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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I love these books, because it's nice to see the scripts behind some really classic Doctor Who. Each book includes some information and thoughts about the story, which helps to get you completely set for the reading. This book was originally published long before they found the full version in Hong Kong in 1992, so it was very much a rare thing. Now we can watch this...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not what the name suggests.
When you're buying an entry in a book series called "Dr Who: The Scripts", you'd expect to be buying a copy of the script from which the actors, directors et al worked with, or I would at least and surely I can't be alone in that thought. It turns out, however, that Titan Books didn't have the same idea in the late 80s, when this book was written...
Published on 14 Jan. 2006 by Martin S. Smith


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2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not what the name suggests., 14 Jan. 2006
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This review is from: The Tomb of the Cybermen (Doctor Who: The Scripts) (Paperback)
When you're buying an entry in a book series called "Dr Who: The Scripts", you'd expect to be buying a copy of the script from which the actors, directors et al worked with, or I would at least and surely I can't be alone in that thought. It turns out, however, that Titan Books didn't have the same idea in the late 80s, when this book was written. Instead of the shooting scripts of the 4 episodes that comprise The Tomb of The Cybermen, it's really a transcription of the dialogue with a few stage directions added in, creating a stage play script rather than a teleplay.
When the book was written, Tomb was still one of the many missing Dr Who stories, as noted in the introduction, as the editor mentions getting the dialogue from an audio recording of the story. This creates more confusion as to the style of script contained in the volume, as surely the original script would have been more interesting and entertaining in the absence of the recorded episodes and creating a better understanding of what happened in this missing serial. Instead we get the audio recording written down.
The Tomb of The Cybermen was recovered in full from a Hong Kong TV station in 1992, incidentally, and is available on a wonderful DVD, which kind of makes this script book fairly redundant, unless you've a penchant for reading along to the show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: The Tomb of the Cybermen (Doctor Who: The Scripts) (Paperback)
I love these books, because it's nice to see the scripts behind some really classic Doctor Who. Each book includes some information and thoughts about the story, which helps to get you completely set for the reading. This book was originally published long before they found the full version in Hong Kong in 1992, so it was very much a rare thing. Now we can watch this classic story on DVD, and this script book helps us to realise how great these intelligent scripts are.
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