Telos Publishing have informed Outpost Gallifrey that they will be reprinting the celebrated "Doctor Who: The Handbooks" series, originally published by Virgin and long out of print, as one bumper volume in 2005. The Handbook: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to the Production of Doctor Who by David J. Howe, Stephen James Walker and Mark Stammers will reprint the seven volumes originally published by Virgin in a 900-page text, incorporating the massive amount of production notes, background material and facts under one cover. The cover illustration is at right (click for a larger version) and the official press release is below. "The Handbook" will be released in March 2005 in the UK and May 2005 overseas. (Thanks to David Howe & Telos Publishing).
THE HANDBOOK The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Production of Doctor Who By David J Howe, Stephen James Walker and Mark Stammers
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE PRODUCTION OF DOCTOR WHO FROM 1963 TO 1996 û IN ONE BUMPER VOLUME!
On their first publication, the Doctor Who Handbooks were hailed for their comprehensive behind the scenes exploration of the BBCÆs cult science fiction show Doctor Who. Now collected in a revised and updated edition, this book is the definitive guide to the background and production of a television classic.
Authors David J Howe, Stephen James Walker and Mark Stammers spent a decade researching, and then a decade writing this acclaimed and in-depth look at the background to Doctor Who. Every DoctorÆs era is examined through articles and analysis, key decisions are documented, and the people involved in these decisions interviewed or quoted to create one of the most revealing behind the scenes books on the trials and tribulations of arguably the greatest cult show ever to grace Saturday evening television.
Includes extensive interview quotes from all eight television Doctors, many of the actors and actresses who played their faithful companions, and literally dozens of production team members û producers, script editors, directors, designers and other behind-the-scenes staff û who brought the original series and the 1996 TV movie to the screen over a period of some thirty-three years.
Features articles on the Doctor, his companions, the effects, the locations, the costume design, the script editing, the mythos behind the series and much, much more. Includes detailed script to screen examinations of one story from each for the first seven DoctorsÆ eras, analysis of the media attention given to the series, plus an exhaustive breakdown of the production of the first three years of the show.