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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
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Published 1984 by Target Books
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1063804.html#cutid5[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
Travis
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
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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
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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.
Becci
The Master and Chameleon return with more menacing plans...
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