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Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon Audio Download – Unabridged

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The Doctor and Jo Grant try to help some desperate earth colonists in their struggle to prevent a ruthless mining company from illegally evicting them (by any means necessary including murder) from their new home planet. Bound up in events is The Master who as always seems to have his own agenda and shows a more then casual interest in the primitive aboriginals that inhabit some caves.

It's a great idea for the BBC to start to release these classic Target novels as unabridged audio recordings. Geoffrey Beevers (who once played an incarnation of The Master) does an excellent job of the reading and whilst he doesn't attempt direct impressions of Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Roger Delgado, he gives them voices that are totally compatible with the characters. The story 'Doctor Who And The Doomsday Weapon' is adapted from 'Colony in Space', both written by Malcolm Hulke who was one of the very best writers to work on the TV series in the sixties and early seventies.

A real treat for fans of the classic series or for anybody who just likes to listen to a good story. More please!
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The sumptuous cover and faithful reproducing of the Target novelisation makes this Doctor Who classic series unabridged audio a 'must have' for fans of both the show and audio novels in general. The story itself is more worthy than dynamic but Malcolm Hulke provides a wealth of detail on characters that are not included in the television version. We learn much more about the state of life on planet Earth in the 3oth Century and the IMC captain, Dent, is fleshed out nicely to provide a much more satisfying context for his actions against the colonists and for his seemingly easily detached manner and disregard for human life. It is noticeable that the story is not really about The Doctor at all but more a treatise of the folly of humanity and the inevitable repercussions for the way it treats its home. More than apt for today's environmentally aware and politically apathetic generation; Hulke could have produced this story in 2007 and it would be no less resonant.
With a host of intriguing characters, a solid storyline of morality versus greed and the return of The Doctor's deadliest enemy, The Doomsday Weapon well deserves its audio treatment. I await further additions to the series eagerly!
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I hadn't expected this to be quite as enjoyable as it turned out to be. DOCTOR WHO AND THE DOOMSDAY WEAPON is a rather loose adaptation of COLONY IN SPACE, a television production that has the reputation of being a rather plodding affair (it was released on VHS many years ago in the limited edition Master Tin) but Malcolm Hulke managed to take rather unpromising material and turn it into a very entertaining and engaging little tale. He has rearranged the story into a much leaner and exciting structure and yet added much to the back-story of the characters and given the whole thing a strong environmental spin that is still relevant today despite the original text being written in the early seventies. I shouldn't have been surprised, of course, as those early Target novelisations (especially those first published with the black block text "DOCTOR WHO" logo) were amongst the strongest in the entire range and really do manage to stand the test of time.
Geoffrey Beevers narrates in a delightfully crisp manner - his voice is very easy on the ear - and only adds a sinister edge when he is delivering the lines of the Master, a role he did indeed play later on in his career (in "The Keeper of Traken" on TV - available in the "New Beginnings" DVD set - and DOCTOR WHO productions from Big Finish).
The packaging includes a booklet containing small reprints of the original illustrations that were inside the book, and reprints of the various cover art illustrations that graced the cover of the book over the years are also printed inside the CD case. I would have prefered them to use the original version of the cover art for this, but that really is a minor gripe and comes from nostalgia rather than anything.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f5e9fc0) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f501a14) out of 5 stars The two renegade Time Lords 7 Mar. 2006
By OAKSHAMAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
_I found this to be a quite enjoyable revisitation with the good Doctor. While I remember the original airing of this episode, the book fleshes things out a bit better. It reads quickly and with few let downs in interest or action.

_It was especially nice to have the Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant, introduced for the first time. But then you have a wealth of the Who universe introduced here: the Doctor himself, Jo Grant, the T.A.R.D.I.S., U.N.I.T., the Time Lords, the Master... If you are unfamiliar with the Who mythos this would be a good place to start- and if you are familiar then it is a pleasant nostalgic reminder.

_Here you have the tale of the two renegade Time Lords. One, the Doctor, broke with the Time Lord code of noninterference to end suffering and bring justice to the Cosmos. The other, the Master, broke with the same code to bring sadistic suffering and personal power to the same Cosmos. It is this that brings them both to a remote planetary colony in the year 2972, and the conflict between a band of agrarian nonconformists and an evil Interplanetary Mining Corporation. Yet, none of them guessed at the ancient, monstrous evil slumbering beneath their feet...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed69ad4) out of 5 stars The two renegade Time Lords 7 Mar. 2006
By OAKSHAMAN - Published on Amazon.com
_I found this to be a quite enjoyable revisitation with the good Doctor. While I remember the original airing of this episode, the book fleshes things out a bit better. It reads quickly and with few let downs in interest or action.

_It was especially nice to have the Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant, introduced for the first time. But then you have a wealth of the Who universe introduced here: the Doctor himself, Jo Grant, the T.A.R.D.I.S., U.N.I.T., the Time Lords, the Master... If you are unfamiliar with the Who mythos this would be a good place to start- and if you are familiar then it is a pleasant nostalgic reminder.

_Here you have the tale of the two renegade Time Lords. One, the Doctor, broke with the Time Lord code of noninterference to end suffering and bring justice to the Cosmos. The other, the Master, broke with the same code to bring sadistic suffering and personal power to the same Cosmos. It is this that brings them both to a remote planetary colony in the year 2972, and the conflict between a band of agrarian nonconformists and an evil Interplanetary Mining Corporation. Yet, none of them guessed at the ancient, monstrous evil slumbering under their feet...
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed69990) out of 5 stars A quick, entertaining read 16 April 2005
By Bill Huebsch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A fairly simple plot without a lot of back story. Easy to read in one sitting. I have not seen this one on TV, so I do not know how closely the show's plot matches the book. The story moves along well and is primarily actions and dialog, not a lot of words are spent on what goes on inside the character's heads.

The doctor ends up in the middle of a conflict between colonists and miners who are trying to kick them out. Of course all this turns out to be irrelevant when the Doomsday Weapon is discovered to be hidden on the planet.

It was not hard to guess where the major story lines would lead, but this did not really detract from my overall enjoyment.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f5494f8) out of 5 stars Not Free SF Reader 4 Nov. 2007
By average - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Master impersonation plan.

A Third Doctor story, and a malfunctioning TARDIS, too. As the Doctor is showing Jo his impressive piece of equipment it takes off on them and they are stranded in the middle of a dispute between workers and management on a mining colony world.

A nasty shock is had by our favorite Time Lord when the master turns up as the labour arbitrator sent to deal with it.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f13d678) out of 5 stars Which is the greater threat - the Master or boredom? 2 Nov. 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Based on the TV serial 'Colony in Space', Malcolm Hulke adapts his own story, which features the first trip of the third Doctor and Jo in the TARDIS.
Showing Jo the TARDIS interior, the ship suddenly takes off without any actions from the Doctor and the pair are deposited on an alien planet 1000 years in the future. They are captured by colonists, who believe they are working for the IMC, a mining company who wants to exploit the minerals of their planet. Amongst conflict between the two groups of humans, and the possible threat of the Primitives of the world, a Earth Adjudicator arrives to settle the problems. But he is, in fact, the Master...
For the first trip into space in two years, this story is actually very dull, making the Earth-based ones seem much better by comparison. It is quite drawn out, taking a while to get to the point, with several spurious conflicts that seem to exist simply to string out the book.
The illustrations are OK, but not great.
This novel was one of the first published by Target, and somewhat spuriously adds the meeting between the Doctor and Jo to the beginning of the book. If you were reading the novelisations in order, this would be your second encounter with this seen, the previous one being three books before!
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