Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963–2012

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Gillian I. Leitch, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
McFarland, Feb 28, 2013 - Performing Arts - 300 pages
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This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963–1989) and new (2005–present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn’t in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor’s female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.
 

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User Review  - amanda4242 - LibraryThing

The quality of the essays in Doctor Who in Time and Space varies, but none of them are outright bad. My favorite was Kristine Larsen’s “Everything Dies: The Message of Mortality in the Eccleston and ... Read full review

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User Review  - baroquem - LibraryThing

For a fan, there is a certain danger in picking up a book of critical essays about the subject of one's "fanaticism", particularly when that subject typically doesn't take itself too seriously ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Gillian I Leitch
1
Fan Consumption of Televised Doctor Who in Britain 1963Present Andrew ODay
7
British Fandom to the Present Andrew ODay
25
3 Dont Call It a Comeback Aaron Gulyas
44
4 Whose Doctor? JM Frey
64
Memory and Chronology Kieran Tranter
82
Time Travel Narratives Paul Booth
97
7 Narrative Confl ict and the Portrayal of Media Public Relations and Marketing in the New Doctor Who Racheline Maltese
112
Human Responses to the Apocalypse Andrew Crome
175
The Britishness of HumanMachine Marriage in Series 31 Kate Flynn
195
Gothic Horror and the Weeping Angels Trilogy David Whitt
213
Time Travel as a Heroic Journey of SelfDiscovery for Rose Tyler Martha Jones and Donna Noble Antoinette F Winstead
227
Sarah Jane Smiths Adventures with and Without Doctor Who Sherry Ginn
242
The Evolution of the Doctors Female Companion in the New Who Lynette Porter
253
Videography
269
References
277

8 Nostalgia for Empire 19631974 Maura Grady and Cassie Hemstrom
125
Violence and Tragedy as a Narrative Device Lindsay Coleman
142
The Message of Mortality in the Eccleston and Tennant Years Kristine Larsen
157
About the Contributors
283
Index
285
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Gillian I. Leitch is an independent scholar and historical researcher and is currently co-chair of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the PCA. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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