Vol 2 Monsters, Enemies, Others

The Quotable Doctor Who - Volume Two
Enemies, Monsters and Other Characters

To be published in Spring 2011 - currently in production.

Draft front cover for
The Quotable Doctor Who - Vol 2
Volume 2:
Enemies, Monsters & Other Characters

Book Details

Pages: 200 approx
Format: Paperback
Quotes: 1500 approx
Size: 17.00 x 24.40 cm
ISBN: 9781907338298
Authors: Colin M Jarman & Catherine A Davies
Publisher: Blue Eyed Books 
Publish Date: April / May 2011
Publisher Site: Quotable Dr Who: Vol Two 
Twitter: @QuotableDrWho

To find out more about Volume Two or to be notified when Volume Two is published, please email Blue Eyed Books.

To be published in Spring 2011


An exhaustive list covering most of the Doctor's 300 Enemies and Monsters - from
the Daleks to Cybermen, from the Ice Warriors to Weeping Angels, from Autons to Zygons. Also included are Other 'Minor' Characters from the Doctor Who TV show. 


On the return of the BBC TV show in 2005 - "And the monsters were a bit crappy. By far the crappiest were those faceless showroom dummies, although to be fair it was nice to see Adam Rickett back in work so soon. I can’t imagine kids who’ve grown up on Men In Black, Buffy and Cat Deeley being scared by a talking underground blancmange."
Ian Hyland in The Sunday Mirror (2005)

"Generations of children are up watching TV from behind the sofa as various incarnations of the nation's favourite Time Lord were menaced by the worst kind of aliens the BBC's
designers and special-effects department could muster inexpensively."

Quentin & Benjamin Falk, Television's Strangest Moments (2005)

Love and Monsters (2007) - "All was going well until the Abzorbaloff raised its Slitheen-esque body ... As performances go, it didn't match the rest of the excellent cast and would have better suited to the show that originated his costume, Blue Peter."
Cameron McEwan on DenOfGeek.com (2009)

Partners in Crime (2008) - "Infants that looked like a cross between pencil erasers and the Pillsbury Doughboy."
Andrew Billen in The Times (2008) 

Rose (2005) - "Despite the possibilities of computer generation available to the revival - the opening episode rather encouragingly uses monsters who look as if they could have been
knocked up by BBC props 40 years ago."

Mark Lawson in The Guardian (2005) 

Voyage of the Damned (2007) - "Bannakaffalatta whom could be described visually as 'mini-Darth Maul'"
Brad Trechak on TVSquad.com (2008)

[Valentine Dyall]
The Armageddon Factor (1979) - "Crazy name, crazy guy. And increasingly crazy hair. This chap is the personification of the universe’s forces of chaos and entropy - so is probably fun at the office party."
Ben Marsden on Wired.co.uk (2009)

BOK [Stanley Mason]
The Daemons (1971) - "Made of stone and totally bulletproof, Bok was a gargoyle. The Doctor managed to keep it at bay by reading a Venusian lullaby to it, but it went on the rampage attacking UNIT troops ... Subsequently, Bok returned to its statue form and is presumably still lurking out there somewhere."
Ben Rawson-Jones on DigitalSpy.co.uk (2008)

LADY CASSANDRA [voiced by Zoë Wanamaker]
The End of the World (2005) - "She is all that remains of the purely human species, and she has definitely overdone the dieting, having become no more than a stretched film of skin with a face ... she’s like Patsy in Ab Fab: bitchy and randy."
Bryan Appleyard in The Times (2005)

"This character is unique in TV history. Another first for Doctor Who’s history books. With four minutes of lip-synching (with Zoë Wannamaker providing the voice), such a CGI character has never been so complicated for a TV series. Take that Star Trek and shove it up your warp drive."
Matthew Walter on EyeOfHorus.org.uk

The Creature from the Pit (1979) - "The Creature: another unimpressive Who monster. This time it looks like a mix of tent and inflatable garbage bag, and its phallic qualities have been oft mentioned."
Brian May on PageFillers.com (2005)

The Next Doctor (2008) - "We had a massive Cyberman stomping, Mr Stay Puft style, all over Victorian England. To say this reviewer had to suppress a guffaw would show a
level of understatement that the massive Cyberman lacked. And yet, you couldn’t help but warm to the fella."

