WHOGRAPHICA

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased 22 sePTem­ber 221 pages | Hard­back

Au­thors steve O’brien, si­mon Guer­rier, ben mor­ris Pub­lisher bbC books

A Doc­tor Who in­fo­graph­ics book! (Though not the first: we should give a men­tion to 2013 in­die ti­tle Time & Space Visu­aliser.)

Hugely colour­ful, us­ing a wide range of de­vices – Venn di­a­grams, maps, word clouds, cutesy avatars – it looks ab­so­lutely gor­geous.

Best bits: the “vi­tal sta­tis­tics” on each Doc­tor: rat­ings, catch­phrase use, cos­tumes and so on.

Fre­quently witty, which helps pre­vent things get­ting too dry.

Re­ward­ing when crunch­ing data in a way that’s re­veal­ing, like show­ing pro­duc­tion cred­its for women, or graph­ing rat­ings against times­lot.

Stum­bles oc­ca­sion­ally with the likes of “when each let­ter first ap­peared in an episode ti­tle”. The sheer point­less­ness will amuse some, but it still seems… well, point­less.

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