Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years

The full and official story of Doctor Who, from the show’s first pre-production memos in 1963 to behind-the-scenes material from the latest season, including interviews with key cast and crew members as well as scores of prop photos, design sketches, and other collectible memorabilia. The Vault is a collector’s dream—the ultimate celebration of all that is Doctor Who.

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C. Bell says:

If you call yourself a fan, you have to get this Hot off the press, my book arrived from Amazon as promised, on the day of its release to US readers, October 29th.Produced by the BBC, this is the official story behind the making of Doctor Who, with the foreword written by Executive Producer, Steven Moffat. The book is laid out chronologically, but, being Doctor Who, in a rather timey-wimey manner.There is a chapter for each year that the show was on TV. There is even one for the period 1997-2004 when the TV version was on hiatus, with fans having no idea when or if it would return.Interspersed throughout, are photographic pieces of mementos: a note and picture from 1965 from Shepperton Studios Art Department regarding the first Daleks, a sketch by June Hudson for the “look” of the Fifth Doctor, a clipping from “The Radio Times” on November 21, 1963, and costume designs throughout the era. There are interviews with cast and crew and hundreds of pictures of memos and props. Each and…

Len Lindsay "Len Lindsay" says:

My Favorite of the dozens of Doctor Who books I own I have two boxes of Doctor Who books that I have been collecting over the past 35 years. I just got this one and it is already my favorite. The book itself is exquisite. The cover feels almost like it is a padded cover and the print on the cover is embossed. The binding is top quality as is the paper used. Full color throughout, with many of the photos and illustrations full page (and the page size is quite big almost 10 inches by 11 inches! The book is extremely interesting, with photos of promotional materials like CEREAL BOXES! This gives a good idea of how Doctor Who was part of the culture right from the start. If you want a book explaining the plot of each show, this is not that book. But if you want a book that shows how Doctor Who infiltrated the real world … this definitely is the book for you!

Phil Rosenbach says:

One of the Best for the 50th Anniversary I have been watching Doctor Who since I was a pre-teen, and it still has a unique place in my head and heart to this day. With the 50th anniversary soon approaching, there is so much garbage being offered, it was hard for me to buy almost anything. But I took a chance on this book, and I feel that I came out a winner.Realistically, it is impossible to cram the entirety of this show in 320 glorious pages, and as such, this is by no means a definitive source for everything any fan could want. You would need an encyclopedia to fulfill that need. But what this marvelous book has is very possibly the largest collection of behind the scenes photos of props, and costumes, as well as drawings, magazine clippings, and insights which I have never seen in any of my other Doctor Who books. And I have a soft spot for that.Pros:Feel. This is hardback book, but the cover feels padded, so the book rests very comfortably when held for even long periods…

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