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Doctor Who: Celebrating 50 Years: A History [Import, Box set]

Alan Kistler Audio CD

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5.0 out of 5 stars if you like Dr who 20 Sep 2013
By Nick Grimshaw - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are a fan of Dr Who or have a relative who is obsessed with the series then this is for you.

Written from a fan perspective I wasn't able to determine any inaccuracies.

I came across this as it was recommended along with Doctor Who Questions Answers and Trivia as a good starting point for those interested in the Doctor.

I love the cult classic and can't wait for the new Doctor. This is a fantastic, behind-the-camera history of the best show known as.... Doctor Who
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive behind the scenes overview. 21 Dec 2013
By Zanriel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having grown up watching Tom Baker (#4) and Peter Davison (#5) reruns on PBS in the U.S., I'm a lifelong Doctor Who fan. I've seen the first few from the new season but I'm a few years behind because I've been waiting to get my family caught up on the classics, especially the ones I grew up to love.

That said, I decided to stop reading this book once it got up to the parts of the new series I haven't seen yet, but I'm over 70% through, so I feel I can offer a fair review.

What I was looking for when I picked this book up was a thorough behind the scenes history of the show. How did it start? Why was it cancelled in 1989? How did it survive until its return in 2005? Who are the writers, producers, actors, and directors and what's their story? How did they decide who was going to play The Doctor when they needed to find one?

This book answers those questions. If you're looking for a book covering the lore of the "Whoniverse" and endless bits of trivia, check out 'Who-Ology' instead. This one covers beats from the show but it mostly focuses on the production process itself. If you're more interested in what went into making the show, and how it has developed through its long 50 year history, this book is for you.

I couldn't put it down, and once I get caught up on the new series, I can't wait to read the rest!
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who, A History 3 Mar 2014
By Robert A. Smith. Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I've enjoyed all the backstories and brief histories that this book contains. It has been a pleasure to read, from cover to cover.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great overview of the Doctor Who universe! 30 Jan 2014
By Dr. John K. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a fan or Doctor Who, but not a fanatic! A Whovian, but not a Whoviac! I've been watching since the ninth doctor renewed the series, and have seen a number of the earlier series (at least one from each doctor, I believe).
This book is readable, and has lots of behind the scenes information about the doctors and their companions. It puts everything in perspective if you want to have a sense of where you are in the 50 year history when you watch a particular episode. It also lets you know what the actors playing both the doctors and their companions were thinking and experiencing as they became part of this iconic series. Summary: Its not so detailed as to lose the casual reader, yet gives a good introduction and overview of the series and its primary characters, writers, and producers. Well done, Alan Kistler.
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it a lot 30 Jan 2014
By Lori Todd - Published on Amazon.com
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You need to be prepared for an onslaught of information. Both the technical behind-the-scenes and the Whoverise. There are nuggets of information everywhere.
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