Note: Was the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign in February 2018.
THE SEVENTH DOCTOR
1987 - 1996
In this seventh volume of essays adapted from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum you'll find a critical history of the Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who. TARDIS Eruditorum tells the ongoing story of Doctor Who from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day, pushing beyond received wisdom and fan dogma to understand the story not just as the story of a geeky sci-fi show but as the story of an entire tradition of mystical, avant-garde, and politically radical British culture. It treats Doctor Who as a show that is really about everything that ever happened, and everything that ever will.
This volume focuses on the end of the classic series and the first part of the so-called Wilderness Years, looking at its connections with cyberpunk, Norse mythology, and American cult TV. The book contains a mixture of revised blog posts and a bevy of brand new essays exclusive to this collected edition, including a look at the strange continuity of the Virgin New Adventures, essays on the earliest Doctor Who work by Steven Moffat, Russell T Davies, and Mark Gatiss, along with an interview with legendary Doctor Who novelist Kate Orman. Plus you'll learn:
- What happens when you make a panto based on a J.G. Ballard novel
- Whether Ace is queer
- When the Time War happened
"YOU CAN ALWAYS JUDGE A MAN BY THE QUALITY OF HIS ENEMIES."