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Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock: Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 11)
Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock: Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 11)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kin good., 4 Dec. 2013
There was a lot of potential here. A good portrayal of The Doctor and Amy, the spooky masks, the ancient and malicious Kin that (nearly) outlasted the Time Lords. But the story was let down by a weak ending. The basic idea (and the title) is great, but it was too easy. You can almost hear the Kin say "Oops!", or "Curses! And I would have managed it if it hadn't been for you meddling Time Lord!"


Doctor Who: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage: Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 10)
Doctor Who: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage: Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 10)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Grrr!, 4 Dec. 2013
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I was really looking forward to this one, since David Tennant is my favourite Doctor, but I just couldn't get into this story. I started it three times before I finally forced myself to finish it. There was just something irritating and episodic about the first few pages, with The Doctor and Martha meeting a parade of pointless characters. I also didn't really `feel' any David Tennantness coming through. It's a pity, because Derek Landy is a really good writer, but no way is this Skullduggery Pleasant.


Doctor Who: The Beast of Babylon: Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 9)
Doctor Who: The Beast of Babylon: Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 9)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! (Well - nearly), 4 Dec. 2013
I like the way that this story plays with our preconceptions and prejudices about the Doctor's companion and also the clever way that it shows how strange time-travel would be (Slipping another adventure in between getting turned down by Rose and going back to offer her another chance) The beast itself was a bit disappointing and dispatched too easily, but the portrayal of Eccleston's Doctor is spot-on.


Doctor Who: Spore: Eighth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 8)
Doctor Who: Spore: Eighth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 8)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Every B-movie you've ever seen, 4 Dec. 2013
I just felt this story was too familiar. The small American town where `something bad' had happened, the cardboard military personnel who immediately trust some stranger without asking for his ID, etc. Add to that a temporary `companion' who doesn't do anything and the fact that the Doctor himself is never really threatened and you're left with some kind of B-Movie plot like "Outbreak of the Andromeda Strain Body Snatchers Thing" Given the limited amount of broadcast material with Paul McGann as the Doctor, there was a lot of scope for 'inventing' him - but sadly it didn't happen.


Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 7)
Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 7)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Real McCoy, 4 Dec. 2013
I loved parts of this one. Malorie Blackman has a real ear for dialogue and if you read it out loud it sounds like the characters talking. I also loved some of the `scenes' she set (I won't spoil it - but particularly a very unexpected etiquette lesson) She doesn't get five stars because she kind of cops-out at the end though. Instead of leaving the ending ambiguous, and having us wonder whether or not the Doctor did the right thing, she more or less has the Universe vindicate him. But overall, really good.


Doctor Who: Something Borrowed: Sixth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 6)
Doctor Who: Something Borrowed: Sixth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 6)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Viva Las Vegas, 4 Dec. 2013
A nice little story. An effective portrayal of the Doctor, a non-useless assistant (Peri), and the return of the deliciously rotten Rani. (I always wondered if Michael J. Straczynzki's `Deathwalker' in Babylon 5 was a nod to her?)


Doctor Who: Tip Of The Tongue: Fifth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts)
Doctor Who: Tip Of The Tongue: Fifth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Where?, 4 Dec. 2013
Call it a prejudice, but I prefer my Doctor Who stories to have the Doctor in them! This is a study of small-town American life, and then at the end the Doctor just turns up and explains everything. No tension, no drama.


Doctor Who: The Roots of Evil: Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 4)
Doctor Who: The Roots of Evil: Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 4)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Doctor or Tree Surgeon?, 4 Dec. 2013
Pretty faithful to Tom Baker and Louise Jameson, but the story is a bit facile and the resolution is just too `And with a single bound they were free!'


Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny: Third Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 3)
Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny: Third Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Norse, a Norse..., 4 Dec. 2013
Started a bit slow, but I really like this one. I felt it captured a good flavour of Pertwee's Doctor and also had an interesting tie-in with Norse Mythology. Like a lot of the other stories in the 50th Anniversary collection, it suffers from being strictly limited in length. This could easily have been expanded to a novel. The ending is a little bit `iffy'. It was lucky for the Doctor that the TARDIS' Temporal Grace Field seemed to be working that week.


Doctor Who: The Nameless City: Second Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 2)
Doctor Who: The Nameless City: Second Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 2)
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Music of the ... what?, 4 Dec. 2013
This one gives you a feeling a bit like you get from reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You think "Wouldn't it have been simpler for the baddies to have just..." The Doctor was a good depiction of Patrick Troughton, and the companion (Jamie) actually got to do something on his own, BUT this story nearly got one star thanks to its stereotype joke final resolution. Lucky Jamie McCrimmon (and me) have a sense of humour!


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