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Author Kistler, Alan

Title Doctor Who : a History
Published Lanham : Lyons Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (465 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; The Doctors; Introduction; 1 Building the Show; Sidebar: The Music of Who; 2 Who Is the Doctor; Sidebar: The Hero with No Name; 3 Rise of the Monsters; 4 An Educational Crew; Sidebar: The Comic Doctor; 5 The TARDIS and Time Travel; 6 Violence and Endings; Sidebar: The Cybermen; 7 Life Is Renewal; 8 Time-Locked!; 9 The First Master; 10 Doctor Meets Doctor; Sidebar: Season 6B; 11 "I Walk in Eternity"; 12 The Journalist, the Warrior, the Lady of Time; Sidebar: The Time Lords; 13 A New Style; 14 The New Beginning; 15 A Volcanic Experience
16 High Camp and Time's ChampionSidebar: Benny and Canon; 17 The Wilderness Years; 18: The Many Lives of the Eighth Doctor; Sidebar: Half Human?; 19 The Last of the Time Lords; Sidebar: New TARDIS, New Screwdriver; 20 The Renaissance; Sidebar: The New Age of Spin-offs; Sidebar: The Woman Doctor; 21 Something Borrowed, Something New; Acknowledgments; Index
Summary Premiering the day after the JFK assassination, Doctor Who humbly launched one of the entertainment world's first super-brands. We begin with a look at TV programming of the day and the original pitch documents before delving into the Daleks, which almost didn't make the cut but inspired many monsters to follow. After three years, First Doctor William Hartnell left, prompting the BBC to recast their hit rather than end it, giving us the first "regeneration" and making TV history. We follow the succession
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SUBJECT Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989)
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Subject PERFORMING ARTS -- Reference.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781493000166