An enthusiastic guided tour through 50 years of Doctor Who
Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon since it began over five decades ago on November 23, 1963. But of all the hundreds of televised stories, which are the ones you must watch? Featuring 50 stories from all eleven Doctors, Who’s 50 is full of behind-the-scenes details, exhilarating moments, connections to Who lore, goofs, interesting trivia, and much, much more. Enthusiastically curated for newcomers and fans alike by Doctor Who experts Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? and released on the fiftieth anniversary of the series premiere, Who’s 50 tells the story of this global sensation: its successes, its tribulations, and its triumphant return.
Graeme Burk is a writer and communications professional. He is the host of Reality Bomb, a Doctor Who podcast, and the author of three short stories in Doctor Who anthologies published by the BBC. He currently has a screenplay in development. Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. Since 1999, he has edited The Doctor Who Ratings Guide, one of the premier Doctor Who fan sites, and has had a number of Doctor Who short stories published in anthologies. In 2009, he received international media attention for a mathematical model of a zombie outbreak. Together, they are the co-authors of popular guides to Doctor Who: The Doctors Are In, Who Is The Doctor, and the upcoming Who Is The Doctor 2. They live in Ottawa, Ontario.
Published: October 2013
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 in.
"This book's full of intriguing, well-argued opinions and it's a delight to wallow in them. This is strongest when the authors are going against received wisdom or disagreeing with each other...It's a hugely successful book of which I'm sure the authors are rightly proud and I hope it sells like hot cakes." — Finn Clark's Reviews
"Who's 50 is like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space." —Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer and executive producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Wizards Vs. Aliens
"We have traditionally adored the books from Burk and Smith, and in reality this one is no different... Who’s 50 gets a solid and very respectable 4 out of 5 so put it on your list of books to grab as you celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Doctor’s travels through time and space." — C.W. Buechler