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Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks e-book

Author:

Terrance Dicks

Language:

English

Category:

Fantasy

Subcategory:

Science Fiction

ePub size:

1827 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

Carol Pub Group; Reprinted Ed edition (May 1, 1983)

Pages:

144

ISBN:

0426200969

Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks e-book

by Terrance Dicks


Destiny of the Daleks is the first serial of the 17th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 1 September to 22 September 1979.

Destiny of the Daleks is the first serial of the 17th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 1 September to 22 September 1979. The story introduces Lalla Ward as the newly regenerated Romana. The serial is set on the planet Skaro centuries after events of the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks. In the serial, the Daleks arrive on Skaro to find their creator Davros (David Gooderson) in suspended animation.

Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks was a novelisation based on the 1979 television serial Destiny of the Daleks. Landing on an apparently devastated planet, the Fourth Doctor and Romana make a horrifying discovery. The planet is Skaro, home-world of the Daleks. They hope that he will give them the scientific superiority to break the deadlock with their Movellan enemies.

Destiny of the Daleks was the first serial of season 17 of Doctor Who. It was the first story to feature Lalla Ward as Romana, though only the third produced. The short story The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe would later controversially reveal that the Romana in this serial was the Doctor's TARDIS masquerading as her and that she was actually trapped in the TARDIS wardrobe room for the duration of this serial.

Terrance Dicks is my favourite of the authors who convert the old episodes into novels. Dicks also contributed heavily to Target Books' range of novelisations of Doctor Who television stories, writing more than sixty of the titles published by the company

Terrance Dicks is my favourite of the authors who convert the old episodes into novels. He smooths over inconsistencies and explains any things that may not be clear. Dicks also contributed heavily to Target Books' range of novelisations of Doctor Who television stories, writing more than sixty of the titles published by the company. In this role, he would attempt to enlist the original teleplay author to write the books whenever possible, but if they could not or would not, then Dicks would often end up writing the books himself (although he also enlisted other writers including one-time Doctor Who actor Ian Marter and former series producer Philip Hinchcliffe).

Terrance Dicks novelised many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, and has written . Semi-Unrelated: OTHER FOURTH DOCTOR AUDIO BOOK (Future release). Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen: 4th Doctor Novel - January 18th, 2018.

Terrance Dicks novelised many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, and has written original Doctor Who novels for BBC Books. The 4th Doctor Meets The Krikkit Robots from Douglas Adams' Life The Universe and Everything.

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7: Reunion with the Doctor. 8: The Mine of the Daleks. 9: Dangerous Journey. 10: Trapped in the Depths. 11: Action Underground. 12: Rebellion! 13: Explosion!

Doctor Who And The Dalek Invasion Of Earth By Terrance Dicks Based on the BBC television serial Doctor Who and the World’s End by Terry Nation by arrangement with the British Broadcasting. 7: Reunion with the Doctor. 12: Rebellion! 13: Explosion! 14: The Farewell.

Some books (particularly several by Dicks) even fell short of this limit. Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks. By the late 1980s, however, the page cap had been lifted, although John Peel was still required to split his novelisation of the epic 12-episode The Daleks' Master Plan into two volumes because the manuscript was too long.

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Following the events of the Key to Time sequence, the Doctor has installed a randomiser in the TARDIS, ensuring that all trips are to unplanned locations and ensuring that the Black Guardian cannot know where to take his revenge. Their first landing takes the Doctor and the newly-regenerated Romana to Skaro, to which the Daleks have returned seeking something...
This story marks the return of the Daleks after an absence of five years, and is the first story in a season with Douglas Adams of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' fame as script editor. And an odd little thing it is, too.
What I don't like about it is that it fails to take itself seriously enough. (At the risk of sounding like I'm saying "but some of my best friends are...", I don't object to humour in Doctor Who - but it should be a relatively minor element.) Romana's regeneration, essentially because she felt like it, devalues the Doctor's own various regenerations, and the Doctor's taunts of the Daleks plainly reduce their value as an enemy. A bit more thought, and less obsession with humour, could have handled these things much better.
And then there's Davros. After 'Genesis of the Daleks', it became impossible to have a Dalek story without Davros in it. Why? I also have a problem with the old "such-and-such is a genius, therefore they can do anything" theory that surrounds supposedly brilliant scientists. Davros' knowledge is thousands of years out-of-date, there is no reason to assume that he can provide the Daleks with the technological advantage they are seeking.
This book (and the video of the same story!) are certainly not a high point in Doctor Who's history.
Rexfire
The Daleks are back! And, sad to say so is Davros. I don't like the idea behind him, nor do I like his character. His ego pushes the Daleks into the background. They need to be theirselves!
Still, this story also brings us the robotic race of warriors called Movellans. Beauty and robotic might in one being. Sadly, this works better on the TV then it works on the printed page. Terrance Dicks never really adds anything to a story, no details, no extras, and sometimes slices it down to the bare bones too.
Get it used.
Virtual
There's a key in this book to world peace. This book is playful, and classic. For sure one of best Dr. Who story's in my opinion.

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