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Doctor Who Trivia Quiz and Random Facts: 2005–2017

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Think you know all about the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, his companions and their adventures?
If you love the Doctor Who that featured these three Doctors, you will enjoy this book.  There are 300 questions and answers, plus many random fun facts from 2005-2017. Many of these facts may even fascinate you.


Amaze your friends and family with all things related to the Doctor Who series with the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, his companions and their adventures. While some of these questions may be easy, many are sure to challenge even the most diehard of Whovians!

Interview With Author, M.A. Cassata

Author M.A. Cassata interviewed David Tennant and Matt Smith at a NYC Doctor Who convention.


Before we start with questions about your book, what is your writing background?
I can't remember when I wasn't writing, and my portfolio is fairly extensive. I'm the author of 22, plus entertainment/celebrity books, including: Timeless TV Trivia Quiz and Random Facts, Pop 'n' Rock Trivia Quiz: '60s to '80s, The Superheroes Movies Trivia Quiz Book and other entertainment/celebrity-themed tribute books, The Elton John Scrapbook, Starman: A Tribute to Bowie, The Cher Scrapbook and The Essential Jim Carrey. Prior to that and during that time, I was an entertainment editor for celebrity specials on Elvis, The Royals, Michael Jackson, and Leonard Nimoy, which was my last tribute magazine before my newsstand publishing company closed. In addition, I was also editor-in-chief of teen, rock, and country music magazines. Consecutively. I continued writing celebrity tribute books while I was a magazine editor. If you go to my author's site, macassata.com you can see more of my agent and non-agent work.
Why did you write the Doctor Who Trivia Quiz and Random Facts: 2005-2017?
Well, I am very passionate about the show. So I took what I thought were the three most popular Doctors since the show's revival— David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi. I did watch the show with the Thirteenth Doctor portrayed by Jodi Whittaker; though I wasn't so impressed with the storylines, I liked her acting. She was great in the role. I thought the storylines were much more engaging with the three previous Doctors. I really enjoyed the scripts written by Russell T. Davies (2005-2010) and Steven Moffat (2010-2017). Their work, I believe really resonated with the fans. They were both excellent showrunners.
What do you think is the most-watched Doctor Who episode?
There are so many good ones. "Voyage of the Damned" is one of my favorites. I've seen it countless times. It's the 2007 Christmas special with the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant. I read it was watched by 13.31 million viewers, the highest figure for Doctor Who since the 1979 serial "City of Death," and it still has the highest viewership of any episode since the show's revival.
Who do you think is the most popular Doctor since the show's revival?
In my opinion, David Tennant takes the number one spot. There was a lot of debate online about that a few years ago. The David Tennant era marked the most successful in the show's revival. Before his time, it was Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor from (1974-1981). He won all the polls. As die-hard fans of the show know, decades later he made an appearance as "The Curator" at the end of "The Day of the Doctor," the 50th anniversary Doctor Who feature-length movie with David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt, the War Doctor. Seeing Tom Baker in that scene as "The Curator" brought tears to my eyes. I was so happy to see him on screen, as were millions of fans worldwide.
What was the highest-rated season for Doctor Who?
That would be Season 4. It was David Tennant's last and voted best of all time. There was a vote taken online and over 9,000 fans participated in the poll. Each was allowed to vote for three seasons, and more than half of the voters chose Season 4. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, who took over in Season 5 came in second place and Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor, took the fifth spot in his final run, Season 10. I always thought these were the three best Doctors since the show's revival.
What do you think the appeal of the book will be for readers?
These days, writing trivia quizzes and facts books has become a new passion of mine. I've written a few trivia quiz and random facts books in the past on teen stars as well as for magazines I've edited. Readers who love pop culture will enjoy testing their knowledge. It keeps the mind sharp. I hope my book is entertaining and informative enough to bring joy to Doctor Who fans from its revival era. I also included questions on the show's most noted companions and, of course, the popular villains. I think fans of Doctor Who would enjoy testing their knowledge of the show.
How did you research the questions and facts for your book?
Believe it or not, most of the questions were off the top of my head. I've watched so many Doctor Who episodes that these scenes were embedded in my brain for years. Then, I want to show each Doctor evenly with questions and answers. The same goes for facts. I also wanted to make sure all the important episodes were represented for each Doctor. The last thing I wanted to do was disappoint a dear Whovian! I tried to do an even mix of easy-to-hard questions and what I thought readers would want. I wanted to ensure that each Doctor was represented equally with questions and answers and, of course, interesting facts.
Do you have a favorite Doctor Who episode?
Oh, that's a tough one! There are so many that I like enjoy. Besides "Voyage of the Damned," I like "Stolen Earth," "The Time of the Doctor," "The Day of the Doctor," and "Twice Upon a Time." If you ask me next week, I'll probably have three more episodes. I can never get enough of these three Doctors. Years ago, I got an Amazon Prime Video membership and bought each season as it aired. I wanted to ensure I had easy access to these Doctor's episodes.
What are some of the best Doctor Who villains from the modern era?
The Doctor's most popular villains are the Daleks, Cyberman, and The Master. There is no shortage of awesome and scary villains on Doctor Who. The haunting Weeping Angels, the nightmarish The Silence, and those shape-shifting Zygons covered in suckers are also right up there. Take your pick. Without a doubt, Doctor Who is the home to some of the scariest villains and monsters in TV history.

