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Doctor Who: Planet Of Fire (Doctor Who Library (Target) #93)

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Novelization of the Doctor Who TV episodes/story of the same name.

A strange signal from Earth draws the TARDIS to the island of Lanzarote. While the Doctor tries to track the source of the signal, his companion Turlough rescues a young American girl, Peri, from drowning. She is holding an artefact made from platinum bearing a strange symbol - the same symbol that Turlough
Published 1984 by Target Books
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Nicholas Whyte[return][return]This was a somewhat frustrating read. There are some significant improvements to the story as broadcast - the background to Kamelion is explained a bit more, and it is clear right from the start that he is probably fatally damaged; also there is more of a feeling of difference between Sarn and the site of Howard's dig (clearly in Greece or Cyprus rather than the Canaries). But the exposition of Turlough's background should have been m ...more
Not a particularly strong story, more a collection of story threads woven into a thin framework of a story. Peter Davidson was getting ready to end his run as the fifth Doctor and this story was written with the express purpose of wrapping up any loose sub-plots while writing out two companions and introducing a new one.
Didn't leave much room for a story.
An archeological dig on Earth discovers an alien artifact, which bears a symbol similar to a marking the Doctor's mysterious companion, Turloug
Van Turner
This is the novelization of the television script of the same name and the book is written by the original script writer.
I found the novelization to be somewhat flat, much in the same as I have found Terrance Dicks' novelizations. The story was okay and I enjoyed seeing the character Turlough's storyline given some background but it came as the character was leaving. Interestingly enough, I liked the story that introduced Turlough, "Mawdryn Undead," a lot more and it was even written and noveli
Daniel Kukwa
In some ways, it's Peter Grimwade's most ambitious novelization of his three Doctor Who scripts. Yet it's also the least satisfying...because I don't believe he takes his enhancements and refinements as far as he could have. The end result is a novelization that is good, even occasionally great...but could have been stunning.
Justin Rees
This was an excellent Master story but was a little dull as an overall Doctor Who. Stil one that you should read simply for the awesomeness that the Master provides :p.
Jim Short
I'm glad we finally learned some things about Turrlough. And people say Adric was annoying.
The Master and Chameleon return with more menacing plans...
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