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The Black Archive #65: The Myth Makers
 

No. 65 of 82 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Ian Potter
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Released:  June 2023 (original release)
November 2023 (print-on-demand release)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
ISBN:978-1-913456-40-5
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
“Yes, well personally, I think this whole business has been carried just a little bit too far. I mean, that Helen thing was just a misunderstanding."

The first full production of Doctor Who’s second producer, The Myth Makers (1965) plunges the series into previously unexplored territory at the edge of legend and history. It’s a story of ambition and pragmatism, the epic and the domestic, the silly and the tragic and the literary and worldly. In this Black Archive Ian Potter delves into the archaeology and literature that informed the serial, explores the careers and characters of its prime movers, traces the programme’s development through previously unseen script drafts, examines how it may have appeared on screen and explains a handful of its jokes.

Ian Potter wrote The Black Archive #16 Carnival of Monsters.


THE BLACK ARCHIVE:
Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

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