EBOOK / PDF [Rose The Black Archive #1]


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  • Rose The Black Archive #1
  • Jon Arnold
  • English
  • 04 October 2019
  • 9781909031371

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READ Ä Rose The Black Archive #1 Filled in her job and relationship It reinvents the Doctor and companion for modern television grounding the show in a world of council estates celebrity gossip and soap operas. I see what you did there Seems like a shrewd move to start a new but oddly familiar series that you hope but aren t sure will find an audience with discussion of an episode that started a new but oddly familiar series that hoped but wasn t sure it would find an audience Like the actual episode Rose I feel this book does a good enough job in proving that the format has potential but isn t actually that amazing a piece mostly pointing out things that will be very obvious to the diehard fan But perhaps we who think we know everything already aren t the target eh We ll probably buy the books either way after allOn the other hand I didn t get nothing new out of this slim thesis it hadn t struck me before that meeting the Doctor is Rose s lottery numbers coming up And that s a nice way to think about the phenomenon of becoming a companion the odds against it happening are astronomical sometimes it happens to and sometimes to less deserving people but don t lose hope keep playing and one day It Could Be You I much prefer a lottery analogy to the whole special snowflake theme of recent seasons where the Doctor s companions are literally the best people in the entire universe give me RTD and his totally unexceptional schlubs who prove exceptional the moment they re given a chance to step up to the plate any day Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting and More know everything already aren t the target eh We ll probably buy the books either way after allOn the other hand I didn t get nothing new out of this slim thesis it hadn t struck me before that meeting the Doctor is Rose s lottery numbers coming up And that s a nice way to think about the phenomenon of becoming a companion the odds against it happening are astronomical sometimes it happens to and sometimes to less deserving people but don t lose hope Classic Cars Calendar 2018: 16 Month Calendar keep playing and one day It Could Be You I much prefer a lottery analogy to the whole special snowflake theme of recent seasons where the Doctor s companions are literally the best people in the entire universe give me RTD and his totally unexceptional schlubs who prove exceptional the moment they re given a chance to step up to the plate any day

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READ Ä Rose The Black Archive #1 Rose was not only a new vision for Doctor Who but pioneered a revival for the Saturday night adventure seriesJon Arnold edits fanzines and is a major contributor to Hating to Lo. A solid analysis that reminds me of Philip Sandifer s style Arnold looks at Rose not so much as a story but as a televisual event In the course of the book he looks at different factors that made Russell T Davies s relaunch of the series a successful piece of television for the 21st century As a reader who has watched only New Who I also learned a bit about the Classic Series as it often serves as a contrast to Davies s aproachGreat start to what seems to be an interesting series I ll definitely be buying books from the Black Archive and I hope they write on the New Series

