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5.0 out of 5 stars Creatures in the ice
The Doctor arrives on Earth in a future beset by a new ice-age. Scientists struggle to find a way to hold back the inexorable advance of the glaciers. Meanwhile a strange humanoid figure is discovered trapped and perhaps preserved in the ice.
I guess I was around ten when I first read this in the 1970s. I'd been far too young to catch The Ice Warriors when first...
Published on 10 May 2012 by Michael Finn

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly rushed
Although looking forward to this release - being a fan of the 60s monster era - I came away feeling frustrated and in fact I have yet to complete it

The biggest issue seems to be that the BBC now prefer to get the books onto 4 discs and the first disc in particular is just too frenetic to enjoy. Whereas Malcolm Hulke's text is one to be savoured the reader -...
Published on 29 Mar 2010 by M. Hevingham


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly rushed, 29 Mar 2010
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M. Hevingham "Mark Hevingham" (BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Although looking forward to this release - being a fan of the 60s monster era - I came away feeling frustrated and in fact I have yet to complete it

The biggest issue seems to be that the BBC now prefer to get the books onto 4 discs and the first disc in particular is just too frenetic to enjoy. Whereas Malcolm Hulke's text is one to be savoured the reader - Fraser Hines - gabbles through the first episode of the story at break neck speed. Although relaxed and ready to enjoy the tale I found my mind wandering off as the reading did not engage me. I was very disappointed with this as it was a great pity that the full space on a disc (75 minutes or thereabouts) was not utilised.

By disc two the speed reduces but by that time I had lost interest. What a pity!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventures like these which gave the franchise its classic flavour., 30 Sep 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors (Doctor Who Library) (Paperback)
In the far distant future, the Earth is in the grip of a new ice age. A scientific team sent to halt the advance of the glaciers discovers a spaceship buried in the ice - an ancient spaceship whose crew soon awakens and threatens the very future of human civilization. The Second Doctor must act quickly to prevent the Ice Warriors threatening mankind, ready to conquer Earth in the name of Mars.
Funnily enough, some of the episodes were destroyed by the BBC and it was thought that the remainder were confined to oblivion. Pity really , because even though I read this book some 28 years ago and it does have its measure of suspense. With the new series of Dr Who and Torchwood, one does have to remember that it is episodes like these which gave the franchise its classic flavour.
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