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4.0 out of 5 stars Everything has been prepared for..., 25 Sep 2010
B. D. Hitch "Von H" (Lincolnshire, England) - See all my reviews
Covering the final series with Tom Baker as the Doctor, and covering the Peter Davison era and the beginning of Colin Baker's controversial time in the Tardis, this book gives in depth coverage of each story in my [and David Tennant's] favourite period of Doctor
Including stories like "Meglos", "Logopolis", "Castrovalva", "Earthshock" "Caves of Androzani" and ending with "The Twin Dilemma" this book reviews the story, highlights its good and bad points and goes into great detail, and is not afraid to get highly opinionated about the Doctor, the quality of writing, acting and effects contained therein.

It also contains think pieces/articles relating who to development of the time [the rise of home computing, for example] and the direction of the programme in general [often assumed by many as the start of a decline into a low-quality science fiction pantomime]

It may sound very dry, but in places it can be very funny indeed.

At the bottom of every left hand page it says "This product is not authorised by the BBC" leaving you under no illusion that it avoids the "isn't it all wonderful!?" marketing speak that often passes for coverage of Doctor Who since its revival in 2005.

Not a book for someone with only a passing interest in the uniquely British Time Lord, but well worth having if you are an enthusiast!
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