About Time: The Unauthorized Guide To Doctor Who : 1970-1974/ Season 7 to 11

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Mad Norwegian Press, Nov 1, 2004 - Fiction - 179 pages
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Constituting the largest reference work on "Doctor Who" ever written, the six-volume "About Time" strives to become the ultimate reference guide to the worlds longest-running science fiction program. Written by Lawrence Miles ("Faction Paradox") and long-time sci-fi commentator Tat Wood, "About Time" focuses on the continuity of "Doctor Who" (its characters, alien races and the like), but also examines the show as a work of social commentary. In particular, Miles and Wood dissect the politics and social issues that shaped the show during its unprecedented 26-year run (from 1963 to 1989), detailing how the issues of the day influenced this series. As part of this grand opus, About Time 3 examines "Doctor Who" Seasons 7 to 11 (1970 to 1974)the five-year run starring the late Jon Pertwee. Among other things, About Time 3 examines how the 1970s energy issues and the producers Buddhist tendencies impacted the show, plus answers such vitally important "Who" questions as "When are the UNIT Stories Set?", "Just How Chauvinistic is Doctor Who?" and "When was Regeneration Invented?"

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

Though chronologically third, About Time 3 was actually the first volume of the series published, and consequently the shortest. Several years later, an expanded edition of it was released, but that ... Read full review

Review: About Time 6: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (About Time #6)

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

The series ended as they began -- the best episode by episode guide to Doctor Who. And, their disappointment/disapproval of the last five seasons gets annoying. Even when they like an episode, there's ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Lawrence Miles is the author of. hold on. yeah, eight novels now, and is best-known for creating the time-bending Faction Paradox series. Recovering academic Tat Wood is the person most compilers of previous guidebooks went to for advice and cultural context. Despite having written for just about every major fanzine going, he has a rich, full and complex life.

Since the far-off days of About Time 6, when "River Song" was just the track even hard-core Donovan fans skipped on the album Hurdy Gurdy Man, Tat Wood has been living within walking distance of the Olympic Stadium, watching it get built with more speed and less care than these books and marvelling at the missile emplacements on nearby tower-blocks. He has also, rather unexpectedly, got married.

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