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Doctor Who Who-ology

Updated on December 7, 2014

Introducing Doctor Who Who-ology

If I hadn't already bought Doctor Who Who-ology then the book would definitely be number one on my Christmas Book Wish List!

Having read the book from cover to cover I can definitely recommend it as a Christmas Gift for the Doctor Who Fan on your Christmas list. In fact there are a number of our friends and family who will be getting a copy!

Like me, anyone who has had the pleasure of getting immersed in the Doctor Who universe is probably excited to be celebrating 50 fantastic years of time travel with The Doctor.

Doctor Who Who-ology would be the ideal gift for a birthday or as a Christmas gift.

A Doctor Who Bible For Every Whovian

A few of our friends are relatively new fans of Doctor Who and I think the Who-ology book is perfect for them as well! So, if you are a new fan, or are buying for new fans would want to understand all the fun and quirky Doctor Who references you keep encountering online and in real life, you need to get your hands on this book.

Who-ology book isn't just for newbies though. It is also perfect for long-time fans. Yes, the book contains some information that you might deem useless since you already know a lot about the program, but it can help you brush up on your Doctor Who knowledge.

Like me you may think that you are already an expert but you might have missed a few things (which is likely, because Doctor who writers love throwbacks, subtle and not-so-subtle ones), and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised to learn about those.

Loads of Doctor Who Tidbits

Doctor Who Who-ology features a fifty-year timeline covering all the significant events that occurred in the Doctor Who universe. It also comes with a list of minor characters and companions presented in chart form for easy comparison. If there are characters you'd like to learn more about, you'd be delighted to read about them in this book (hint: even River Song has her own timeline in detail!). The TARDIS also gets her share of the limelight.

Of course, there's also a list of Doctor Who enemies that you might want to learn more about, which could make things even more exciting in the future. If you are a new fan, knowing the Doctor’s history with his nemeses would give a whole new layer to your TV viewing experience.

A Book Written By A Fan, For Fans

What makes this book amazing is that it is written by someone who obviously loves the show. This book is not a tired rehash of all the things you could easily find in a wiki site. It is a combination of interesting trivia, facts and statistics gleaned from years of being a true-blue Whovian. The information also appears to be well-researched. You will encounter some theories that you might not exactly agree with, but that’s yet another good thing about this book; it could get you thinking and crafting theories, and making your own what-if scenarios.

Highly Readable

This book is especially formatted for light reading. You can also read this in small installments, such as during commercial breaks (which is why it could also be a perfect TV viewing companion). You can read it straight through or just choose a section right in the middle. It is also written in an upbeat tone, which makes it all the more interesting, although strangely enough, some people complain about that, wishing that it is written in an academic tone.

Doctor Who Who-ology seamlessly weaves the classic and the newer Doctor Who series, so whether you have been 'traveling' with the Doctor since his first incarnation or you have just recently discovered how magnificent his adventures are, this book is for you. A lot of people admitted to buying the book without expecting a lot, but they ended up pleasantly surprised.

If you want to give someone an amazing gift (or treat yourself) of a piece of Doctor Who history, or you just want to have a good time reading about the world's favorite "Doctor" (or you know someone who would), go get this book.

Doctor Who Fan In The UK?

If like me you are based in the UK then you will want to get your copy of this amazing book here: Doctor Who Who-ology

An Two Alternatives If They Already Have Who-ology

Of course you may discover that the person you were going to buy Who-ology for has already bought it! But don't worry there are other great Doctor Who Books that you can get them as gifts or treat yourself to!

Doctor Who: Official 50th Anniversary Annual
Doctor Who: Official 50th Anniversary Annual

Do you remember when you couldn't wait for the Annual of your favorite comic character to come out? Well what could be better for the dedicated Doctor Who fan than the Official Annual 2014!


Who Will You Be Buying Who-ology For?

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Will you be buying this book for yourself or does someone you know and love deserve an amazing gift this year?

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      4 years ago

      Just became a fan within the past year. Lovin' every bit of The Doctor. So glad our library carries some of the series and I've also been able to watch some on Netflix.

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      4 years ago

      Great review! Thank you!

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      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Great review. Congrats on LOTD.

