Doctor Who DVD Giftpack & Books Giveaway

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Our favorite madman in the blue box is back on TV and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway! You don’t have to wait until Saturday to have the doctor in your life, check out these three new Doctor Who books from Broadway Books! Details about the three new book below.

Giveaway Rules:
1. Answer the question: What’s your favorite episode of Doctor Who and why?
2. Like Girl Gone Geek Blog on Facebook: Facebook.com/girlgonegeekblog (if applicable)
3. Follow @girl_gone_geek on Twitter (if applicable)
*Giveaway is for U.S. residents only.
*Giveaway ends Saturday, April 13th
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The 3 Sonic prize winners will receive:
Winner 1: 
–  A copy of PLAGUE OF THE CYBERMEN by Justin Richards with signed bookplate
–  Classic Doctor Who DVD Giftpack: “Doctor Who: The Robots of Death”
Winner 2:
–  Classic Doctor Who DVD Giftpack:  “Doctor Who: The Ark in Space”
Winner 3: 
–  Classic Doctor Who DVD Giftpack: “Doctor Who: Shada”

Original adventures featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith 

in Doctor Who, the spectacular hit series from BBC Television

Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen

By Justin Richards

 Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation

By Nicholas Briggs 

Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow

By Tommy Donbavand  

Since Doctor Who’s 2005 revival after an almost fifteen-year hiatus, the British sci-fi show has become an American cult phenomenon, as an Entertainment Weekly cover feature noted in August 2012. But the show’s U.S. following is such that “cult” may well be an understatement. In September, 2.47 million Americans watched Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the Doctor and Amy in the show’s season seven premiere, giving BBC America its highest rating ever—previously, in 2011, the show was iTunes’ number one most downloaded television series, outselling favorites such as Glee and Mad Men. In December, Doctor Who won TV Guide’s “Fan Favorites,” and 2.4 million viewers tuned in to the show’s Christmas special.

Who fervor is on the rise, given the show’s 50th anniversary this year, so Broadway is thrilled to introduce its forthcoming paperback original Doctor Who tie-in series, sure to feed that insatiable fandom. Featuring all-new Eleventh Doctor adventures and to be published on April 2 to coincide with the new Doctor Who episodes that will air on BBC America starting March 30, Justin Richards’s Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Nicholas Briggs’s Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Tommy Donbavand’s Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow are penned in collaboration with BBC’s Cardiff-based TV production team. These authors are given advance access to the scripts of forthcoming episodes and made privy to the secrets of the Doctor’s future before even the most fanatical of fans. Approved by the BBC to make sure nothing is overlooked, these books have the intimate and authentic feel of lost episodes.

In Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, we find the Doctor investigating a world in which the Daleks suspiciously seem to be a force for good. In Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, the aftermath of JFK’s assassination is the setting for an attack by an alien Shroud feasting on the grief of a world in mourning. In Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, the Doctor discovers the residents of a 19th-century village beset by a plague that causes its victims to leave their graves. As we follow the Doctor through new catastrophes in history, on earth, and in space, reading Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow might just be the next best thing to traveling around in a TARDIS, sonic screwdriver in tow, and will leave fans eagerly awaiting Broadway’s fourth all-new Doctor Who adventure, acclaimed science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds’s Doctor Who: Harvest of Time, featuring the Third Doctor, in June.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

JUSTIN RICHARDS has written numerous science-fiction and fantasy novels, including several previous Doctor Who tie-ins. He is creative consultant for BBC Books’ range of Doctor Who fiction.

NICHOLAS BRIGGS is a British actor and writer who has worked on Doctor Who since the 1980s. He has played numerous roles on the show but is best known as the voice of the Doctor’s archenemy, the Daleks.

TOMMY DONBAVAND is an author, actor, and playwright best known for his Scream Street novels for kids. He is also a huge fan of all things Doctor Who, plays blues harmonica, and makes a mean balloon poodle. 

ALASTAIR REYNOLDS’ novels have appeared on numerous “best SF” lists and won several major awards.

