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Doctor Who – The What, Where, and How: A Fannish Guide to the TARDIS-Sized Pop Culture Jam

ISBN-13: 978-0615922430 (LitCrit Press)

November 2013

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The Catch-Up Guide to Doctor Who LitCrit Press. Dec 2014

Repeat Characters, Plot Arcs, Heroes, Monsters, and the Doctor All Made Clear

This book explains showrunner Steven Moffat’s complex story arcs from beginning to end along with running jokes and unseen references to previous stories. Get the quick simple histories of the Daleks, the Brigadier, and all the top characters and species. Read a quick overview on each Doctor and companion, plus their favorite tools and accessories. What is known about the Doctor’s name, childhood, age, and family? Which are the best companions? The worst? From bowties and fez to sonic screwdriver and chameleon circuits, it’s all inside up to Series Nine.

 

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Whoniverse Episode Guide  List of Doctors and Companions

 

 

Doctor Who: The Where, What, and How

Doctor Who is a show about books, TV, and science fiction for the fans within us all: The Tenth Doctor loves Harry Potter, the Eleventh Doctor wears costumes, Martha Jones wants to record Shakespeare’s lost play and sell it on the internet. As the characters gush over Agatha Christie or tangle with Men in Black, they enter a self-referential world of fiction about fiction, delighting in pure fandom. Producers Davies and Moffat nod to their other creations, from Sherlock to Casanova, and share their love for both the classic series and the larger world of Doctor Who novels, audio books, and comics. As the franchise riffs off Star Trek, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, and Hitchhiker’s Guide, it both celebrates the world’s most popular works and takes its place among them.

 

Doctor Who and the Hero’s Journey

The Doctor is certainly the legend with untold faces, the mythic hero who dies to save mankind only to return, regenerated into an undying god with new wisdom of the ages. But his companions are journeying too. Rose Tyler and Donna Noble cross the TARDIS threshold and grow from ordinary women into goddesses of transcendent light, restoring the world with their golden auras. Martha learns faith and Amy, the power of imagination, until both can save the Doctor purely with the strength of their belief. By willing the world to reshape itself, they harness the power of the oldest goddesses who ruled with creation magic rather than conquest. River Song is the divine child of the TARDIS, magic itself, while Clara learns the heroine’s mythic power of spreading herself through eternity and thus reshaping reality as the Doctor’s world. United, they battle for the earth’s redemption by confronting the shadows within.

 

 

List of Doctors and Companions
The Doctor (s):
1. William Hartnell 1963 – 1966
2. Patrick Troughton 1966 – 1969
3. Jon Pertwee 1970 – 1974
4. Tom Baker 1974 – 1981
5. Peter Davison 1981 – 1984
6. Colin Baker 1984 – 1986
7. Sylvester McCoy 1987 – 1989
8. Paul McGann (1996 movie + audio productions)
9. Christopher Eccleston 2005
10. David Tennant 2005 – 2009
11. Matt Smith 2010 – 2013
?. John Hurt 2013
12. Peter Capaldi 2014

Principal Companions:
Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman 1963 – 1964
Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright 1963 – 1965
William Russell as Ian Chesterton 1963 – 1965
Maureen O’Brien as Vicki 1965
Adrienne Hill as Katarina 1965
Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom 1965
Peter Purves as Steven Taylor 1965 – 1966
Jackie Lane as Dodo (Dorothea) Chaplet 1966
Anneka Wills as Polly 1966 – 1967
Michael Craze as Ben Jackson 1966 – 1967
Fraser Hines as Jamie McCrimmon 1966 – 1969
Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield 1967 – 1968
Wendy Padbury as Zoe Heriot 1968 – 1969
Caroline John as Liz Shaw 1970
Katy Manning as Jo Grant 1971 – 1973
Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 1973 – 1976
Ian Marter as Surgeon Lt Harry Sullivan, RN 1974 – 1975
Louise Jameson as Leela 1977 – 1978
Mary Tamm as Romana 1978
Lalla Ward as Romana 1979 – 1981
Matthew Waterhouse as Adric 1980 – 1982
Sarah Sutton as Nyssa 1981 – 1983
Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka 1981 – 1984
Mark Strickson as Turlough 1983 – 1984
Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown 1984 – 1986
Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush 1986 – 1987
Sophie Aldred as Ace 1987 – 1989
Daphne Ashbrook as Doctor Grace Holloway 1996
Billie Piper as Rose Tyler 2005 – 2006
Bruno Langley as Adam Mitchell 2005
John Barrowman as Jack Harkness 2005
Noel Clarke as Mickey Smith 2006
Freema Ageyman as Martha Jones 2007
Catherine Tate as Donna Noble 2008
Karen Gillan as Amy Pond 2010 – 2012
Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams 2010 – 2012
Alex Kingston as River Song 2010 -2013
Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara Oswin Oswald 2012 –

