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The Doctor Who Programme Guide

The Doctor Who Programme Guide

  • Author: Jean-Marc Lofficier,Jean-Marc,Randy Lofficier
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9780595276189
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 248
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The Doctor Who Programme Guide is the complete guide to every Doctor Who story shown on television. The stories are listed in order of broadcasting, starting with the first episode broadcast in 1963. Each entry includes the storyline, the cast list, and the names of the producer, script editor, writer and director, and the details of novelizations, video and audio cassette releases. This indispensable guide first appeared over twenty years ago, and immediately established itself as the single, most important reference work about Doctor Who. "THE bible to an entire generation of [Doctor Who] fans on both sides of the Atlantic." -Andrew Pixley, Celestial Toyroom "A real treat for Doctor Who buffs." -David McDonnell, Starlog "It sits invaluably upon every fan's bookshelf and is a constant source of reference." -Gary Russell, Doctor Who Monthly "A remarkable work of...dedicated scholarship." -Barry Letts, Producer, Doctor Who

A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television

A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television

  • Author: John Kenneth Muir
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476604541
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 504
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Since its inception in November 1963, the British science fiction television series Doctor Who has exerted an enormous impact on the world of science fiction (over 1,500 books have been written about the show). The series follows the adventures of a mysterious “Time Lord” from the distant planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space to fight evil and injustice. Along the way, he has visited Rome under the rule of Nero, played backgammon with Kublai Khan, and participated in the mythic gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Predating the Star Trek phenomenon by three years, Doctor Who seriously dealt with continuing characters, adult genre principles and futuristic philosophies. Critical and historical examinations of the ideas, philosophies, conceits and morals put forth in the Doctor Who series, which ran for 26 seasons and 159 episodes, are provided here. Also analyzed are thematic concepts, genre antecedents, the overall cinematography and the special effects of the long-running cult favorite. The various incarnations of Doctor Who, including television, stage, film, radio, and spin-offs are discussed. In addition, the book provides an extensive listing of print, Internet, and fan club resources for Doctor Who.

Science fiction and fantasy literature, 1975-1991

Science fiction and fantasy literature, 1975-1991

a bibliography of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books and nonfiction monographs

  • Author: R. Reginald,Mary Wickizer Burgess,Daryl Furumi Mallett
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
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Doctor Who and the monster of Peladon

Doctor Who and the monster of Peladon

  • Author: Terrance Dicks
  • Publisher: Carol Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780426201328
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 124
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Doctor Who and Philosophy

Doctor Who and Philosophy

Bigger on the Inside

  • Author: Courtland Lewis,Paula Smithka
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812697251
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”

Religion and Doctor Who

Religion and Doctor Who

Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith

  • Author: Andrew Crome,James F. McGrath
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630874604
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 366
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Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.

James Bond and Popular Culture

James Bond and Popular Culture

Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy

  • Author: Michele Brittany
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476618216
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt’s comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan’s Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy genre, and the recent 007 Legends video game. This collection of new essays analyzes Bond’s phenomenal literary and filmic influence over the past 50-plus years. The 14 essays are categorized into five parts: film, television, literature, lifestyle (emphasis on fashion and home décor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.

Doctor Who: Who-ology

Doctor Who: Who-ology

  • Author: Cavan Scott,Mark Wright
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448141257
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 368
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Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through over 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s galactic run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Heaven itself, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. Now fully updated to cover everything through to the 12th Doctor's final episode, and with tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won’t believe the wonders that await.

TV Guide

TV Guide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Television broadcasting
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Who’s 50

Who’s 50

The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die: An Unofficial Companion

  • Author: Graeme Burk,Robert Smith?
  • Publisher: ECW/ORIM
  • ISBN: 1770904751
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 420
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“Like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” (Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer). Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture. This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more.