Steven Moffat's Doctor Who 2010: the Critical Fan's Guide to Matt Smith's First Series (Unauthorized) (Google eBook)

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Punked Books, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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At over 75,000 words, this is the most comprehensive analysis of Doctor Who series 5 produced so far. Steven Moffat's first series as showrunner for Doctor Who deserves such a thorough examination, as it is arguably the most intricate ever produced. Indeed, there were many innovations in 2010, with the successful introduction of the youngest Doctor ever (Matt Smith), and the contentious redesign of both the Daleks and the TARDIS. Steven Cooper and Kevin Mahoney discuss both these developments and the complex plotting in depth, drawing on their many years of Doctor Who knowledge. Their aim has been to provide constructive criticism of the 2010 series, giving praise where it is due while also pointing out the less successful aspects of the production. In addition to this, they examine the controversies surrounding the series, such as the complaints about the 'sexiness' of the Doctor's new companion, Amy Pond, in the British media. They also critique 'A Christmas Carol', and Russell T Davies' take on the Eleventh Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures. So much happened during series 5, with the overall threat posed by the cracks in the universe, that you really do need this indispensable guide to fully grasp the implications of all the events, and to discover the many obscure details that the authors bring to light.
  

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

Just what the doctor ordered (excuse the awful pun). Reading this book in the run up to the new season of Doctor Who has helped to revive my enthusiasm and made me realise how damned complex last year's season arc was! Now to watch the boxset over the next 12 days. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie - Goodreads

Perfect for a whovian who can't get enough time with the doctor . Probably good that I'm no expert so I could sit back and enjoy the discussions of these two reviewers without the stress I'd probably feel if I could join in the occasional argument. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
4
The Beast Below
26
Victory of the Daleks
42
The Time of Angels
57
Flesh and Stone
69
The Vampires of Venice
86
Amys Choice
99
The Hungry Earth
112
Cold Blood
125
Vincent and the Doctor
139
The Lodger
149
The Pandorica Opens
159
The Big Bang
174
A Christmas Carol
193
The Sarah Jane Adventures Death of
210
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About the author (2011)

Steven Cooper is a software developer and long-time Doctor Who fan, living in Melbourne, Australia.

Kevin Mahoney is an editor for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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