Space Helmet For A Cow
Humorous Who history
Release Date: 24 March 272 pages | Paperback/ ebook Author: Paul Kirkley Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press
Doctor Who has had countless guides, biographies and analyses written on it, but this one, written with a loving deprecation, may be the first that presents the entire 26- year original run as one continuous narrative ( including a review of every story), and on top of that, attempts to make it funny.
The humour and jokes generally work well, occasional sexist remark aside, though in a history as varied as this, it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between interesting factoid and comic hyperbole.
Most of the anecdotes have appeared elsewhere ( Doctor Who Magazine is liberally credited), but to get them in one place is a treat and all but ensures that even the most ardent fan will learn new things. Rhian Drinkwater The title’s from a line in 1965’ s “The Time Meddler”, where the Doctor sarcastically suggests what a Viking helmet might be.