The fifth issue of The Essential Doctor Who was centred on the monsters of Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary Edit

"You are monsters! That is the role you seem determined to play, so it seems I must play mine!"

Horror has been Doctor Who's most constant genre since the Daleks first threatened viewers in 1963. The metal-cased mutants are still notorious, but the programme's shadows are occupied by equally grotesque and disturbing creatures.

This lavish publication reveals everything you need to know about the monsters that have been haunting our nightmares for more than 50 years.

Welcome to the dark side of Doctor Who...

Contents Edit

  • Warmongers and Criminals
Exploring the monsters who are motivated by crime and warfare
  • Unusual Subjects
A list of minor warmongers and criminals from the series
  • Parasites and Predators
The most densely-packed category, varying from hostile vegetation to calculating opponents
  • Beasts of Prey
A list of minor parasites and predators from the series
  • Survivors
Covering species whose members have survived catastrophe
  • Invisible Enemies and Shape-shifters
Exploring creatures that can change shape, can become invisible and are otherwise hidden
  • Slaves and servant
Covering subservient monsters and henchmen
  • Misunderstood Monsters
Monsters with mistaken intent from the series
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
A list of minor "misunderstood monsters"

Credits Edit

BBC Worldwide, UK Publishing
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