Get to know the eccentric alien known as the Doctor
From his beginnings as a crotchety, anti-heroic scientist in 1963 to his current place in British pop culture as the mad and dangerous monster-fighting saviour of the universe, the titular character of Doctor Who has metamorphosed in his 50 years on television. And yet the questions about him remain the same: Who is he? Why does he act the way he does? What motivates him to fight evil across space and time?
The Doctors Are In is a guide to television’s most beloved time traveller from the authors of Who Is The Doctor and Who’s 50. This is a guide to the Doctor himself who he is in his myriad forms, how he came to be, how he has changed (within the program itself and behind the scenes) . . . and why he’s a hero to millions.
Graeme Burk is a writer and communications professional. He is the host of Reality Bomb, a Doctor Who podcast, and the author of three short stories in Doctor Who anthologies published by the BBC. He currently has a screenplay in development. Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. Since 1999, he has edited The Doctor Who Ratings Guide, one of the premier Doctor Who fan sites, and has had a number of Doctor Who short stories published in anthologies. In 2009, he received international media attention for a mathematical model of a zombie outbreak. Together, they are the co-authors of popular guides to Doctor Who, Who is the Doctor and Who’s 50.