Friday, March 28, 2014
Friday Reads: Doctor Who Who-ology - The Official Micellany by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
Yeah, yeah , yeah...to all of my non-Fangirl/Fanboy reader, my incessant nattering about the Doctor is probably driving you all bonkers. Sorry - you're just gonna need to deal with that since it isn't about to stop :P
Since I started with the newest incarnation of the series (the one that fired the franchise up again in 2005), I am about 50 years behind on the whole thing.
Enter WHO-OLOGY - the official Micellany to all of the minutiae of the world of Doctor Who.
This little gem of a book was great for someone like me - who has only just started dabbling in this wonderful world. The pages are filled with a plethora of fun facts and stats about the series. I loved getting to know each of the past doctors - both in the role and in their actual lives. I loved reading the back stories behind important episodes and learning how the monsters were created. Heck - I even liked seeing the charts that showed which companions had logged the most episodes.
The book is written in easy to digest chunks - it kind of has the feel of a Bathroom Reader in that sense (though is too nice of a book to possibly leave in the loo). You can pick it up and read a little or a lot and not need to worry about leaving off in the middle of something.
I read it cover to cover, but it would be just as enjoyable to read if you just picked a page and opened it up. It does jump around a fair bit so there is no chronology to it. Just something to fill those hours where you can't actually plunk yourself in front of Netflix to watch an episode.