Doctor Who

Doctor Who

A History

eBook - 2013
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Airing the day after JFK's assassination, the first episode, "An Unearthly Child," humbly launched one of the entertainment world’s first super-brands. We begin with a look at the programming of the day and the original pitch documents for this family show before delving into the Daleks, which almost didn't make the cut. After three years, 1st Doctor William Hartnell left, prompting the BBC to recast their hit rather than ending it, giving us the first "regeneration" and making television history. We follow the succession of doctors—including 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee, exiled to Earth with his Moriarty in The Master—and see how the program reflected the feminism of the 1970s while gaining mainstream popularity with 4th Doctor Tom Baker ... until declining support from the BBC led to cancelation. Yet millions worldwide continued to enjoy the Whoniverse in syndication, novels, audio dramas, comics and Doctor Who Magazine. A new age dawned in 2005 with 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston and a serious special effects budget. 10th Doctor David Tennant helped rocket the series back to international popularity and a new era of spinoffs. With Matt Smith as 11th doctor, the show has become a success here in America, where it was long considered just a cult classic. Featuring discussions of the show's concepts and characters and interviews and insights from producers, writers, and actors from across the years; current and former editors and writers of Doctor Who Magazine; and the titular heroes themselves, here is a rich, behind-the-camera investigation into the dazzling multiverse of Doctor Who.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781493000159
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Feb 06, 2014

If you are a Whovian,or just a fan of the show and actors, I recommend this book. The history is good and gives the show more background and knowledge. It takes the reader through the experience on how the show was created, how the actors enjoyed playing the Doctor, how all the writers got together to create what the fan base is today. This book is a perfect read! Happy Reading!

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Oct 21, 2016

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