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Summary TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: Willi Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Elizabeth Sandifer Elizabeth Sandifer î 6 Read Eight new essays exclusive to the collected edition have been augmented by a further eleven providing nineteen book exclusive essays on topics like what happened before An Unearthly Child whether the lead character's name is really Doctor Who and how David Whitaker created the idea of a Doctor Who novel Plus you'll learn How acid fueled occultism influenced the creation of the Cybermen Why The Celestial Toymaker is irredeemably racist The Problem of Susan Forem I was dubious of buying this book thinking it yet another analysis of Doctor Who but the Kindle version was cheap at the time so I thought why not I am very glad I did Sandifer s analysis is always interesting and thought provokingThe one fly in the ointment was his review of The Ark I could accept his criticisms of the racism in The Celestial Toymaker as I think the accusation of racism is warranted by the content of the story as bordacast and as novelised However I am unconvinced by his criticisms of The Ark as I just don t see the same pro colonial and racist overtones that he sees in the story Certainly his take on it is one possible interpretation and whilst his arguments are plausible they are not persuasive enough to carry the day His very strong condemnation of what he sees as racism would be justified if he could prove beyond reasonable doubt that racism was present but when he fails to do so I think he ought to have pulled his punches and ualified his condemnation somewhat to allow for the possibility that he had misinterpreted the text What I am really saying is that the principle of innocent until proven guilty should apply and since he fails to prove convincingly that the writerproducerdirectorscript editor are guilty of racism it goes against any sense of fair play to see them condemend in such strong termsThat is however only one minor point in what is overall a very impressive bookThis is actually the first review I have ever written on or anywhere and I like to think Dr Sandifer would be pleased that his book was thought provoking enough to prompt me to review it

