Books Recs for Anglophiles [Doctor Who] | ‘The End of Ten’, by Stephen James Walker
I have to tell you guys, I LOVE this collection. It is entitled ‘Back to the Vortex – The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who’, and it basicallyconsists of several reviews written from Whovians around the world and includes plot summaries, cast and crew lists, the multiple uses of the sonic screwdriver, etc. In a nutshell, this collection is absolutely amazing. I already own the first 4 ones, ‘Back To The Vortex’ (Series 1) ‘Second Coming’ (Series 2), ‘Third Dimension’ (Series 4) and ‘Monsters Within’ (Series 4). I still have to read this one, though. I have a feeling I will get Ten withdrawal symptoms… as always.
End of Ten is the comprehensive guide to the Doctor Who specials transmitted at the end of 2008 and through 2009, culminating in the dramatic regeneration of the tenth Doctor (David Tennant) into the eleventh (Matt Smith) on 1 January 2010.All five specials are covered, along with the associated major news stories, press releases, casting announcements and critical response to the episodes. The return of the Cybermen and their CyberKing; a desolate sandy planet that hides a deadly secret; a Martian life form that can infect with just one drop of water; and the return of the Master (John Simm) in a climactic battle of wills.The book also details the animated story ‘Dreamland’ and all other significant events that occurred in the Doctor Who world during this period, presenting all the facts and figures, behind-the-scenes details, press reaction and detailed and insightful analysis.End of Ten is an essential read for all fans of the show, and continues Telos’s unrivalled coverage of Doctor Who.