SUMMARY Rose The Black Archive #1

READ Ä Rose The Black Archive #1 ‘Nice to meet you Rose – Run for your life’Rose 2005 reimagines Doctor Who for the 21st century showing us the Doctor through the eyes of Rose Tyler a shop assistant unful. The first in Obverse s series of novella length looks at individual Doctor Who stories it s actually the second one I read I skipped ahead to 2 which focused on The Massacre one of my favorite Who talesJon Arnold s look at Rose is obviously of the same general format but uite different in approach Rather than intensely examining the story in and of itself Arnold takes a wider view By and large he is looking at Rose as an event rather than just as an episode The purpose of this book is to take a look at what it meant for Rose to be designed the way it was the cultural climate of the time the public expectation of Doctor Who the way Rose functions as a mission statement for the series to followThat s not to say Arnold doesn t talk about the episode itself there are indeed some interesting things he has to say on the topic but the primary content of these essays is about the nature and purpose of Rose as a launch to a new series rather than as a story in its own rightImmediately this places it in a different realm to the next book in the series which I read first about The Massacre The latter spends a lot of time delving into the real life history of the events portrayed in the episodes how the TV show dealt with them the background of the serial s development and why the episodes are constructed the way they areThis look at Rose however is entirely different Of course the episode in uestion here does not have the same historical roots nor is the background of its development in such a murky state of dispute so it had to be different The fact that this Black Archive series seems from the get go to be a string of very different approaches to the material being examined is a great indicator for the remainder of what is hopefully a long and successful seriesThe book begins after the preamble which includes a rundown of facts like dates writers actors etc with a synopsis Although one might imagine that anyone reading this book already is familiar with one of the biggest television events of 21st century British television it is still helpful to have a synopsis Further I imagine it is mandated by the Black Archive series formatAn introduction follows essentially talking about the leadup to the moment of the premiere of Rose It explains a bit about the history of Doctor Who and why and how it ended Mostly though it intends to set up the context in which Rose was aired To explain to an audience who might not otherwise know just exactly what audiences at the time anticipated from what the culture envisioned and from what the trailers indicated It does a great job at setting the scene and gets across a relatively complex idea rather easilyChapter 1 follows and is an intriguing look at the work Russell T Davies did to set out the show s stall with Rose It takes a wider look at what Davies intended with his version of Doctor Who and how he specifically laid that out in his opening episodeTo do this Arnold compares the episode to other shows to the first ever episode of Doctor Who An Unearthly Child back in 1963 and to things like modern superhero movies Explaining what the pros and cons are of an origin story versus starting in the middle of the adventure the pitfalls of too much continuity and the benefits of encountering the main character through a newcomer s eyes the book takes some detours through Who s own past to show the things Davies learned from to create Rose the way in which he didThe chapter does indeed look at some specific incidents and choices in the episode Rose but again does so in a way that emphasizes the wider conseuences of the writer s choices What the plot decisions mean for the series rather than specifically for the storyThe second chapter focuses on the character of the Doctor and the way the revival of the series presents him In doing so Arnold looks back at the various approaches to the character of the Doctor from the series beginnings and then what Davies chose to do with him for his version of the programLooking at the way the character is introduced and developed in the episode Rose is just the beginning for an examination of the way he is intended to be used across the new era of the program In particular appropriate given the content and title of the premiere episode his relationship with Rose herself occupies much of the word count of this part of the essay Having the Doctor become part of what is essentially a romantic ongoing relationship was a huge step in the transformation of the series and of the character and Arnold does his best to argue why this decision was made and the way this allows for the Doctor to be a viable lead in a 21st century television showLuckily this leads very well into Chapter 3 which is about the role and function of the companion Rose is in many ways a new type of sidekick for the series albeit a culmination of the direction the series was almost inevitably headed at the time of its original cancellation She is essentially a co lead with the Doctor a fully fledged person with her own hopes and dreams foibles and uirks To satisfy the needs and expectations of a modern audience Doctor Who needed to have real well rounded characters driving its narrative And that s what we got in RoseThis book s author takes us on a tour of the series prior companions and the way the series handled them with varying degrees of success Along the way we see how the lack of character development in the show s past led to a lack of weight to any long term conseuences the events wrought upon its characters and why this would simply be unacceptable to today s viewersAlso Arnold explains the reason it was important to have less of a male centric narrative not only to court the female audience which makes up over half of the television viewing public but to create a satisfying and balanced narrative He shows how Rose the character and