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Who-ology : Doctor Who : the official miscellany / Cavan Scott & Mark Wright.

By: Scott, Cavan [author.].
Contributor(s): Wright, Mark [author.] | Wright, Mark.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London] : BBC Books, 2013Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849906197.Other title: Whoology | Doctor Who : the official miscellany | Who-ology : the official miscellany.Subject(s): Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989) -- Miscellanea | Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ) -- Miscellanea | Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Miscellanea | Science fiction television programs -- Great Britain -- MiscellaneaSummary: "Do you know your Sontarans from y our Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallfirey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he's visited in Who-ology, an unforgetable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show's entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, 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"--Cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey?

Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he's visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who .

Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show's entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, 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.

With tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won't believe the wonders that await. Are you ready? Then read on, you clever boy. And remember...

"Do you know your Sontarans from y our Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallfirey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he's visited in Who-ology, an unforgetable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show's entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, 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"--Cover.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • 1 The 50-Year Diary: A Doctor Who Timeline (p. 1)
  • 2 Everyone's Favouritetime Lord: The Many Lives and Changing Faces of the Doctor (p. 27)
  • First and Last Words (p. 28)
  • Doctor Who - The Original Trailer (p. 29)
  • The Doctor by Numbers (p. 31)
  • Who's Who - The Twelve Doctors (p. 32)
  • What's in a Name? (p. 47)
  • John Who? (p. 50)
  • The Doctor's Height (p. 52)
  • Who Goes There (p. 52)
  • Doctor Doubles (p. 54)
  • Doctor... Who? (p. 56)
  • A Doctor of What? (p. 60)
  • The Doctor Is In (p. 61)
  • Unseen Adventures (p. 64)
  • The Last Great Time War (p. 69)
  • Mid-Life Crisis: The Changing Age of the Doctor (p. 73)
  • A Mere Slip of a Girl? (p. 74)
  • A Young, Old Face (p. 74)
  • Fish Fingers and Custard (p. 76)
  • The Doctor's Abilities (p. 78)
  • Other Time Lord Abilities (p. 81)
  • The Doctor's Family Tree (p. 82)
  • The Many Wives of Doctor Who (p. 84)
  • The Doctor's Twin - The Other Doctor (p. 86)
  • The Doctor's Companion - The TARDIS (p. 89)
  • The Doctor's Daughter - Jenny (p. 89)
  • Extended Family (p. 90)
  • The Doctor's Physiology (p. 92)
  • Capacious Pockets (p. 92)
  • The Finest Swordsman in All of Gallifrey (p. 94)
  • Reasons for Regeneration (p. 95)
  • Equipment to Aid Regenerative Crisis (p. 96)
  • 3 The Doctor's Best Friends: Companions and Other Allies (p. 97)
  • Companions by Numbers (p. 97)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 1960s (p. 104)
  • Hello, Goodbye (p. 112)
  • Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before? (p. 115)
  • Return Performances (p. 118)
  • Happy Birthday to Who (p. 118)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 1970s (p. 121)
  • Mustering the Troops - The Creation of UNIT (p. 127)
  • UNIT Personnel (p. 128)
  • The Unknown Soldiers (p. 133)
  • UNIT Call Signs (p. 135)
  • The Life and Times of Nicholas Courtney (p. 138)
  • The Men From UNIT (p. 140)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 1980s (p. 141)
  • The Sorry Ballad of Kamelion (p. 147)
