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New Dimensions of Doctor Who : Adventures in Space, Time and Television - David Mellor

New Dimensions of Doctor Who

Adventures in Space, Time and Television

By: David Mellor (Editor)


Published: 30th September 2013
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The Doctor may have regenerated on many occasions, but so too has Doctor Who. Moving with the times, the show has evolved across fifty years. New Dimensions of Doctor Who brings together experts on the Doctors, on TV brands, bioethics, transmedia, and cultural icons to explore contemporary developments in the series' music, design and representations of technology, plus issues of showrunner authority and star authorship. Putting these new dimensions into context means thinking about changes in the TV industry such as the rise of branding and transmedia storytelling. Along with its faster narrative pace, and producer/fan interaction via Twitter, 'new Who' also has a new home: Roath Lock Studios at Cardiff Bay. Studying the Doctor Who Experience in its Cardiff setting, and considering audience nostalgia alongside anniversary celebrations, this book explores how current Doctor Who relates to real-world spaces and times.

About the Author

Matt Hills is Professor of Film and TV Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. He is the author of five previous books, including Fan Cultures (2002), Triumph of a Time Lord (I.B. Tauris, 2010) and forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, Torchwood. Matt Hills is a regular reviewer for doctorwhonews.net, and has published widely on Doctor Who and media fandom.

A pop-cultural Matrix of a show, Doctor Who needs exploratory missions from as many different worlds and disciplines as possible. Chewy, provocative ideas and sly insights combine in unexpected ways here, making sure this book will spark many more useful conversations than "who's your favourite Doctor?" - Tat Wood, author of About Time 7

Introduction: Doctor Who Studies? - Matt Hills Part 1 - New Doctor Who 1. A Good Score Goes to War: Multiculturalism, Monsters and Music in New Doctor Who - David Butler 2. Making 'a Superior Brand of Alien Mastermind': Doctor Who Monsters and the Rhetoric of (Re)design - Piers D. Britton 3. The Cybermen as Human.2 - Bonnie Green and Chris Willmott 4. Talking to the TARDIS: Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, and Cultural Mythology - Will Brooker Part 2 - New Television, New Media 5. Doctor Who as Programme Brand - Catherine Johnson 6. On Speed: The Ordering of Time and Pace of Action in Doctor Who - Andrew O'Day 7. Learning with the Doctor: Pedagogic Strategies in Transmedia Doctor Who - Elizabeth Evans 8. Tweeting the TARDIS: Interaction, Liveness and Social Media in Doctor Who Fandom - Rebecca Williams Part 3 - New Spaces and Times 9. The 'Doctor Who Experience' (2012 - ) and the Commodification of Cardiff Bay - Melissa Beattie 10. Remembering Sarah Jane: Intradiegetic Allusions, Embodied Presence/Absence and Nostalgia - Ross P. Garner 11. Anniversary Adventures in Space and Time: The Changing Faces of Doctor Who's Commemoration - Matt Hills Notes on Contributors Further Reading: A Selective Bibliography End Notes

ISBN: 9781845118662
ISBN-10: 1845118669
Series: Reading Contemporary Television
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th September 2013
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1