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Book Review: The Science of Doctor Who by Paul Parsons

Review by Erika Engelhaupt

1:33pm, May 21, 2010 real science of fake science sounds like a recipe for factual disaster. But this exploration of the long-running TV series delivers on its promise to answer the kinds of questions raised by the best of science fiction. The book takes readers on a satisfying romp through labs around the world where the show’s fantastical ideas are explained and, in some cases, shown moving closer to reality.

Doctor Who stars the time-traveling, self-regenerating 900-year-old Doctor, who uses futuristic technologies to protect humankind from aliens. Now on its 11th Doctor (with a new actor for each regeneration), the show serves as a perfect entry point f
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