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About Time 9: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who

(About Time #9)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In About Time, the whole of Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes as well as ongoing developments in television production that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be able to cast their minds back to 1975, 1982, 2005 and other years to best ap ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Mad Norwegian Press
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Kieran McAndrew
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'About Time 9' is an in depth review of Tenant's last series as the Doctor. Thorough analysis of each episode combined with essays examining the influence of the wider world on the series (and vice versa) make this book a long read, but in the main, this is well written and easy to pick up and put down. ...more
Michel Siskoid Albert
By now it's clear I'm going to read every single volume of About Time - the Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who - and enjoy it even I don't always (or even often) agree with the writers' criticism of the show. Volume 9, the one with the big wasp on it, covers Series 4 and the 2009 specials, including Doc10's appearance on the Proms, the Sarah Jane Adventures, and the animated Dreamland. In addition to the nitty-gritty completism I find useful for research, there are always interesting essays about ...more
Daniel Kukwa
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Much more enjoyable than volume 8, particularly the essays...which seem a bit more considered and a little less snide than in the past. Unfortunately, the snide attitude remains in regards to (1) anything involving Steven Moffat, (2) anything made in America, and (3) treating the personal aesthetic opinions of the authors as dogmatic, accepted fact.
Iain Hepburn
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Hugely disappointing and a massive step down from the previous books in the series. The essays, usually the best part of AT, are all over the place and the number of basic errors is not just worrying, but in at least one place offensive.
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Tat Wood is co-writer (with Lawrence Miles) of the About Time episode guides to the television series Doctor Who. This book series, begun in 2004, emphasises the importance of understanding the series in the context of British politics, culture and science. Volume Six is entirely Wood's work.

Wood has also written for Doctor Who Magazine. In a 1993 edition of "Dreamwatch", he wrote a piece entitled
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