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lackluster attempt at celebrating the shows history
on 28 March 2013
just arrived in the post, and after leafing through its pages, i have to say i,m very disapointed. considering this enclclopedia is supposed to be celebrating 50 years of doctor who, its a lot smaller then i expected it to be. when i saw how small it actually was, alarm bells started to ring.
once opening it up, things didn,t get much better either. although its understandible that minor characters who only appeared in 1 episode get a small 1 page entry, the authors have taken this approach with every single character in the book, every doctor, every enemy and every companion. the daleks, 1 page, the cybermen, 1 page, davros, 1 page, i could go on, but i think you get the idea.
although i understand that encyclopedias don,t necessarily have to have extensive entries, this book is supposed to be celebrating the shows 50 years, so a better attempt could have been made. considering the daleks and cybermen have such extensive histories, its sad to see them relegated to 1 page. anyone remember ACE? well, her entry basically says that she is the troubled girl who likes to blow things up.
its sad when authors just try to make money from doctor who by pushing something this lackluster on its fans. the official anneversary isn,t till september, so maybe they should have taken more time and produced something bigger and better than this. as it is, this is poor, very poor