As a fan of Doctor Who, I am looking forward to the Christmas special airing this Christmas Day on the Space channel. This has become an annual tradition in my house as it is for Whovians (fans of Doctor Who) the world over. For the unintiated this series is a popular British television show that ran from 1963 to 1989 and came back to television in 2005 and continues to be popular today. The series is on it's 13th doctor and each fan has their favourite Doctor.
To help gear up for the special, Toronto Public Library has a substantial number of materials for fans to discover in book form, short stories, DVD, eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels and some books that can only be discovered at the Merril Collection which is housed in Lillian H. Smith branch. I will highlight a few from each format and I encourage fans, new and faithful, to discover the full extent of our collections.
This is Douglas Adams completing the story of Shada, the episode that never made it to air. This is based on Adams' script.
To get the gossip on the man who has saved the Earth countless times from his closest friends and letters, this is a must read.
If you are keen to add to your knowledge of the Doctor then this book will provide details relating to the Doctor's enemies.
Short stories brought to you by the leading sci fi authors of the era.
This is last year's Christmas special which marked the 800th episode of the series and was a critically acclaimed episode.
This is the 2012 Christmas special with some old favourites returning for this special.
The Doctor and Donna run around time and space encountering Pompeii, Agatha Christie and the universe's largest library.
This is a novelization of an old episode and introduces the Silurians, a reptilian race who used to dominate the Earth.
This novelization features the Doctor against the Master, the only other Time Lord in existence.
This is a novelization of the Doctor again battling those he fought in the Great Time War, the Daleks who seek to simply exterminate with great prejudice.
This graphic novel features all 11 doctors in their own stories.
This is fan favourite crossover of two popular franchises, Star Trek and Doctor Who facing off against the Borg and Cybermen.
This is the novelization of an 1985 episode where the Doctor must consider saving others at the cost of of one of his lives.
This book provides an indepth look at a year on the show through the eyes of the head writer and executive producer, Russell T. Davies.
This is an original story based on the Doctor that provides the reader with a "what if" reading experience.
Please check out some of the recommendations and as the Doctor would say, "Geronimo!"