Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012

Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012

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Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012 by Gillian I. Leitch

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786465491
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy , #39
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gillian I. Leitch is an independent scholar and historical researcher and is currently co-chair of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the PCA. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction Gillian I. Leitch 1

1 Event TV: Fan Consumption of Televised Doctor Who in Britain (1963-Present) Andrew O'Day 7

2 Social Spaces: British Fandom to the Present Andrew O'Day 25

3 Don't Call It a Comeback Aaron Gulyas 44

4 Whose Doctor? J.M. Frey 64

5 In and Out of Time: Memory and Chronology Kieran Tranter 82

6 Effecting the Cause: Time Travel Narratives Paul Booth 97

7 Narrative Conflict and the Portrayal of Media, Public Relations and Marketing in the New Doctor Who Racheline Maltese 112

8 Nostalgia for Empire, 1963-1974 Maura Grady Cassie Hemstrom 125

9 A Needle Through the Heart: Violence and Tragedy as a Narrative Device Lindsay Coleman 142

10 Everything Dies: The Message of Mortality in the Eccleston and Tennant Years Kristine Larsen 157

11 "Ready to outsit eternity": Human Responses to the Apocalypse Andrew Crome 175

12 A Country Made from Metal? The "Britishness" of Human-Machine Marriage in Series 31 Kate Flynn 195

13 "Whatever you do, don't blink!" Gothic Horror and the Weeping Angels Trilogy David Whitt 213

14 Doctor Who's Women and His Little Blue Box: Time Travel as a Heroic Journey of Self-Discovery for Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble Antoinette F. Winstead 227

15 Spoiled for Another Life: Sarah Jane Smith's Adventures with and Without Doctor Who Sherry Ginn 242

16 Chasing Amy: The Evolution of the Doctor's Female Companion in the New Who Lynnette Porter 253

Videography 269

References 277

About the Contributors 283

Index 285

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I don't want you to regenarate!!!! Love from your companion