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Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Emperor of the Daleks

  • Author: Dan Abnett,Paul Cornell,Scott Gray
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846538070
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 180
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Emperor of the Daleks collects together stories by leading writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine. The collection contains eight comic adventures: PUREBLOOD, FLASHBACK, EMPEROR OF THE DALEKS, FINAL GENESIS, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, CUCKOO, UNINVITED GUEST and UP ABOVE THE GODS The collection includes stories featuring one of Doctor Who's most popular and enduring villains - Davros, creator of the Daleks. Also featured are the Sontarans and the Sixth Doctor, as played on television by Colin Baker. Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand-new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Emperor of the Daleks

  • Author: Dan Abnett,Paul Cornell,Scott Gray
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846538070
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 180
  • View: 8798
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Emperor of the Daleks collects together stories by leading writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine. The collection contains eight comic adventures: PUREBLOOD, FLASHBACK, EMPEROR OF THE DALEKS, FINAL GENESIS, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, CUCKOO, UNINVITED GUEST and UP ABOVE THE GODS The collection includes stories featuring one of Doctor Who's most popular and enduring villains - Davros, creator of the Daleks. Also featured are the Sontarans and the Sixth Doctor, as played on television by Colin Baker. Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand-new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writers and artists.

Doctor Who: Dalek

Doctor Who: Dalek

The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe

  • Author: George Mann,Justin Richards,Cavan Scott
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473530822
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Dalek is the never-before-told history of the Doctor's most dangerous enemies, the famous ‘Outer Space Robot People’ of the planet Skaro - from their genesis in the thousand-year conflict between Thals and Kaleds, to their survival of the Time War and (as foreseen by the Time Lords) their conquest of the universe. Along the way, the authors also reveal all-new stories about these legendary creatures - terrifying near-mythical adventures, startling visual recreations of never-before-seen conflicts, and more. Each of them helps shed new light on what has become the most feared alien race in the universe. With full-colour illustrations, concept art, cutaways, diagrams, comic strips and more, Dalek is a dramatic retelling of the ascent of the 'supreme race', and the story of the mysteries that lurk in unexplored corners of the universe. It is the ultimate celebration of all things Dalek.

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.

Who Is the Doctor

Who Is the Doctor

The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who: The New Series

  • Author: Graeme Burk,Robert Smith?
  • Publisher: ECW/ORIM
  • ISBN: 1770902392
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 440
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“A joyful celebration of fan love. Unofficial episode guides don’t come much more engaging than this.” —Benjamin Cook, co-author of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale Doctor Who was already the world’s longest-running science fiction series when it returned in 2005 to huge success. Enormously popular, the BBC show encompasses multiple other genres, from horror to comedy to action and historical adventure, and is loved for its uniquely British wit and clever scripting. Its hero, its monsters, and even its theme song have become pop culture icons. In this volume covering six seasons of the new series, two Doctor Who experts provide insights into everything from the history of the show, including Daleks, Cybermen, and the eight Classic Series Doctors, to a detailed episode guide. As Neil Gaiman complained to the authors, “I have just lost four hours to your blasted book. And I only meant to glance at it.” Allons-y!

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.”

Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2012-2013

Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2012-2013

The Critical Fan’s Guide to Matt Smith’s Final Series (Unauthorized)

  • Author: Steven Cooper,Kevin Mahoney
  • Publisher: Punked Books
  • ISBN: 190837523X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 235
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At over 90,000 words, this is the most comprehensive fan guide yet published to the 2012-2013 season of Doctor Who. After the first part of the season provided an emotional ending to the Doctor's travels with his friends Amy and Rory, Steven Moffat presented an innovative and intriguing new mystery, as the Doctor puzzled over the “woman twice dead” that is Clara Oswald, who had the most spectacular introduction(s) of any companion. This series was the most demanding yet for Moffat; no other Doctor Who showrunner had previously faced an assignment like writing a series finale, an anniversary story, and a combined Christmas Special/Doctor finale in quick succession. We are with Moffat every step of the way as he rises to this unique challenge. The format of this book is the same as our previous Doctor Who guides. Steven Cooper has written excellent detailed analyses of each episode, which Slant Magazine published online in their House Next Door blog soon after each episode was broadcast. In this way, Steven’s reviews provide an invaluable record of how a long-standing fan reacted to each twist of the plot as it occurred. House Next Door published Steven’s 2013 episode reviews in abridged form; he then expanded upon his analyses, so this book contains far more of his insights than those published online. Kevin Mahoney then follows Steven’s analyses with his reviews, which he wrote from the perspective of having watched the entire series. This enabled him to gauge exactly how Steven Moffat had put this season together, and to assess the success of his various hoodwinks and sleights of hand. In this series, Steven Moffat was just as ambitious as ever - perhaps too ambitious at times, when the scripting became uneven or the production team was not able to realize an episode as well as they might have done. Despite this, there were several episodes that rank among the best of the show's achievements, which we applaud in this celebration of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.

Inside the Tardis

Inside the Tardis

The Worlds of Doctor Who

  • Author: James Chapman
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781845111632
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 232
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In this study of a television institution--the first to draw extensively on the full riches of the BBC Written Archives--James Chapman explores the history of Doctor Who from its origins to the present day. He shows how the series has evolved to meet changing institutional and cultural contexts, while retaining its quirky, eccentric and distinctively British characteristics. And he demonstrates how the production history of the series has allowed it to renew and refresh its format in response to developments in the wider world of science fiction.

Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

Fifty Years of Storytelling

  • Author: Marcus K. Harmes
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442232854
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 244
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Although it started as a British television show with a small but devoted fan base, Doctor Who has grown in popularity and now appeals to audiences around the world. In the fifty-year history of the program, Doctor Who’s producers and scriptwriters have drawn on a dizzying array of literary sources and inspirations. Elements from Homer, classic literature, gothic horror, swashbucklers, Jacobean revenge tragedies, Orwellian dystopias, Westerns, and the novels of Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh have all been woven into the fabric of the series. One famous storyline from the mid-1970s was rooted in the Victoriana of authors like H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle, and another was a virtual remake of Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda—with robots! In Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation: Fifty Years of Storytelling, Marcus Harmes looks at the show’s frequent exploration of other sources to create memorable episodes. Harmes observes that adaptation in Doctor Who is not just a matter of transferring literary works to the screen, but of bringing a diversity of texts into dialogue with the established mythology of the series as well as with longstanding science fiction tropes. In this process, original stories are not just resituated, but transformed into new works. Harmes considers what this approach reveals about adaptation, television production, the art of storytelling, and the long-term success and cultural resonance enjoyed by Doctor Who. Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation will be of interest to students of literature and television alike, and to scholars interested in adaptation studies. It will also appeal to fans of the series interested in tracing the deep cultural roots of television’s longest-running and most literate science-fiction adventure.