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on 30 June 2001
Doctor Who: The Handbook - The Seventh Doctor concludes the excellent series of Dr. Who Handbooks from Virgin Publishing. This, the seventh and final volume in the Handbook series focuses on the Sylvester McCoy era of Dr. Who from 1987-1989 (seasons 24-26), the final three years of Dr. Who as a regular BBC series before cancellation.
Great behind the scenes information as well as a feature on the making of the season 24 story "Dragonfire". This volume also focuses on the seven year gap of 1989-1996, looking at the various attempts at one time or another on possible revivals of Doctor Who either as a new series or feature films before the British and American co-produced television movie of 1996 that starred Paul McGann as the new eighth Doctor (succeeding and finally concluding Sylvester McCoy's era as the seventh Doctor). This handbook also includes massive coverage of the TV movie.
This volume starts off with an introduction by Sophie Aldred, who played the seventh Doctor's last companion, Ace. It also includes a superb index at the end of the book as well as an errata section, correcting the mistakes from the previous six Doctor Who Handbook volumes. An excellent end to a wonderful series of Handbooks that have become the most in-depth and authorized research on the history of the world's longest-running science fiction series, Doctor Who.
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on 10 September 1999
This book is every bit as good as the Handbooks of the previous Doctors. As usual I found the first chapter or so the most fascinating because it quoted actor Sylvester McCoy on various aspects of his life and his affiliation with Doctor Who. Gives a lot of detailed information about each episode and also about what happened/was happening in regards to the series and things affecting the series. A great book all by itself and also a great item to add to any ones Doctor Who collection!
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