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Doctor Who In Time And Space

Author : Gillian I. Leitch
ISBN : 9780786465491
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963-1989) and new (2005-present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn't in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor's female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.
Category: Performing Arts

Doctor Who And The Ark In Space

Author : Ian Marter
ISBN : 9781446417744
Genre : Fiction
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The survivors of a devastated future Earth lie in suspended animation on a great satellite. When Earth is safe again, they will awaken. But when the Doctor, Sarah and Harry arrive on the Terra Nova, they find the systems have failed and the humans never woke. The Wirrrn Queen has infiltrated the satellite, and laid her eggs inside one of the sleepers. As the first of the humans wake, they face an attack by the emerging Wirrrn. But not everyone is what they seem, and the only way the Doctor can discover the truth is by joining with the dead mind of the Wirrrn Queen. The price of failure is the Doctor's death, and the end of humanity. This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 25 January to 15 February 1975. Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, and his companions Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan
Category: Fiction

Doctor Who And The Auton Invasion

Author : Terrance Dicks
ISBN : 9781849901932
Genre : Fiction
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The Third Doctor's very first adventure - against the Autons, in a new edition of a Doctor Who classic
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Doctor Who Book 4 Sightseeing In Space

Author : David Bailey
ISBN : 9781405908139
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Exciting action-packed original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, each containing two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures. A distress signal calls the TARDIS to the Black Horizon, a spaceship that is being attacked by scavengers. But the scavengers aren't the only thing the Doctor needs to worry about, there's something out there creating a Web in Space! In Terminal of Despair, the TARDIS crew find themselves trapped in a quarantined spaceport where the waiting passengers have lost all hope of ever getting home. Can the Doctor save them?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Doctor Who And The Dinosaur Invasion

Author : Malcolm Hulke
ISBN : 0426108744
Genre : Fiction
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When the Doctor and Sarah discover dinosaurs roaming loose in the streets of London they investigate only to discover that a scientist is attempting to roll back time in order to cleanse the world of evil and pollution at the cost of millions of lives.
Category: Fiction

A History And Critical Analysis Of Blake S 7 The 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author : John Kenneth Muir
ISBN : 9781476604930
Genre : Performing Arts
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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
Category: Performing Arts

1999 A Space Odyssey

Author : John K Balor
ISBN : 9781387937073
Genre : History
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Part of the premise of the online discussion transcribed in this book is how Gerry AndersonÕs television series ÒSpace: 1999Ó can be understood in relation to Stanley KubrickÕs Ò2001: A Space OdysseyÓ by looking at both narratives through the perspective of systems theory. As a result of doing so, an engaged debate concerned with the political and philosophical subtext of both stories developed. This book gives a full account of the debate with summaries of ideas and insights. The book has been developed on an idealistic basis. It is sold at the lowest price the publisher was willing to accept. A free e-book version can be downloaded at
Category: History

Doctor Who And Philosophy

Author : Courtland Lewis
ISBN : 9780812697254
Genre : Philosophy
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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”
Category: Philosophy

Allah And Space

Author : Dr Anwar El-Shahawy
ISBN : 1453581359
Genre : Science
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Dr Anwar El-Shahawy Professor of Physical Chemistry 1- Doctorat D'Etat De Science from USTL Montpellier France (1974- 1979) 2- Assistant Professor at Center of Science and Mathematics-Taif, KSA (1982-1986). 3- Head of Science Department, Faculty of Education-Nizwa (Sultanate of Oman) 1994-2000. 4- Professor of Physical Chemistry Since 1993 at Assiut University-Egypt. 5- Anwar El-Shahawy " Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry" Protea Publishing ,Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2004) 6- Anwar S. El-Shahawy and Galal M. El-Nagar," Vibrational Spectra and Group Theory." Assiut University-Egypt (2008). ISBN 977-246-082-3
Category: Science

Religion And Doctor Who

Author : Andrew Crome
ISBN : 9781630874605
Genre : Religion
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Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.
Category: Religion