|By:||Tat Wood & Dorothy Ail|
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|When: ||November 2017|
|Publisher: ||Mad Norwegian Press|
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Note: Sequel to the previous About Time volumes, providing an in-depth dissection of a particular era of Doctor Who. This volume covers Series 3 of the new series, broadcast in 2007.
The night Will Shakespeare met three witches and a Dark Lady. The last day of the Human Race, when the Doctor ran into some old friends. The Christmas morning phone call warning Her Majesty to get out of the Palace, because the Titanic was about to crash into it.
These aren't just the greatest, strangest or most Doctor-Who-like moments in Doctor Who. These are the moments that make up an era, part of a universe of things we'd never seen before and never expected. And this is the all-purpose handbook to that universe, both on- and off-screen. Contained within these volumes is everything you could reasonably want to know about the original series of Doctor Who, from the nuances of Cyberman culture to the science of the Eye of Harmony, from the programme's most triumphant successes to its most bizarre logical flaws, from its roots in the 1960s to its legacy in the here and now.
But above all else, this is a history. A history of the Doctor Who continuum; a history of the way the series changed across the span of a generation; and a history of those who grew up with it, of what it meant to the children of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
This is, in a very real sense, About Time.
Written by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail, About Time Volume VIII dissects Doctor Who Series 3 (the middle of David Tennant's tenure), as well [sic] "Voyage of the Damned", "Time Crash" and "The Infinite Quest". Among other things, this book strives to answer such vitally important questions as "Why Weren't We Bovvered?", "Which are the Most Over-Specialised Daleks" and "Is Kylie from Planet Zog?".