The British and American based company I.B. Tauris have recently revealed that an upcoming book, titled Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty-first Century, will be published later this year. Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty-first Century will detail every aspect of Doctor Who since Russell T Davies revived it in the early twenty first century.
The BBC announced in Autumn 2003 that Doctor Who would be returning after an impressive sixteen years off the television screens with Russell T Davies leading it into the Twenty First century. During May 2008 Russell T Davies announced that the final 2009 special would be his final involvment with Doctor Who to be replaced by Scottish writer Steven Moffat.
Below is the synopsis for Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty First Century:
Before Saturday March 26th 2005, 'Doctor Who' had been off the air as a regular, new TV series for more than fifteen years; until a production team led by Russell T. Davies re-imagined the programme so successfully, so triumphantly, that it's become an instant Christmas tradition, a BAFTA winner, an international 'superbrand' and a number one rated show. It's even been credited with reinventing family TV.
This is the first full-length book to explore the 'new Who' phenomenon through to the casting of Matt Smith as the new Doctor. It explores 'Doctor Who' through contemporary debates in TV Studies about quality TV and how can we define TV series as both 'cult' and 'mainstream'. Further, the book challenges assumptions in focusing on the importance of breath-taking, dramatic moments along with narrative structures, and in analysing the significance of Murray Gold's music as well as the series' visual representations.
Matt Hills is a lifelong 'Who' fan and he also considers the role of fandom in the show's return. He investigates too the multi-generic identity, the monster-led format, and the time-travelling brand of BBC Wales' 'Doctor Who'. In the twenty-first century, TV is changing, but the last of the Time Lords has been more than ready: he's been fantastic.
Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty First Century has been written by writer lifelong Doc Who fan Matthew Hills. I.B. Tauris will publish Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty First Century on the Thirtieth of November for the price of £12.99 around the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One later this Autumn with The Waters of Mars written by Russell T Davies and Phillip Ford. Scottish actor David Tennant will make his final mainstream appearance as the Tenth Doctor at Christmas in untitled story written by Russell T Davies.