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3.0 out of 5 stars Douglas Adams' legendary lost story, 2 Jun 2010
This review is from: Shada (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
'Shada', by Douglas Adams, is the great lost 'Doctor Who' story - strikes at the BBC forced production to be abandoned, and the original story featuring Tom Baker was never completed. In 2003, Big Finish Productions, producers of numerous 'Doctor Who' audio dramas on CD, remounted the six-part serial for webcast and CD release to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary, with an impressive cast. Paul McGann takes on the mantle of the Doctor, joined by the likes of Andrew Sachs, James Fox, Susannah Harker and Hannah Gordon amongst others.

As with all of Adams' work, it's a story full of brilliant ideas and witty dialogue - however, legend has probably bestowed upon 'Shada' a status it didn't really deserve, as it's not his best work - and fans of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and Dirk Gently may recognise several characters and plot points which were recycled from this tale - but it's still a lot of fun. Probably one for completists on the whole, though it's nice to see it completed at long last.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2011 04:22:07 GMT
F. Shailes says:
How can six people "review" a book that isn't even published yet, that they have not even read? The writing / prose is going to be very different to a bare TV script.

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A. Foxley says:
This isn't a review of the book - this version of 'Shada' is an audio dramatisation, adapted from Adams' original script, that was done in 2003 by Big Finish Productions for the BBC website. An entirely separate version to Gareth Roberts' forthcoming novel, which I must admit I'm very much looking forward to.
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