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So far there are three publishers of Doctor Who books namely BBC Books, Target Books and Virgin Books. BBC Books started publishing Doctor Who books in the year 1996. The first books that the company released was based on the Doctor Who telemovie. The following year, BBC Books released two lines of books entitled the Past Doctor Adventures (PDA) and the Eighth Doctor Adventures (EDA). The PDA book featured the past seven incarnations of the Doctor. Combining the two lines of books, there are a total of 150 books published between 1997-2005. The year 2005, marked the end of the publication of the PDA and EDA lines. A new line was introduced which was informally known as the New Series Adventures which featured the 9th Doctor. In 2006, the 10th Doctor was already featured in the books and the following year marked the publication of original novels which was based on the Doctor Who spin-off series. Last May 2008, BBC Books launched its very first Doctor Who audio book entitled Pest Control, voice was rendered by David Tennant.
On the other hand, Target Books is well-known for its successful line of Doctor Who novels. The company almost had every series of the show in a book. There are only five series of the show that was not novelized by Target Books which are Shada, The Pirate Planet, City of Death, Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks. While other publications were continued by Virgin Books. Virgin Books continued publishing books under the Missing Adventures and New Adventures line.
Restoring the classic series of Doctor Who requires a lot of work and time but once it is done the first product is Dr Who VHS. Thanks to the efforts and determination of the Doctor Who Restoration Team it became possible. The first project that the team handled was restoring a Doctor Who series where Jon Pertwee stars in. The restorations of the videos was initially placed in VHS and then later on to DVD. The very first Doctor Who VHS release was in the UK. The team has contributed a lot to BBC and especially to the fans of the show. Early 1980’s, Doctor Who VHS became available to the public the first to be released was the ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’.
Without the initiatve of this team to restore old videos of the show, the videos may be lost forever. Now, there are already over 60+ VHS copies of the show. The videos are much better as compared to the original. The restorations also paved the way to place the videos on DVD format which has better quality. With the advanced technology available today, restorations are much easier and faster. Though, VHS copies are very rare today because people prefer DVD copies of the show. But still Doctor Who VHS will still make a nice part of your collection that you can pass on to the next generation.
Doctor Who original soundtrack has been played for so many years and is recognized by almost anyone. Sound effects and soundtracks are a very important element in a movie or any show because it adds more life and impact for the audience to appreciate the movie better. This is one of the reasons why the Doctor Who show is a hit. Thanks to the excellent work rendered by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Stock music and freelance composers. The theme music for the Doctor Who show was created through the combined efforts of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire, both are members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Until now the original theme music is still being used in current Doctor Who series. The Doctor Who soundtrack over the years has been created by different talented and well-known composers which makes the show more popular. Over 40 years, it is one of the most recognised music in television.
The first ever music release for the Doctor Who show was recorded in cassete and marketed in the year 1978. The first releases were mostly sound effects of the show. And it was released during the time of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker in Doctor Who. The latest Doctor Who soundtrack created was composed by Murray Gold for the Series 4 of the show and was released in the year 2008. The old music releases for the show can still be seen sold on online stores and it is very hard to find in video/audio stores. Grab yourself a copy and enjoy the music of Doctor Who soundtracks.
Doctor Who posters are just one of the show’s merchandise and is a form of promotion for the movie and some people are fond of collecting it because it is not only cheap or free it also makes as an excellent collection. Doctor Who posters, each actor who played the lead role has their own poster. Of course you will be able to see Doctor Who posters with the latest Doctor (David Tennant) in it. There are only limited copies of the classic Doctor Who posters that can be found. Every time a movie is made, movie posters are also created.
These rare posters can only be found in online stores such as the DoctorWhoZone.com online store. Most of the Doctor Who posters being sold are in excellent condition and some are even laminated. You will be able to find posters of the very first actors who played the role of “the Doctor”. Each poster has different designs and of course the police box otherwise known as the TARDIS which is the trademark of the show is often seen in it. Other characters that can be seen in Doctor Who posters are the Daleks, companion of “the Doctor”, Davros and many more. Most collector who have these posters have it framed to keep it in excellent condition for a long time. So why not have your own Doctor Who poster because it makes as a good display at home and even at the office.
Doctor Who memorabilia are the first things you want to find when you are a fan of the hit TV series Doctor Who. There are a lot of Doctor Who memorabilia since the show has been running for many years now. It will be unfair if there are no memorabilia for these award-winning show. The most usual things that you can find are posters, trading cards, books, toys and autographed posters or pictures of the actors who played “the Doctor”. Well, there are a lot of new Doctor Who merchandise coming out today but the classic stuffs are very hard to find.
Classic Doctor Who memorabilia may cost a bit much but it is worth it. And if you are in a budget, classic posters is the right way to go which can only cost you around $3-$5. But if you want to go all-out then there are lifesize stand-up posters, it is like having “the Doctor” right in your room! Even though series 5 of Doctor Who will not be airing anytime soon, you can already find an autographed poster of Matt Smith! So start building your Doctor Who collection now!