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Authors celebrate 'Doctor Who' (2010)

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Those who love the "Doctor Who" homage, "Chicks Dig Time Lords," are sure to dig the new Dr. Who (Matt Smith), seen here with companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) aboard the TARDIS.

If you think the BBC series "Doctor Who" is only a guy thing, then hop into your spaceship disguised as a police call box and fly over to Boswell Book Co. on Sunday afternoon for a chat with Tara O'Shea and Lynne Thomas, editors of "Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of 'Doctor Who' by the Women Who Love It."

The book is a compilation of essays and interviews on what has proved to be the longest-running science-fiction show ever produced. Joining O'Shea and Thomas is Milwaukee writer and English professor Carole Barrowman, who contributed a piece about her brother, John Barrowman, whose show, "Torchwood," is a spin-off of "Doctor Who."

"Doctor Who" first aired in Britain in 1963. Producers aimed for a general audience, not just a geek crowd of sci-fi lovers, and succeeded by combining brash adventure, tight, lively dialog and involved plots with cheesy special effects and tongue-in-cheek humor.

Although declining ratings sent the show off the air in 1989, it returned in the form of a feature film in 1996 and again as a series in 2005. The show has fans worldwide and aspects of "Doctor Who" are considered iconic, such as his ship, the TARDIS, which looks like a blue London police call box from the outside.

Written into the plot of the show is the fact that the Doctor, a Time Lord, takes on a new body as his current form approaches death. The introduction of Matt Smith as Dr. Who in April marks the 11th form of the Time Lord since 1963.

Other pieces in "Chicks Dig Time Lords" include interviews with "Doctor Who" companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace), an analysis of the companion Rose (Billie Piper), and a comic from "Torchwood Babiez" creators.

The event is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call (414)

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  • APA 6th ed.: Shaw, Mary-Liz (2010-06-04). Authors celebrate 'Doctor Who'. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel p. 16E.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Shaw, Mary-Liz. "Authors celebrate 'Doctor Who'." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [add city] 2010-06-04, 16E. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Shaw, Mary-Liz. "Authors celebrate 'Doctor Who'." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, edition, sec., 2010-06-04
  • Turabian: Shaw, Mary-Liz. "Authors celebrate 'Doctor Who'." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2010-06-04, section, 16E edition.
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