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Product NameAbout Time 4: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 1975-1979, Seasons 12 to 17
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0975944630
SKU0820-WS1201-A02007-0523419732
Price New11.49 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.81 inches    (convert)
Height8.96 inches    (convert)
Length6.12 inches    (convert)
Weight1.23 pounds    (convert)
AuthorLawrence Miles, Tat Wood
Page Count240
BindingPaperback
Published01/01/2010
Long DescriptionConstituting the largest reference work on Doctor Who ever written, the multi-volume About Time strives to become the ultimate reference guide to the world's longest-running science fiction program. Written by Lawrence Miles (Faction Paradox) and long-time sci-fi commentator Tat Wood, About Time; focuses on the continuity of Doctor Who; (its characters, alien races and the like), but also examines the show as a work of social commentary. In particular, Miles and Wood dissect the politics and social issues that shaped the show during its unprecedented 26-year run (from 1963 to 1989), detailing how the issues of the day influenced this series. As part of this grand opus, About Time 4 examines Doctor Who Seasons 12 to 17 (1975 to 1979)-starring Tom Baker, the actor who popularized the show in America. Among other things, About Time 4 examines how the show's Gothic horror phase and its aftermath, plus answers such vitally important Who questions as Where (and When) is Gallifrey?; and Why Couldn't the BBC Just Have Spent More Money?
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