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      Donna Cook 

      4 years ago

      Terrific review! I didn't see Dr. Who here in the USA until PBS started airing the series in 1978. Tom Baker will always be my favorite doctor. Loved his cameo in "The Day of the Doctor."

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      5 years ago

      Great show, congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great subject. I came to Dr. Who late -- only about 1 1/2 seasons ago. Love it!

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      5 years ago

      Congratulations LOTD! The only time I ever saw or heard of Dr. Who was on a video...I guess I'm not up to date with this type of interest...but it was an interesting lens to read!

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      5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Maybe! My kids have just started getting interested in Doctor Who and over the last month or so have been working their way through all the episodes since it was re-introduced. They have not yet watched any of the old ones from the original series that i grew up with but hopefully they will get to those ones soon enough. I will definitely look at getting the book here in Australia! Congrats on LOTD!

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      5 years ago

      Great lens Paul - that moment when you realise you saw the first episode - I think I'll be investing in a time machine!

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      5 years ago from England

      Congratulations Paul!! What a wonderful day to get LOTD with Dr Who. Best of British shines through this lens ;)

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Paul, you do know your Doctor Who. Congratulations on the well-deserved Lens of the Day!

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      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Not yet, as I only heard of Dr. Who about a week ago. Thank you for introducing the show! But I will keep it in mind. I'm just thrilled that an almost side-convo on a Squidoo Storytellers (I think it was that one) FB thread resulted in adding Dr. Who to the favorite series list, which resulted eventually in this lens and its spotlight here Lens of the Day. Big CONGRATULATIONS!

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      This is one that would definitely be for me. I watched from the beginning nearly all the episodes until Tom Baker finished. That was during my youth so yes I am in my 60's and that was back in my teens. It is amazing to see how the show changed and adapted to the youth as the years passed. Should be obvious being as he was a Time Lord and all! Well done on the LOTD.

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      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great lens! Congrats on LotD!

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      5 years ago

      Back to say congrats on LOTD on this special Day of the Doctor day! :)

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      5 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Congratulations on LOTD

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Look at that! LotD for Dr Who - congrats Paul!

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      Jason Sositko 

      5 years ago

      Fantastic lens Paul, Certainly worthy of LOTD. I find all of your Dr. Who articles very interesting.

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      winter aconite 

      5 years ago

      My youngest son loves Dr Who! This will be in his Christmas list!

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      Stanley Green 

      5 years ago from Czech Republic

      I would like to read this book myself! Adding to my wish list :)

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      Lisa Auch 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      For Sure my Nephew would love this!

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      5 years ago from France

      I know someone who would want it if they don't have it already. Looking forward to the 23/11/13 when it returns on the BBC. :0)

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      5 years ago from UK

      Love, love, love Dr Who!

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      5 years ago

      This looks like a great book but too old as yet for my 6 year old who is a massive fan. I've just bought her the Dr Who character encyclopedia which you also show because she'll love all the big pictures of the characters and I know she'll be getting me to read most of it for her since we've already done that with the official sticker book! Great review.

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      Jennifer Lawyer 

      5 years ago

      Huge Whovians in our household...Thanks for the great gift idea!

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      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @anonymous: If you get the opportunity then you really should watch Doctor Who :-)

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      5 years ago

      This is quite the review, surely you deserve a prize for this. Alas, I have never watched Dr. Who. Maybe one day.

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      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @flycatcherrr: I know quite staggering really isn't it and still a truly brilliant program

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      5 years ago

      Hard to grasp that it's been half a century since the good doctor first made his appearance! My, but hasn't he aged well? Still as great a series as ever.

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      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Charmcrazey: That's brilliant! Yes it's amazing to think that in just over a month from now we will be celebrating fifty years since William Hartnell first introduced us to the world of Doctor Who

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I can think of someone that would love this gift. 50 years of Dr. Who, wow.

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      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @jptanabe: It really is one of those books that you can just keep on reading, dipping into and then find yourself with a hour or two passed by :-)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I think a Who-ology would be perfect for me! I would love to read it during commercial breaks, as you suggest, if not while drinking my tea in the afternoon.

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      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Richard-H: We shall have to see what Santa or the birthday delivery person brings then Richard :-)

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      5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      It's my birthday close to November 23, Paul, so I'll e-mail you my address LOL! ;)


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