The Vault

Author: Marcus Hearn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849905819

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 9424

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 50

The Essential Guide

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405914000

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 2366

Looks at all eleven Doctors through the ages, noting their friends, enemies, and adventures.
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Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0385346778

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4008

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. ‘They like the Shadows. You know them as Plague Warriors…’ When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned… The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.
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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: 8230

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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Where's the Doctor?

Author: Jamie Smart

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9781405909044

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1073

A treasury of intricately detailed intergalactic images features the intrepid Doctor Who, who travels through time and space on spreads that invite young fans to find the doctor hidden among Cybermen, Daleks and other series-inspired characters and objects. Reprint. TV tie-in.
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Doctor Who: Who-ology

Author: Cavan Scott,Mark Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141257

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 1199

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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Doctor Who: Rose (Target Collection)

Author: Russell T Davies

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473531233

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8925

Discover the new Doctor Who classics. “Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!” In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.
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Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416925

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5909

WHATEVER YOU BORROW MUST BE REPAID... Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Scenting something sinister, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments. Borrowed Time is a thrilling race against the clock from Naomi A Alderman, the Bailey’s Prize winning author of The Power featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television. ‘Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer’ - Sunday Times
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Doctor Who

A History

Author: Alan Kistler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493000160

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 3758

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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Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Dan Abnett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140234

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 376

The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They’re trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It’s almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up? An adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory
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A History of Humankind

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation Staff

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405926539

Category:

Page: 176

View: 9500

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: Twice Upon a Time

12th Doctor Novelisation

Author: Paul Cornell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473531276

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6477

Discover the new Doctor Who classics. Still reeling from his encounter with the Cybermen, the First Doctor stumbles through the bitter Antarctic wind, resisting the approaching regeneration with all his strength. But as he fights his way through the snowdrifts, he comes across the familiar shape of a blue police box, and a mysterious figure who introduces himself as the Doctor... Thrown together at their most vulnerable moments, the two Doctors must discover why the snowflakes are suspended in the sky, why a First World War Captain has been lifted from his time stream moments before his death, and who is the mysterious Glass Woman who knows their true name. The Doctor is reunited with Bill, but is she all she seems? And can he hold out against the coming regeneration?
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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: 1944

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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Doctor Who and the Daleks

Author: David Whitaker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446417034

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6404

The mysterious Doctor and his grandaughter Susan are joined by unwilling adventurers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright in an epic struggle for survival on an alien planet. In a vast metal city they discover the survivors of a terrible nuclear war - the Daleks. Held captive in the deepest levels of the city, can the Doctor and his new companions stop the Daleks' plan to totally exterminate their mortal enemies, the peace-loving Thals? More importantly, even if they can escape from the Daleks, will Ian and Barbara ever see their home planet Earth again? This novel is based on the second Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 21 December 1963-1 February 1964. Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara
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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062742264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 5245

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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Option Lock

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Bbc Books

ISBN: 9780563405832

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6772

"Landing in present-day England, all appears serene as the Doctor and Sam emerge from the TARDIS into the idyllic grounds of the Silver family's ancestral home. Only when they enter the house do they suspect that things are not what they see. How far-reaching is the strange power of a secret society almost 700 years old, and how is it linked to the mysterious Station Nine? And what is the significance of a series of paintings that drove a man to suicide? From thirteenth-century England to the former Soviet Union, from the United States to the cold wastes of space, the various strands of a complex plan come together and threaten to engulf the world in a nightmare of nuclear destruction."--Page 4 of cover.
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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

Author: Richard Dinnick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530806

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6602

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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Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062344427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4571

Newly discovered entries and drawings in William Shakespeare’s journals reveal for the first time the astounding relationship between the great Bard and the Doctor. Since his first adventure in 1963, the Doctor has enjoyed many encounters with William Shakespeare. Now, BBC Books has rediscovered notebooks, long thought lost, compiled by the Bard in which he divulges the influential role the Doctor played in his creative life. Here are the original notes for Hamlet, including a very different appearance by the ghost; early versions of great lines (“To reverse or not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow”); the true story of how the faeries of A Midsummer Night’s Dream were first imagined; stage directions for plays adjusted to remove references to a mysterious blue box; and much, much more.
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The Official Annual 2017

Author: BBC,British Broadcasting Corporation Staff

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405926492

Category:

Page: 64

View: 4053

Join the Doctor for brand-new adventures on boardthe TARDIS in this year's Doctor WhoAnnual. With secrets from the latestseries, fact files on the latest terrifyingmonsters, exciting comic strips, stories, puzzles and activities, it'sthe perfect read for any fan of thebrilliant BBC show DoctorWho.
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Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Book Two

Author: Nick Abadzis,Cavan Scott,George Mann

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785863479

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 5444

When the universe is threatened, when the laws of Time, Space and Reality break down, different incarnations of the Doctor can meet. It should never happen. But this is one of those days! Witness an unprecedented crossover between all thirteen Doctors as they battle an all-consuming white hole - and uncover the deadly secret of the void between universes!
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