 

 

Whoniverse Episode Guide

 

First Doctor (William Hartnell) Seasons 1-3 1963-1965

  1. An Unearthly Child
  2. The Daleks
  3. The Edge of Destruction
  4. Marco Polo
  5. The Keys of Marinus
  6. The Aztecs
  7. The Sensorites
  8. The Reign of Terror
  9. Planet of Giants
  10. The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  11. The Rescue
  12. The Romans
  13. The Web Planet
  14. The Crusade
  15. The Space Museum
  16. The Chase
  17. The Time Meddler
  18. Galaxy 4
  19. Mission to the Unknown
  20. The Myth Makers
  21. The Daleks’ Master Plan
  22. The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve
  23. The Ark
  24. The Celestial Toymaker
  25. The Gunfighters
  26. The Savages
  27. The War Machines
  28. The Smugglers
  29. The Tenth Planet

 

Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) Seasons 4-6 1966-1968

  1. The Power of the Daleks
  2. The Highlanders
  3. The Underwater Menace
  4. The Moonbase
  5. The Macra Terror
  6. The Faceless Ones
  7. The Evil of the Daleks
  8. The Tomb of the Cybermen
  9. The Abominable Snowmen
  10. The Ice Warriors
  11. The Enemy of the World
  12. The Web of Fear
  13. Fury from the Deep
  14. The Wheel in Space
  15. The Dominators
  16. The Mind Robber
  17. The Invasion
  18. The Krotons
  19. The Seeds of Death
  20. The Space Pirates
  21. The War Games
  22. Spearhead from Space
  23. Doctor Who and the Silurians
  24. The Ambassadors of Death
  25. Inferno

 

Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) Seasons 7-11 1970-1973

  1. Terror of the Autons
  2. The Mind of Evil
  3. The Claws of Axos
  4. Colony in Space
  5. The Dæmons
  6. Day of the Daleks
  7. The Curse of Peladon
  8. The Sea Devils
  9. The Mutants
  10. The Time Monster
  11. The Three Doctors
  12. Carnival of Monsters
  13. Frontier in Space
  14. Planet of the Daleks
  15. The Green Death

 

Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) Seasons 12-18 1974-1980

  1. The Time Warrior
  2. Invasion of the Dinosaurs
  3. Death to the Daleks
  4. The Monster of Peladon
  5. Planet of the Spiders
  6. Robot
  7. The Ark in Space
  8. The Sontaran Experiment
  9. Genesis of the Daleks
  10. Revenge of the Cybermen
  11. Terror of the Zygons
  12. Planet of Evil
  13. Pyramids of Mars
  14. The Android Invasion
  15. The Brain of Morbius
  16. The Seeds of Doom
  17. The Masque of Mandragora
  18. The Hand of Fear
  19. The Deadly Assassin
  20. The Face of Evil
  21. The Robots of Death
  22. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  23. Horror of Fang Rock
  24. The Invisible Enemy
  25. Image of the Fendahl
  26. The Sun Makers
  27. Underworld
  28. The Invasion of Time
  29. The Ribos Operation
  30. The Pirate Planet
  31. The Stones of Blood
  32. The Androids of Tara
  33. The Power of Kroll
  34. The Armageddon Factor
  35. Destiny of the Daleks
  36. City of Death
  37. The Creature from the Pit
  38. Nightmare of Eden
  39. The Horns of Nimon
  40. The Leisure Hive
  41. Meglos
  42. Full Circle
  43. State of Decay
  44. Warriors’ Gate
  45. The Keeper Of Traken
  46. Logopolis

 

Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) Seasons 19-21 1982-1984

  1. Castrovalva
  2. Four To Doomsday
  3. Kinda
  4. The Visitation
  5. Black Orchid
  6. Earthshock
  7. Time-Flight
  8. Arc of Infinity
  9. Snakedance
  10. Mawdryn Undead
  11. Terminus
  12. Enlightenment
  13. The King’s Demons
  14. The Five Doctors
  15. Warriors Of The Deep
  16. The Awakening
  17. Frontios
  18. Resurrection of the Daleks
  19. Planet of Fire
  20. The Caves of Androzani