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David Tennant led the charge for Who's new legacy in the modern era, deploying his charm, cheer, and cheekbones with ruthless effectiveness. Over his four-year run, the tenth Doctor started to feel like the defining version of the character — his 135-minute finale was almost a weepy funeral for the actor as if he were actually dying and not just considering other career options.


Now, Tennant is back — but in a different way t how he was back before. Anniversary specials in Who bring back former Doctors alongside the most modern incarnation (Tennant did it for the 50th!), but the latest, 14th version of the Doctor is an entirely new person who looks, sounds and behaves just like Ten. For the first time, the Doctor has regenerated into someone he has already been (if we're not counting the time Tennant literally already did that 15 years ago).


The 14th Doctor's familiar face makes it clear that, for the 60th anniversary, newly reappointed showrunner Russell T. Davies wants to celebrate the brilliance of Tennant's tenure as Ten. Hnant's ten most essential episodes for the uninitiated or the simply nostalgic. Read more at Vulture>>

A Doctor Who Two-Parter is a Peter Capaldi Masterpiece

At Season Ten, Capaldi was at his most wise, charming, and ferocious. Do you agree?


 "Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall."


The perfect Doctor Who two-parter is a tricky thing to pull off. A trademark of the rebooted era, they don't always come together - but when they do, they result in some of the show's greatest stories.
Ask any fan for their favorite Who episodes, and chances are you'll see the same names cropping up – and they're very often two-parters.


How about the terrifically creepy The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances? The deeply moving Human Nature/The Family of Blood? Or the sci-fi extravaganza of Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead?

All brilliant, no doubt. However, allow me to make a case for a two-parter that doesn't get anywhere near as much love but stands apart as the show at the very peak of its powers – Steven Moffat's majestic season 10 closer World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls.

Season 10, Peter Capaldi's final run as the titular Time Lord, remains the great under-appreciated season. It's no secret that ratings had declined from previous years, with the episode preceding the final two-parter – The Eaters of Light ­– attracting the show's smallest viewership since its 2005 return.

It's also fair to say that unlike David Tennant and Matt Smith's incarnations, who emerged from the TARDIS pretty much fully formed on day one, it took Capaldi and Moffat longer to find the Twelfth Doctor's best self. Season 8 was an up-and-down affair, but by season 9, there were signs that something very special was happening.


So pity the poor viewers who tapped out before reaching season 10, as they missed Capaldi at his most wise, charming and ferocious.

Episodes like Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World all deserve special mention, but it's the closing double that really provides the crescendo. Read more at Radio Times



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Destiny isn't done with them just yet… Doctor Who returns with three special episodes. But is three episodes enough? Seeing David Tennant's Doctor leave to make room for the Fifteenth Doctor will break my heart again. 

Nearly 15 years after Tennant originally said goodbye to the Doctor in "The End of Time," he returned to the role (alongside Catherine Tate as fan-favorite companion Donna) for a trio of 6 specials. Reuniting with showrunner/writer Russell T. Davies, the Tennant/Tate trio of 60th specials seamlessly see the beloved duo slotting back into a familiar dynamic, but (for better and worse) with a distinctly Davies-does-2020s attitude. Still, even with inelegant attempts at inclusivity, the Doctor Who 60th specials recapture the magic of the original Tennant run while laying the groundwork for Ncuti Gatwa's impending turn as the 15th doctor. —Chicago Reader

Doctor Who Properly Reveals What Happened To Torchwood After 12 Years

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