Professor of Film Studies University of Leicester. James Chapman is a leading cinema and television historian. His books include Saints and Avengers, Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films, Projecting Empire and Projecting the Future (both with Nicholas J. Cull), and forthcoming, Contemporary British Television Drama (all published by I.B. Tauris).
James Chapman's history of Doctor Who has been acclaimed by fans and scholars alike as a definitive book on the world's longest-running television science fiction series. In this new edition, published to mark the 50th anniversary of everyone's favourite Time Lord, Chapman has brought the story up to date to include the new series of Doctor Who as well as its spin offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
With new chapters on the eras of showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat, and the latest incarnations of the Doctor in David Tennant and Matt Smith, this updated edition of Inside the Tardis shows how Doctor Who has triumphantly reinvented itself for the twenty-first century. Chapman maps the continuities with classic Doctor Who, as well as exploring how the series has evolved to take account of new institutional and cultural contexts. This new edition is essential and enjoyable reading for all those interested in both the classic series and its thoroughly modern reincarnation.
"The best overview of Doctor Who that I have ever read." - Andrew Pixley, Doctor Who Magazine
"An extremely good starting point for anyone wishing to think seriously about Doctor Who." – Matthew Sweet, The Independent
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements * Preface to the Second Edition * Introduction * A Space-Age Old Curiosity Shop (1963–1966) * Monsters, Inc. (1966–1969) * Earthbound (1970–1974) * High Gothic (1975–1977) * High Camp (1977–1980) * New Directions (1980–1984) * Trials of a Time Lord (1985–1989) * Millennial Anxieties (1996) * Second Coming (2005) * Love and Monsters (2006-2009) * Aliens of Cardiff (2006-2011) * Sarah Jane and Company (2007-2011) * Golden Jubilee (2010-2013) * Appendices * Lost Episodes * Production Credits * Notes * Bibliography * Index