Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book

Below the review, a chance to win your very own copy of Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book. 

quiz-book-2014You probably know that Torchwood was the label the production office used to label the Doctor Who preview prints with, but do you know which episode was originally titled “Torchwood Falls”? You surely know that Peter Capaldi guest starred in “The Fires of Pompeii” and even Torchwood season 3 before he was cast as the Doctor, but can you name Bernard Cribbins’ first episode, long before the invention of Wilf? Think you know it all? Even the TARDIS seatbelts and the Sonic cane? Test your knowledge with Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book (BBC Books/Random House, $14.99, Sept. 2, 2014) by Doctor Who novelist and columnist Jacqueline Rayner. More than three thousand questions from all eras of Who will stretch even the nerdiest of Whovians’ knowledge. The book is broken down into four topical “episodes,” which are sliced down even further into bite-sized quizzes on anything from Doctors and companions to gadgets to behind the scenes and title sequences. The book just came out this month and is up-to-date with the twelfth Doctor. Available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. Ask your local independent bookstore for a copy today!

Okay, Whovians. Now it’s your chance to get your hands on a copy of this stellar, inquisitive companion to your favorite show. Email anglonerd@gmail.com with the answer to as many of these questions as you can for a chance to win. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get them all right. You just need to get more right than your competition. The person with the most right answers by October 17, 2014 will be sent a free book. (Note, the wording of these questions has been altered to fit the format of this blog, but the facts are from the book.) Sound the drums–let the games begin…

1. Who plays the man on the left of this picture and what relation does he have to the actor in the center?

The Unicorn and the Wasp

The Unicorn and the Wasp

2. This scientist, who plays himself on the show, is the husband of the actress who played which companion?

quiz2

The Stolen Earth

3. What do the following have in common? Vinegar, Hexachromite gas, sulphuric acid, coronic acid, and anti-plastic.

anti-plastic

anti-plastic

4. In which story is the Fourth Doctor seen reading Origins of the Universe by Oolon Colluphid, and how does this relate to this story’s script editor?

quiz3

5. Hal and Pace are featured in the episode “Survival,” but which comedy duo plays the voices of these characters?

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

*Bonus point if you know which CGI television characters these characters remind me of.

Email anglonerd@gmail.com with your answers by October 17, 2014!

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