Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

Doctor Who A History of the Universe in Objects Every object tells a story From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks these objects tell the story of the entire universe and the most important man in it the D

  • Title: Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
  • Author: Steve Tribe James Goss
  • ISBN: 9781849904810
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every object tells a story From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it the Doctor Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars Taken together,Every object tells a story From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it the Doctor Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare s lost play You ll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.

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    1. A great new coffee table Doctor Who book in the style of other list books. The objects chosen are from both the classic series and the 2005 series and are arranged in chronological order, well Doctor Who universe chronoligical order anyway.Each item is accompanied by a new piece of artwork and an explanation of what it is. It is then followed by a production and continuity details.The text is well-written and cheeky, and the artwork is great. Some artwork reveals details of object or monsters th [...]

    2. Loads of great Dr Who trivia and information on objects characters and a plethora of other stuff for every Whovian on this planet or any other come to that.

    3. This is a somewhat odd book. The idea is stolen from the BBC's History of the World in 100 Objects, which examined the history of the world through objects in the British Museum. This book picks a hundred objects from Doctor Who and creates a timeline of the series from before the dawn of time to the end of the Universe. The format is interesting and fun: the object is described, and placed in its context around the episode in which it appeared, tying it to other objects and times as required. T [...]

    4. Highly enjoyable for what it is. Good info and good balance between classic and modern "Who". Yes, you may question why some items are included and others not but they explain their arbitrary nature in the introduction! It's very humor-filled and much in the mind-set of the Doctor. I quite enjoyed the relationships made and the comparisons of various Doctors, companions, villains, and beings across all of "Who" on the same subjects. I only wish this had come out two years later and fully wrapped [...]

    5. Interesting read from the history of long running show Doctor Who. Currently watching reruns of the original series, this helped fill in some of the gaps with regards missing episodes and lore. Mainly for the fan, the premise is 100 items from the history of the show, similar to a BBC Radio show they did on history. Only problem is that lore and real history are sometimes mixed up, so not great for those who don't already have a smattering of history and can tell reality from fiction.

    6. A fantastic combination of "Doctor Who" coffee table book and encyclopedic resource. What's fantastic about it is (1) the right amount of tongue-in-cheek attitude, and (2) the occasional mistake that long-term fans will pick up along the wayd I believe, based on the book's introduction, are MEANT to pick up along the way. Delightful from start to finish, and nice first outing to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary year.

    7. Excellent for all Who geeks like myself.A nice pick of objects from the Whoniverse all nicely illustrated. Lots of facts relating to the objects and lots of production info about the objects and the episodes they come up in.Not a lot I can say about this book, but if you are a Whovian just read it.You'll be glad you did.

    8. A fascinating attempt to put the Doctor Who timeline in some sort of coherent chronological order, using 100 objects as markers along the way to hang events upon.An amusing and consistently entertaining read, very well illustrated.

    9. Although it was a bit confusing darting about space and time to the different objects but that is typical of doctor who so it did end up fitting it perfectly. I loved how they had simply the hundred objects but the objects allowed them to expand in different directions.

    10. Manages to somehow cover the entire 50+ year history of the show. Very informative without too many plot spoilers.

    11. My son found this. We just started the new series on Netflix streaming and this book has been a great companion.

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