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Preview — TARDIS Eruditorum - A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1 by Elizabeth Sandifer
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a) a Doctor Who fan
b) somebody who has already dipped into Philip Sandifers blog Tardis Eruditorum.
(Actually, lets be fair, youd really have to be the former to do the latter.)
The thing is Ive only really dipped into the blog before, reading the new entries each week and looking up old favourite episodes. Before I purchased the book version for my Kindle, I was suspicious about whether Id want or need to read the whole thing at ...more
I started watching Doctor Who about 2 years ago. It was a vivid awakening for me. I had been very dimly aware that the show existed but had never been exposed to it. Once I started watching it, I loved it but I always wanted to know more about it. It is a story with a rich and complex history. One that I knew nothing about it.
One can, of course, try using Google to do research. With something as complex as Doctor Who, the results are rather confusing. So, I just suffered in ignorance, merely...more
The essays are generally interesting and well thought-out (the author has a PhD in English), and are, I would venture, often quite controversial. He doesn't just focus on the series itself, but adds essays on other topics relevant to a '60s viewpoint, ...more
'Like About Time, but turned up to eleven' is a fair if incomplete appraisal of Tardis Eruditorum, Sandifer throws out the 'guidebook' framework entirely and just writes an essay on each ...more
As someone who has watched Doctor Who for many years and built up a great knowledge of what happened in the show I don't need to read synopses.....I know what happened. What Phillip Sandifer does in his essays is take a much deeper look into the stories of each era and in some ways academically find themes in them that I would never see myself. I don't always agree with what he says but I find it fascinating reading to see something new that I had not considered before. Well worth a ...more