Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present by Miles BooyLove and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present by Miles Booy

Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present

byMiles Booy

Paperback | April 15, 2012

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Scholar and Whofan Miles Booy has written the first historical account of the public interpretation of Doctor Who. Love and Monsters begins in 1979 with the publication of 'Doctor Who Weekly", the magazine that would start a chain of events that would see creative fans taking control of the merchandise and even of the program's massively successful twenty-first century reboot.

From the twilight of Tom Baker's years to the newest Doctor, Matt Smith, Miles Booy explores the shifting meaning of Doctor Who across the years - from the Third Doctor's suggestion that we should read the Bible, via costumed fans on television, up to the 2010 general election in Britain. This is also the story of how the ambitious producer John Nathan-Turner, assigned to the program in 1979, produced a visually-excessive program for a tele-literate fan base, and how this style changed the ways in which Doctor Who could be read. The Doctor's world has never been bigger, inside or out!

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Miles Booy studied film, television, and literature at the College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, before doing post-graduate work in cinema at the University of East Anglia. He lives in Stafford with his wife and son.
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Title:Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.67 × 5.63 × 0.76 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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Contents * Acknowledgements/Notes on Sources * Introduction * Blue Diamond * Jonathan and Jeremy * American Express * The New Vocabularies * The Next Generation * Who Watches The Watchers * The Franchise of Doom * Bibliography * Index