...the unauthorized & ambitiously definitive guide to Who...
The frozen crypt beneath the surface of a long-dead world, where metal giants dream of the day when they can menace the universe again. The London Underground, choked by webs and patrolled by monstrosities. The weed-creature that wants nothing more than to drown the world in foam...
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 Tat Wood (Dreamwatch, SFX) and Lawrence Miles (Faction Paradox), About Time Volume II dissects Doctor Who Seasons 4 to 6 — the end of the show’s black-and-white era, starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. Among other things, this book strives to answer such vitally important questions as “What’s the Cyberman Timeline?", “Was There Any Hanky-Panky in the TARDIS?” and “Did Doctor Who End in 1969?".