Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse (reference book)

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Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse was an encyclopedic celebration of 60 years of the world's longest-running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary[[edit]]

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.

Crammed with exciting new images and in full colour throughout, Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse is the essential celebration of 60 years of Doctor Who.

Contents[[edit]]

Section 1: Heroes[[edit]]

Heroes of Time[[edit]]

# Character Summary
1 First Doctor
2 Second Doctor
3 Third Doctor
4 Fourth Doctor
5 Fifth Doctor
6 Sixth Doctor
7 Seventh Doctor
8 Eighth Doctor
9 War Doctor
10 Ninth Doctor
11 Tenth Doctor
12 Eleventh Doctor
13 Twelfth Doctor
14 Thirteenth Doctor
15 Fugitive Doctor
16 Fourteenth Doctor The Fourteenth Doctor questions his face, hair, and teeth; he knows he should be somebody new, not somebody he had been before. He also questions his clothes.
17 Fifteenth Doctor The Fifteenth Doctor reflects on his new face, the new adventures he'll go on, the new friends he'll make and the new threats he'll face; he knows that there will be a whole "pantheon" of enemies, who will have "no idea what they've let themselves in for."
Travelling Companions
18 River Song
19 Jenny
20 Susan
21 Romana I
22 Romana II
Fleeting Friends
23 Andred
and Rodan
24 Azmael
25 Damon
26 Drax
27 Ohila

Heroes of Space[[edit]]

# Character Summary
Travelling Companions
28 Adric
29 Captain
Jack Harkness
30 K9 Mark IV
31 Karvanista
32 Nardole
33 Nyssa
34 Turlough
Fleeting Friends
35 Alpha Centauri
36 Angstrom
37 Bannakaffalatta
38 Bellal
39 Biroc
40 Chantho
41 Face of Boe
42 Flast
43 Novice Hame
44 Idris
45 Jabe
46 Tasha Lem
47 Dorium Maldovar
48 Greston Paltraki
49 Astrid Peth
50 Vrestin
51 King Yrcanos

Heroes of Earth[[edit]]

The Past[[edit]]
# Character Summary
Travelling Companions
52 Katarina
53 Jamie McCrimmon
54 Victoria Waterfield
Pioneers
55 Rosa Parks
56 Marco Polo
57 Madame du Pompadour
58 Mary Seacole
59 Joseph Williamson
Scientists
60 Albert Einstein
61 Ada Lovelace and
Charles Babbage
62 George Stephenson
63 Nikola Tesla and
Thomas Edison
Creators
64 Agatha Christie
65 Charles Dickens
65 William Shakespeare
66 Mary Shelley,
Percy Shelley and
Lord Byron
67 Vincent van Gogh
68 H. G. Wells
Leaders
69 Winston Churchill
70 Richard I
71 Elizabeth I
72 James I
73 Queen Victoria
74 Richard Nixon
75 Nefertiti
Pirates
76 Henry Avery
77 Madam Ching
(Zheng Yi Sao)
Crime Fighters
78 Professor George Litefoot and
Henry Gordon Jago
79 Madame Vastra,
Jenny Flint and
Strax
Paranormal Investigators
80 Professor Eustacius Jericho
81 Professor Palmer and
Emma Grayling
82 Professor Travers
Fleeting Friends
83 Ancelyn
84 Madge Arwell
85 Ashildr
86 Caecilius and family
87 Cameca
88 The Captain
89 Lieutenant Carstairs and
Lady Jennifer
90 Will Chandler
91 Canton Delaware III
92 Giuliano and
Marco
93 Hal
94 Professor Rachel Jensen and
Allison Williams
95 Kar
96 Ying Ki
97 Jackson Lake and
Rosita
98 Kirsty McLaren
99 Robert MacLeish
100 Richard Mace
101 Nancy
102 Prem and
Umbreen
103 Ray and
Billy
104 Robin Hood
105 Laurence Scarman
106 Tahira
107 Tallulah
108 Willa Twiston

Section 2: Villains[[edit]]

Villains of Time[[edit]]

to be added

Villains of Space[[edit]]

to be added

Villains of Earth[[edit]]

to be added

Section 3: Monsters[[edit]]

