About Time 3: 1970-1974
 

No. 3 of 9 in the About Time series
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By:Lawrence Miles & Tat Wood
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Editions:  US (1st paperback) | US (2nd paperback)

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Edition: US (1st paperback)
Released:  November 2004
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:0-9759446-2-2
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Cover blurb:
...the unauthorized & ambitiously definitive guide to Who...

The shop window dummies that come to life and wage war on the High Street. The giant maggots that burrow their way out of the mineshaft and threaten the whole of Welsh civilisation. The Queen Spider in her cave of blue crystal, gloating as the radiation eats away the body of the leading man.

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 BBC of 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 Lawrence Miles (Faction Paradox) and Tat Wood (Dreamwatch, SFX), About Time Volume III dissects Doctor Who Seasons 7 to 11 — the whole of the Jon Pertwee era. Among other things, this book strives to answer such vitally important questions as “When are the UNIT Stories Set?", “What Caused the Sontaran-Rutan War?", “Just How Important is the Music?", “Just How Chauvinistic is Doctor Who?” and “When was Regeneration Invented?".

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Edition: US (2nd paperback)
Released:  May 2009
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-0-9759446-7-7
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Note:  Expanded edition. Since the original edition was the first of the About Time guides published, it was not written to the same depth and detail as the later volumes, which this 2nd edition is intended to rectify. For the same reason, the publisher has stated they have no plans to produce 2nd editions of any of the other About Time volumes. Tat Wood is credited as sole author for this edition.

Cover blurb:
Same as the previous edition but with a different final paragraph, as follows:

Written by Tat Wood (TV Zone, Doctor Who Magazine). this Second Edition of About Time Volume III dissects Doctor Who Seasons 7 to 11 — the whole of the Jon Pertwee era — and contains nearly three times as much material as its predecessor. New essays in this volume include “Why Did We Countdown to TV Action?” and “What are the Silliest Examples of Science in Doctor Who?"

With additional material by LAWRENCE MILES


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