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Doctor Who: The Good, the Bad and the Alien/System Wipe (Doctor Who: 2 in 1 Chapter Books #2)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The Good, the Bad, and the Alien:
Aliens have crash-landed in the Wild West and they’re ready for a showdown. Can the Doctor, Rory and Amy work out which are the good guys and which are the bad?

System Wipe:
The Doctor finds himself trapped in a virtual world. As he tries to save the characters of the virtual world from being destroyed by a deadly virus, Amy and Rory must fig
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Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ashley Kalandur
The Good, the Bad, and the Alien: Best Who Story I read so far. The Doctor was hilarious, Amy and Rory brilliant and the story like it could been on screen. 5 Stars!

System Whipe: I had my difficulties to dive into the storyline and the end was a bit fast. I missed the doctors humour... But it was a good (not one of the best) story at the end.
The Good, The Bad and The Alien

Not the best Doctor Who novel ever written, but at under 200 pages and as part of a 2in1 book I didn't really expect a literary classic. But it was still an enjoyable quick read that didn't require any indepth thought from the reader so a nice simple easy going book. Yes the plot and throwaway characters were pretty basic but it is a book aimed at a younger audience so I didn't really expect too many character layers. The Doctor, Rory and Amy characters were pretty
Nicholas Whyte

Two short (200-page, large print) Doctor Who novels packaged together as a double. Colin Brake's The Good, the Bad and the Alien is written rather more for the younger end of the market, and is the same aliens in the Wild West type story that has been done several times over in recent years (including in the Eleventh Doctor audio The Runaway Train). I wondered if Amy would have been old enough to catch Deputy Dawg on TV - was it still being shown in the 19
I got a copy of system wipe free with the kids Doctor Who magazine. When you get a book free with a kids magazine you don't expect that much but I found that I did quite enjoy this one. I read it through in one go in the middle of the night when I had insomnia. The story was kinda a virtual world version of the nothing. I think I liked it so much cause it was a bit post-apocalyptic. The world had ended and humans had all disappeared (which was never explained which I kinda liked) and there were ...more
"System Wipe" was really good while the other story, "The Good, the Bad, and the Alien" was horrible. It was extremely uncomfortable to read because of Rory and Amy's dynamic in the book. Rory kept describing/referring to Amy as his "beautiful wife" or any other variation of that, which is frankly, totally unnecessary and objectifies Amy. On the other hand, Amy kept referring to Rory as her "husband" and she sounds like she worships him every time she talks about him. I didn't want to finish it ...more
Well, I read The Good, The Bad and the Alien first, so let's start there.

The story is pretty standard wild west fare in a lot of ways. Robbery, double crossing outlaws, all with a few added sci fi twists.

The good. The story trots along at a decent pace. Characterisation is decent.

The bad. There's no subtlety to the plot. Yes, I appreciate it's written for kids, but things written for kids can definitely be written better.

The... you didn't really think I was going to have The Alien here, did you?
Mikael Kuoppala
These two novellas about the eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory lean on sci-fi intrigue and fascinating concepts. “The Good, the Bad and the Alien” is the less accomplished of the two; Colin Brake offers a rather standard if well written and skillfully paced story about aliens in the old wild west.

Oli Smith’s “System Wipe” is the more innovative of the novellas, raising the collection clearly above average. The destruction of civilization, virtual reality and questions of identity and existence come
Very poorly written (obviously, since they're for kids), but still some pretty good stories. The Good, the Bad, and the Alien takes Western cliches to a whole new level, but it was still an amusing read. The tidbit about the Doctor being able to recover quickly from being knocked out was cool.
System Wipe was decent if you are a gamer, but I've never liked video games. However, as an Oklahoman, I laughed out loud when they found a hole in reality in Oklahoma. So true.
If you love the Doctor and
Jill Gillett
Good stories, interesting characters. Definitely aimed at younger readers, but certainly had me giggling once or twice.. I admit it, I'm a big kid at heart. The darker side of both these tales was definitely underplayed, though.
Kelly Wilson
Freebie in Dr Who Adventures magazine. Reading it for the kids at bedtimes...

Not the best but a quick one to read for the little'uns
System Wipe was a good story but I just got really bored in The Good, the Bad and the Alien
Scott Zimmerman
Enjoyed both stories for what they stories.
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