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The Whoniverse

All about Dr. Who!

Logo Over The Years

Logo Over The Years

Doctor Who Logo

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

Headless Monks

The Headless Monks, also known as the Order of the Headless, were a religious order who believed in listening to their hearts rather than their minds, so they beheaded themselves and placed their heads inside a device. They were first featured in the episode "A Good Man Goes to War," with the Eleventh Doctor.

For more about Headless Monks, visit the links below. 

Nyssa

Nyssa, an aristocrat of Traken, was a companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors played by Sarah Sutton. She was created for the serial "The Keeper of Traken," but it was later decided to add her to the cast as a continuing character.

For more about Nyssa, visit the links below.

David Whitaker

David Whitaker contributed to the creation of Doctor Who. He served as the first script editor for the series and published the first novelization of a Doctor Who serial. His first serial was "The Edge of Destruction,"  featuring the First Doctor - because the series at that time had "no budget and minimal resources," he made the story character-driven and he wrote the scripts in 2 days.

For more about David Whitaker, visit the links below.

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