Top critical review
on May 5, 2009
Have you ever wanted to know what is it like to be a fan? A hardcore nut ball of a fan? Well, here is your chance. The first part of this book is almost a reenactment of how fans felt and reacted to the new Doctor Who that came out in 2005. Interviews, well parts of interviews, press releases, false rumors, reactions, complaints, whining, facts, lies, everything that every happened, real life or on the web, when the New Doctor Who was born. So many pages after pages of small print you'll want to scream, Who do you think I AM? Do I look like I have all the time in the world? I'm NOT a Time Lord. I am a Doctor Who Fan. Why would you fill this book up with worthless nonsense that I already know? Why would a person, who is not a fan, pick up this book? And why would they bother to plow through all this boring garbage? I wanted something like the About Time books - I wanted backgrounds about episodes, character reviews, plot summaries, debates about the science, the ethics and where the ideas came from. You know, something smart, interesting and revealing.
Even if you are a new fan of Doctor Who you don't want to get into this trap that somehow is called a book. 423 pages! And when it gets to the episodes we get reviews from 10 different people. Which is nice, but they don't really bring any real insight to the episodes. The reviews on the Dalek episodes don't really link it to the old series, don't talk about the changes in their mobile shell or in their tactics or where they were in their timeline or anything. I would have liked more debate about Satellite Five or Pete Tyler's death or nanogenes.
If you must get it please, please, please, get it used and make sure to take off a week to read it.