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    Doctor Who: Celebrating Fifty Years: A History (CD-Audio) By (author) Alan Kistler, Performed by Alan Kistler


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    DescriptionPublished to coincide with the 50th anniversary, an in-depth look at the world's longest running and most successful science fiction show ?The world would be a poorer place without Doctor Who.? ?Steven Spielberg Premiering the day after the JFK assassination, Doctor Who humbly launched one of the entertainment world's first super-brands. We begin with a look at TV programming of the day and the original pitch documents before delving into the Daleks, which almost didn't make the cut but inspired many monsters to follow. After three years, First Doctor William Hartnell left, prompting the BBC to recast their hit rather than end it, giving us the first ?regeneration? and making TV history. We follow the succession of Doctors ? including Third Doctor Jon Pertwee, exiled to Earth and targeted by the Master?and see how the program reflected the feminism of the 1970s while gaining mainstream popularity with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker?until declining support from the BBC eventually led to cancelation. Fan outcry saved the series, only for it to suffer a repeat cancelation. Yet many continued to enjoy the Whoniverse in syndication, novels, audio dramas, and Doctor Who Magazine. Paul McGann impressed many as the Eighth Doctor in a 1996 TV movie, but it failed to reignite the series. A new age dawned in 2005 with Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and a serious special effects budget before Tenth Doctor David Tennant helped rocket the series to international popularity and a new era of spinoffs. With Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, the show became a bona fide success in America. For the program's fiftieth anniversary, Peter Capaldi became the Twelfth Doctor, ushering in yet another era for our unstoppable Time Lord. Featuring discussions of concepts and characters, with insights from producers, writers, and actors from across the years, here is a rich, behind-the-camera investigation into the dazzling multiverse of Doctor Who.

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    Doctor Who: Celebrating Fifty Years
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Kistler, Performed by Alan Kistler
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781480521292
    ISBN 10: 1480521299

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: APT
    LC classification: PN
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030, PER010030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55880
    DC22: 791.4501
    DC21: 791.4501
    Thema V1.0: ATJ
    Edition statement
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    01 October 2013