Elisabeth Sladen

Author: Elisabeth Sladen

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845136853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4755

When Elisabeth Sladen debuted as journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story ‘The Time Warrior’, she had no idea that the character would become one of the most popular in the series’ history. When she quit the TARDIS in 1976, having traversed space and time alongside Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, the story was front page news. But you don’t just walk away from the Doctor. Elisabeth reprised her role many times, and went on to tour the weird and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom. So when TV wunderkind Russell T. Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a show backed by multi-million pound budgets and garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she refuse? Completed only months before her death in April 2011, Elisabeth’s memoir is funny, ridiculous, insightful and entertaining, and a fitting tribute to a woman who will be sadly missed by millions.

Doctor Who-Guide 1/3

Author: compiled from Wikipedia pages and published by Dr Googelberg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291079815


Page: 432

View: 3955

Buffy to Batgirl

Author: Julie M. Still,Zara T. Wilkinson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476637253

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 1205

Science fiction and fantasy are often thought of as stereotypically male genres, yet both have a long and celebrated history of female creators, characters, and fans. In particular, the science fiction and fantasy heroine is a recognized figure made popular in media such as Alien, The Terminator, and Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. Though imperfect, she is strong and definitely does not need to be saved by a man. This figure has had an undeniable influence on The Hunger Games, Divergent, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and many other, more recent female-led book and movie franchises. Despite their popularity, these fictional women have received inconsistent scholarly interest. This collection of new essays is intended to help fill a gap in the serious discussion of women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. The contributors are scholars, teachers, practicing writers, and other professionals in fields related to the genre. Critically examining the depiction of women and gender in science fiction and fantasy on both page and screen, they focus on characters who are as varied as they are interesting, and who range from vampire slayers to time travelers, witches, and spacefarers.

New Dimensions of Doctor Who

Author: David Mellor,Matt Hills

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857734296

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9641

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 explores contemporary developments in Doctor Who's music, design and representations of technology, as well as issues of showrunner authority and star authorship. Putting these new dimensions in 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 at Roath Lock Studios, 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. New Directions of Doctor Who is the scholarly equivalent of a multi-Doctor story, bringing together the authors of Triumph of a Time Lord and TARDISbound, as well as the editors of Time and Relative Dissertations in Space, Impossible Worlds, Impossible Things, Torchwood Declassified and Doctor Who, The Eleventh Hour. It also features contributions from experts on TV brands, bioethics, transmedia and cultural icons. As 'new Who' creates ongoing mysteries and poses exciting questions, this collection demonstrates the vitality of Doctor Who studies.

The Other Side of the Table

Author: Karen Louise Hollis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1447805488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 3590

From being just an ordinary fan who had attended Doctor Who conventions and events since 1997, Karen was now experiencing The Other Side of the Table - being asked for autographs, being photographed, selling books and giving interviews. This second book covers the events she attended from September 2010 to July 2011 and includes her meeting over 100 of the Doctor Who cast and crew, star names such as Arthur Darvill, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Kate O'Mara, Jacqueline Pearce, Barbara Shelley, Peter Purves, Bonnie Langford and Floella Benjamin. The Other Side of the Table also includes her views on the new series of Doctor Who, her ten hours spent watching an episode being filmed and her personal tributes to Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen. The Other Side of the Table is written in Karen's chatty, fun and light-hearted style. If readers attended any of the events mentioned, this book will hopefully bring back some great memories and for those that didn't go - well, now you will know what you missed!

Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing

Author: Deborah Jermyn,Susan Holmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113749512X

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 9035

This book studies the relationship between women, ageing and celebrity. Focusing on an array of case studies and star/celebrity images, it aims to examine the powerful, contradictory and sometimes celebratory ways in which celebrity culture offers a crucial site for the contemporary and historical construction of discourses on ageing femininities.

Dancing with the Doctor

Author: Lorna Jowett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786731460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 7038

Lorna Jowett delves into the distinctive stories and characters, including the Doctors themselves, their female and male companions, Captain Jack Harkness, Missy, Sarah Jane and her young comrades. She considers the showrunners, directors, producers and writers and the problems this flagship science fiction series has had in offering alternative gender models. Constructions of masculinity, the author function, and how gender intersects with the other facets of identity, race, ethnicity and age, are just some of the areas explored in this accessible and wide-ranging re-view of these hotly debated elements of the successful BBC franchise.

Doctor Who: The Doctor - His Lives and Times

Author: James Goss,Steve Tribe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141362

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 378

‘I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. And I'm the man who's going to save your life.’ He's made a mark on almost every era of history, and he's touched millions of lives across space and time. In these pages you'll find just some of the stories behind those brief encounters, each of them addressing the question that must never, ever be answered: 'Doctor Who?' This is the story of an impossible life – of a man who borrowed a spaceship, travelled through time and continually saved the universe - as told by the Doctor's friends, by his enemies, and by the man himself. Letters, journals, trial records, secret government files and the occasional bit of tabloid journalism reveal the never-before-told story of Gallifrey's last Time Lord.

Who Travels with the Doctor?

Author: Gillian I. Leitch,Sherry Ginn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 2788

Throughout the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the Doctor has rarely been alone--his companions are essential. Male or (mostly) female, alien or (mostly) human, young or old (none as old as he), the dozens of companions who have travelled with him over the past 50 years have served as sympathetic proxies for the audience. Through their adventures the companions are perfected, facing danger and thus discovering their strengths and weaknesses. Yet they all pay a price, losing their innocence and sometimes their lives. This collection of new essays examines the role of the companion as an intermediate between viewers and the Doctor. The contributors discuss who travels with the Doctor and why, how they interact, how the companions influence the narrative and how their journeys change them.

Doctor Who in Time and Space

Author: Gillian I. Leitch,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 4006

This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963–1989) and new (2005–present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn’t in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor’s female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.