Doctor Who is a show about books, TV, and science fiction for the fans within us all: the Tenth Doctor loves Harry Potter, the Eleventh Doctor wears costumes, and Martha Jones wants to record Shakespeare's lost play and sell it on the Internet. As the characters gush over Agatha Christie or tangle with Men in Black, they enter a self-referential world of fiction about fiction, delighting in pure fandom. Producers Davies and Moffat nod to their other creations, from Sherlock to Casanova, and share their love for both the classic series and the larger world of Doctor Who novels, audiobooks, and comics. As the franchise riffs off Star Trek, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it both celebrates the world's most popular works and takes its place among them.
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Tons of facts, pop culture references and history.
This is not a book for someone with a casual interest in Doctor Who. This is pretty much the Doctor Who version of the Who's the Boss Community episode. This is a guide to every pop culture and literary reference in every episode of Doctor Who and every Pop culture and literary reference in the world to Doctor Who. Yes Abed and "Doctor Space Time" are in there. A true Doctor Who fan will find it fascinating. The causal and curious will likely be turned into a Time Zombie by chapter 3.
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