The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo

No. 18 of 68 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Dene October
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Released:  April 2018 (original release)
May 2018 (print-on-demand release)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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Cover blurb:
‘This is the Plain of Pamir, known to those who travel to Cathay as the Roof of the World.’

Marco Polo (1964) reflects a cultural change reshaping TV’s role as historian, placing the interpretation of history into the viewers’ hands by recruiting them as travellers in Polo’s caravan. Examining camera treatments and mobility, adaptive and remedial interventions, public and book history, cultural assumptions and memories, this book celebrates the work of collaborators, copyists, studio personnel and fans in reconstructing the most famous and earliest of missing Doctor Who stories.

Dene October has seen Marco Polo twice He edited Doctor Who and History and is a senior lecturer at the University of London.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
—Doctor Who Magazine

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