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.
Gillian I. Leitch is an independent scholar and historical researcher and is currently co-chair of the Science Fiction Fantasy Area of the PCA. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. He lives in Greenville. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University, USA and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies .
Gillian I. Leitch
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Film, TV & Radio
Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy