About Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (2020)

About Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Lawrence Miles Tat Wood About Time The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Constituting the largest reference work on Doctor Who ever written the six volume About Time strives to become the ultimate reference guide to the world s longest running science fiction program Writ
  • Title: About Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who
  • Author: Lawrence Miles Tat Wood
  • ISBN: 9780975944639
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
About Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Lawrence Miles Tat Wood Constituting the largest reference work on Doctor Who ever written, the six volume About Time strives to become the ultimate reference guide to the world s longest running science fiction program Written by Lawrence Miles Faction Paradox and long time sci fi commentator Tat Wood, About Time focuses on the continuity of Doctor Who its characters, alien races aConstituting the largest reference work on Doctor Who ever written, the six volume About Time strives to become the ultimate reference guide to the world s longest running science fiction program Written by Lawrence Miles Faction Paradox and long time sci fi commentator Tat Wood, About Time focuses on the continuity of Doctor Who its characters, alien races and the like , but also examines the show as a work of social commentary In particular, Miles and Wood dissect the politics and social issues that shaped the show during its unprecedented 26 year run from 1963 to 1989 , detailing how the issues of the day influenced this series As part of this grand opus, About Time 4 examines Doctor Who Seasons 12 to 17 1975 to 1979 starring Tom Baker, the actor who popularized the show in America Among other things, About Time 4 examines how the show s Gothic horror phase and its aftermath, plus answers such vitally important Who questions as Where and When is Gallifrey and Why Couldn t the BBC Just Have Spent More Money
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One thought on “About Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who

  1. Nicholas Whyte

    nhwvejournal 917754ml return return I loved the first two books in this series, but felt it would be difficult for the same quality to be kept up for all volumes This one, covering six of the seven Tom Baker years as Doctor Who, is, frankly, squashed, with fewer than nine pages on average for each story covered, compared to eleven ish per story for the first two volumes Though in pages per episode broadcast it comes out better, at 2.2 which is the same as Vol 1 and a shade than Vol 2 return ret [...]

  2. Sammy

    It seems I m not alone in thinking that this book doesn t quite live up to the previous three volumes in the series Although the third volume has been revised and updated since the others were published, so that would help explain its thoroughness There IS still a lot to like the mechanics and entire world of each story are relentlessly chronicled and picked apart Miles and Wood s Things that Don t Make Sense section is always a crack up And as always they approach the series with a mix of an an [...]

  3. Jonathan Norton

    MilesWood s comprehensive expansion of The Discontinuity Guide in to a 6 volume epic is great fun if you just skip to the review sections This instalment covers most of the Tom Baker years and has got lots to enjoy, the only annoyances being Miles fatuously prescriptive declarations about what fantasy ought to be, and the utterly meaningless views on how some scriptwriters did not understand television I don t understand what the substance of that complaint is supposed to be.

  4. Don

    By this point in my Who watching, I was getting pretty tired of it Too much Who in too short a time Too shoddy production values Too much far too much Tom Baker Probably all of the above.Hell, the book itself may have been entertaining than the stories it was commenting on But then, that s at least as much due to how fantastically enjoyable these books are, as to how uninspired the Tom Baker years were for me.

  5. Wendy

    Another excellent volume in the About Time series Particularly interesting as it covers the episodes that I first watched as a child, the ones that were really formative to my experiences as a Doctor Who fan As such, I tend to regard all of them, classics and clunkers alike, with a glow of nostalgia It s quite interesting to see an informed critical take on these episodes.

  6. Anne

    Definitely not a book for me to read cover to cover Rather, as I m making my way through the series I m reading about each episode after I ve just watched it The book is a great companion piece since I don t always catch the cultural references or have any inkling of the production behind the scenes drama And I enjoy the critiques Heh, even including all the jabs at Star Trek.

  7. Unwordy

    Otherwise wonderful however, I would have dearly liked for the lore sections to be much, much longer.

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