M's a great fan of the show (Ghost Hunters), so I picked this up for a birthday last year - and ended up reading it myself! I couldn't stop reading -M's a great fan of the show (Ghost Hunters), so I picked this up for a birthday last year - and ended up reading it myself! I couldn't stop reading - I'd put it down to go do something else, but soon find my way back to it. I finished it within a few hours. Details different cases they have worked, some of which were shown and some of which weren't. I'm more skeptical of the show than I am of the book....more
I'm a late-comer to the Doctor Who universe and have only started watching the series (beginning with the 9th Doctor) earlier this year on DVD. I haveI'm a late-comer to the Doctor Who universe and have only started watching the series (beginning with the 9th Doctor) earlier this year on DVD. I have only (I'm putting off the inevitable, I know...) gotten up to the end of season 2 (since I'm borrowing from my local library/interlibrary loan and there were "issues"). However, I'm really enjoying the series, the characters, everything. Which led me to pick up the books - and this graphic novel.
Since I'm lagging in my watching, there were some continuity issues for me, but for the most part, I was able to enjoy this collection. The artwork (like most traditional comic books) was not to my personal taste (besides the Doctor, Emily Winter in particular). It seemed to be more "harsh" at the beginning and softened in the second half. On a side note, there is a decent portrait of the Doctor at the end of the collection by Tommy Lee Edwards. The story is the real winner of the comic, however, having captured some of the Doctor's voice and the feel of Doctor Who. I was more inclined towards the second half of the story (the trial and beyond) rather than the first, as it seemed particularly more "Doctorish" (though special mention to the Charlie Chaplin-esque bit near the beginning).
Overall, not a bad collection, but not something that I would ever buy. As for volume two, it's not something that I'll actively go searching for, but if I happen across it, I would read it....more
Despite a love of British telly, I never got into Doctor Who; the older seasons were way too cheesy for me! But then I started watching the "reboot" (Despite a love of British telly, I never got into Doctor Who; the older seasons were way too cheesy for me! But then I started watching the "reboot" (Space is showing the older episodes here in Canada), and wouldn't you know? I'm a Doctor Who fan after all! (Plus, I love Christopher Eccleston! ;)
So while I'm catching up on the first series (produced in 2005), I decided to read the books. While they don't have the same charm as the show (what spin-off books do, really?), they do allow a fan a glimpse into the world, the characters, and the monsters of Doctor Who....more
If you're a fan of the show, or interesting in checking out your roots (i.e. a newbie), this is the book for you. While I did see a few episodes, I waIf you're a fan of the show, or interesting in checking out your roots (i.e. a newbie), this is the book for you. While I did see a few episodes, I wasn't too impressed (I prefered the Canadian version, Ancestors in the Attic). Though it's been a year since I read it (so the memory of what it contains is fuzzy), the one thing that I do remember was the Ellis Island case study, which was pretty cool....more
I found Doctor Who through an unexpected source (or maybe not so unexpected, considering this collection) - my mom. We were flipping channels one afteI found Doctor Who through an unexpected source (or maybe not so unexpected, considering this collection) - my mom. We were flipping channels one afternoon and suddenly she tells me to stop - it's the Doctor! She couldn't mean that weird British sci-fi show with the wonky sets? Well, she did and we ended up watching David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in "Gridlock". I was hooked.
Catching the occassional episode (which airs, for me, on Space, at 5 p.m., and since I work until 5...), was not enough to sate my interest. Luckily for me, my local library carries the first 4 seasons of the new series. So while I continue to work my way through those (and hope to discover the older seasons in time), I went hunting for books. I've started the BBC tie-ins for the new series (beginning with "my doctor" - Christopher Eccleston) and (since my library does not carry these, for the most part) I'm also slowly working my way through those (forced by the slowness of interlibrary loan). To my delight I happened upon Chicks dig time lords while browsing and immediately ordered it (though having to wait for an illo copy, it was awhile in coming...).
Chicks dig time lords is a collection of short essays by female fans of Doctor Who, ranging from the academic to the squee fangirl. Essays were written by established authors, researchers, actors and everything in between, and included both "old Doctor" and "new Doctor" fans. I especially enjoyed "In defense of smut" by Christa Dickson, "What's a girl to do?" by Lloyd Rose and "Adventures in ocean-crossing, margin-skating and feminist-engagement with Doctor Who" by Helen Kang, though the least interesting (for me) was Kate Orman's "If I can't squee, I don't want to be part of your revolution". The entire collection, however, should be a definite addition to any Whovian's shelf - male or female....more