Synopses & Reviews
Presenting the top 50 stories from the first 50 years of the popular science fiction series, this is a go-to guide for getting started or renewing interest in Doctor Who. Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon, and this companion guide will help die-hard fans, casual viewers, and those new to the series discover the exhilarating moments that have maintained its supremacy. Examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of British culture, this must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more
“Damn you, Burk and Smith. I have just lost four hours to your blasted book. And I only meant to glance at it. It is nightmarishly more-ish.” —Neil Gaiman on Who Is the Doctor
"Well-argued and considered and persuasive enough to keep you reading just that little bit more." —Doctor Who Magazine on Who Is the Doctor
"The most intelligent and lively book I have read about Doctor Who. It deserves to be a big hit not only with the fans but also to viewers new to the show." Philip Hinchcliffe, Producer of Doctor Who 1974-1977
"Who's 50 is like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space." Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer and executive producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Wizards Vs. Aliens
"Who's 50 gets a solid and very respectable 4 out of 5 so put it on your list of books to grab as you celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Doctor's travels through time and space." C.W. Beuchler Online
"This book's full of intriguing, well-argued opinions and it's a delight to wallow in them. This is strongest when the authors are going against received wisdom or disagreeing with each other." Finn Clark's Reviews
Travel through space and time with this guide to 50 years of Doctor Who
Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon since it began 50 years ago on November 23, 1963. But of all the hundreds of televised stories, which are the ones you must watch? Featuring 50 stories from all eleven Doctors, Who's 50 is full of behind-the-scenes details, exhilarating moments, connections to Who lore, goofs, interesting trivia and much, much more. Who's 50 tells the story of this global sensation: its successes, its tribulations and its triumphant return.
About the Author
Graeme Burk is a writer and Doctor Who
fan whose work has been featured in the shows anthologies published by the BBC. He is the former editor of Enlightenment
, the fanzine of the Doctor Who Information Network.
Robert Smith is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. He is the editor of the Doctor Who Ratings Guide — one of the premier Doctor Who fan websites — and the author of a number of Doctor Who short stories.
They are the coeditors of Time, Unincorporated, a collection of the shows fan writing, and coauthors of Who Is the Doctor. They both live in Ottawa, Ontario.