The Whoniverse

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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

The Monk

The Monk, sometimes called the Meddling Monk, was an adversary of the First Doctor, who appeared in "The Time Meddler" and "The Daleks' Master Plan." The Monk was the first Time Lord (though that name was not in use yet) other than the Doctor and his companions to appear in the show, and the first villain to return. The Monk traveled in a stolen TARDIS that was superior to the Doctor's, but the Doctor was able to steal its directional unit and maroon the meddler.

For more about the Monk, visit the links below. 

Tegan Jovanka

Tegan was an Australian airline stewardess trainee and a native of Brisbane who was a companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. She first appeared in the episode "Logopolis" and her last regular appearance was in "Resurrection of the Daleks." Tegan was loud, direct, and no-nonsense, and she bickered with the Doctor and his other companions, though ultimately she was too rocked by her experiences to continue her travels with the Doctor.

For more about Tegan, visit the links below.

Pip & Jane Baker

Philip (Pip) and Jane Baker were an English husband-and-wife writing duo, best known for their work on Doctor Who, for which they wrote 4 serials. Their work inspired a Pip and Jane Baker Worship Page, but also created a fair amount of controversy. The new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, famously called one of their episodes "boring" in 1986.

For more about Pip & Jane Baker, visit the links below.

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