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Timeless Adventures - How Doctor Who Conquered TV Paperback – 22 Oct 2009

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: KAMERA BOOKS (22 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842433024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842433027
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,538,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Meticulously researched. . . . This behind-the-scenes and critical story of the show is just as eventful as the Doctor's travels."" ""Total Sci-Fi Online ""

"Robb has done a phenomenal amount of research for this undertaking, commenting on not only every episode, movie, andnovel in the "Doctor Who" canon, but also the political, social and historical context in which each piece of fiction premiered and the reality of England at the time versus the Whoniverse."""" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Film writer Brian J. Robb's other titles include biographies of Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, and Keanu Reeves as well as"Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film" and" Steampunk: An Illustrated History." He is managing editor at Titan Magazines, a publisher of film and TV-related titles; editor-in-chief of the "Official Star Wars Insider Magazine"; managing editor on the website "Total Sci Fi"; and he oversees magazines for "Lost," "Stargate," " Smallville," "Star Trek," and "Supernatural."" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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As a fan of Doctor Who and an ex media studies student, i found this book really facinatating. Although i knew most of the history, mine was only a perfunctory knowledge- this is really in depth, and facinating with it. It also goes outside of the tv history and covers the fan base and their impact on the series as a whole, which adds to some considerable influence. Covering the entire series from Hartnell to Moffet's current reign, i found this a really interesting, facinating read.
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This book was really fun to read. It didn't just go over the stories of how the show was made, or behind the scenes of the production process, but it put each story and season into the social, cultural and political context of the time period. Not only that, but you also find out about the critical and public reception, what people thought about the stories at the time, and how well they did. This gives the reader an excellent sense of where the stories came from, how they were (or weren't) relevent, and why the show succeeded (and sometimes failed).

This is easily one of the best non-fiction Doctor Who books I've read so far, especially as a fan of the Classic Series who grew up with Tom Baker and Peter Davison. It doesn't just stop at the classic series, however, but also shows links and connections between Classic Who and New Who. In this way, this book does a great job of building a bridge between each era of Doctor Who, covering the entire 45 year span of the show (this book stops at Series 2 or 3, so it doesn't cover the whole 50 years).
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