The longest running science fiction television show, with a cult following on a par with "Star Trek," the story of "Doctor Who" is the story of British television over the past four decades. Every taste is catered for in the world of "Who," and this guide covers every shocking revelation and melodramatic cliffhanger, every heartache and death, as well as the liberal doses of humor - both intentional and otherwise. With an informative introductory essay, each Doctor's era is detailed with facts and opinions on all the stories. An in-depth reference section details further reading, fascinating and bizarre "Doctor Who" websites, and a short history of spin-off stories and merchandising.
A successful new Who series has introduced a whole new generation to the joys of the beloved show, and this updated guide covers the more than 700 episodes and 10 different actors who have inhabited the role of the Doctor
From humble beginnings to its cancellation in 1989 and eventual resurrection in 2005, Doctor Who has a long and colorful history. The spine-chilling theme music, the multi-dimensional Tardis, the evil metallic Daleks, and the ever-changing face of the Doctor himself are explored here as trademarks of the show's witty, eclectic house style. Over the years Doctor Who has embraced such diverse genres as science fiction, horror, westerns, history, romance, adventure, and comedy?but has never strayed from its first and most important remit: telling good stories. This new, updated edition puts the first 10 doctors under the microscope with facts, figures, and opinions on every Doctor Who story televised. There are sections on TV, radio, cinema, stage, and internet spin-offs; novels and audio adventures; missing episodes; and an extensive website listing and bibliography.