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 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, 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 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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