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TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unauthorized Critical Histo&hellip by Philip Sandifer
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Like his previous 2 volumes, Dr Sandifer's book of critical essays on the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who is a must-read for all fans of the show. His essays are insightful, interesting and thought-provoking. Long-time fans who may think they have read everything there is to read about the Jon Pertwee era will enjoy Sandifer's original perspective. Probably not the best starting point for the non-fan as the book assumes the reader already has a good knowledge of the show. Thoroughly recommended.

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I did have two problems with the book. The first is a relatively minor niggle - the essay on The Three Doctors was rather self-indulgent and both uninteresting… Read more
TARDIS Eruditorum - A Unauthorized Critical Histor&hellip by Philip Sandifer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 23 Oct 2013
I was dubious of buying this book, thinking it yet another analysis of Doctor Who, but the Kindle version was cheap at the time so I thought, why not? I am very glad I did. Sandifer's analysis is always interesting and thought-provoking.

The one fly in the ointment was his review of The Ark. I could accept his criticisms of the racism in The Celestial Toymaker as I think the accusation of racism is warranted by the content of the story as bordacast and as novelised. However I am unconvinced by his criticisms of The Ark, as I just don't see the same pro-colonial and racist overtones that he sees in the story. Certainly his take on it is one possible interpretation, and whilst… Read more

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