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This review is from: TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee (Kindle Edition)
A hugely impressive contribution to a fascinating series. I have to admit to being rather possessive about the Pertwee era, as my earliest Who memory is the Sea Devils emerging with their lifeless eyes and ungainly heads! Traumatic when you're 4 years old.
This is a stimulating and well argued engagement with the nature of the Pertwee period, but sometimes misses but really lands a great deal of critical hits. As an old guard fan not terribly versed in the ins and outs of Who fandom, I found much here of great interest, and plenty more to read and stimulate the discussion further. I'm glad the author has a soft spot for Day of the Daleks, and despite happy childhood memories of watching Invasion of the Dinosaurs, I think he's basically right about the 11th season. The insights into British culture at the time of pretty well sound, but this plenty to get your teeth into here politically as well, and you might read the politics of the Pertwee period very differently to the author. He does make a powerful case however, and the high point of the volume, the chapter on William Blake read through The 3 Doctors, is a mad, colourful, highly energised piece of writing pushes the book to the limit! Recommended.