The Watcher Cat

The Watcher Cat

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"One Day I Shall Come Back..."

If you want a good look at the earliest years of Doctor Who, I really must recommend volume 1 of Phillip Sandifer's TARDIS Eruditorum, the book form of his blog, with new essays,and revised throughout.

I'm enjoying Sandifer's analysis, particularly his notion that Ian and Barbara (particularly Barbara) teach the Doctor to become the Doctor--a hero. I also like how he strips away the accretions of the years to try to bring us face to face with the show that aired in 1963-1966, and not to view it down the distorting lens of its history.

Great fun, and well thought out.

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