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July 19th, 2016 2 comments

Once Upon a Time Lord The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who

Once Upon a Time Lord: The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who (Who Watching) Paperback

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Ivan Phillips presents a lively and richly varied analysis of the accumulated and interwoven, sometimes contradictory, body of tales that constitute this eccentric masterpiece of modern mythology.

Concerned equally with ‘classic’ and ‘new Who’, Phillips traces the expansion of the Time Lord’s story from the television into ever more intricate patterns of transmedia production.

Doctor Who is considered as a mythology that has drawn on its own past in complex and at times divisive ways, at the same time reworking elements from many other sources, whether literary, cinematic, televisual or historical.

The book also offers a distinctive take on the popular hero’s journey, reading the unsettled enigma of the Doctor in relation to the characters, narratives and locations that he has inhabited across more than half a century.


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  • Ivan Phillips

    December 11th, 2018 - 10:51pm

    Also missing an ‘l’ from the author’s name. (It’s just a placeholder. The book hasn’t been published yet.)

  • Mr Sandman

    July 19th, 2016 - 11:02am

    Bizarre cover. Missing two Doctors.


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