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Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday (Doctor Who Library (Target) #77)

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Whilst trying to return Tegan to Heathrow Airport, the Doctor instead lands the TARDIS on a seemingly deserted alien spacecraft, just four days away from its final destination — Earth.

The TARDIS crew discover that the ship isn't as empty as it first appears. On board they find Chinese, Mayan, Greek and Aboriginal crew members — and the alien froglike Urbankans. The Urbanka
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 15th 1983 by Target Books, Carol Publishing Corporation (first published April 1983)
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Travis
Feb 02, 2009 Travis rated it it was ok
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A rather weak TV show is turned into an equally weak book.
An alien that looks like a leftover Vogan from the 'Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' TV show has a vague plan to take over the earth using androids patterned after humans from various historical periods.

There are some nice moments between the four main characters, as they have only been recently thrown together and are having a a rough time dealing with each other let alone saving the world.
Aside from that and a pretty clever bit involv
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Apr 18, 2008 Wealhtheow rated it liked it
The Doctor, Adric, Tegan and Nyssa land on a spaceship filled with a variety of people from Earth's ancient cultures. They are androids, however, and are kept as slaves to the alien Urbankans for use in the eventual invasion of Earth. Although Adric is taken in by the Urbankans, the other time travelers do their best to sabotage the invasion.
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http://nhw.livejournal.com/1054675.html#cutid3[return][return]A standard write-up from Dicks, losing the fairly impressive visuals of the original and thus exposing the weaknesses of the plot more visibly.
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Based on a TV serial which has never been overly popular, this is actually a very enjoyable book.
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Terrance Dicks is an English writer, best known for his work in television and for writing a large number of popular children's books during the 1970s and 80s.

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
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