I’ve been away from here for too long. The reason (part of the reason, anyway), is that I’ve been working on a book! Regeneration: The Changing Style of Doctor Who by D. G. Saunders looks at all of television Doctor Who from An Unearthly Child to Resolution (sadly, there wasn’t enough time to add this year’s episodes), examining the way the series has changed with the changing priorities of different production teams.
From the back cover blurb:
For over fifty years, the BBC’s Doctor Who has taken viewers on adventures across time and space. At the same time, the programme has crossed genres and styles. From science fiction to action, horror to comedy and back again.
Regeneration: The Changing Style of Doctor Who offers a penetrating look at the way different showrunners, producers and script editors shaped the Time Lord’s adventures. Analysing each era in sequence, it looks at story styles, the character of the Doctor and his intrepid companions, and the nature of the villains and monsters they faced, as well as the portrayal of the Time Lords.
An essential guide both for new fans wanting a primer on the programme’s history and for long-standing enthusiasts seeking a fresh perspective on eras they thought they knew.