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5.0 out of 5 stars Hinton makes his mark!
This is a cracking read. Yes, it has continuity by the bucketful but strangely enough it isn't obtrusive. It is so obvious now that New Who has been influenced by this series of 1990 novels as well as the New Adventure range. The 'like a soap' accusations thrown at this book are surely pointless in the light of current episodes especially this week's 'The Lodger'...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Karma Kamelion
Craig Hinton's Missing Adventure featuring Peter Davison's Fifth incarnation of the nomadic Timelord is frankly pretty dull. The titular restaurant allows any diner to choose any restaurant from history to dine in, and the space/time Bucephalus machine will make it happen. The Doctor, his motor-mouthed Australian companion Tegan, and his other companion Turlough, are...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hinton makes his mark!, 15 Jun 2010
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This review is from: Crystal Bucephalus (The missing adventures) (Paperback)
This is a cracking read. Yes, it has continuity by the bucketful but strangely enough it isn't obtrusive. It is so obvious now that New Who has been influenced by this series of 1990 novels as well as the New Adventure range. The 'like a soap' accusations thrown at this book are surely pointless in the light of current episodes especially this week's 'The Lodger'...? Revel in Hinton's accurate characterisation, his coherent storytelling, great sense of fun and evident love of the show. Who else would be so sympathetic to Kamelion and get away with it? Read and enjoy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Karma Kamelion, 13 April 2009
This review is from: Crystal Bucephalus (The missing adventures) (Paperback)
Craig Hinton's Missing Adventure featuring Peter Davison's Fifth incarnation of the nomadic Timelord is frankly pretty dull. The titular restaurant allows any diner to choose any restaurant from history to dine in, and the space/time Bucephalus machine will make it happen. The Doctor, his motor-mouthed Australian companion Tegan, and his other companion Turlough, are suddenly transported to the restaurant, only to discover that The Doctor is actually its owner! Rubbish robotic TV companion Kamelion (who adorns the front cover) also features, and has more involvement in it than he did in his entire televisual career. Anyway, the premise is intriguing but the final result is a bit flat. Hinton's writing style is an acquired taste and his constant references to Doctor Who and other Sci-fi trivia can become a bit gratuitous at times. Worth a read, but don't expect to be bowled over.
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2.0 out of 5 stars An unsatisfying meal, 6 July 2004
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This review is from: Crystal Bucephalus (The missing adventures) (Paperback)
Craig Hinton's debut Doctor Who novel is a decidedly dull piece concerning the struggle between a group of characters over a time-travelling restaurant. Amongst the soap-opera style shenanigans of the cast the resurrection of a long-dead religions founder is the sole bright spark in this mishmash of continuity and technobabble. For 5th Doctor completists only.
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