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21 Comments

  1. Answer: My favorite episode is the Eleventh Hour. My favorite companion is Amy Pond and naturally, I love the episode where we first meet her. This is also where we meet Matt Smith and are introduced to Fish Sticks and Custard (hilarious!). I got to meet two people I fell in love with in this episode, a score for me :D

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  2. Silence in the Library- the introduction of the epic romance between the Doctor and River Song. It makes me cry every time!

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  3. Tough to pick only one, but I’ll go with A Good Man Goes to War, because it shows us two sides of the Doctor in ways we only get to see once every so often. We see the Doctor we root for going to save Amy Pond but we also see him being a bit blind to how others see him as a threat.

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  4. I’m going to say that my favorite episode of Doctor Who is “Genesis of the Daleks” from the old-timey Tom Baker period. In some ways, this episode is seen as a problem because it introduced the character of Davros, and some people didn’t like it when he’d show up in every Dalek episode. I understand that, but as time has gone by that’s no longer a factor (plenty of Dalek episodes in New Who don’t even mention him) and he was a great character. He has some of the best evil villain speeches of the series in this episode.

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  5. I don’t quite have a favorite. All of them ,I guess. If I must pick just one, I’ll pick one that got my little sis hooked on the show, “Smith and Jones”. “Barefoot on the Moon”, my little sister has repeated this. This episode showed how much development there could be. Martha could become more heroic. The Doctor would be an amazing friend, even though Rose has been missing.

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  6. Oh man, it’s going to be hard to pick just one favorite episode.

    There’s always “The Doctor’s Wife” that sticks out. Giving the TARDIS a body in which to finally speak to The Doctor was brilliant. Knowing that they both stole each other so they could have adventures. So much emotion was evoked in that final “Hello” that only Gaiman could have pulled off. Of course, it was also brilliant how her “pretty one” was Rory when The Doctor thought it was Amy. I think the ONLY thing that would have made this episode better is if it happened during Tennant’s run as Doctor.

    Okay, I guess I could pick one favorite after all.

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  7. It would have to be “The Christmas Invasion,” because in it, the Tenth Doctor invokes Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (“Not bad for a man in his jim jams. Very Arthur Dent!”).

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  8. My favorite companion is Amy Pond. Favorite episode is weeping angels, since it was the episode that got me hooked.

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  9. My favorite episode is Terror of the Zygons. Partially because its one of the episodes I remember from my childhood and also because you just can’t beat #4 with Sarah and the Brigadier!

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  10. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End/The End of Time because that storyline totally blew my mind the first time I watched it.

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  11. My favorite episode is probably The Doctor’s Wife, because for one, it was written by my favorite author, Neil Gaiman. Also, seeing the TARDIS as a human actually interacting with the Doctor was pretty amazing.

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  12. Hard to pick, but I’d have to say The Doctor’s Wife. Gaiman’s writing is always fantastic but he did great here, and to see the TARDIS being able to communicate was a pleasure.

    Though, favorites change from day to day…

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  13. There are so many that I can consider favorites.. Mostly with Tennant. He will always be my doctor. There was “Blink”.. “The Girl In The Fireplace”… “The Satans Pit”… “The Waters of Mars”… “Silence In The Library” was also really good! It’s hard to just pick one! And yes, “The Doctor’s Wife” was another great one! :)

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  14. The Three Doctors. It’s a classic episode made during the 3rd Doctors time. It’s very funny and exciting at the same time. As long as you ignore the special effects. :)

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  15. Favorite episode: -100%~ “The Runaway Bride.” David Tennant and Catherine Tate were brilliant especially with their timing of witty humorous lines. I was a huge Rosé fan, hysterically weeping while watching the scene on the beach as she is saying goodbye to the doctor for possibly the last time. In my opinion, the writers were brilliant by turning a heart wrenching painful ending of an extremely likable companion, at which time mourning is the only option as a viewer, for the doctor and the loss of Rose; However, just when the feeling of hopelessness sets, the genius of astounding composition changes the mood from down and dreary into a farcical hilarious disposition.
    The Doctor: Haven’t you The Doctor: Haven’t you got a mobile?
    Donna: I’m in my wedding dress; it doesn’t have pockets. Who has pockets? Have you ever seen a bride with pockets? When I went to my fitting at Chez Alison, the one thing I forgot to say was “Give me pockets!”

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