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Who Goes There

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Who Goes There; is the sequel to Nick's hugely popular Doctor Who memoir, Dalek I Loved You (Gollancz, 2007 & 2008). It's a travel book with Doctor Who at its core. Nick travels England and Wales, seeking locations used in the show, both Classic (pre-relaunch) and New. Being an odd kind of show, its locations too are odd. This is no glamorous trip. Dungeness Nuclear ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published October 26th 2008 by Legends Press
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Feb 27, 2011 Erik rated it liked it
Doctor Who novelist and journalist for the UK’s Radio Times Griffiths follows-up his coming-of-age as a DW-nerd, Dalek I Loved You, with this second book. However, this is less a memoir (although there are some personal tidbits scattered throughout) and more a travelogue recounting Nick and his family’s trips through England to visit roughly two dozen sites where Classic and New Who have been filmed. The best part of this is his website that he refers to throughout, where he has uploaded photos ...more
May 06, 2011 Bronwen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Really keen (mostly classic) Doctor Who fans
Recommended to Bronwen by: Drew

I love the premise of this book, and I enjoyed reading about Nick's trips to various random parts of England and Wales - Binnegar Heath Sand Pit and the little villages in particular - as well as his recollections of classic Who episodes.

But (sorry Nick) I just don't think it was very well written (or edited, for that matter). The concept has a lot of potential, but instead of an engaging travelogue with a cool twist I kind of felt like I was just reading a blog that had been published as a
Nicholas Whyte[return][return]This is a brilliant book, and I think could be enjoyed even by non-Who fans provided they have at least a mild interest in southern England (and Wales). Griffiths sets off on a quest to find Doctor Who locations - not to do a comprehensive listing, because that has alreay been done, but to check out the places that linger most vividly in the memory, from the years between Spearhead from Space and Destiny of the Daleks, and from the four year ...more
Richard Cosgrove
Jun 10, 2014 Richard Cosgrove rated it it was ok
Who Goes There is a great idea for a book, providing a fan's travelogue of Doctor Who locations written by someone with obvious enthusiasm for the subject, and to a point it achieves these goals, but sadly I suspect a push to get this out for the 50th Anniversary (or just plain bad editing) has resulted in a book that is, unfortunately, a bit dull.

After having reviewed other Who titles for the anniversary, namely Neil Perryman's Adventures With The Wife In Space and Graeme Burk and Robert Smith'
I was hoping for more Doctor Who related reading but wound up hearing more about his life than the actual locations. I mean, it was interesting enough, I was just expecting something completely different than what I got.

I've also yet to see most of classic who, which is what he focuses his Doctor related talk about, so I wa quite lost. I think I'll give it another go after I've seen all of classic who.
Oh my word. I found someone nerdier than I am. This bloke traveled in England and Wales to visit locations where "Doctor Who" was shot. Oh, wait, I would totally do something like that!! Definitely not for everyone, but certainly for hardcore "Doctor Who" fans.
Mark James
Even as a huge doctor who fan I struggled with this one. Felt like reading a tour guide without the required maps and photos..
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