Doctor Who FAQ
All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe
(FAQ). Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV, and the most watched series in the history of BBC America. Doctor Who FAQ tells the complete story of its American success, from its first airings on PBS in the 1970s, through to the massive Doctor Who fan conventions that are a staple of the modern-day science fiction circuit. Combining a wealth of information and numerous illustrations, Doctor Who FAQ also includes a comprehensive episode guide. From the Doctor's most impressive alien foes and the companions who have fought alongside him to unimagined planets and unexpected points in history, from some of the greatest minds ever to have walked the Earth, to the most evil beings ever to haunt the universe, it's all covered here, including the Tardis, the none-too-reliable "bigger on the inside than the out" blue box in which the Doctor travels.
David Thompson, an ex-patriot British writer, offers a somewhat unconventional FAQ about the science-fiction television series, Doctor Who. In over twenty chapters he explores the expansion of the show to the US, "a reasonably random Z-A of the Doctor's best baddies," the different Doctors and who he really is, historical personages, and other intellectually stimulating themes. He tries to settle what the greatest episode was, who the Doctor's favorite soccer team is, and how the TARDIS works. This is a very whimsical but witty and careful treatment of the show that's sure to amuse at least as much as it informs. Several appendices list nearly every episode between 1963 and 2011 on BBC, audio productions, and written productions. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)