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Back to the Vortex: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to "Doctor Who"

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The adventures in time and space continue, as the Doctor and his faithful companion Rose Tyler travel time and space fighting evil, righting wrongs and saving the course of history. This is the ultimate guide to the newest adventures of the Doctor: an archive of information, review and commentary, from the press to the production to the fans, as the venerable Time Lord ret ...more
Published by TELOS (first published 2005)
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Nicholas Whyte

I've given up on this 'unofficial and unauthorised guide to Doctor Who 2005', after ploughing through a first half composed entirely of secondary reports gleaned from the media and checking out the write-ups of the first two episodes, and I won't buy any of the rest in the series. I picked it off the shelf at the Doctor Who shop hoping for something at least as insightful and interesting as the ol' Discontinuity Guide and if possible approaching the stan
This is not the kind of book you really read every word of; it's a reference, and a hefty one, to the first season of the new Doctor Who. A reference from the outside, interestingly - by the fans for the fans. Unfortunately the stuff I'd REALLY like to read about is the inside story - what the actors felt like, playing these characters, how they got along with each other, etc. However, I did get some of the background that I've been yearning for in the comprehensive section on "Doctor Who in the ...more
Doctor Who made a welcome return to the BBC in 2005, Shaun’s book covers very well the events leading up to the its return and then details out each episode with information and reviews. Each episode also has reviews by several guest reviewers, which gives additional unique perspectives.
Paul Doody
Hugely detailed account of the first of the new series of Doctor Who from 2005. Packed full of inside information.
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J Shaun Lyon has been involved in Doctor Who fandom for nearly twenty years, including as editor of Outpost Gallifrey, the most popular Doctor Who fan site in cyberspace, and as co-founder, programme director and resident cheerleader of Gallifrey One, North America's annual Doctor Who convention.

His previous published works include 'The Inquistor's Story' in Short Trips: Repercussions and 'Goodwil
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