Doctor Who And Philosophy

Author: Courtland Lewis
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697251
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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.”

Doctor Who

Author: Terrance Dicks
Editor: Carol Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780426195610
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Journeying to the year 2084, Doctor Who is caught between two enemies, the Sea Devils and their allies, the Silurians, who want to take over the Earth

Doctor Who

Author: David J. Howe
Editor: Bbc Publications
ISBN: 9780563405627
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They lumbered through space, lurched from the sea, slimed along ventilator shafts and even visited St Paul's Cathedral. They were the scourge of the Doctor's many lives: they were the monsters. Sending millions of children scurrying behind the sofa each week, Doctor Who has been host to same of the mast weird and wonderful species to emerge from the imagination. Daleks, Ice Warriors, Sea Devils, Cybermen... whether they dreamed of intergalactic conquest or simply wanted to survive, the Doctor has met them all. The Doctor Who: A Book of Monsters takes you behind the scenes of Doctor Who to meet the monsters and their makers.

Religion And Doctor Who

Author: Andrew Crome
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874604
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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.

Time Unincorporated 1 The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives Volume 1 Lance Parkin

Author: Lance Parkin
Editor: Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:
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In Time, Unincorporated, the best essays and commentary from a range of Doctor Who fanzines are collected and here made available to a wider audience. In spirit, this series picks up the torch from Virgin’s Licence Denied collection (1997), concentrating some of the most delightful, insightful and strange writings on Doctor Who into a single source. Volume 1 of this series collects 15 years of Doctor Who-related essays and articles by Lance Parkin, one of the highest-regarded Doctor Who novelists. The cornerstone of this edition is a year-by-year survey and analysis of Doctor Who that Parkin wrote for the 40th Anniversary of Doctor Who (updated to the present), as well as a myriad of Parkin’s articles and columns from the fanzines Enlightenment and Matrix. Also included: Parkin’s original pitch for the celebrated Doctor Who novel The Infinity Doctors (1998), his extensive advice on the art of writing and more.

A History And Critical Analysis Of Blake S 7 The 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author: John Kenneth Muir
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604932
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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.

James Bond And Popular Culture

Author: Michele Brittany
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618216
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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.

The Doctor Who Error Finder

Author: R. H. Langley
Editor: McFarland
ISBN:
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"This collection of errors appearing in Doctor Who, from every episode of the original television series, the movies, and the spin-offs. Presenting over 4000 errors, plus about 1500 other items of interest, it includes transmitted bloopers such as microph

Who S 50

Author: Graeme Burk
Editor: ECW/ORIM
ISBN: 1770904751
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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.

Doctor Who Monsters

Author: David J Howe
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849892326
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EXTERMINATE! They lumbered through space, lurched from the sea, slimed along ventilator shafts and even visited St Paul's Cathedral. They were the scourge of the Doctor's many lives: they were the monsters. Sending millions of children scurrying behind the sofa each week, Doctor Who has been host to some of the most wierd and wonderful species ever to emerge from the imagination. Daleks, Ice Warriors, Sea Devils, Cybermen ... whether they dreamed of intergalactic conquest or simply wanted to survive, the Doctor has met them all. DOCTOR WHO MONSTERS takes you behind the scenes of Doctor Who to meet the monsters and their makers. Including candid comments and recollections from those people who actually devised, created and played the monsters, DOCTOR WHO MONSTERS is a celebration of the many talents which brought Doctor Who's greatest foes to the television screen. Also featured are several exclusive original storylines, showing how many favourite stories started life; and the original scripted descriptions of the monsters are revealed as we explore the rubber and latex-filled world of the monster makers. There are more than 200 alien creatures, robots, beasts, mutants and plants featured in this extensive guide to all the monsters from the classic series of Doctor Who.