Doctor Who / : a history / Alan Kistler.
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|Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox)||BCD 791.457 KIS (Text)||30032001703872||AUDIOBOOK||Checked out||10/06/2017|
- ISBN: 9781480521285
- Physical Description: 9 audio discs (11 hr., 6 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, 
|General Note:|| Compact discs.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction -- Building the show -- Sidebar: the music of Who -- Who is the doctor -- Sidebar: the hero with no name -- Rise of the monsters -- An educational crew -- The TARDIS and time travel -- Violence and endings -- Sidebar: the cybermen -- Life is renewal -- Time-locked! -- The first master -- Doctor meets doctor -- Sidebar: season 6B -- "I walk in eternity" -- The journalist, the warrior, the lady of time -- Sidebar: the time lords -- A new style -- The new beginning -- A volcanic experience -- High camp and time's champion -- Sidebar: Benny and Canon -- The wilderness years -- The many lives of the eighth doctor -- Sidebar: half human? -- The last of the time lords -- Sidebar: new TARDIS, new screwdriver -- The Renaissance -- Sidebar: the new age of spin-offs -- Sidebar: the woman doctor -- Something borrowed, something new.
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