 

Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) Seasons 22-23 1985-1986

  1. The Twin Dilemma
  2. Attack of the Cybermen
  3. Vengeance On Varos
  4. The Mark of The Rani
  5. The Two Doctors
  6. Timelash
  7. Revelation of the Daleks
  8. The Trial of a Time Lord

The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet

The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp

The Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids

The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe

 

Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) Seasons 24-26 1987-1989

  1. Time and the Rani
  2. Paradise Towers
  3. Delta and the Bannermen
  4. Dragonfire
  5. Remembrance of the Daleks
  6. The Happiness Patrol
  7. Silver Nemesis
  8. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  9. Battlefield
  10. Ghost Light
  11. The Curse of Fenric
  12. Survival

 

Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) 1996

156 Doctor Who Television Movie (The Enemy Within)

 

Old Series Numbering New Who Modern Numbering
 

Series 1

2005

 

Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler

157 Rose 1.1
158 The End of the World 1.2
159 The Unquiet Dead 1.3
160 Aliens of London 1.4
World War Three 1.5
161 Dalek 1.6
162 The Long Game 1.7
163 Father’s Day 1.8
164 The Empty Child 1.9
The Doctor Dances 1.10
165 Boom Town 1.11
166 Bad Wolf 1.12
The Parting of the Ways 1.13
Children in Need

 

Short
Series 2

2006

Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler
167 The Christmas Invasion Christmas Special
168 New Earth 2.1
169 Tooth and Claw 2.2
170 School Reunion 2.3
171 The Girl in the Fireplace 2.4
172 Rise of the Cybermen 2.5
The Age of Steel 2.6
173 The Idiot’s Lantern 2.7
174 The Impossible Planet 2.8
The Satan Pit 2.9
175 Love & Monsters 2.1
176 Fear Her 2.11
177 Army of Ghosts 2.12
Doomsday 2.13
Series 3

2007

Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones
178 The Runaway Bride Christmas Special
179 Smith and Jones 3.1
180 The Shakespeare Code 3.2
181 Gridlock 3.3
182 Daleks in Manhattan 3.4
Evolution of the Daleks 3.5
183 The Lazarus Experiment 3.6
184 42 3.7
185 Human Nature 3.8
The Family of Blood 3.9
186 Blink 3.1
187 Utopia 3.11
The Sound of Drums 3.12
Last of the Time Lords 3.13
Time Crash Short
Voyage of the Damned Christmas Special
Series 4

2008

Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble
189 Partners in Crime 4.1
190 The Fires of Pompeii 4.3
191 Planet of the Ood 4.2
192 The Sontaran Stratagem 4.4
The Poison Sky 4.5
193 The Doctor’s Daughter 4.6
194 The Unicorn and the Wasp 4.7
195 Silence in the Library 4.9
Forest of the Dead 4.1
196 Midnight 4.8
197 Turn Left 4.11
198 The Stolen Earth 4.12
199 Journey’s End 4.13
200 The Next Doctor Christmas Special
201 The Planet of the Dead Easter Special
202 The Waters of Mars Fall Special
203 The End of Time Christmas and New Year Specials
Series 5

2010

Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond
203 The Eleventh Hour 5.1
Meanwhile in the TARDIS Short
204 The Beast Below 5.2
205 Victory of the Daleks 5.3
206 The Time of Angels 5.4
Flesh and Stone 5.5
Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2 Short
207 The Vampires of Venice 5.6
208 Amy’s Choice 5.7
209 The Hungry Earth 5.8
Cold Blood 5.9
210 Vincent and the Doctor 5.10
211 The Lodger 5.11
212 The Pandorica Opens 5.12
The Big Bang 5.13
213 A Christmas Carol Christmas Special
Space/Time Short
Series 6

2011

Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
214 The Impossible Astronaut 6.1
Day of the Moon 6.2
215 The Curse of the Black Spot 6.3
216 The Doctor’s Wife 6.4
217 The Rebel Flesh 6.5
The Almost People 6.6
218 A Good Man Goes to War 6.7
219 Let’s Kill Hitler 6.8
Night and the Doctor 5 Shorts
220 Night Terrors 6.9
221 The Girl Who Waited 6.10
222 The God Complex 6.11
223 Closing Time 6.12
224 The Wedding of River Song 6.13
225 The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe Christmas Special
Pond Life 5 Shorts
Series 7

