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Doctor Who-The Five Doctors (A Target book) Paperback – 24 Nov 1983


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dr Who; First Edition edition (24 Nov. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426195108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426195108
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doctor Who has to find out who is responsible for kidnapping his other four incarnations.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Feb. 2014
Format: Paperback
This is the story that was released to coincide with the 20th anniversary (seems a long time ago now) of Doctor Who in 1983. The story was innovative for its time in attempting to incorporate all five of the Doctors into the story. Unfortunately, William Hartnell had passed away by that time so the very capable Richard Hurndell stepped into his role as the First Doctor. Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee revised their roles as the Second and Third Doctors respectively. Tom Baker could not be persuaded to appear as the Fourth Doctor, so footage from the incomplete Shada was used to portray him and Romana. And of course Peter Davison was the Fifth Doctor. Companions who joined the story included Susan, the Brigadier, Zoe, Jamie, Liz, Mike Yates (or images thereof), Sarah Jane Smith and the current companions Tegan and Turlough. Bad guys in the story included Cyberman, Yeti, a Raston Warrior Robot and the Master.

In novelised form, this story still works really well. The author has captured the movement from the scenes with the different Doctors in different scenarios with different companions/bad guys very well, and the story flows well, even though the narrative is by its very nature somewhat disjointed with so many protagonists and action points. The story has the Doctor (all his selves) being taken out of time and removed to the Dark Zone on Gallifrey – but who by, and why remains the central point of the mystery of the story. This is great stuff; incorporating Doctor Who history, Gallifreyan history and culture and is a great opportunity to revisit some of the favourite Doctor moments. Well worth reading, and well worth watching as a visual medium.
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One by one, the earlier four incarnations of the doctor are being plucked out of the space-time continuum, and placed into the dreaded Death Zone. Originally used by the Time Lords for organizing gladiatorial matches between various races, Rassilon closed the Death Zone, and forbade the use of the Time Scoop. So, who is doing this, and more importantly, why? It's up to the Doctor (all of them) to figure it out.
This Doctor Who book is based on the episode of the same name. Although "based on" might be generous. This book is the episode in print, which means that it does not contain any surprises for anyone who has seen the show. That said, it is an exciting, well-written book, and I enjoyed it immensely.
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Fast, fun and informative. This book seeks to sort out the flaws in the televised episode from 1983. The Five Doctors was a missed oportunity in terms of story but it did set up future events. Not only did we at last see the other mysterious founder of the Time Lord society, Rassilon (previously mentioned in The Deadly Assassin) but we see future seeds being sown for use later in the Seventh Doctor's story 'Remembrance of the Daleks.'

This book however expands upon what is seen in the 20th Anniversary television special 'The Five Doctors' and includes some explanations for little niggling plot hole and unexplained story elements.
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Superb 25 Aug. 2000
By "dave-hayden" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had never read Doctor Who Books before, when one day I saw The Five Doctors in my school library. Once I had read it I became an instant Doctopr Who Fan. I recommend it to anyone!
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Five into one can go, but not in an original way 9 Jan. 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
To celebrate Doctor Who's twentieth anniversary, a special program was arranged. This is the novelisation of the anniversary story, adapted by the script writer, Terrance Dicks.
From the title, you will be unsurprised to hear that the story teams up the first five incarnations of the Doctor (well, more or less - on TV, Tom Baker wasn't interested in returning so soon to the show, so the Fourth Doctor's role in negligible) against a big threat, the nature of which I can't reveal in this review for those who don't know the story.
As well as five Doctors, we have numerous companions and old enemies in roles of varying importance - some are cameos, others (like contemporary companions Tegan and Turlough, the Doctor's granddaughter Susan, the Brigadier, and Sarah) have more substantial parts to play.
The story also probes more into the history of Gallifrey and the Time Lords.
In many respects, the results is sometimes like a "best of" Doctor Who, but there are some surprises. But it isn't challenging, and it isn't amazingly original. But it is a celebration of the most successful science fiction show ever on TV.
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The TV episode in print 11 Nov. 2012
By Kurt A. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One by one, the earlier four incarnations of the doctor are being plucked out of the space-time continuum, and placed into the dreaded Death Zone. Originally used by the Time Lords for organizing gladiatorial matches between various races, Rassilon closed the Death Zone, and forbade the use of the Time Scoop. So, who is doing this, and more importantly, why? It's up to the Doctor (all of them) to figure it out.

This Doctor Who book is based on the episode of the same name. Although "based on" might be generous. This book is the episode in print, which means that it does not contain any surprises for anyone who has seen the show. That said, it is an exciting, well-written book, and I enjoyed it immensely.
Very busy 7 Jun. 2005
By Bill Huebsch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one busy book. It has Doctors and companions galore. All five incarnations of the Doctor take part (although Doctor four has a fairly token part) and each has a companion or two with them. Doctor one has Susan, Doctor two has the Brigadier, Doctor three has Sarah, Doctor four has Romana, and Doctor five has Tegan and Turlough. Even K9 makes a cameo. There are appearances by a Dalek and a horde of Cybermen as well. Then to top it all off, the Master takes part as an ally of the Doctor.

If there is a flaw to this book it is that there is too much going on. With five Doctors to follow around the story jumps from one to another at quite a pace. Still, it is an enjoyable story and a quick read.
Predictable but enjoyable 7 Dec. 2013
By Rich M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A very quick Doctor Who story, this anniversary tale suffers from the fact that it's really The Four Doctors (as Tom Baker didn't really participate in it). Still, it is a fun story, especially for bringing back companions Sarah Jane Smith and the Doctor's granddaughter Susan. Good characterization makes up for a fairly transparent plot.
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