Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who!

Doctor Who celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2013. To help get you in the mood and perhaps catch up with the ever-expanding places, people, & things associated with The Doctor, here are some suggestions.

Mm? What’s that, my child? Do you need a refresher? Maybe you wonder, of all the hundreds of televised stories, which are the ones you must watch? A good place to start is the book, "Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die-An Unofficial Companion". Featuring 50 stories from all eleven Doctors, Who’s 50 is full of behind-the-scenes details, exhilarating moments, connections to Who lore, goofs, interesting trivia and much, much more. Who’s 50 tells the story of this global sensation: its successes, its tribulations and its triumphant return. (Find it under: 791.4572 D637B 2013)

Follow this up with the videorecording, "More than 30 years in the Tardis". This delightful doc was made by the BBC in the 1990s just after the show was cancelled and just before the US TV-movie was produced. It brings back all the living doctors and many of their companions to discuss the wonders of being on the show. It also includes many clips from British shows where the actors appeared to promote the show and in my opinion, best of all, a series of home computer commercials featuring Tom Baker in character as the Doctor hocking the latest (1980s) tech! (Find it under: V DOCTOR WHO)

If you find yourself wanting still more, the library has a collection of Doctor Who on DVD (under DTV Doctor Who), and Doctor Who fiction books in SF (under SF Doctor Who, natch).

So grab a jelly baby, reverse the polarity of the neutron flow, and remember, somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold.

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