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Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead (Doctor Who Library (Target) #82)

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The Doctor's time-travelling machine is trapped in the flight-path of an alien spacecraft in orbit around the Earth. To avoid the fatal impact of a head-on collision the TARDIS resorts to the only escape possible and materialises on board the on-coming liner.

This solves the immediate problem, but a new difficulty arises — the TARDIS cannot get off the ship until a radio si
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Mass Market Paperback, 119 pages
Published January 12th 1984 by Target Books, Carol Publishing Corporation (first published August 1983)
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1060883.html#cutid4[return][return]I was bracing myself for another terrible book after the awfulness of Doctor Who - Time Flight. But in fact I was pleasantly surprised; I think it is a better story in the first place, but Grimwade is able to bring in a bit more characterisation to new companion Turlough and the Brigadier, and a bit more background to the public school. Not bad at all.
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Another of my early childhood favourites. Peter Grimwade has such an excellent command of both the 5th Doctor, and old-school Doctor Who storytelling in general. A story already steeped in nostalgia and being lost in the past...enhanced by an author determined to rise to the challenge of expanding and enhancing his original TV scripts within the then-required word count. Highly recommended.
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Aug 08, 2009 Travis rated it really liked it
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A faintly interesting story is saved by the introduction of new companion Turlough and the return of the Brigader.
Having the Brig interacting with a Doctor is always fun and it was interesting to see how well he got along with Tegan.
This actually worked better as a TV episode, where the personalities of the actors comes through better and helps boast the story.


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Apr 30, 2010 Becca rated it really liked it
This was my favorite novelization thus far. Part of it is that it's not the first Doctor, who I really don't like, and part of it is that I keep hearing about Turlough on the internet, so it's good to finally read about his first adventure with the Doctor. I'd like to read more of that, as well as see the episodes.
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One of the better DW novels I've read so far.
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“Don't interfere!" The Doctor silenced her angrily. "I cannot will my own destruction.” 11 likes
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