Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062742264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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THE book the Time Lords (including the Doctor) read when studying at the Academy, the full-color in-world history that pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the many and contradictory accounts that survived the Last Great Time War. Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells the story of all of this ancient, legendary civilization, of notable historical figures, of Gallifrey itself, of the Time War and much more. The planet Gallifrey. The Shining World of the Seven Systems. Often to be found in the constellation of Kasterborous. Birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations in the universe: The Time Lords. From their technologies and strategies to the renegades like the Master and the Doctor himself, this is the definitive guide to the oldest and most powerful civilization in the universe. They invented black holes, transmits, stellar manipulators, and they atrophied. A bunch of elderly academics in funny hats, the Time Lords watched the whole history of creation. This was the civilization that inflicted some of its most renowned and deadly renegades and criminals on the universe: the Master, the Rani, the Monk, the War Chief, yet it was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of the Great Vampires, the Racnoss and the Fendahl. Featuring full-color, never-before-seen illustrations and a beautiful interior design, this is a highly collectible in-world companion no Whovian can be without.
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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062666864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 1836

THE book the Time Lords (including the Doctor) read when studying at the Academy, the full-color in-world history that pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the many and contradictory accounts that survived the Last Great Time War. Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells the story of all of this ancient, legendary civilization, of notable historical figures, of Gallifrey itself, of the Time War and much more. The planet Gallifrey. The Shining World of the Seven Systems. Often to be found in the constellation of Kasterborous. Birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations in the universe: The Time Lords. From their technologies and strategies to the renegades like the Master and the Doctor himself, this is the definitive guide to the oldest and most powerful civilization in the universe. They invented black holes, transmits, stellar manipulators, and they atrophied. A bunch of elderly academics in funny hats, the Time Lords watched the whole history of creation. This was the civilization that inflicted some of its most renowned and deadly renegades and criminals on the universe: the Master, the Rani, the Monk, the War Chief, yet it was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of the Great Vampires, the Racnoss and the Fendahl. Featuring full-color, never-before-seen illustrations and a beautiful interior design, this is a highly collectible in-world companion no Whovian can be without.
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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552125

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 656

The Time Lords are an immensely civilised, and immensely powerful, race. Yet we know very little about them, save that they can live forever (barring accidents) and possess the secrets of space and time travel. Their history has been shrouded in myth and mystery. Until now. A Brief History of Time Lords unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race - a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of its most fearsome enemies. Drawn from the ancient records of Gallifrey, and handed down from generation to generation, this remarkable book reveals the Time Lords in all of their guises: pioneers and power-mad conspirators, time-travellers and tyrants, creators and destroyers. Be careful who you share it with.
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A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

Author: Goss Tribe,James Goss,Steve Tribe

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785940484

Category:

Page: 256

View: 5349

Every object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it: the Doctor. Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it's a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn. Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare's lost play. You'll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid. A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.
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Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived

Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords

Author: Christel Dee,Simon Guerrier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473531624

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 4425

Meet the women who run the Whoniverse. From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, they don’t let anything hold them back. Featuring historical women such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria alongside fan favourites like Rose Tyler and Missy, The Women Who Lived tells the stories of women throughout space and time. Beautifully illustrated by a team of all-female artists, this collection of inspirational tales celebrates the power of women to change the universe.
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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse

Author: Justin Richards,George Mann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 6627

The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race – from the formation of Earth round the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond – to New Earth, and Utopia... Along the way, The Whoniverse also explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many many more... We visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar, to explore how their histories have coincided with the Time Lords, and with our own. With full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography throughout, The Whoniverse is a dramatic retelling of the uprisings, wars and battles that formed Doctor Who's universe, and an astonishing compendium of the races that live within it. It is the definitive, essential companion to this universe, and any other.
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The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

Author: Simon Guerrier,Dr. Marek Kukula

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142970

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8301

Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction – but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction? The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who in a whole new light, weaving together a series of all-new adventures, featuring every incarnation of the Doctor. With commentary that explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. This book is your chance to be the Doctor's companion and explore what's out there. It will make you laugh, and think, and see the world around you differently. Because anything could be out there. And going out there is the only way to learn what it is.
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Doctor Who

A History

Author: Alan Kistler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493000160

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 1868

Premiering the day after the JFK assassination, Doctor Who humbly launched one of the entertainment world’s first super-brands. We begin with a look at TV programming of the day and the original pitch documents before delving into the Daleks, which almost didn’t make the cut but inspired many monsters to follow. After three years, First Doctor William Hartnell left, prompting the BBC to recast their hit rather than end it, giving us the first “regeneration” and making TV history. We follow the succession of Doctors—including Third Doctor Jon Pertwee, exiled to Earth and targeted by the Master—and see how the program reflected the feminism of the 1970s while gaining mainstream popularity with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker . . . until declining support from the BBC eventually led to cancelation. Fan outcry saved the series only for it to suffer a repeat cancelation. Yet many continued to enjoy the Whoniverse in syndication, novels, audio dramas, and Doctor Who Magazine. Paul McGann impressed many as the Eighth Doctor in a 1996 TV movie, but it failed to reignite the series. A new age dawned in 2005 with Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and a serious special effects budget before Tenth Doctor David Tennant helped rocket the series to international popularity and a new era of spinoffs. With Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, the show became a bona fide success here in America. Following the program’s fiftieth anniversary, Whovians will meet the Twelfth Doctor, ushering in yet another era for the unstoppable Time Lord. Featuring discussions of concepts and characters, with insights from producers, writers, and actors from across the years, here is a rich, behind-the-camera investigation into the dazzling multiverse of Doctor Who.
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Time Lord Fairy Tales

