Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who
 

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By:Matthew J. Elliott
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Note:Publisher's description as follows: A book looking at every journey and adventure that the Doctor has enjoyed which has NOT been seen during Doctor Who. It picks up every reference to other meetings, adventures and stories from what we do see on TV, and presents an alternative guide to this unseen series of adventures...

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Edition: US (paperback)
Released:  June 2014
Publisher:  Hasslein Books
ISBN:978-0-578-14364-4
Format: paperback
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Few television series have remained in production for decades. Fewer still have come back from cancellation — and even fewer have continued to thrive following the loss of their lead actor.

Doctor Who can proudly boast all three claims.

The British science fiction program, produced by the BBC, depicts the adventures of an extraterrestrial Time Lord known as the Doctor, who explores the universe with an ever-changing lineup of companions in his TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), a time-travelling spaceship resembling a blue police call box. The series aired an astounding 26 seasons during its first incarnation, from 1963 to 1989, with seven actors in the title role, each differing from his predecessor as much in appearance as in personality. And yet the show not only thrived, but actually increased in acclaim and popularity, spawning thousands of related novels, comics, audios and more, as well as several spinoff television shows.

Doctor Who has come back from the grave twice, first in a 1996 TV movie, and then as a much-renowned revival series that has run from 2005 to date. The show is a significant part of British popular culture, and has evolved into a cult favorite in the United States and worldwide as well.

The series has changed radically over the years, with thirteen actors portraying the Doctor so far, and with more than 50 companions joining him on his adventures. But the televised episodes are just the tip of the iceberg, as the Doctor has referenced countless encounters never expanded upon onscreen. Matthew J Elliott has accepted the Herculean task of chronicling those "stories between the stories."

After five decades of time-travelling adventures, you might imagine you knew all there was to know about the greatest hero in all of time and space, but it turns out he was living another life entirely while we weren't looking. This is the story of that life.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  October 2019 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:978-1-84583-981-9
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Doctor Who is a fascinating programme. Over the years it has presented many adventures through time and space, all seeing the Doctor and his companions face a multitude of alien friends and menaces. But what of all the adventures we never saw? The Doctor is fond of name-dropping, and has alluded many times to meetings with historical figures, visits to alien planets, as well as knowledge and awareness of everything from sea lions to the Batmobile!

In this book, Matthew J Elliott takes us on a journey through these unseen and uncharted journeys of the Doctor. Taking the television series as the main inspiration, he chronicles every time the Doctor seems to have knowledge gained off-screen, and tries to place just where and when that information might have been gained.

It's an incredible trip through the years, proving that the Doctor is arguably the most travelled and knowledgable being in the known universe...

'A work of significant and obsessive scholarship!' Amazon Review

'Insanely brilliant. I simply can't recommend this book enough.' awkwardgeeks.com


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