The pride of the BBC, Doctor Who was already the world's longest running TV series before it was revived to great acclaim in 2005. Experts Graeme Burk and Robert Smith - authors of the Time Unincorporated series of fanzine collections - now bring their insights to fans. Through a fun combination of episode guides and essays exploring all facets of the six seasons of the new series, this is essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the Doctor.
Graeme Burkis a writer and "Doctor Who" fan whose work has been featured in the show's anthologies published by the BBC. He is the former editor of "Enlightenment," the fanzine of the Doctor Who Information Network. Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. He is the editor of the Doctor Who Ratings Guide--one of the premier "Doctor Who" fan websites--and the author of a number of "Doctor Who" short stories. They are the coeditors of "Time, Unincorporated--"a collection of the show's fan writing. They both live in Ottawa, Ontario.
Introduction / vii Previously, on Doctor Who... / xii Series One 1.01 Rose / 3 Christopher Eccleston / 8 1.02 The End of the World / 9 Russell T Davies / 13 1.03 The Unquiet Dead / 14 1.04-1.05 Aliens of London / World War Three / 17 1.06 Dalek / 23 The Psychic Papers: The Daleks / 28 1.07 The Long Game / 31 1.08 Father's Day / 35 Billie Piper / 39 1.09-1.10 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances / 40 John Barrowman / 45 The Sonic Screwdriver / 45 1.11 Boom Town / 46 1.12-1.13 Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways / 51 The Psychic Papers: Regeneration / 58 Series Two 2.X Children in Need Special / 63 David Tennant / 64 2.00 The Christmas Invasion / 65 The Doctor's Costume / 70 The Psychic Papers: UNIT / 71 2.01 New Earth / 72 2.02 Tooth and Claw / 76 2.03 School Reunion / 79 The Psychic Papers: Sarah Jane Smith and K9 / 84 2.04 The Girl in the Fireplace / 86 2.05-2.06 Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel / 90 The Psychic Papers: The Cybermen / 95 2.07 The Idiot's Lantern / 96 2.08-2.09 The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit / 101 Doctor Who Confidential / 106 2.10 Love & Monsters / 106 2.11 Fear Her / 111 2.12-2.13 Army of Ghosts / Doomsday / 115 Torchwood / 121 Series Three 3.00 The Runaway Bride / 125 3.01 Smith and Jones / 130 Freema Agyeman / 133 3.02 The Shakespeare Code / 134 3.03 Gridlock / 138 3.04-3.05 Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks / 143 3.06 The Lazarus Experiment / 147 3.07 42 / 151 3.08-3.09 Human Nature / The Family of Blood / 156 The Psychic Papers: The Wilderness Years / 162 3.10 Blink / 166 3.11 Utopia / 170 What Happened to Captain Jack? / 175 3.12-3.13 The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords / 176 The Psychic Papers: The Master / 182 Series Four 4.X Time Crash / 187 4.00 Voyage of the Damned / 190 The Theme Song / 194 4.01 Partners In Crime / 195 Catherine Tate / 199 4.02 The Fires of Pompeii / 200 The Psychic Papers: Changing History / 204 4.03 Planet of the Ood / 205 4.04-4.05 The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky / 209 The Psychic Papers: The Sontarans / 214 4.06 The Doctor's Daughter / 215 The Psychic Papers: The Doctor's Family / 219 4.07 The Unicorn and the Wasp / 220 4.08-4.09 Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead / 224 4.10 Midnight / 229 4.11 Turn Left / 233 4.12-4.13 The Stolen Earth / Journey's End / 238 The 2008-2010 Specials S.01 The Next Doctor / 249 S.02 Planet of the Dead / 253 S.03 The Waters of Mars / 258 S.04-S.05 The End of Time, Parts One and Two / 264 The Psychic Papers: The Time Lords / 272 Series Five 5.01 The Eleventh Hour / 277 Matt Smith / 284 5.02 The Beast Below / 284 Steven Moffat / 289 Karen Gillan / 290 5.03 Victory of the Daleks / 290 5.04-5.05 The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone / 295 The Psychic Papers: Retconning / 301 5.06 The Vampires of Venice / 303 5.07 Amy's Choice / 308 5.08-5.09 The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood / 312 The Psychic Papers: The Silurians / 317 5.10 Vincent and the Doctor / 319 5.11 The Lodger / 323 5.12-5.13 The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang / 328 Arthur Darvill / 334 Series Six 6.00 A Christmas Carol / 337 6.X Space / Time / 341 6.01-6.02 The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon / 343 The Doctor's Age / 350 6.03 The Curse of the Black Spot / 351 6.04 The Doctor's Wife / 355 The Psychic Papers: The TARDIS / 360 6.05-6.06 The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People / 363 6.07 A Good Man Goes to War / 367 6.08 Let's Kill Hitler / 373 The Psychic Papers: Sex and the Single Time Lord / 378 6.09 Night Terrors / 380 New Media / 384 6.10 The Girl Who Waited / 385 6.11 The God Complex / 390 6.12 Closing Time / 396 6.13 The Wedding of River Song / 401 Appendix: The Animated Episodes The Infinite Quest / 411 Dreamland / 412 Recommended Resources / 415 Acknowledgements / 419 About the Authors / 421
"This is the kind of book to keep with you when watching (or re-watching) the series and dipping into when you have an idle moment." -- Steven Silver's Reviews
"Who is the Doctor is a strong addition to the many volumes written about the new show, and one that, I suspect, will be referred to long after the more cerebral analyses have faded into oblivion." -- Sci-Fi Bulletin
"A thought-provoking and educational supplement to the first six series of the re-launched Doctor Who." -- Boomerocity.com
"This is one of the finer episode guides I have run across for any show, and highly recommend it for any fan of the ninth, tenth, or eleventh Doctor." -- BookGuys.ca
"Graeme and Robert have a talent that might be considered rare in TV criticism -- even when you don't agree with their assessments, they're never insulting about it, and they always explain themselves." -- Craig Byrne
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Popular Culture/Leisure) 2013
" Who is the Doctor offers additional depth to the series, partly by picking out the important (and the trivial) things that are done in each episode." Steven Silver, Steven Silver's Reviews
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