  • Off-Screen Assistants (p. 148)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 1990s (p. 152)
  • Kissing Companions (p. 153)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 2000s (p. 154)
  • Hello Sweetie (p. 159)
  • Companion Roll Call: The 2010s (p. 163)
  • They Keep Killing Rory (p. 165)
  • Occasional Companions (p. 166)
  • Family Ties (p. 168)
  • Extended (Unseen) Families (p. 171)
  • Reasons for Leaving the Doctor (p. 172)
  • 4 A Carnival of Monsters (p. 175)
  • Monstrous First Lines (p. 175)
  • Returning Monsters (p. 178)
  • The Silurians (p. 179)
  • Dinosaurs in Doctor Who (p. 180)
  • Designing Dinos (p. 181)
  • Monster Maker - The Bluffer's Guide To (p. 182)
  • The Lives and Deaths of Davros (p. 183)
  • Bringing Davros to Life (p. 185)
  • Monster Maker - The Bluffer's Guide To (p. 186)
  • A Dalek A-Z (p. 187)
  • Armed and Dangerous (p. 191)
  • Dalek Servants (p. 192)
  • The Only Daleks With Names (p. 194)
  • Dalek Operators (p. 195)
  • Voices of the Daleks (p. 197)
  • Familiar Voices (p. 198)
  • Dalek Variants (p. 199)
  • Colour-Coded Daleks (p. 200)
  • 40 Ways to Defeat a Dalek (p. 202)
  • Universal Monsters (p. 205)
  • Warlords of Mars (p. 208)
  • Bred for War û Sontaran Factoids (p. 210)
  • Sontaran Roll Call (p. 211)
  • Sontaran Forces (p. 212)
  • Worlds of the Cybermen (p. 213)
  • Cyber-Spotter (p. 214)
  • Cyber Converts (p. 218)
  • Mapping the Web of Fear (p. 221)
  • Monster Make-Up (p. 222)
  • 5 Lots of Planets Have a North: A Rough Guide to Earth and Other Worlds (p. 223)
  • The Doctor's World Map (p. 224)
  • The Changing Face of the Oval Office (p. 226)
  • Namedropper (p. 227)
  • Historical Celebrities (p. 231)
  • The Nemesis Comet (p. 234)
  • Celebrity Culture (p. 235)
  • Not Quite Themselves (p. 236)
  • Medical Establishments on Earth (p. 237)
  • The Mysterious World of Doctor Who (p. 238)
  • The Moving Earth (p. 241)
  • TARDIS Log (p. 242)
  • Solar System Stories (p. 244)
  • Welcome to Gallifrey (p. 246)
  • Notable Time Lords (p. 248)
  • The Master Mad-o-meter (p. 250)
  • The Things of Rassilon and Other Gallifreyan Stuff (p. 254)
  • Planets Attacked by the Daleks (p. 257)
  • Shockeye's Kitchen (p. 261)
  • 6 A Kettle and a Piece of String: Technology in Doctor Who (p. 263)
  • TARDIS Components and Equipment (p. 265)
  • The Time Rotor (p. 270)
  • Console Room Designers (p. 271)
  • Some TARDIS Disguises (p. 273)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (p. 275)
  • Sonic Screwdrivers Galore (p. 276)
  • Using the Sonic Screwdriver (p. 277)
  • Known Limitations (p. 280)
  • Psychic Paper (p. 282)
  • The Doctor's Toolkit (p. 283)
  • Who's Driving This Thing? (p. 286)
  • Good Old Bessie (p. 288)
  • 14 Facts About the Whomobile (p. 289)
  • 7 Relative Dimensions: Doctor Who and Popular Culture (p. 291)
  • Soap Who (p. 291)
  • Connecting Doctor Who and The Archers (p. 299)
  • The Name's Who. Doctor Who (p. 300)
  • To Boldly Go Where No TARDIS Has Gone Before (p. 306)
  • Carry On Doctor (p. 308)
  • A Gallifrey Far, Far Away (p. 309)
  • Harry Potter and the Bigger on the Inside (p. 311)
  • TARDIS Library (p. 314)
  • Songs for Eleven (p. 319)
  • Original Songs (p. 324)
  • Doc of the Pops (p. 324)
  • Variations on a Theme (p. 326)
  • Pop Picks (p. 326)
  • Desert Island Discs (p. 327)
  • Doctor Who, This is Your Life (p. 329)
  • Big Screen / Small Screen (p. 330)
  • HitchhikerÆs Guide to the Whoniverse (p. 332)
  • The Other Doctors (p. 333)
  • 8 The Matrix: Behind the Scenes (p. 335)
  • The Long and Short of it (p. 335)
  • The Architects of Doctor Who (p. 336)
  • Prolific Guest Stars (p. 338)
  • Repeat Performance (p. 338)
  • Doctor Who's Most Prolific Writers (p. 341)
  • Director Who (p. 341)
  • Stage Plays and Performances (p. 342)
  • TV Spin-Offs (p. 345)
  • Wireless Who (p. 346)
  • Doctor Who on the Big Screen (p. 347)
  • Stories That Name-Check Themselves (p. 347)
  • How Long Would it Take to Watch Doctor Who? (p. 358)
  • Appendix: Story List (p. 359)
  • Thanks (p. 374)