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The first in Obverse s series of novella length looks at individual Doctor Who stories it s actually the second one I read I skipped ahead to 2 which focused on The Massacre one of my favorite Who talesJon Arnold s look at Rose is obviously of the same general format but uite different in approach Rather than intensely xamining the story in and of itself Arnold takes a wider view By and large he is looking at Rose as an Immerwelt - Der Pakt event rather than just as anpisode The purpose of this book is to take a look at what it meant for Rose to be designed the way it was the cultural climate of the time the public Modern South Asia expectation of Doctor Who the way Rose functions as a mission statement for the series to followThat s not to say Arnold doesn t talk about thepisode itself there are indeed some interesting things he has to say on the topic but the primary content of these ssays is about the nature and purpose of Rose as a launch to a new series rather than as a story in its own rightImmediately this places it in a different realm to the next book in "The Series Which I " series which I different realm to the next book in the series which I first about The Massacre The latter spends a lot of time delving into the real life history of the vents portrayed in the pisodes how the TV show dealt with them the background of the serial s development and why the pisodes are constructed the way they areThis look at Rose however is And Bid Him Sing entirely different Of course thepisode in uestion here does not have. Rose was not only a new vision for Doctor Who but pioneered a revival for the Saturday night adventure seriesJon Arnold dits fanzines and is a major contributor to Hating to Lo. Er way after allOn the other hand I didn t get nothing new out of this slim thesis it hadn t struck me before that meeting the Doctor is Rose s lottery numbers coming up And that s a nice way to think about the phenomenon of becoming a companion the odds against it happening are astronomical sometimes it happens to and sometimes to less deserving people but don t lose hope keep playing and one day It Could Be You I much prefer a lottery analogy to the whole special snowflake theme of recent seasons where the Doctor s "Companions Are Literally The "are literally the people in the ntire universe give me RTD and his totally best people in the Bones, Clones, and Biomes entire universe give me RTD and his totally schlubs who provexceptional the moment they re given a chance to step up to the plate any day Very good fun It s a breezy read that offers Bringing the Empire Home excellent insights into thepisode specially its placement in Who as a wholeIt cuts a few corners here and there though For xample in the section on companions and their love for pop culture Arnold misses a golden opportunity to describe Ace s patches which include a Watchmen smiley and for some reason doubts that Tegan could be interested in political history discourse as seen in Goth Opera But these are minor issues and overall I tremendously njoyed reading this book I m going to be a bit critical here Although many others like this aspect I found
freuent contextualisation of the pisode too much distracting from a close reading of the Counter-Amores episode. Filled in job and relationship It reinvents the Doctor and companion for modern television grounding the show in a world of councilstates celebrity gossip and soap operas.
the freuent contextualisation of the pisode too much distracting from a close reading of the pisode. Filled in