Rose the episode satisfy this and what it meant for the series futureThis chapter also has a paragraph about actors where the line spacing is off in my Kindle version I suspect it was a later addition that failed to be formatted in line with the rest of the book but apart from the odd presentation it flows perfectly well with the rest of the textChapter 4 is about contextualizing modern Doctor Who as part of a prime time Saturday night lineup as well as the original intent of the series Not only does Arnold appear to feel and convincingly argue that the series lost its adventure serial origins by being regarded as science fiction but he presents a great explanation for what it means to be a centerpiece in BBC One s light entertainment programmingEspecially for fans looking back through the filter of the so called wilderness years when Doctor Who existed as books and audios for a subset of dedicated fans there can be an expectation of a certain type of mature story aimed at a small section of the audience Even the original 26 year run of the show suffered from this especially when the focus on science fiction happened in lieu of family adventure dramaArnold titles the chapter after a uote from Russell T Davies on Doctor Who Confidential about the show having a great big wodge of 2005 shoved into it Despite an odd footnote that almost appears to misunderstand the statement seemingly interpreting it literally as having the year 2005 recur despite the timezone and location of the episodes events Arnold elsewhere understands the context of this idea and shows the ways in which Davies honored the roots of the series but brought it up to date for a modern audienceI bring up the footnote above incidentally only because they are the least polished part of the book Many instances of the footnotes have poorly worded sentences that in their attempt to be appropriately brief are vaguely contextualized and easily misinterpreted Most readers hardcore fans who already know the information they portray will comprehend them easily enough but there are several occasions where it really appears that the sentences mean something other than what they doFortunately the rest of the book is extremely well written and very precise and elouent as well as highly readableThe book ends with a short Conclusion chapter detailing the ways in which Rose was a success how and why it launched a massively popular TV series and how much this was a result of one man s vision Russell T DaviesAll in all this book was an excellent look at one of the most important episodes in the series history If there is one point that may frustrate a segment of the intended audience it is that the essays herein do not really deconstruct Rose itself to examine its themes and motifs and its structure Anyone desirous of a detailed critiue of Rose as a story will need to look elsewhereInstead Jon Arnold presents an amazing look at what Rose is as a moment in time a crossroads in television history There could be no better look at what the revival of Doctor Who was and is what it avoided and what it intended and the expert way in which it was constructed to lay out a blueprint for what the 21st century version of Doctor Who should beThis book is a solid four stars from me not only because I try to save five star ratings for the most exceptional books I read If most of the books I like are rated five stars there is nowhere left to go for the top tier of literatureBut The Black Archive 1 Rose is as good as this kind of thing gets and is recommended for anyone interested enough to read a review of it Classic Cars Calendar 2018: 16 Month Calendar know just exactly what audiences at the time anticipated from what the culture envisioned and from what the trailers indicated It does a great job at setting the scene and gets across a relatively complex idea rather easilyChapter 1 follows and is an intriguing look at the work Russell T Davies did to set out the show s stall with Rose It takes a wider look at what Davies intended with his version of Doctor Who and how he specifically laid that out in his opening episodeTo do this Arnold compares the episode to other shows to the first ever episode of Doctor Who An Unearthly Child back in 1963 and to things like modern superhero movies Explaining what the pros and cons are of an origin story versus starting in the middle of the adventure the pitfalls of too much continuity and the benefits of encountering the main character through a newcomer s eyes the book takes some detours through Who s own past to show the things Davies learned from to create Rose the way in which he didThe chapter does indeed look at some specific incidents and choices in the episode Rose but again does so in a way that emphasizes the wider conseuences of the writer s choices What the plot decisions mean for the series rather than specifically for the storyThe second chapter focuses on the character of the Doctor and the way the revival of the series presents him In doing so Arnold looks back at the various approaches to the character of the Doctor from the series beginnings and then what Davies chose to do with him for his version of the programLooking at the way the character is introduced and developed in the episode Rose is just the beginning for an examination of the way he is intended to be used across the new era of the program In particular appropriate given the content and title of the premiere episode his relationship with Rose herself occupies much of the word count of this part of the essay Having the Doctor become part of what is essentially a romantic ongoing relationship was a huge step in the transformation of the series and of the character and Arnold does his best to argue why this decision was made and the way this allows for the Doctor to be a viable lead in a 21st century television showLuckily this leads very well into Chapter 3 which is about the role and function of the companion Rose is in many ways a new type of sidekick for the series albeit a culmination of the direction the series was almost inevitably headed at the time