Time and relative dissertations in space: Critical perspectives on 'Doctor Who'

Time and relative dissertations in space: Critical perspectives on 'Doctor Who'

by David Butler (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780719076824
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.36(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

David Butler is Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester

Table of Contents

Part I: An earthly programme: origins and directions

1. How to pilot a TARDIS: audiences, science fiction and the fantastic in Doctor Who - David Butler

2. The child as addressee, viewer and consumer in mid-1960s Doctor Who - Jonathan Bignell

3. 'Now how is that wolf able to impersonate a grandmother?' History, pseudo-history and genre in Doctor Who - Daniel O'Mahony

4. Bargains of necessity? Doctor Who, Culloden and fictionalising history at the BBC in the 1960s - Matthew Kilburn

Part II: The subtext of death: narratives, themes and structures

5. The empire of the senses: narrative form and point-of-view in Doctor Who - Tat Wood

6. The ideology of anachronism: television, history and the nature of time - Alec Charles

7. Mythic identity in Doctor Who - David Rafer

8. The human factor: Daleks, the 'evil human' and Faustian legend in Doctor Who - Fiona Moore and Alan Stevens

Part III: The seeds of television production: making Doctor Who

9. The Filipino army's advance on Reykjavik: world-building in studio D and its legacy - Ian Potter

10. 'Who done it': discourses of authorship during the John Nathan-Turner era - Dave Rolinson

11. Between prosaic functionalism and sublime experimentation: Doctor Who and musical sound design - Kevin J. Donnelly

12. The music of machines: 'special sound' as music in Doctor Who - Louis Niebur

Part IV: The parting of the critics: value judgements and canon formations

13. The talons of Robert Holmes - Andy Murray

14. Why is 'City of Death' the best Doctor Who story? - Alan McKee

15. Canonicity matters: defining the Doctor Who canon - Lance Parkin

16. Broader and deeper: the lineage and impact of the Timewyrm series - Dale Smith

17. Televisuality without television? The Big Finish audios and discourses of 'tele-centric' Doctor Who - Matt Hills

Afterword: My adventures - Paul Magrs

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