Let it not be said that visiting your local used bookstore doesn’t pay off from time to time! I’m lucky in that I get to pop in to Singularity and Co., New York City’s resident sci-fi/fantasy depository, and luckier still that a few months ago I stumbled across a copy of The Doctor Who File by Peter Haining, originally published in 1986, unknowingly during the twilight of the classic series.
With the 50th anniversary of the show here, the book now presents a fascinating hindsight into the early days of Doctor Who, and a plethora of great photos and details, small and large, that may not be known to the fanbase at large. Did you know there was nearly a Doctor Who movie starring Tom Baker? Did you know one Doctor’s regeneration was inspired by Buddhism? Did you know that every time you see Davros there is a kilt hiding under that Dalek rolly-chair? You will!
[15 little known facts about classic Doctor Who]