The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who’s Greatest Time Lord

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After fifty years, The Doctor remains one of science-fiction’s most iconic characters, despite his annoying habit of changing his appearance and mannerisms! With hundreds of episodes to his credit, many bending time and space and challenging our perceptions of storytelling, morality, and time itself, The Doctor and his oeuvre provides ample fodder for analysis, fanboying, and debate.

The Doctors Are In is an in-depth look at all twelve doctors so far, highlighting choice episodes that helped each Doctor define his own particular brand, be it humorous, adventurous, sinister, haughty, or condescending. To be fair, there are many MANY other unofficial guides that have covered this same territory. So what makes this one different?

Dueling contributors! The back-and-forth of Burk and Smith is not only thoroughly entertaining, but brilliantly represents a fanbase that is constantly comparing favorite episodes and favorite Doctors and favorite everythings and least favorite everything elses. Their banter elevates the book, providing thoughtful points and counterpoints to several issues of fanboy contention.

I’m sure their debates will fuel plenty more debate from readers (for instance, I wouldn’t be nearly as kind to “Into the Dalek” as they were). What more could you ask for from an unofficial guide?


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Author Graeme Burk
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 275 pages
Publisher ECW Press
Publish Date 2015-Sep-15
ISBN 9781770412545
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Issue December 2015
Category Pop Culture
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