Did you know their are multiple definitions for Whovian? They all pertain to fans of Doctor Who, but still… Basically, a Whovian “is one of the types of fans of the long-running tv series Doctor Who. A Whovian is known to love all things Doctor Who related.”
Calling me a Whovian wouldn’t be a mistake, but it would be more apt to refer to me as Whovian Light. I’m NOT into Cosplay, but I’d LOVE to travel in the Tardis.
Anyway, as a Doctor Who fan I do own books about the long running series and have discovered some very interesting facts. As a writer and book lover, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the fictional (not fiction but rather not based in reality) books that reside in the Tardis Library:
- Bartholomew’s Planetary Gazetteer: A guidebook detailing planets.
The character Romona read it during the episode The Ribos Operation.
The classic series – The Ribos Operation: Season 16, episodes 1 through 4. First aired: 2, 9, 16, 23 Sept 1978. Fourth Doctor portrayed by Tom Baker.
- The Black Orchid by George Cranleigh: Published in 1925, an account of Cranleigh’s travels.
The classic series – Black Orchid: Season 19, episodes 18-19. First aired: 1, 2 Mar. 1982. Fifth Doctor portrayed by Peter Davison.
The classic series – Earthshock: Season 19, episodes 20-22. First aired 8, 9 & 15, 16 Mar. 1982. Fifth Doctor portrayed by Peter Davison.
- The Book of Old Time: The official history of the early Time Lords.
It is mentioned in The Deadly Assassin.
The classic series – The Deadly Assassin: Season 14, episodes 9-12. First aired: 30 Oct. 1976, 6, 13, 20 Nov. 1976. Fourth Doctor portrayed by Tom Baker.
- The definite work on the Weeping Angels (actual title unknown): The only book ever written about the Angels.
According to the Doctor it was “written by a madman, barely readable, bit boring in the middle, no pictures.” It’s featured in the episode The Time of Angels.
- Everest in Easy Stages: Tibetan text.
Read by the Fourth Doctor in the hope of discovering tips on how to climb out of the Chloris Pit in the episode The Creatures from the Pit.
The classic series – The Creatures from the Pit: Season 17, episodes 9-12. First aired: 27 Oct. 1979, 3, 10, 17 Nov. 1979. Fourth Doctor portrayed by Tom Baker.
The Time of the Angels: Season 5, episode 4. First aired: 24 Apr. 2010. Eleventh Doctor portrayed by Matt Smith.
There are more fictional (as well as real) books in the Tardis library and I’ll share them with you in future posts.Have you joined the mailing list for my monthly newsletter? You can opt in here.