. The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2005
By J Shaun Lyon
Introduction by Philip David Segal
The adventures in time and space continue, as the Doctor and his faithful companion Rose Tyler travel time and space fighting evil, righting wrongs and saving the course of history. This is the ultimate guide to the newest adventures of the Doctor: an archive of information, review and commentary, from the press to the production to the fans, as the venerable Time Lord returns to television in 2005 in a thirteen-part series set to stun viewers and critics alike.
Back to the Vortex unfolds as history happened, from the announcements to the press releases, casting calls, the highs and lows, and the start of production. Discover the background to the new series, through the eyes of the press, the commentators and fans; read about the casting of Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and one-time pop princess Billie Piper as Rose; and be there during the lead-up to the return of the travelling Time Lord to regular prime time television after sixteen years away. And as the show debuts, investigate the stories themselves, through detailed analysis, facts and figures, as well as extensive reviews and commentary with a panel of fans and aficionados spread across the world.
This is the essential guide to the long awaited and anticipated return of the Doctor ?and it? about time!
About the author:
J Shaun Lyon is a leading light in today’s Doctor Who fan community, including as creator and editor of ?utpost Gallifrey? (, the most popular and influential Doctor Who website on the Internet, and as co-creator and program director of Gallifrey One, North America’s longest-running annual Doctor Who celebration. His previous published works include ?he Inquisitor? Story?in Short Trips: Repercussions and ?ood Will Toward Men?in Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury, both licensed Doctor Who short fiction anthologies, as well as various articles for the long-running Doctor Who Magazine; he also co-edited (with Mark Phippen) the best-selling Doctor Who fan fiction charity anthology Missing Pieces.
He lives in Los Angeles.
– New title celebrating the return to BBC1 in Spring/Summer 2005 of television? most famous time traveller.
– Doctor Who is a popular and consistently-selling brand with large marketing potential.
– Doctor Who returns to BBC Television around March 2005, in a new 13 part series produced by Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk) and written by Davies, Stephen Moffat (Coupling), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), Paul Cornell (Wavelength) and Robert Shearman.
– Features a foreword by Philip David Segal, producer of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie starring Paul McGann as the Doctor with Eric Roberts as the Master.
– Review panel comprising views and opinion from across the globe: Sarah Hadley (USA), Keith Topping (UK), Graeme Burk (Canada), Jon Preddle (New Zealand), Paul Hayes (UK), Robert Franks (USA), Cameron Mason (Australia), Scott Alan Woodard (USA) and Simon Catlow (UK). 300pp approx. A5 paperback.
Also available as a signed (by Lyon and Segal) and numbered, limited hardback edition.
ISBN 1-903889-78-2 (pb) ?.99 UK $12.95 US $14.95 CAN
ISBN 1-903889-79-0 (hb) ?0.00 UK $59.95 US $64.95 CAN
Note that publication will be after transmission of the series in the UK.
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