Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who

Fan Phenomena Doctor Who Since its premiere in November the classic British television program Doctor Who has been a cornerstone of popular culture for half a century From the earliest Exterminate to the recent Allons y

  • Title: Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who
  • Author: Paul Booth
  • ISBN: 9781783200207
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since its premiere in November 1963, the classic British television program Doctor Who has been a cornerstone of popular culture for half a century From the earliest Exterminate to the recent Allons y , from the white haired grandfather to the wide grinned youth, the show has depicted the adventures of a time traveling, dual hearted, quick witted, and multi faced herSince its premiere in November 1963, the classic British television program Doctor Who has been a cornerstone of popular culture for half a century From the earliest Exterminate to the recent Allons y , from the white haired grandfather to the wide grinned youth, the show has depicted the adventures of a time traveling, dual hearted, quick witted, and multi faced hero as he battles Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and all manner of nasties And, like its main character, who can regenerate his body and change his appearance, Doctor Who fandom has developed and changed significantly in the fifty years since its inception.In this engaging and insightful collection, fans and scholars from around the globe explore fan fiction, fan videos, and fan knitting, as well as the creation of new languages As multifaceted as the character himself, Doctor Who fans come in many forms, and this book investigates thoroughly the multitude of fandoms, fan works, and fan discussions about this always surprising and energetic program.Featuring full color images of fan work and discussions of both classic and New Who fandom, this book takes reader on a journey of discovery into one of the largest worldwide fan audiences that has ever existed Thoughtful, insightful, and readable, this is one of only a few and certainly one of the best guides to Doctor Who fan culture and is certain to appeal to the show s many ardent fans across the globe.

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    1. I won this book as a giveaway on Good Reads! This is a must for fans of Doctor Who! This book is jam packed with info and tidbits along with some great fan fiction from Doctor Who's greatest fans. I was impressed that there was even a section on Doctor Who fan crafts. The book is a little more technical then I envisioned but a true fan will appreciate all the work the author has put into it. My one complaint is that the pictures are a little small and are in black and white so they are a little [...]

    2. Another mediocre 'academic' text on Doctor Who fandom. These books are dire. As I was reading Booth's edited collection, I tried to work out why it was so poor. The answer is that recent fan studies only cites other fan studies. That means that it is becoming highly anti-theoretical and certainly dated in its approaches.But further - and sorry to summon my Cultural Studies perspective here - but where the hell is the politics in all of this? The Nu Who was written and shown after September 11, a [...]

    3. This compendium of Whovian-related essays was an interesting experience in that, as a fan of Doctor Who myself, I was essentially reading about myself, in the general. What was most gripping about this book was not the revelations it offered about the show itself (I doubt you'd learn anything plot-wise that would be too shocking, assuming you've seen a bit of the show before). Rather, this book and the essays therein paint a picture of the fans of our favorite Gallifreyan more colorful and lengt [...]

    4. A collection of essays for, by, and about fans. Some are fascinating; the world of knitting and fan craft is an alien one to me. Some provide insight into other parts of fandom in other countries and other times. Some are nothing new to me, and some - SuperWhoLock, for example - are just silly.Overall an enjoyable enough if data-light collection of conversations on fandom.

    5. I give up! The print in this book is so tiny that I can't focus on the essays. I feel like I need a bookmark to put under each line so I can proceed cleanly from one line to the next.

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