2012-2013

Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Clara Oswald
226 Asylum of the Daleks 7.1
227 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 7.2
228 A Town Called Mercy 7.3
229 The Power of Three 7.4
230 The Angels Take Manhattan 7.5
231 The Snowmen Christmas Special
232 The Bells of Saint John 7.6
233 The Rings of Akhaten 7.7
234 Cold War 7.8
235 Hide 7.9
236 Journey to the Centre of the Tardis 7.10
237 The Crimson Horror 7.11
238 Nightmare in Silver 7.12
239 The Name of the Doctor 7.13
240 The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary

 

Torchwood

Series 1 2006
Everything Changes 1.1
Day One 1.2
Ghost Machine 1.3
Cyberwoman 1.4
Small Worlds 1.5
Countrycide 1.6
Greeks Bearing Gifts 1.7
They Keep Killing Suzie 1.8
Random Shoes 1.9
Out of Time 1.10
Combat 1.11
Captain Jack Harkness 1.12
End of Days 1.13
Series 2 2008
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2.1
Sleeper 2.2
To the Last Man 2.3
Meat 2.4
Adam 2.5
Reset 2.6
Dead Man Walking 2.7
A Day in the Death 2.8
Something Borrowed 2.9
From Out of the Rain 2.10
Adrift 2.11
Fragments 2.12
Exit Wounds 2.13
 

 

2009 Miniseries

Children of Earth

5 parts
2011 Miniseries

Miracle Day

10 parts

 

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Series 1 2007
Invasion of the Bane New Year’s Special
Revenge of the Slitheen 1.1-1.2
Eye of the Gorgon 1.3-1.4
Warriors of Kudlak 1.5-1.6
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? 1.7-1.8
The Lost Boy 1.9-1.10
Series 2 2008
The Last Sontaran 2.1-2.2
The Day of the Clown 2.3-2.4
Secrets of the Stars 2.5-2.6
The Mark of the Berserker 2.7-2.8
The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith 2.9-2.10
Enemy of the Bane 2.11-2.12
Series 3 2009
From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love Short
Prisoner of the Judoon 3.1-3.2
The Mad Woman in the Attic 3.3-3.4
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith 3.5-3.6
The Eternity Trap 3.7-3.8
Mona Lisa’s Revenge 3.9-3.10
The Gift 3.11-3.12

 

Series 4 2010
The Nightmare Man 4.1-4.2
The Vault of Secrets 4.3-4.4
Death of the Doctor 4.5-4.6
The Empty Planet 4.7-4.8
Lost in Time 4.9-4.10
Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith 4.11-4.12
Series 5 2011
Sky 5.1-5.2
The Curse of Clyde Langer 5.3-5.4
The Man Who Never Was 5.5-5.6

 

 

Additional Specials

Dr. Who and the Daleks (Peter Cushing as the Doctor) 1965

Daleks’ Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D (Peter Cushing as the Doctor) 1966

Shada, Unfinished episode released later on DVD (Fourth Doctor and Romana) 1979

K-9 and Company: A Girl’s Best Friend (Sarah Jane Smith) 1981

Dimensions in Time, Crossover with EastEnders (Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor plus many of the companions) 1993

Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (Rowan Atkinson, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant and Jim Broadbent as the Doctor) 1999

Death Comes to Time, webcast (Seventh Doctor and Ace) 2001

Real Time, webcast (Sixth Doctor) 2002

Scream of the Shalka (Richard Grant as the Doctor) 2003

Attack of the Graske (Tenth Doctor and Rose short) 2005

Tardisodes, one minute introductions to each Series Two episode (Tenth Doctor and Rose), 2006

The Infinite Quest (Tenth Doctor and Martha) 2007

Music of the Spheres (Tenth Doctor short) 2008

Dreamland (Tenth Doctor) 2009

K-9, animated show (John Leeson as K-9) 2009-2010.

“500 miles” and “The Ballad of Russell and Julie,” music videos (Tenth Doctor and cast and crew) 2010

Death is the Only Answer (Eleventh Doctor short) 2011

The Doctor’s Clothes (Eleventh Doctor short) 2011

Good as Gold (Eleventh Doctor short) 2012

The Night of the Doctor (Eighth Doctor short) 2013

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