Once Upon A Time Lord: The Myths And Stories Of Doctor Who by Ivan PhillipsOnce Upon A Time Lord: The Myths And Stories Of Doctor Who by Ivan Phillips

Once Upon A Time Lord: The Myths And Stories Of Doctor Who

byIvan Phillips

Paperback | November 30, 2018

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"We're all stories in the end," said the Doctor in 'The Big Bang". Stories are fundamentally what Doctor Who is all about. Ivan Phillips presents a lively and richly varied analysis of the accumulated and interwoven, sometimes contradictory, body of tales that constitute this eccentric masterpiece of modern mythology. Concerned equally with "classic" and "New Who", Phillips traces the expansion of the Time Lord's story from the television into ever more intricate patterns of transmedia production. Doctor Who is considered as a mythology that has drawn on its own past in complex and at times divisive ways, at the same time reworking elements from many other sources, whether literary, cinematic, televisual or historical. The book also offers a distinctive take on the popular hero's journey, reading the unsettled enigma of the Doctor in relation to the characters, narratives and locations that he has inhabited across more than half a century.
Ivan Phillips is an Associate Dean in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published widely on popular culture, science fiction and horror, reviewing regularly for Critical Studies in Television. He is a contributor to Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who.
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Title:Once Upon A Time Lord: The Myths And Stories Of Doctor WhoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784532673

ISBN - 13:9781784532673

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Ivan Phillips' study is both nuanced and illuminating; it is highly interesting, intelligent, erudite and articulate. It is a real pleasure to read.