TARDIS Eruditorum - A Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1 by Philip Sandifer
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"He has some really serious and fascinating points to make about how television was made and viewed back in the 1960s, while all we do is bicker about the length of Barbara's skirts." - Adventures of the Wife in Space "Absolutely fascinating, and hugely persuasive." - Rob Shearman, writer of Dalek. TARDIS Eruditorum is a sprawling and very possibly completely mad critical history of Doctor Who from its first episode in 1963 to the present. In this first volume, we look at topics like how acid-fueled occultism influenced the development of the Cybermen, whether The Celestial Toymaker is irredeemably racist, and whether Barbara Wright was the greatest companion of all time. This book aims to be the most staggeringly thorough look at the evolution of Doctor Who, Great Britain, and the world from 1963 to 1966 ever published. Includes: * Revised and expanded versions of every entry from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum from the start to finish of William Hartnell's tenure as the Doctor. * Essays on every single Doctor Who story from the Hartnell era looking at its historical context and significance in the development of Doctor Who. * Essays on selected novels written later but set in the Hartnell era, major non-televised Doctor Who stories, and major cultural events outside of Doctor Who. * Eight new essays exclusive to this volume.
 

About Philip Sandifer

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Philip Sandifer has a PhD in English focusing on film and media studies. He teaches and is a freelance writer.
 
Published November 11, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 448 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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