Friday, May 16, 2008

Merely silly

Mentioned in the pub last night, while at Falldog's birthday, that there's a great summing up of Doctor Who in the 1993 Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. So I looked it up this morning:
"At its worst merely silly, at its best is had been spell-binding."

John Brosnan, Peter Nicholls, Kim Newman, "Dr Who", in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (eds. John Clute and Peter Nicholls), Orbit 1993, p. 346.


Rob Stradling said...

They copied it from somewhere, then.

I don't know the provenance, but I can tell you that a friend of mine related that exact quote to me in 1985. I have often repeated it.

0tralala said...

The first edition of the book was in 1979, so perhaps they just copied off themselves.

Rob Stradling said...

That would, indeed, explain everything.

Can self-plagiarism make you go blind?