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

The Silurians

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. 

Peri Brown

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

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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