A really good read and a book that can be completed in an hour/two hours. Quick Reads is a great idea, which provides a good opportunity for non-reading children (and adults). The hope then is that the non-reader will want to read much more.
It's a good little story and it is really great to read a nice bit of Terrance Dicks again. It's like I've gone back to the glory days of Target and it feels wonderful. The book even includes some lovely Terrance descriptions such as the wheezing and groaning TARDIS. The plot is straightforward enough and an enjoyable little story. He's also described the 10th Doctor and Martha perfectly, and the whole novel feels very much like a… Read more
I've finally read this script book cover to cover. It was probably bought for me back in 2001 as a Christmas present and it has sat on my book shelves ever since. Bad me, because this book is truly excellent.
The book provides useful data, introductions, dates and other information before each complete script of Tom Baker's first season as The Doctor. It is an absolutely fascinating piece and is a good overview of this period of Doctor Who. I would highly recommend that people try and find a copy from somewhere.
What a shame that the BBC decided to produce only this script book and did not delve into other eras. I suspect this was because a series was not economical,… Read more
This is another good story for McCoy. This first season of the Seventh Doctor is such a fresh change since Baker's last season (not C Baker's fault either), and this is another story which is so different to what went before and after - that's it is well worth re-looking at it. What's good about it?
(1) It's a lovely, fresh, and colourful piece for McCoy - even Langford seems more comfortable in this story. (2) Ken Dodd is pretty good. The way people go on about Dodd being in the show, he was abysmal. He really isn't and again is so fresh. (3) It's very much character led, and you find yourself feeling very sorry for the people murdered by Gavrok - like Murray and the… Read more