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405928519

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 640

View: 2317

We are all stories, in the end . . . Sixteen tales of ancient wonder and mystery, passed down through generations of Time Lords. Dark, beautiful and twisted, these stories are filled with nightmarish terrors and heroic triumphs, from across all of time and space.
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Doctor Who: Dalek

The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe

Author: George Mann,Justin Richards,Cavan Scott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530822

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9246

Dalek is the never-before-told history of the Doctor's most dangerous enemies, the famous ‘Outer Space Robot People’ of the planet Skaro - from their genesis in the thousand-year conflict between Thals and Kaleds, to their survival of the Time War and (as foreseen by the Time Lords) their conquest of the universe. Along the way, the authors also reveal all-new stories about these legendary creatures - terrifying near-mythical adventures, startling visual recreations of never-before-seen conflicts, and more. Each of them helps shed new light on what has become the most feared alien race in the universe. With full-colour illustrations, concept art, cutaways, diagrams, comic strips and more, Dalek is a dramatic retelling of the ascent of the 'supreme race', and the story of the mysteries that lurk in unexplored corners of the universe. It is the ultimate celebration of all things Dalek.
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Doctor Who: Who-ology

Author: Cavan Scott,Mark Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141257

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 3706

Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through over 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s galactic run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Heaven itself, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. Now fully updated to cover everything through to the 12th Doctor's final episode, and with tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won’t believe the wonders that await.
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The Vault

Author: Marcus Hearn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849905819

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 7521

Drawing on unseen and iconic material from the BBC archive and private collectors, The Vault is an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who, via carefully selected photographs, props, costumes designs, production memos, letters, scripts and more. This is the full and official story of Doctor Who, from the first pre-production memos in 1963 to the most recent props created for the 2013 series, including interviews with key contributors and scores of prop photos, design sketches and behind the scenes stills from every decade of the show's production. Taking you year by year through the world's longest running science fiction series, Marcus Hearn explores the show's groundbreaking innovations as well as its impact on popular culture through books and comics, magazines and toys, merchandise and ephemera. The Vault is a collectorâe(tm)s dream and the ultimate celebration of Doctor Who.
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Doctor Who

Official Guide on How to Be a Time Lord

Author: Craig Donaghy,Various

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9780723294368

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9404

This ancient Time Lord manual has been kicking around the TARDIS for thousands of years, giving the Doctor plenty of time to 'improve' it with scribbles, doodles and post-it notes as a gift for his successor, the Twelfth Doctor. He's even ripped out the middle of the book and replaced it with a scrapbook packed with everything important to our hero, and how to be just like him! So if you have ever wondered if you'd cut it in the Time Lord Academy, how to fly the TARDIS, or the correct way to dip a fish finger into custard, this is the book for you! Essential reading for all aspiring Time Lords!
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A History of Humankind

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation Staff

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405926539

Category:

Page: 176

View: 514

Over billions of years of time travel, the Doctor has run into his fair share ofimportant people - and he's formed opinions on most of them too. Now theTwelfth Doctor has got hold of a history textbook from Coal Hill School, andhe's decided to improve it with notes of his own.From Nefertiti to Robin Hood, this essential Doctor's guide gives us hisunique take on Earth's most famous historical figures. Through annotations,scribblings and his trademark snarky humour, the Doctor has plenty to sayabout the pudding-brained humans he's met on his travels. It's history . . .but perhaps not quite as you know it!
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Doctor Who 50

The Essential Guide

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405914000

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 6092

Looks at all eleven Doctors through the ages, noting their friends, enemies, and adventures.
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Doctor Who: a Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785942167

Category:

Page: 160

View: 9233

The Time Lords are an immensely civilised, and immensely powerful, race. Yet we know very little about them, save that they can live forever (barring accidents) and possess the secrets of space and time travel. Their history has been shrouded in myth and mystery. Until now. A Brief History of Time Lords unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race - a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of its most fearsome enemies. Drawn from the ancient records of Gallifrey, and handed down from generation to generation, this remarkable book reveals the Time Lords in all of their guises: pioneers and power-mad conspirators, time-travellers and tyrants, creators and destroyers. Be careful who you share it with.
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Engines of War

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Doctor Who (BBC)

ISBN: 0553447661

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 420

The Doctor does not like to remember the version of himself that lived during the Time Wars, when he crashed on the planet Moldox, where the Dalek took humans prisoner, and he joined forces with a young Dalek hunter, Cinder.
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Twelve Doctors of Christmas

Author: Scott Handcock

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405928953

Category:

Page: 272

View: 8234

A new illustrated collection of Doctor Who stories, each featuring one of the twelve Doctors off on a festive adventure in his trusty TARDIS. These adventures will be full of magic, mystery, excitement - and everything else that fans love about a Doctor Who Christmas special.
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Doctor Who

11 Doctors, 11 Stories

Author: Eoin Colfer,Michael Scott,Philip Reeve,Marcus Sedgwick,Patrick Ness,Richelle Mead

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141348940

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 516

View: 7637

Collects stories featuring each incarnation of the Doctor in all new adventures by such authors as Eoin Colfer, Richelle Mead, and Neil Gaiman.
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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

Author: Richard Dinnick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530806

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5486

For thousands of years, epic stories have been passed down from Time Lord to student, generation to generation. The truth of these tales was lost millennia ago, but the myths and legends themselves are timeless. These are the most enduring of those tales. From the princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara, to the Vardon Horse of Xeriphin, these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet. Myths hold up a mirror to our past, present and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes and fears. A collection of epic adventures from the Time Lords’ mist-covered past, Myths and Legends is an unforgettable gallery of heroes and villains, gods and monsters.
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