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Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Book

The stay at home and working from home policies due to Covid 19 led to lunch time dates with Mr C with his TV choices. One of the later choices as we came out of the lockdowns was the rebooted Dr Who starting with Christopher Eccleston. We avidly watched all the episodes of ‘New Who’ leaving me with a nostalgic feeling and memories of the original episodes.

I sought out the old episodes on the internet to find some of my childhood memories, enjoying my journey back through time. Some of the original video footage no longer remains but the audio tapes still exist allowing recreations through original photos and animation.

For the 60th anniversary of Dr Who the original episodes were published on Youtube, along with this book. The words from the back of the book describe it better than I can:

Six decades may only be a handful of heartbeats to a Time Lord, but for Doctor Who it’s the adventure of several lifetimes. Evolving over 60 years, the world’s longest-running sci-fi TV show has gifted us a universe of menacing monsters and unforgettable heroes. You might even call it a ‘Whotopia’.

Now you can roam free through the Doctor’s dimension as never before in this special commemorative book for Doctor Who’s diamond anniversary. Join all the Doctors as each tells their own story. Learn about their legions of legendary allies – and hear from the monsters’ own mouths about what makes them tick. Find danger on alien worlds and threats here on Earth in all eras. And explore the gadgets, robots, spaceships, computers and mind-blowing creations that crowd the never-ending corridors of Whotopia.

This book was a Christmas present and I have enjoyed dipping in and out of my ‘Geeky’ nostalgia.

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2024

12 Responses to “Dr Who: Whotopia…”

  1. lisl says:

    You won’t believe this, Cherie, but I have never watched an episode

    • CherryPie says:

      It was something that was on the telivision at teatime when I was a child. So as a family we sort of got into the old episodes before it was revised.

      I didn’t watch the rivied episodes until recently. They got me hooked again!

  2. Shabana says:

    sounds like very interesting show dear Cheri :)
    i liked how you enjoyed the nostalgic feelings and connecting to old memories is always so refreshing :)

  3. That looks a really good book – my son would love it and I may buy it for him for his birthday. He is a real Dr Who fan.

  4. Sean says:

    When it comes to Dr Who, I’m a total virgin. I hope it’s a venial sin. ;-)

    • CherryPie says:

      I think the ‘Old Doctor Who’ only seeps into your soul if you are British and born during the early years of it’s production. The stories and concepts were iconic in their day. The old black and white grainy TV added to the atmosphere. Looking back on the old episodes some of the themes were ahead of their time.

      So to name a few themes… we had good versus evil, world domination, climate destruction, polution, mind control (as in cultish) and some of the episodes were intended as history lessons.

  5. Sean says:

    Yes, I heard all that. It was or is running on a private channel. Too bad for the broadcaster: I avoid adverts every five minutes like the plague ;-)
    Have a serene Sunday, my dear!

    • CherryPie says:

      Oh!!!
      In the UK we can view it on BBC iPlayer which is free to view and doesn’t have any adverts. The episodes were put on this platform towards the end of 2023.

      The BBC does not have adverts of any kind. We are required to pay a licence fee to watch the non advertising channels (which I do). But the channels can be watched without, unless you are caught out.

      Then we have Sky, Netflix, Disney etc. all require expensive subcriptons to access their content.

  6. I hope the guide will take you to Whofinity and beyond.
    But what’s really beyond that? ;)

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