Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who
Softcover, 350 pages • ISBN: 978-0578143644
BBC’s immensely popular Doctor Who series is a significant part of British pop culture and a cult favorite worldwide; the televised episodes, however, are just the tip of the iceberg, as the Doctor has referenced countless encounters never expanded upon onscreen. RiffTrax.com writer Matthew J Elliott has accepted the Herculean task of chronicling those “stories between the stories” in Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who.
Every character the Doctor met off-screen, every place he visited between episodes, and every event he witnessed while the cameras were turned off are meticulously mapped out on a timeline spanning the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, from long before the Doctor “borrowed” the TARDIS until the last days of his eleventh incarnation. This is not a typical Doctor Who project--but, then, Matthew is not a typical Doctor Who fan.
After five decades of time-traveling adventures, you might imagine you knew all there was to know about the greatest hero in all of time and space, but it turns out he was living another life entirely while we weren't looking. This is the story of that life.
Lost in Time and Space, a softcover volume spanning 350 pages, features an insightful foreword by Alan Barnes, the author of the animated Tenth Doctor adventure The Infinite Quest, and a writer and editor for Big Finish Productions' audio dramas featuring five of the Doctor’s earlier incarnations.
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Tony Jones, Starburst Magazine:
"As essential books for every Whovian go, this is a good contender for a top 10 slot."
Kenny Hoeschen, MightyMega:
With one of the longest book titles we've seen this year, Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of Whovians everywhere.
Patrick Hayes, SciFi Pulse:
"You don't know Doctor Who unless you have a copy of this book... I'm going to make a safe bet that everyone who writes anything Who related is going to have this in their possession. This is a must have for any Who fan. Absolutely receives my highest possible recommendation. Overall grade: A+"
Steve Czarnecki, Beyond the Marquee:
"350 pages is no easy thing to get thru with a full-time job and four children to raise, but sometimes I find a book that I can't put down and this is one I made sure I found the time to finish reading... not only did it intrigue me to learn about these little extras that have been researched and painstakingly cataloged from thousands of novels, comics, audio, spinoff television series and more, but I was equally impressed that the author was actually able to make sense of it all and link it all up to the matching references from over 800 episodes of the show!"
Hannah Means Shannon, BleedingCool.com:
"As a reference work, but one with a fluid prose structure, it can be read from cover to cover or stands ready for you to dive in on a particular time period when re-watching portions of the series. That double usefulness isn't quite matched by other Who-related books published recently, and as such it's a very helpful addition to our experience of The Doctor's journeys, especially the 'uncharted ones.'"
Lynn Scanlon, Awkward Geeks:
"I'm amazed and impressed with how much effort must have gone into putting this book together. It is insanely brilliant. I simply can't recommend this book enough. It's an entertaining and enjoyable read."
The Timelord Apprentice's Scott Edwards:
"All told, then, this is a great piece–a must for all fans obsessed with completing their collections, but also a perfect referencing tool if, like me, you like to think deeper about the implications of the story. For all those who write reviews and blogs, I can imagine this being an essential tool, allowing us to drop in nuggets of back stories into our writing. This was one Herculean task, indeed… but a successful one."
Amazon Reviewer Tony Jones:
"This is a great reference for all those bits of Doctor Who that have been talked about but never seen. Matthew J Elliott has considered every transmitted story plus several novels and Big Finish audios to create a volume that is sure to cause debate (or even arguments!) among fans for many years to come."
Amazon Reviewer Eddie van der Heijden:
"Awesomely-researched book of adventures of the Doctor that happened but were never seen! I love how Matthew J. Elliott connects the dots between adventures, and even raises some obvious points which I never saw in my lifetime following of Doctor Who!!! I've read the book in almost one sitting, and keep it by my side whenever I re-watch an episode!"
Amazon Reviewer Bob Patterson:
"Extraordinarily well researched book that bridges episodes in a way that's not been seen before. It is a remarkable reference book for all things Doctor Who, and very, very difficult to put down."
Amazon Reviewer Steven Marsh:
"Lost in Time and Space has a premise that is at once both obvious and brilliant: It catalogs the "hidden" adventures of the Doctor… Matthew J. Elliott's writing is incredibly accessible and breezy; it's a very fast, entertaining read, and Elliott amuses with occasional humorous asides."
Amazon Reviewer Matthew Bracher:
"A work of significant and obsessive scholarship!"
John Rivers, SFCrowsNest:
"I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to any fans who enjoy working out all the places the Time Lord may have been. Of course, if you do find any continuity errors then simply do what the Doctor does and blame the Time War."
Novelist Tony Simmons:
"Great conversational/humorous style and deep knowledge of the subject."
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