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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 August 2017 at 5:52pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'm after some recommendations for DR. WHO books, please (non-fiction).

Whether it's books about the history of the show, certain aspects of the show or anything else, I look forward to any recommendations.

Thanks!
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Tim Cousar
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Posted: 12 August 2017 at 6:37pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I greatly enjoyed The Nth Doctor, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, which tells about the various attempts at making a Doctor Who movie.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 August 2017 at 6:49pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Thanks, Tim. Hadn't heard of it until now, but that does sound most intriguing! 
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Tim Cousar
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Posted: 12 August 2017 at 6:54pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I read most of it on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta and finished it in the airport waiting on the connecting flight.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 5:18am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Thanks again, Tim. Have ordered it.

Mention of Leonard Nimoy and Steven Spielberg probably did it for me. Be interesting to see how they figure into the unproduced movie.
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Robbie Moubert
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

If you haven't already seen it, the latest Doctor Who Magazine Special is called Referencing the Doctor and looks at the history of reference works about the programme.

David J. Howe, Stephen James Walker and Mark Stammers, who produced The Frame fanzine and run Telos Publishing, produced three large format hardbacks in the 90s: The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties. All three are available here. 

They also produced a series of paperback Handbooks for the first seven Doctors and The Televison Companion in both authoprised and unauthorised editions. 


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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 August 2017 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Thanks, Robbie. That magazine special certainly sounds interesting. I see the regular magazine on the shelves, but the specials aren't always readily available (I am sure i could order online).
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Steven Brake
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Posted: 21 August 2017 at 5:37pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Robbie, have you read "Doctor Who: The Television Companion" by David J Howe and Stephen James Walker?

The cover confirms that the book is "The Official BBC Guide To Every Story" - well, given the time of publication, this is Classic Who plus the TV movie with McGann - but it's commendably independent minded, with the authors happy to make criticisms of the show, and where they feel that episodes or stories haven't worked at all.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 August 2017 at 4:43pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Hadn't heard of it until your post, but I'll add it to the list now. Thank you!
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