr. Who!

Logo Over The Years

Logo Over The Years

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Fun Facts

Fun Facts

  • As of 2013, Daleks are the most reoccuring monster in the Doctor Who series. They've been featured in 22 stories and made quick appearances in 9 others. Cybermen are in second place with 14 stories and 5 cameos. Sontarans are in third place with 7 stories and 2 cameos.
  • In the 2008 episode "The Doctor's Daughter", the Doctor's 'daughter' was played by Georgia Moffett. Georgia is the daughter of Peter Davidson (the fifth Doctor) which truly makes her the Doctor's daughter. Georgia would go on to marry David Tennant (the tenth Doctor).
  • As of 2013, the fourth Doctor was the Doctor for the longest amount of time with 172 episodes. The eighth Doctor had the shortest time with one 89 minute movie.
  • The eighth and ninth Doctors never had a story set on an alien world.
  • Jamie Macrimmon traveled with the Doctor for the longest time (20 stories; 113 episodes).

Quote

You want weapons?  We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!
This room's the greatest arsenal we could have - arm yourselves!

                                                         from "Tooth and Claw"

Overview

Overview

Doctor Who premiered November 23, 1963. The show ran for 26 seasons until 1989. The show was brought back for a 1996 movie that didn't take off. The show rebooted in 2005 and saw more success. The show originally started as an educational TV show where the historical episodes taught about history and the science fiction episodes taught about science. As the show progressed, the historical episodes became less popular and a greater focus was given to the science fiction episodes. Even today, episodes set in a historical time period have a science fiction element to the story. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 23, 2013 with a special 75 minute episode featuring three Doctors.

For more history on the show, check out the links below and our non-fiction books on the show.

Need More Who?

Need More Who?

With over 50 years on televsion, the Whoniverse has quite the collection of DVDs, books, and audiobooks to choose from. The Albuquerque/Bernallio County system owns a fair amount of Doctor Who material but we don't own all of it. If there is an item you're intersted in and we don't own it, we're happy to try to get it for you. You can suggest a purchase for us to add it to our collection. You can also stop by your local branch to fill out an InterLibrary Loan form to get the material from another library system.

Doctor Who Notables

Doctor Who Notables

Doctor Who Notables

Rassilon

Rassilon was the founder of Time Lord society on Gallifrey, and its Lord High President. However, in the various stories that have spring up around his character, he was most likely a cruel dictator and possibly responsible for the death of his friend Omega, the stellar engineer who helped make their people lords of time. In the rebooted series, he first appears in the episode The End of Time (in which the Tenth Doctor regenerates into the Eleventh) as a villainous mastermind, and lastly in Hell Bent with the Twelfth Doctor.

For more about Rassilon, visit the links below. 

Nardole

Nardole, a companion of the Twelfth Doctor, is humanoid in appearance but is actually from the 54th century, complete with cybernetic implants - the first alien companion since the series reboot. Though considered a companion, he often chooses to say on Earth, rather than traveling with Doctor, acting more as an assistant. When the character was first introduced in 2015, he was an employee of River Song.

For more about Nardole, visit the links below.

Chris Chibnall

Beginning in 2018, Chris Chibnall will take over from Steven Moffat as Head Writer and Executive Producer (also called the showrunner) of Doctor Who. Chibnall has previously been involved with the television series Camelot, Life on Mars, Torchwood, and Broadchurch in varying capacities including creator, writer, and co-producer. He is a long-time fan of Doctor Who and has written several episodes for the rebooted series. It has been suggested that Chibnall will "radically revamp" Doctor Who - he's already caused quite a stir with his choice of the Thirteen Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

For more about Chris Chibnall, visit the links below.

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