Back in Time

Back in Time: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Doctor WhoBack in Time: A thinking fan’s guide to Doctor Who by Steve Couch, Tony Watkins and Peter S. Williams; published by Damaris Books, 2005

Doctor Who is a television classic which returned to TV screens in 2005 in a freshly-minted new form. Russell T. Davies gave the show a contemporary refit while retaining all the traditional strengths, making it the TV event of the year. Stunning special effects, mature storytelling and great characters combine to make a thrilling ride through space and time, best viewed from behind a sofa.

Back in Time tells the story of Doctor Who, helping to identify why it is loved so much by so many, and exploring the recurring themes and ideas that underpin this most intelligent of popular science fiction shows.

Steve Couch, Tony Watkins and Peter S. Williams write extensively on popular culture from a Christian perspective and have all been avid Doctor Who viewers for as long as they can remember.

Back in Time: A thinking fan’s guide
to Doctor Who by Steve Couch, Tony Watkins and Peter S. Williams is published by Damaris Books (an imprint of Authentic). You can purchase copies online or from your local bookshop (ISBN: 1 904753 09 4)

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Contents

Introduction

Part One

  1. A Brief History of Timelords
  2. Time’s Hero
  3. I Only Take The Best
  4. Doctor Who 2005: Episode Guide

Part Two

  1. You Lot
  2. Dancing With Death
  3. Terrors From the Deep
  4. More To Learn – read this chapter on CultureWatch.org
  5. The Empty Battlefield
  6. A Great Life
  7. Monsters from Outer Space
  8. Conclusion: The Strands of Time

Appendix 1: Who’s Who in New Who

Appendix 2: Further back in time

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About the Authors