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New Dimensions of Doctor Who: Adventures in Space Time and Television

David Mellor



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30 September 2013
Television; Science fiction; Popular astronomy & space; Doctor Who Reference; Media Reference; Other Film, TV & Media; Sci-Fi Reference; Science; Space; Aliens; Time Travel; Monsters Fantasy
The Doctor may have regenerated on many occasions, but so too has Doctor Who. Moving with the times, the show has evolved across fifty years...

New Dimensions of Doctor Who explores contemporary developments in Doctor Who's music, design and representations of technology, as well as issues of showrunner authority and star authorship. Putting these new dimensions in context means thinking about changes in the TV industry such as the rise of branding and transmedia storytelling. Along with its faster narrative pace, and producer/fan interaction via Twitter, 'new Who' also has a new home at Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay. Studying the 'Doctor Who Experience' in its Cardiff setting, and considering audience nostalgia alongside anniversary celebrations, this book explores how current Doctor Who relates to real-world spaces and times. New Directions of Doctor Who is the scholarly equivalent of a multi-Doctor story, bringing together the authors of Triumph of a Time Lord and TARDISbound, as well as the editors of Time and Relative Dissertations in Space, Impossible Worlds, Impossible Things, Torchwood Declassified and Doctor Who, The Eleventh Hour. It also features contributions from experts on TV brands, bioethics, transmedia and cultural icons. As 'new Who' creates ongoing mysteries and poses exciting questions, this collection demonstrates the vitality of Doctor Who studies.
Edited by:   David Mellor
Imprint:   I B TAURIS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   283g
ISBN:   9781845118662
ISBN 10:   1845118669
Series:   Reading Contemporary Television
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   30 September 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Doctor Who Studies? - Matt Hills Part 1 - New Doctor Who 1. A Good Score Goes to War: Multiculturalism, Monsters and Music in New Doctor Who - David Butler 2. Making `a Superior Brand of Alien Mastermind': Doctor Who Monsters and the Rhetoric of (Re)design - Piers D. Britton 3. The Cybermen as Human.2 - Bonnie Green and Chris Willmott 4. Talking to the TARDIS: Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, and Cultural Mythology - Will Brooker Part 2 - New Television, New Media 5. Doctor Who as Programme Brand - Catherine Johnson 6. On Speed: The Ordering of Time and Pace of Action in Doctor Who - Andrew O'Day 7. Learning with the Doctor: Pedagogic Strategies in Transmedia Doctor Who - Elizabeth Evans 8. Tweeting the TARDIS: Interaction, Liveness and Social Media in Doctor Who Fandom - Rebecca Williams Part 3 - New Spaces and Times 9. The `Doctor Who Experience' (2012-) and the Commodification of Cardiff Bay - Melissa Beattie 10. Remembering Sarah Jane: Intradiegetic Allusions, Embodied Presence/Absence and Nostalgia - Ross P. Garner 11. Anniversary Adventures in Space and Time: The Changing Faces of Doctor Who's Commemoration - Matt Hills Further Reading

Matt Hills is Professor of Film and TV Studies at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of five previous books, including Fan Cultures (2002), Triumph of a Time Lord (I.B. Tauris, 2010) and forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, Torchwood . Matt Hills is a regular reviewer for doctorwhonews.net, and has published widely on Doctor Who and media fandom.

Reviews for New Dimensions of Doctor Who: Adventures in Space Time and Television

A pop-cultural Matrix of a show, Doctor Who needs exploratory missions from as many different worlds and disciplines as possible. Chewy, provocative ideas and sly insights combine in unexpected ways here, making sure this book will spark many more useful conversations than who's your favourite Doctor? - Tat Wood, author of About Time 7

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