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Summary TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: Willi Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Elizabeth Sandifer Elizabeth Sandifer î 6 Read In this newly revised and expanded first volume of essays adapted from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum you'll find a critical history of William Hartnell's three seasons of Doctor Who TARDIS Eruditorum tells the ongoing story of Doctor Who from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day pushing beyond received wisdom and fan dogma to understand that story not just as the story of a geeky sci fi show but as the story of an entire line of mystical avant g You may have enjoyed reading TARDIS Eruditorum the blog of Dr Phil Sandifer The first two volumes of his blog archives are now available in print covering the First Doctor and Second Doctor eras respectively We may hope that the next volumes will soon find themselves in printTARDIS Eruditorum attempts to chart the development of Doctor Who as a cultural text from An Unearthly Child to the BBC Wales series I did wonder at one time whether this project was really worthwhile after the very exhaustive About Time by Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles However Sandifer offers analysis of the Doctor Who stories that is a good deal thoughtful and rather less hurried than that of the About Time booksSandifer began his Doctor Who project after graduating with his PhD and finding that job opportunities in his chosen field were rather scarce I can identify with Sandifer as I also gained a PhD and then found it to have limited currency in the employment market Thankfully I found an alternative career working with drug users and alcoholicsThe blog is written in a somewhat intellectual style Occasionally Sandifer loses me but this tends to be when he gets into discussion with fellow intellectuals in the comment section He also writes from a strongly left of centre position Sometimes his socialism can be irritating but I m happy to read writers who don t share my conservatismThat you can read the TARDIS Eruditorum blog for free rather raises the uestion of why one would want to buy a printed copy I have no regrets about buying the book and plan to buy future volumes The book contains some great bonus material including fascinating essays and some reviews of spin off material not covered on the blogIn dealing with the Hartnell material Sandifer charts the appearance in the show of those things that make the series Doctor Who as we know it the Doctor s need for companions and his discovery that there are monsters that must be fought He has a lot to say about what he calls the Problem of Susan named from the interesting but problematic short story by Neil Gaiman By this he means textual difficulties inherent in Susan s character which ultimately resulted in her complete disappearance from the show This ties into wider difficulties connected to the sexuality of female companions in Doctor WhoSandifer makes a powerful case that there are no pre Unearthly Child adventures He argues that the character we see in that first serial is utterly uneuipped to be the Doctor It is only his interaction with Ian and Barbara that make him into the heroic figure we see in later stories This was argued on the blog but is given further exploration in an essay on the Doctor s travels before Totters Lane I tend to agree with Sandifer on this though this is problematic for me because I view The Infinity Doctors as a pre Unearthly Child story and not an Unbound story I think Sandifer s thesis of an unheroic older Hartnell is not incompatible with him being a bit adventurous in the days when he was the younger Hartnell Doctor that I believe we see in The Infinity Doctors Sandifer has not yet covered The Infinity Doctors so we shall have to wait to see his view of how that story fits into the Doctor Who mythosI very much enjoyed Sandifer s discussion of The Web Planet seeing it not as a disaster but as one of the high points of the show He sees in that serial a delightful exploration of just how weird and unearthly Doctor Who can get He also joins the chorus of those of us who love the much maligned The Gunfighters He finds much value in the Dalek spin off material of the Sixties arguing that it enables us to imagine the grandeur of the Doctor Who universe beyond the confines of the screenIn an interesting bonus essay Sandifer considers the uestion of whether William Hartnell was a bigot He condemns two stories in particular for their racial subtext The Ark and The Celestial Toymaker It s hard to argue with Sandifer s condemnation of the racism of The Celestial Toymaker He is appalled that the Celestial Toymaker has been re used several times by Big Finish I understand his anger but I also understand why the character has returned There is a such a strong sense of nostalgia about Michael Gough s Toymaker He also cuts a very striking visual image Yes it might be racist to have a baddie looking like a Chinese Mandarin but it is an undeniably impressive costume choiceMaybe it s because I m a right wing bastard but The Ark is very dear to me I do think that The Ark can be defended against Sandifer s Post Colonialist criticisms Sandifer s reading rests upon the assumption that the Monoid s negative ualities are inherent in their nature and are not a result of their treatment by the humans I think the Monoid tyranny can be seen as generated by the intolerance and stupidity of the Guardians an hypothesis that the Doctor seems to allude to in that story Like it or not The Ark seems to reflect reality to some degree as colonialism was often replaced by hideously corrupt and brutal dictatorships I have heard people who once condemned Ian Smith as a racist bigot admit that in hindsight his opposition to majority rule in Rhodesia made senseSandifer feels so strongly about The Celestial Toymaker and The Ark that he wants to exclude them from the canon of Doctor Who stories This is unsurprising as he has argued on his blog against the idea of a Whoniverse that is a single unified fictional universe in which all Doctor Who stories take place He seems to favour instead a canon in the artistic sense of an anthology of recognised texts This is not my philosophy Seeing Doctor Who as a unified fictional universe is an important part of how I consume and enjoy Doctor Who I prefer a canon that is inclusive of as many texts as possible including problematic material like that of the Sixties TV Comic This raises the uestion of what I would do with Doctor Who stories that contain racism or sexism For me the answer to that is to regard such texts as unrealiable narrations of the events Every story is true but the details may not be accurate Racially problematic materials can be seen in the same way as zips on the Silurian costumes or Ace remembering Paradise TowersFor me the most welcome addition in the book was the essay on whether Doctor Who is the name of the titular character Yet I was irritated by one statement Sandifer says The problem is that there are no dedicated fans advocating for his name being Doctor Who I am a dedicated fan and I have argued on my blog that his name really is Doctor WhoHis glorious essay on The Chase has to be read to be believed Who could imagine that this silly story was about deconstructing the narrative essence of Doctor Who That s much interesting than saying it s silly but fun I would heartily recommend Doctor Who fans to buy this book and also the second volume that is now available

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Summary TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: Willi Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Elizabeth Sandifer Elizabeth Sandifer î 6 Read Arde and radical British culture It treats Doctor Who as a show that really is about everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will This volume focuses on the earliest years of the program looking at how it emerged from the existing traditions of science fiction in the UK and how it uickly found its kinship with the emerging counterculture of the 1960s Every essay from the Hartnell era has been revised and expanded from its original form and the A fascinating natter about the beginning of Doctor Who Even when you disagree with it it s an interesting disagreement And you may surprise yourself by how much you agree But it makes me want to scream each time she spells forty wrong

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  • TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: Willi
  • Elizabeth Sandifer
  • English
  • 20 March 2020
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