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Holiday gift suggestions for Doctor Who fans

Posted by on December 19, 2013 – 8:30 am

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The holidays are fast upon us — and nerds have needs. Nerdvana has a few ideas to aid in your selfless quest!

The author received copies of some of the items below for review.

Books

whoologyBBC Books has reissued 11 popular Doctor Who novels, one for each incarnation of the Time Lord for his 50th anniversary on our screens. Some of these were part of BBC Books’ “Past Doctor” and “Eighth Doctor” series which kept the flame alive between the original series’ 1989 cancellation and 2005 relaunch, so they hold a special reverence for longtime fans who stuck it out. The Seventh Doctor’s outing, Remembrance of the Daleks, is a novelization of a great Season 25 story. All have distinctive new cover art that uses a consistent style but still allows fun touches unique to each volume. Paperback.

Who-ology is the reference guide every Whovian needs, from the most grizzled veteran of the Time War to the newest convert. It’s a fun volume to pull out when you’re bored or use as fodder for trivia contests that erupt between hardcore fans from time to time. Hardcover.

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DVD/Blu-ray

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor: What more could a Doctor Who fan want than the recently released DVD and Blu-ray combo pack of the 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor?” It includes a pair of prequel “minisodes,” including the continuity-saving surprise “The Night of the Doctor.”

Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset: Well, this is what more they could want: The Complete Series 1-7, collecting all seasons since the 2005 relaunch. (Not including The Day of the Doctor and this year’s Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor.”

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