Free Audible New Dimensions of Doctor Who: Exploring Space, Time and Television (Reading Contemporary Television): Exploring Space, Time and Television (Reading Contemporary Television)Author Matt Hills –

Finally a reasonable book on Doctor Who I have read some absolute nonsense about this programme It is a tragedy that such a fine programme creates such diabolically dreadful commentary about it.This book does not hide from theory and it does not hide behind narrative There is attention to digitization and digital fandom and some interesting attention on aliens, cultural difference, memory, nostalgia and a fine chapter on Cardiff and cult geography The introduction by Matt Hills explores the potential of Doctor Who Studies The capacity and potential of this emerging interdisciplinary field is revealed in and through this book. Not rating because it varies from essay to essay. I read this as part of a university course on Television Studies and thoroughly enjoyed it While this collection of essays is incredibly informative, it s by no means light reading and tackles some fairly heavy textual analysis around media and transmedia story telling, cultural studies and where Doctor Who sits in normative contemporary culture Incredibly interesting stuff if you re into that kind of thing but mind numbing if you re not This collection gets an extra ratings boost not because the essays are that much better although they are quite good , but for going outside the blue police box Explorations of the show s music and costumes, Neil Gaiman s reciprocal relationship with Who lore, Cardiff s Doctor Who Experience , the Moff s use of Twitter, and other such oddities set this one apart from the pack. 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, Trans Media, And Cultural Icons To Explore Contemporary Developments In The Series Music, Design And Representations Of Technology, Plus Issues Of Show Runner 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 Trans Media 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