Finally, my patient readers, I can reveal what I've been up to over the last five months and why I've not been posting and reviewing as regularly on CRT. My book, Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens - Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor is published by Classic TV Press in time for Christmas on 6th December. If you've been following me on Twitter then you'll know the full saga behind the writing of this book.

Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens - Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor takes the original reviews written here about Series 5 and vastly expands them into lengthy analyses.

Here's the just issued press release from Classic TV Press:

Please feel free to download that if you wish to promote the book via your blogs and websites. 

I hasten to add this is not an episode guide. You won't find a minutiae of detail about the production of the series, nor will you find exhaustive cast and crew lists. It's not a 'making of', it's more of a 'what does that episode really mean' book and those of you who have followed the reviews of the series here and on Behind The Sofa will have a good idea of what to expect. It's also supplemented with some wonderful photographs, including a section of full colour plates, taken by fans who regularly visit filming in and around Cardiff.

Photo© Scott Frankton
If you're interested in the cultural, sociological and political significance and meaning of the episodes then this is for you. Each chapter places the episodes and Doctor Who within a whole spectrum of readings and seeks to contextualise character, genre, design, music, visual symbolism, history, nostalgia, gender, psychology and theology.

How much do fairy tales impact on the meaning of the episodes? Why does Amy behave the way she does? How realistically does the series depict Churchill and Vincent van Gogh? These and many more questions are discussed and debated.

You can order direct from the publishers Classic TV Press at the discounted price of £12.49 and get that delivered straight to your door cheaper and faster. It is also available via Amazon.

I hope you all enjoy your purchase and very much appreciate your patience during the last five months while this was written and your continued support over the last three years for Cathode Ray Tube.


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7 Responses to “DOCTOR WHO: The Pandorica Opens - Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor / Publication Announcement”
  1. Anonymous says:

    fantastic news! order just processed. Looking forward to December now :-)

  2. Hi, rollmops. Thanks for that! Hope you enjoy the book.

  3. Andrea says:

    I'll be ordering the book, Frank. I have a feeling I might find it rather mindstretching at times but that will be good for me! Definitely looking forward to reading it.

  4. Thank you Andrea! Go on, stretch that mind. Good to give the brain cells a bit of exercise, eh?

    I really hope you enjoy it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    no worries on that account! Been meaning to ask you- no similar project on Ashes, by any chance?

  6. Hi, rollmops

    Nothing confirmed but I'd love to do one.

  7. fantastic news! order just processed. Looking forward to December now :-)

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