Monsters of Time[[edit]]

to be added

Monsters of Space[[edit]]

to be added

Monsters of Earth[[edit]]

to be added

Section 4: Machines[[edit]]

Machines of Time[[edit]]

to be added

Machines of Space[[edit]]

to be added

Machines of Earth[[edit]]

to be added

Section 5: Worlds[[edit]]

Dimensions in Time[[edit]]

to be added

Alien Worlds[[edit]]

to be added

Earth[[edit]]

The Present[[edit]]
# Concept Summary
Rest of the World
TBA Vatican City The Vatican City is notable for various things, such as being the residence of the Pope, the central government of the Catholic Church, and being the home to an underground library known as the Hereticum. One text in this library is The Veritas, a text with a truth so powerful any who read it commit suicide. However, this only exists in a simulation, and thus not in the real world, or, perhaps it does...

Section 6: Technology[[edit]]

Section 6: Technology
# Concept Summary
TBA Sonic blaster
TBA Sonic screwdriver
and other
sonic devices
The Doctor originally built their sonic screwdriver to emit sound waves to unscrew screws without physically touching, its sole purpose. However, the Doctor found more uses for the device, and added more features over time, leading them to develop other sonic devices such as a sonic cane, sonic lance, sonic lipstick, sonic trowel and sonic umbrella.

Characters[[edit]]

(In order of appearance)

Worldbuilding[[edit]]

Notes[[edit]]

  • Artist "The Lone Dalek" did the TARDIS renders in this book.[1][2][3]
  • This book only focused on information exclusively from the television series, ignoring anything from non-television spin-offs.
    • In particular, it appears at first glance to identify incarnations of the Master with ordinal names at odds with known incarnations; for example, Roger Delgado's Master is identified as the "First Master", despite virtually every other source featuring this incarnation showing him to be nearing, or the final incarnation, of his first regeneration cycle. Simon Guerrier clarified that these names weren't diegetic but referred merely to the order in which every television Master first appeared.[4]
  • As this book was released prior to their full television debuts, it gave hints of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Doctors personalities; the Fourteenth is shown to look back towards the Tenth Doctor, questioning why he has his body once more, while the Fifteenth Doctor is shown to have an optimistic and adventurous outlook towards the future.
  • A promotional bookmark was included in SFX 373 with Whotopia artwork.

Continuity[[edit]]

  • The Fourteenth Doctor's entry appears to be an inner monologue, where he recalls his similar appearance to the Tenth Doctor as seen in the surprise ending of TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], although doesn't reveal any new information.
  • Similarly, the Fifteenth Doctor's entry appears to be an inner monologue, where he reflects on the new chapter of his life. This includes a reference to his new friends, which seems to be an oblique reference to companion Ruby Sunday, who was first mentioned in PROSE: First Day of the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"31","1":"First Day of the Doctor (short story)"}.
  • The section about Vatican City clarifies a few ambiguities from TV: Extremis [+]Loading...["Extremis (TV story)"], otherwise, it introduces little new information other than variant spellings for a few concepts.
  • The two-page spread for the technology section includes various items from the Whoniverse, including: the Thirteenth Doctor's version of the TARDIS, first seen in TV: The Ghost Monument [+]Loading...["The Ghost Monument (TV story)"]; Satellite Five, first seen in TV: The Long Game [+]Loading...["The Long Game (TV story)"]; the Nerva Beacon, first seen in TV: The Ark in Space [+]Loading...["The Ark in Space (TV story)"]; the SS Madame de Pompadour, first seen in WC: Tardisode 4 [+]Loading...["Tardisode 4"]; the Confession Dial, first seen in WC: Prologue [+]Loading...["Prologue (webcast)"]; the Doctor's psychic paper, first seen in TV: The End of the World [+]Loading...["The End of the World (TV story)"]; a hypercube, first seen in TV: The War Games [+]Loading...["The War Games (TV story)"]; and the Fourteenth Doctor's sonic screwdriver, first seen in WC: The Fourteenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver [+]Loading...["The Fourteenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (webcast)"].
  • This book correctly addresses that the sonic screwdriver was originally just a screwdriver in its debut story TV: Fury from the Deep [+]Loading...["Fury from the Deep (TV story)"], as well as mentioning the added functions across

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