Simon Brew on DenOfGeek.com (2008)

"Everyone’s second favourite bad guys, the Cybermen."
James Whittingham on Kasterborous.com (2010)

"One of the finest creations for children since Bambi."
Ewan Ross

"With the possible exception of Tom Baker's scarf, the Daleks are the most valuable intellectual asset the Doctor Who franchise ever possessed."
Mark Borkowski in The Guardian (2004)

"The Daleks brag about their superior intellect but act like toddlers in perpetual hissy fits. In this, they are the perfect playground monsters, utterly evil but also utterly childish."
Kim Newman, Doctor Who [BFI Classics] (2005)

Victory of the Daleks (2010) - "Why do the master race Daleks look like cut-price Mac Book Pros crossed with embarrassing sex toys?"
Adam Mason on Alltern8.com (2010)

DAVROS [Various actors]
"The hideous Davros, a creature with a curious resemblance to the late Somerset Maugham in his dotage."
John Preston in The Daily Telegraph (2008)

"Davros is the scariest paraplegic in fiction."
Ben Marsden on Wired.co.uk (2009)

DJ [Alexei Sayle]
Revelation of the Daleks (1985) - "Alexei Sayle surprises by being sweet and subtle (and one of the few sentient life forms in the galaxy who doesn't want to molest Peri)."
Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping, The Discontinuity Guide (1995)

Galaxy 4 (1965) - "The Rills turn out to be the goodies, while the Drahvins well and truly went over to the dark side when Darth Vader was still in nappies and teething on rusks."
John Bensalhia on ShadowLocked.com (2010)

ELIZABETH X [Sophie Okonedo]
The Beast Below (2010) - "Sophie Okonedo steals the show as the gun-toting undercover investigator, Queen Elizabeth X ... Maybe Liz 10 should come back in some sort of annual recurring capacity, bitching off against River Song?"
Daniel Martin in The Guardian (2010)

The Empty Child (2005) - "I never once hid from the Daleks but the Empty Child was almost a back of the sofa moment."
Sir Terry Pratchett in SFX Magazine (2010)

"The Ergon, Omega's sidekick, is one of Doctor Who's dafter-looking monsters. Come to think of it Omega himself isn't one of the BBC's more successful creations either, though shown in negative he doesn't look that bad."
Rina Steenkamp on d9d1e2.com (2008)

[voiced by Struan Rodger]
On being asked - at a convention in San Diego - if the Face of Boe would have its own show - "That’s kind of sick. You’re talking about a head in a jar. Unless someone carries him around, saying "Hello, meet my friend Boe." What I’m really intrigued about is how he becomes a head."
John Barrowman (2008)

MISS FOSTER [Sarah Lancashire]
Partners in Crime (2008) - "Sarah Lancashire starred as the unhinged Miss Foster, an out-of-space super nanny (without the Jo Frost super waistline)."
Jon Wise in The People (2008)

MISS HARTIGAN [Dervla Kirwan]
The Next Doctor (2008) - "Forget Dervla Kirwan's warm and sultry M&S voiceovers: she shows the steel as the frankly terrifying power-crazed Miss Hartigan."
Gill Hudson on RadioTimes.com (2008)

"I liked the Ice Warriors - they really gave me the creeps. I don’t know why. I’d sit in make-up with the guys who played them having coffee, and waiting for their make-up to go
on, which took hours. But as soon as we started recording one, they really gave me the creeps."

Wendy Padbury

HARRIET JONES [Penelope Wilton]
The Stolen Earth (2008) - "I honestly think Harriet Jones has to stay dead, because we need closure on her character or something."
Charlie Jane Anders on io9.com (2008)

Smith and Jones (2007) - "A special mention should go to the rhino-faced Judoon, for their strong visual resemblance - until they removed their helmets - to a certain potato-headed race of time warriors from the old days of the show. Not so much lamb dressed as mutton, but Judoon dressed as Sontaran."
Ben Rawson-Jones on DigitalSpy.co.uk (2007)

The Happiness Patrol (1988) - "The villainous Kandyman, a giant creature made out of sweets and bearing a startling resemblance to Bertie Bassett, would probably do more damage to your dental hygiene than the fabric of time and space."
The Daily Telegraph (2009)

JOHN LUMIC [Roger Lloyd Pack]
Rise of the Cybermen (2006) -
"John Lumic - the head of Cybus
Industries and creator of this universe’s Cybermen. In a wheelchair, crippled and dying, the evil genius who creates a new race of creatures to provide a twisted longevity for his race, inspired by his own quest for immortality, Lumic comes across as nothing more than a low-rent Davros."

