"They should have called the show 'Ian'…"Join Sue Perryman as she encounters the classic series of Doctor Who for the very first time. Admire her eye for bespoke carpentry, laugh at her inability to grasp how the Time War works, and marvel at her talent for spotting actors who have appeared in EastEnders, as she offers a fresh – and occasionally bizarre – perspective on th"They should have called the show 'Ian'…"Join Sue Perryman as she encounters the classic series of Doctor Who for the very first time. Admire her eye for bespoke carpentry, laugh at her inability to grasp how the Time War works, and marvel at her talent for spotting actors who have appeared in EastEnders, as she offers a fresh – and occasionally bizarre – perspective on the greatest television show ever made.This volume collects Sue's blog commentary to the William Hartnell era (100,000 BC to The Tenth Planet plus two very silly movies) and includes four blogs exclusive to this book ('Marco Polo', 'An Adventure in Space and Time', 'An Unearthly Child' Redux and 'Galaxy 4' Redux), exclusive episode annotations, a new interview with Sue, a video transcript and a foreword by Robert Shearman....
|Title||:||The Miserable Git: The Wife in Space Volume 1|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
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The Miserable Git: The Wife in Space Volume 1 Reviews
"Yes, it all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a, quite a great spirit of adventure, don't you think?"The beginning of Dr Who fan Neil Perryman's crazy mission to not only sit down and watch every episode of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1989, with his partner Sue, for whom Dr Who had been a closed book for their entire relationship thus far, but also blog Sue's reactions to each and every episode, in all their untained, irreverent, and frequently VERY SWEARY glory. With a lot of references to carpentry.For many fans, it was an eye opener - a chance to get an impression of our much loved show by someone not blooded by Dr Who fandom's arcane lore, received opinions, much less consumed by a fan's unconditional love for a show which, let's face it, is frequently preposterous. It also provided much succour and amusement for fans who have attempted to share their enjoyment of the show with bemused or indifferent other halves. For hardcore Who nutters many of her reactions were pure heresy, which justified the experiment - us fans can take Dr Who too seriously, as many portentous, solemn commentaries on the show attest.Fortunately, not only did Sue Perryman provide a refreshingly irreeverent take on our favourite show, over time her commitment to see this mad project through endeared her to many, as did her often hilariously blunt commentary, all Northern no-nonsense piss and vinegar (did I mention ALSO VERY SWEARY). The banter between Neil and Sue always feels totally natural, and you grow to get to love their rapport, not to mention Neil occasionally leading Sue up the garden path with his own foreknowledge of each episode and Who lore.Like the first stirrings of the show itself, the early days of this blog were challenging and difficult as our heroes settled into the show's evolving format, and Sue took some time to warm to the show's titular hero (hence this volume's title) and its madly inconsistent tone, but once they hit their stride, a date with Neil & Sue on the sofa became something to savour. Adventures With The Wife & Space was as addictive as any drug!It's those early blogs that are compiled in this book, and having these journeys bound together in paper form gives it a different shape and form to the episodic nature of a running blog, and all the better for it. You're not just paying dollar for something you can read for free online - it's a genuine chronicle worth preserving for posterity and future enjoyment, with a few enhancements such as some postscripted notes after each entry, a collection of ephemera (rediscovered episodes after the event, a Q&A, a transcript of Sue's hilarious solo podcast of the second Dalek movie) and a sweet, charming and funny foreword by the sweet, charming and funny Rob Shearman.
I was lucky to discover Neil Perryman's "Wife in Space" blog right when it started and I enjoyed following along as he and his wife watched their way through Doctor Who from the beginning.I admit that when he ran a Kickstarter to turn the blogs into books, I tossed up about backing it and chose not to do so. However, once the book was out, I changed my mind and bought a copy.It only took me a couple of days to read this, but it was a lovely, fun break from more serious or complicated things when I needed it. I enjoyed it all over again, and the extras at the end, including Sue re-watching things after the entire project was completed, were a lot of fun.I'm glad I bought it and perfectly happy that I did go ahead and back the second volume's Kickstarter. I'll enjoy rereading that as well, once it comes out, I'm sure.
Fun stuff - just was it was when Neil and Sue began publishing their blog a few years ago. The book version adds a few little extras, chief among them a blog of the pilot episode, a full blog of "Marco Polo" (which was a tragic omission the first time around), and a blog of the "Galaxy 4" recovered episode. Indispensable? Well, not really, if you've already read the online version, but a lot of fun all the same. Roll on the next one.
Along for the rideFollowing on the heels of Neil and Sue's life story and summary of their experience in the book, Adventures with the Wife in Space, the two wayward adventurers traverse William Hartnell' First Doctor era.The book is so much fun and completely enjoyable. It is a blast experiencing the stories that fans are already familiar with, delivered through Sue's perspective on the series. The wit and humor by which it is presented is a real treat.
charming first doctor run, lots of giggles to be had and I felt better watching selected Hartnell along with Neil and Sue. Recommended.
An excellent read for any fan of classic Dr Who. Almost makes me want to go and re-watch all of the first Doctor adventures again!
Just brilliant. Thoroughly entertaining with some laugh-out-loud moments, and no previous knowledge required.