Doctor Who and an Unearthly Child (Doctor Who Library (Target) #68)
Two worried teachers whose curiosity leads them to a deserted junk yard, an extraordinary police box and a mysterious traveller known only as the Doctor...
A fantastic journey through Space and Time ending in a terrifying adventure at the dawn of history...
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This novelization of the first Doctor Who episode was interesting to see how the Doctor has changed as a character over time but the story itself is rather thin. Anyone familiar with the show will be able to jump in and enjoy the story and imagine the episode in one's mind's eye...more
This novelization of the first Doctor Who story arch ever felt like a transcript reworked into a novel, which I suppose is fine. It wasn't horribly fleshed out though. There was hardly anything about what any of the characters were thinking or feeling. The book is for children, and it shows. It tries to slip a little educational content in, like when it said that dinosaurs living with humans during the Stone Age was a common misconception. Also, in the worst line in the book:
'Me neither,' said I...more
The book, on the other hand, made the story a lot more engaging! The characters are a lot more memorable when you're reading their associated character names and their thoughts, rather than watching the episodes themselves where there's a lot of unint...more
Thank goodness for my trusty box of paperbacks!
An Unearthly Child is the first Doctor Who adventure, but the core elements of the tales are all there ... clueless companions, aliens (of a sort) to interact with, and leave mildly better off than they were found, and, of course, a malfunctioning TARDIS.
This novelization was very exciting and well written. Unlike...more
#1 in the series.
Good characterization of the four leads as they are thrown together and then into fantastic situation.
His break in television came when his friend Malcolm Hulke asked for his help with the writing of an episode of the popular ABC (ITV) action-adventure series The Avengers, on which Dicks received a co-writer's credit on the broadcast. He als...more