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The Doctor's Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in "Doctor Who" (Paperback)
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The Doctor's Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in "Doctor Who" (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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Doctor Who has been on global television screens for nearly fifty years, and many of its most memorable protagonists have been its monsters, The Daleks, Cybermen, Slitheen, the Sonterans, Ood, Wiirrn, and others. Entertainingly and provocatively written, and introduced by Who scriptwriter Paul Cornell, The Doctor's Monsters takes a new look at these and many other creatures, and asks what inspired them and what lies behind them. If the Daleks are based on ideas of genetic purity, and the Cybermen on fears of transplant surgery, what about the Autons, the Zarbi, or the Weeping Angels? Science fiction critic Graham Sleight examines stories from the whole of Doctor Who's history to give this unique perspective on the series. Why are we so scared of monsters? Why do they look and act the way they do? How do they reflect the time and place that the series is broadcast in? Along the way, the book provides a history - from an unusual angle - of how this most enduring of TV science fiction series has created and recreated itself. The book also contains a comprehensive glossary of the creatures seen in Doctor Who. It is a must for any fan of the series.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781848851788
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 213 x 135 x 20 mm

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