Scott Matthewman on Matthewman.net (2006)

The Macra Terror (1967) - "Old 'monsters' such as Zarbi, Sensorites and even Daleks were alien cultures with a motive. But the Macra are the first ever purely monstrous enemy. They don't reason or argue or have a society, they really are just terrible things which lurk in the dark."

[Various actors]
Mark Of The Rani (1985) - "The meeting of the Master and the Rani yields unexpected levity and humour. Instead of the two renegade Time Lords blending into an axis of evil,
their pairing creates the Whovian version of the Bickersons."

Eric Profancik on DVDVerdict.com (2006)

Doctor Who: The Movie [1996] - "Eric Roberts overacts as The Master, but his grandiose performance works wonderfully. His exaggerated depiction convinces us of how completely
immoral The Master really is, and that he’d have no problems annihilating a planet just to save himself. The Master believes he’s above any law, and Eric Roberts makes us believe that."

Joseph Savitski on BeyondHollywood.com (2004)

The End of Time (2009) - "John Simm’s turn as the Doctor’s nemesis was so fabulously demented it seemed churlish not to let him take over the world."
Caitlin Moran in The Times (2010) 


"No one could have stood the problems if they had caught on. They were just physcially impossible to move in and out of the studios. Terry Nation was very unhappy about it."
Dennis Spooner

Flesh and Stone (2010) - "Iain Glen’s voice - like a cross between Swiss Toni and Patrick Ryecart in Mindwarp. Fruity doesn’t cover it. Get that man an audiobook now."
Paul Kirkley on BehindTheSofa.org.uk (2010)

Day of the Daleks (1972) - "I was very fond of the Ogrons, who were wonderful, because they were so big, even I was terrified of them."
Jon Pertwee

The Impossible Planet (2006) - "I invented the name. It's nice, isn't it? I thought, 'Well, I loved inventing the Slitheen and Raxacoricofallapatorius,' and then I thought, 'Why don't I just call something the Ood?' I did want them to be a bit odd."
Russell T. Davies in RadioTimes.com (2006)

"Those Plasmaton monsters were quite amusing, though - they were supposed to look terribly menacing but the actors inside couldn’t see where they were going or what they were doing, so the effect was rather negated. They just sort of stood there and hoped for the best."
Sarah Sutton

THE RANI [Kate O'Mara]
"Much like the Doctor and the Master, this fashionable, female mad scientist is a Time Lord outcast. She was also hinted to have had a relationship with the Doctor, but we'll forgive him that; most of us have a crazy ex!"
Andy Hughes on ToplessRobot.com (2010)

The Five Doctors (1983) - "The Raston Robot may be the most perfect killing machine ever devised but it moves like a member of Pan's People."
Mike Doyle

ROGIN [Richardson Morgan]
The Ark In Space (1975) - "Rogin’s self-sacrifice is quite touching, but for the most part, he’s like a used car salesman who’s been forced into the I’m A Celebrity jungle."
John Bensalhia on ShadowLocked.com (2010)

SALAMANDER [Patrick Troughton]
Enemy of the World (1967) - "Salamander is definitely a graduate of the Blofeld school of villainy, with perhaps just a touch of Scaramanga about him."
David Gibbs in Star Begotten (1990)

"The very first thing I insisted on was those string vests for the Sea Devils - I positively refused to work with nude monsters."
Michael E. Briant - director

The Hungry Earth (2010) - "The recycling of old-Who baddies the Silurians was a good idea. It’s also great that they’re impressive-looking, scaly lady-sauruses and not weird fish-gargoyles crafted out of latex, jelly and old socks like the original version."
'LadyRibenaBeret' on WatchWithMothers.net (2010)

