About Time volume 5 covers Seasons 18 to 21 of Doctor Who, focusing on the end of Tom Baker's tenure as the Doctor, the whole of the Peter Davison era and the start of Colin Baker's time with the show in mind-bending detail. In addition to the usual concerns such as the TV show"s continuity (alien races, the Doctor's abilities, etc) and lore (anecdotal, "Did You Know?"-style material), authors Lawrence Miles and Tat Wood will examine each Davison story in the context of the year/historical period it was produced, determining just how topical the stories were.
Essays in this volume include: "The John Nathan-Turner Era: What Was the Difference?", "Did Doctor Who Magazine Change Everything?", "How Does Evolution Work?", "Or Could It Be Fantasy?", "Which are the 'Auteur' Directors?", "How Does Regeneration Work?", "What Other Spin-Offs Were Planned?", "What Difference Does a Day Make?", "Four Whats to Doomsday?", "Is 'Realism' Enough?", "What Happened to All the Stuff Under Heathrow?", "Do Mutilation and Entertainment Mix?", "What's Wrong with Cyber-History?", "Why are There So Many Doubles in the Universe?", "Did Kate Bush Really Write This?", "What is the Blinovitch Limitation Effect?", "How Can the Universe Have a Centre?", "What Happened at Longleat?", "Bad Costume Decisions: What are the Highlights?", "Who Went to Aunt Vanessa's Funeral?", "How Indestructable is the TARDIS?", "Which Stories Have the Best Body Counts?", "Who Decides What makes a Companion?", "LOAD: What Did the Computer-People Think?" and "The John Nathan-Turner Era: What Went Horribly Wrong?".