Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil (The Missing Episodes) [Paperback]

Wally K. Daly
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil (The Missing Episodes) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co. / Target Books; First Edition edition (17 Aug 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426203380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426203384
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 682,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5 star
3 star
2 star
2.5 out of 5 stars
2.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
BACKGROUND: `The Ultimate Evil' is the second in Target's `Missing Season' series of adventures. These are stories that had been commissioned for Colin Baker's second season before Dr Who was put on hiatus and therefore they never made it to the small screen but were novelised by the script writers in 1989. The others in this series are `The Nightmare Fair' and `Mission to Magnus'.

REVIEW: First of, to qualify my rating which might seem inordinately high, I have rated this book within the confines of what it is - the unassuming novelization of a Dr Who TV script that is only accessible in this format.

To start with the negatives; this is perhaps not highly original and it does borrows heavily from season 22 which was naturally a strong inspiration for the Missing Adventures. (For example Dwarf Mordant could easily be Sil). It is also often formulaic, and not particularly profound or intellectual although it does raise some interesting issues and ideas. Also there are occasions when the prose doesn't flow smoothly, and therefore the sentence has to be re-read.

Having got all that out the way I must confess that I find this a highly enjoyable and interesting book that is executed well enough and has characterised the Doctor and Peri fantastically well. I could visualise everything very vividly and it just oozed classic (season 22) Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant. Their dialogue was always spot on (in contrast to Graham Williams Missing Season adventure `The Nightmare Fair' where the Doctor is given some incongruous expressions). It was also better plotted than that book and imo would have made a fabulous tv episode were it not for that hiatus. You get thrust straight into the plot and action which moves swiftly and the Doctor features heavily from the start.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big Finish are better off without this one. 26 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm given to understand Big Finish approached Wally to adapt his script into one of their "Lost Stories" audio dramas, Wally declined hoping instead to have Nicola Bryant read the novelization for a charity, commendable but not very practical. At the time of writing nothing has come of this endeavour. As for the work itself's just about passable by "classic Who" standards I suppose. The main villians' "hate ray" was cartoon stuff, the incidental characters were similairly 2D and we have a Doctor, who, when parted from his companion just as she's facing certain death (albeit through no fault of his own), doesn't seem to give a fig and is neither interested nor relieved when she turns up unharmed (no thanks to him). In addition Wally's inexcusable breaking down of the fourth wall to quote: "the Doctor emerged from the TARDIS, but it wasn't the Doctor we've come to know and love" make this a chore to read. Better if it had remained "missing".
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A mercy killing 17 Feb 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on
In 1985, the BBC decided to give Doctor Who a "rest" (although rumours persist that they actually cancelled it and were forced to continue due to public outcry...). Several stories were planned and in the writing stage when this edict came down. Three of these stories were novelised by their scripters.
Still trying to give Peri a holiday, the Doctor directs the TARDIS to Tranquela, a country famous for its peace. Unfortunately, their visit coincides with that of the Dwarf Mordant, a member of a manipulative alien race who delight in causing harm to others. And Mordant wants a Time Lord there for his own reasons...
This story is actually quite silly. It is full of clichéd behaviour and situations, and people seem to respond to things in odd ways that don't serve any kind of character development but do progress the plot, such as it is.
While I don't support the BBC's decision to skip a year of Doctor Who production, I am however happy that this one didn't get made.
Really only suitable to say that you have every Doctor Who book.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category