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.
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.
The Silurians are reptilian humanoids - native to Earth, they predate humanity. The Silurians made their first appearance in a 1970 serial and are related to the Sea Devils who appeared with the Third Doctor in 1972. They featured in a serial with the Fifth Doctor, but then made no other appearances until 2010's "The Hungry Earth."
For more about the Silurians, visit the links below.
Perpugilliam Brown, nicknamed Peri, was an American college student (her major is botany) who traveled with the Fifth and Sixth Doctors. Her first appearance was in the serial "Planet of Fire" and her last was in "The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp."
For more about Peri, visit the links below.
Malcolm Hulke started his career writing children's science fiction serials, but he is most famous for his work on Doctor Who. He created the Time Lord concept and Gallifrey along with Terrance Dicks. He wrote for both the Second and the Third Doctors and was the creator of the Silurians. Hulke also wrote several novelizations for the series.
For more about Malcolm Hulke, visit the links below.
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