Who is the Doctor is a fun and insightful episode guide that explores all facets of Doctor Who’s triumphant return to television. Covering the six seasons of the New Series, this is the essential companion for the most avid fan as well as the more casual viewer. Doctor Who was already the world’s longest-running science fiction series when it returned in 2005 to huge success. An enormously popular series among genre fans in North America, Doctor Who encompasses horror, science fiction, comedy, action, and historical adventure, and is loved for its uniquely British wit and clever scripting. It’s no wonder the series’ hero, monsters, and even its theme song are pop culture icons. In this volume, Doctor Who experts Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? bring insights into everything from the history of everything Doctor Who, including Daleks, Cybermen, and the eight Classic Series Doctors, to a guide to every episode of the New Series. Allons-y!
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Graeme Burkis a writer and "Doctor Who" fan whose work has been featured in the show's anthologies published by the BBC. He is the former editor of "Enlightenment," the fanzine of the Doctor Who Information Network. Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. He is the editor of the Doctor Who Ratings Guide--one of the premier "Doctor Who" fan websites--and the author of a number of "Doctor Who" short stories. They are the coeditors of "Time, Unincorporated--"a collection of the show's fan writing. They both live in Ottawa, Ontario.Review:
"Who is the Doctor is well-argued and considered and persuasive enough to keep you reading just that little bit more." —Vanessa Bishop, Doctor Who Magazine
"An incisive, unpretentious, eminently readable commentary on the first seven years of new Who. The authors' easy but lively discourse makes for a thought-provoking dialectic — a joyful celebration of fan love. Unofficial episode guides don't come much more engaging than this." —Benjamin Cook, writer for Doctor Who Magazine, and co-author Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale
"concentrated commentary on the worlds of the BBC's Doctor Who." —Two-Minute Time Lord
"ECW Press has made some fantastic TV show companion books, and this is a great addition to their line-up." —Craig Byrne, KSiteTv.com
"This is one of the finer episode guides I have run across for any show, and highly recommend it for any fan of the ninth, tenth, or eleventh Doctor." —Book Guys & Book Girls
"From the most ardent devotees to new-on-the-scene followers, every fan has something to gain from this indispensable handbook ... a thought-provoking and educational supplement to the first six series of the re-launched Doctor Who." —Lacie Patterson, Boomerocity.com
"Who is the Doctor is a strong addition to the many volumes written about the new show, and one that, I suspect, will be referred to long after the more cerebral analyses have faded into oblivion." —Paul Simpson, Sci-Fi Bulletin
"Who is the Doctor offers additional depth to the series, partly by picking out the important (and the trivial) things that are done in each episode." —Steven Silver, Steven Silver's Reviews
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