of its original cancellation She is essentially a co lead with the Doctor a fully fledged person with her own hopes and dreams foibles and uirks To satisfy the needs and expectations of a modern audience Doctor Who needed to have real well rounded characters driving its narrative And that s what we got in RoseThis book s author takes us on a tour of the series prior companions and the way the series handled them with varying degrees of success Along the way we see how the lack of character development in the show s past led to a lack of weight to any long term conseuences the events wrought upon its characters and why this would simply be unacceptable to today s viewersAlso Arnold explains the reason it was important to have less of a male centric narrative not only to court the female audience which makes up over half of the television viewing public but to create a satisfying and balanced narrative He shows how Rose the character and Rose the episode satisfy this and what it meant for the series futureThis chapter also has a paragraph about actors where the line spacing is off in my Kindle version I suspect it was a later addition that failed to be formatted in line with the rest of the book but apart from the odd presentation it flows perfectly well with the rest of the textChapter 4 is about contextualizing modern Doctor Who as part of a prime time Saturday night lineup as well as the original intent of the series Not only does Arnold appear to feel and convincingly argue that the series lost its adventure serial origins by being regarded as science fiction but he presents a great explanation for what it means to be a centerpiece in BBC One s light entertainment programmingEspecially for fans looking back through the filter of the so called wilderness years when Doctor Who existed as books and audios for a subset of dedicated fans there can be an expectation of a certain type of mature story aimed at a small section of the audience Even the original 26 year run of the show suffered from this especially when the focus on science fiction happened in lieu of family adventure dramaArnold titles the chapter after a uote from Russell T Davies on Doctor Who Confidential about the show having a great big wodge of 2005 shoved into it Despite an odd footnote that almost appears to misunderstand the statement seemingly interpreting it literally as having the year 2005 recur despite the timezone and location of the episodes events Arnold elsewhere understands the context of this idea and shows the ways in which Davies honored the roots of the series but brought it up to date for a modern audienceI bring up the footnote above incidentally only because they are the least polished part of the book Many instances of the footnotes have poorly worded sentences that in their attempt to be appropriately brief are vaguely contextualized and easily misinterpreted Most readers hardcore fans who already Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way know the information they portray will comprehend them easily enough but there are several occasions where it really appears that the sentences mean something other than what they doFortunately the rest of the book is extremely well written and very precise and elouent as well as highly readableThe book ends with a short Conclusion chapter detailing the ways in which Rose was a success how and why it launched a massively popular TV series and how much this was a result of one man s vision Russell T DaviesAll in all this book was an excellent look at one of the most important episodes in the series history If there is one point that may frustrate a segment of the intended audience it is that the essays herein do not really deconstruct Rose itself to examine its themes and motifs and its structure Anyone desirous of a detailed critiue of Rose as a story will need to look elsewhereInstead Jon Arnold presents an amazing look at what Rose is as a moment in time a crossroads in television history There could be no better look at what the revival of Doctor Who was and is what it avoided and what it intended and the expert way in which it was constructed to lay out a blueprint for what the 21st century version of Doctor Who should beThis book is a solid four stars from me not only because I try to save five star ratings for the most exceptional books I read If most of the books I like are rated five stars there is nowhere left to go for the top tier of literatureBut The Black Archive 1 Rose is as good as this Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs kind of thing gets and is recommended for anyone interested enough to read a review of it


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    SUMMARY Rose The Black Archive #1 EBOOK / PDF [Rose The Black Archive #1] The first in Obverse's series of novella length looks at individual Doctor Who stories it's actually the second one I read I skipped ahead to #2 which focused on The Massacre one of my favorite Who talesJon Arnol

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    SUMMARY Rose The Black Archive #1 EBOOK / PDF [Rose The Black Archive #1] Very good fun It's a breezy read that offers excellent insights into the episode especially its placement in Who as a wholeIt cuts a few corners here and there though For example in the section on companions and their love for pop culture Arnold misses a golden opportunity to describe Ace's patches which include a Watchmen smiley and for some

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    CHARACTERS ↠ MUABANBATDONGSAN.CO ✓ Jon Arnold EBOOK / PDF [Rose The Black Archive #1] Jon Arnold ✓ 1 READ I see what you did there Seems like a shrewd move to start a new but oddly familiar series that you hope but aren't sure will find an audience with discussion of an episode that started a new but oddly familiar ser

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rose The Black Archive #1] A solid analysis that reminds me of Philip Sandifer’s style Arnold looks at “Rose” not so much as a story b

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