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Doctor Who - Timeframe: The Illustrated History
by David J. Howe (Goodreads Author)
To celebrate 30 years of Doctor Who - the TV series - and 20 years of the novelizations, this book takes a look back at the history of both through a collection of book cover art, reproduced for the first time as poster-sized prints. It is also illustrated with photographs, artwork and merchandize connected with the cult programme.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Doctor Who Books
(first published 1993)
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When my son was very young back in the 1990s, he and I would watch Doctor Who on the local public TV affiliate. This was our Saturday night ritual. It was kind of an escape for the two of us, to share a little sci-fi adventure and quality time. And he wasn't yet too jaded to sneer at the show's pedestrian special effects or hopelessly padded story lines. If he hadn't been along for the ride, I probably couldn't have enjoyed the show by myself. I found it barely watchable then, and unwatchable no ...more
The text of this book is, quite frankly, irrelevant. Scavenge it instead for the gorgeous, full page paintings of "Doctor Who" book covers, from the 1970s to the 1990s -- they are ALL begging to be made into posters for your walls. This is the book for all the "Doctor Who" fans out there (myself included) who would pull out their Target novels, lay them out, and revel in the evocative cover images that transported you through time & space as easily as the prose inside each novel.