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Technobabble kills the 6th Doctor,
This review is from: "Doctor Who", Spiral Scratch (Doctor Who S.) (Paperback)
Spiral Scratch is written as the final 6th Doctor adventure, in the process giving some rationale for the otherwise ridiculous TV regeneration forced by the sacking of Colin Baker. Unfortunately the story isn't up to much, being a confused tangle of multiple alternate 6th Doctor and Mel's, with some hideous technobabble explanation for some ravenous creature at the heart of the vortex who wants to eat the multiverse. Uncannily similar to the parallel worlds 8th Doctor novel The Last Resort, Spiral Scratch scores points for good characterisation of the Doctor and Mel, but the actual storyline is a bit of a mess. For completists only.