Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Lives and Times by James Goss & Steve Tribe #FridayReads

Doctor Who: The Doctors Lives and Times by James Goss and Steve Tribe

I’m really enjoying this book!  It’s very reminiscent of the old Peter Haining hardbacks that I poured over for hours when I was twelve.  It consists of eleven chapters, one per Doctor.  Each chapter is divided into two sections.  Part one is a collection of fake letters, diary entries, photos, and other fanfic-style explorations of that Doctor’s era, “written” by companions like Ian and Barbara, the Brigadier, and Sarah Jane.  The rest of the chapter is a chronological series of anecdotes by the principal actors and production team members, both living and dead, about their time on the show.  It’s lavishly illustrated with all kinds of pictures and Photoshopped artifacts that reference different episodes of the show.  If you’re new to Doctor Who, this book makes a fun, light-hearted introduction to its production history.  (Bonus points: If you live here in Charleston, there are several copies available at the library.)

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