The Time Warrior (1974) - "Sontarans are bloated, cloned, and warlike alien astronaut types somewhat resembling third stooge Joe DeRita in Have Rocket, Will Travel with a Cockney accent and attitude like Warren Mitchell (Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part)."
Stuart Galbraith IV on DVDTalk.com (2007)

SALLY SPARROW [Carey Mulligan]
Blink (2007) - "Ah, Sally! How we loved thee! Carey Mulligan was everything a companion should be (without being a companion) and I know five blokes in my office alone who would marry her tomorrow."
'XXNapoleonSolo' on ScyFiLove.com (2008)

The Beast Below (2010) - "A 50,000 tonne alien sea cow is going to put a strain on even the most watertight story."
Paul Kirkley on BehindTheSofa.org.uk (2010)

STYLES [Rula Lenska]
Resurrection of the Daleks (1984) - "Rula Lenska barks macho clichés like a second-rate Sigourney Weaver in a fan-produced video."
Mark Campbell on DVDTimes (2003)

Time and the Rani (1987) - "The evil Tetraps are poor, I remember being disappointed back then and time has not been kind to them."
James Whittingham on Kasterborous.com (2010)

Dr. Who and the Daleks [1965] - "The pasty-faced, pacifistic Thals are a pretty dull lot, and the Doctor is in the position of rallying them into fighting their oppressors, but how
seriously can you take a race of people who wear blue eye-shadow and false eyelashes - including the men?"

Graeme Clark on TheSpinningImage.co.uk

Delta and the Bannermen (1987) - "Thankfully Ken Dodd was killed off in the first episode."
Michael Mayo in TSV 6 (1988)

The Trial of a Time Lord (1986) - "The Valeyard is the Kavanagh QC of Time Lords, only really spiteful and with a wackier cloak."
Ben Marsden on Wired.co.uk (2009)

Silence in the Library (200?) - "Mary Whitehouse labelled Tom Baker’s storylines 'teatime brutality for tots,' winning an apology from the BBC and an enforced lightening of the tone. What she’d make of modern terrors like the Weeping Angels or Vashta Nerada is anyone’s guess."
Robert Colvile in The Daily Telegraph (2010)


Blink (2007) - "The Weeping Angels. Gott in Himmel. Monsters who can’t move; aliens who move when you’re not looking; statues that are alive. That’s actually three good ideas jammed into one. Steven Moffat always said, that idea’s so good you could make a whole movie out of it. It could’ve been a massive international franchise all on its own - but he gave it to Doctor Who. The fool."
Russell T. Davies in The Times (2009)

Flesh and Stone (2010) - "By the end, I have to admit I was a bit confused by the whole blinking/not blinking thing. ... Weeping Angels encouraging you to keep your eyes open feels a bit like the Daleks joining a rainbow alliance or The Ice Warriors installing central heating."
Paul Kirkley on BehindTheSofa.org.uk (2010)

The Abominable Snowmen (1967) - "Jon Pertwee said that finding a Yeti sitting on a loo in Tooting Bec was the most terrifying image he could imagine. In the Doctor Who universe, these creatures were not shy Himalayan beasties but the hairy robot pawns of the Great Intelligence - and therefore clearly not good company in the gents."
Matthew Sweet in The Daily Telegraph (2008)

Terror of the Zygons (1975) - "A cross between an Easter egg and the off-cuts of a rubber tubing factory."
Cahal Milmo in The Independent (2005)

Other titles in The Quotable Doctor Who series ...

To be published in Sept. 2011

An exhaustive list covering most of the Doctor's BBC TV episodes from An Unearthly Child in 1963 to the final episode of Series 6 in 2011.

Volume Three [ISBN 9781907338304] covers the Classic Who seasons 1- 26 (1963 to 1989)

Volume Four [ISBN 9781907338311] covers the New Series 1 - 6 (2005 to 2011)

With quotes from the actors, writers and production crew, reviews from fans and critics, and general comments from all and sundry ... Volumes Three & Four build into comprehensive quotations books that will provide a uniquely different insight and a light-hearted alternative to the more traditional, fact-based, technically-minded Doctor Who Episode Guides.

CLICK HERE to go to the publisher's main webpage for The Quotable Doctor Who series and details of how to buy Volume One or pre-order Volume Two.

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