“You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books! The best weapons in the world!”
– The Tenth Doctor
On November 23rd, 1963, the BBC introduced the world to The Doctor. Eleven incarnations, dozens of companions, one K-9, and countless TARDIS rides later, Doctor Who has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
On November 23rd, 2013, the BBC will air the 50th Anniversary special of the popular British science fiction television program. Titled The Day of the Doctor, this highly anticipated episode will be broadcast simultaneously in over 75 countries spanning six continents.
If you’re as big of a Whovian as I am, I’m sure you’ve been planning your parties and getting your costumes ready for months now. But to help you prepare and build up some excitement for this historical event in popular culture, here is a selection of eBooks and Audiobooks, available for purchase in Marketplace, that feature each incarnation of The Doctor.
First Doctor (William Hartnell)
Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)
Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
I hope you have as much fun reading and listening to these titles as I had putting the list together. Feel free to share some of your other favorite Doctor Who titles or favorite memories from the last 50 years in the comments section. Allons-y!
Rachel Somerville is an Account Specialist with OverDrive.