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Coming Soon: Space Helmet for a Cow 2 – The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who (1990-2013)

The second volume of the behind-the-scenes story of Doctor Who, Space Helmet for a Cow 2: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who (1990-2013), is to be released by Mad Norwegian Press in December 2016.
A follow up to last year’s Space Helmet for a Cow, this 304-page book is written by the award-winning Paul Kirkley (Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Times) as he continues his witty and irreverent history of our favourite show, from the Wilderness Years of the 1990s when the 30th anniversary special was so bad, it didn’t even go straight to video to its triumphant 50th anniversary celebrations, when every single person in the world sat down to watch Doctor Who together (except Christopher Eccleston, who was busy).
Space Helmet for a Cow 2 also answers questions which everybody everywhere has been asking:

  • Did Benny and Bjorn from Abba really plan a Torchwood musical called Weevil Rock You?
  • Which Doctors shared a bed?
  • Did Blue Peter and Sad Tony eventually find love?
  • How did David Tennant become his own father-in-law?
  • And was there really a sequel to Carnival of Monsters at Wembley Arena, or did we dream it?

Brownie points for any commenters below who can correctly tell us where Space Helmet for a Cow gets its name from. It’s an easy one – but, as they say, only if you know it!
Space Helmet for a Cow 2 will be released on December 6, 2016 (with an early release at Chicago TARDIS in late November), retailing in America for $19.95. Expect the UK RRP to be around £10-15. The book will also be available as an ebook on Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks on the day of release.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Coming Soon: Space Helmet for a Cow 2 – The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who (1990-2013)

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