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Doctor Who: Orbis (New Eighth Doctor Adventures #3.1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  163 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The Doctor has fallen to his death. His companion, Lucie Miller, has returned to her life on Earth, grief-stricken. Then, one night, an alien visitor arrives at her front door and shoots her.

Could it be that Lucie’s days with the Doctor are not over? She will only find the answer on the planet Orbis. A planet where all forms of life are facing violent extinction.
Published March 2009
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Jamie Revell
Dec 17, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it liked it
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As the kick-off for the "third season" of the 8th Doctor Adventures, this is a somewhat strange beast. I suspect it's intended to be a comedy, which seems a rather odd way to start a season off, even if there are clearly serious events going on as well.

There are undeniably funny bits in it, and I particularly liked the way that Lucie's re-uniting with the Doctor was written. The acting is also good, with Sheridan Smith once again doing a great job bringing Lucie to life. (She seems to me partic
Mar 14, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
Season 3 of the New Eighth Doctor Adventures gets off to a heck of a start in this story. It really shakes up the Doctor and Lucie's relationship as well as taking the character of the Doctor to some interesting places. In fact, it shakes things up to such an extent that I'm a tad worried that subsequent stories won't follow through - that everything will be back to normal by the next episode.

This also sets up what looks to be an interesting plot arc involving the Headhunter.

Slightly marred by
Jun 06, 2013 Mel rated it really liked it
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This was definitely my favourite EDA so far. I really liked the jelly fish people and the Old Doctor having lived their for 600 years and forgotten everything. The Headhunter was even better than before, she reminded me a little of an evil River Song. Lucie was back to being brilliant and hilarious again, loved the slap. The reunion was emotional and it was funny and dark and sad at the same time. The only thing that let this one down was the Trans mollusc bad guy played for laughs. Apart from t ...more
Christopher Buchanan
A very weak resolution to a season ending cliff hanger. It felt like they were trying to bullshit their way out of a corner they'd written themselves into that aught not to have been that difficult. The story was at least palatable but was kind of ruined by really over the top ridiculous aliens. Oh, and look, the 8th Doctor has amnesia. That never happens. And time bullets? Really? Time bullets? Uhg. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come in season 3.
Feb 11, 2011 Gayle rated it really liked it
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Amanda [Novel Addiction]
This was a little bit confusing for me, since I wasn't familiar with the companion that shows up. But once I got over it, I was able to enjoy the story by itself. I already found the next in the series so I can continue on.

Counts as a book from OneClickDigital for my library summer reading challenge.
Nicholas Whyte
"Orbis has the Doctor suffering from amnesia yet again, and Andrew Sachs playing an evil invertebrate ruler for the second time in twelve months (OK, the first time he was playing Adric controlling the invertebrates). Sheridan Smith does well as Lucie, not having faced these situations before, but we the audience have and this didn't seem very new."
Oct 08, 2014 Tabitha rated it really liked it
It started right off with some action, which was great, but it was a little confusing at first.We get a little information, but it feels like we were dropped in halfway through the story. It doesn't take long to piece together, so I wasn't lost for long. The only thing that really annoyed me was the headhunter using Lucie's full name over and over.
Keiran Thegreat
Dec 19, 2014 Keiran Thegreat rated it really liked it
Lucie Miller and the Doctor are reunited on the planet Orbis, however he has been there for a while and is not keen on the idea of leaving.
A story that is interesting, funny, touching, sad and in places quite silly. A promising start to the third series of 8th Doctor adventures.
Mar 20, 2015 Clara rated it liked it
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Jul 23, 2015 Ritchie rated it really liked it
Lucie finally reunited with Eight after thinking him dead. The thing is, he has no memory of her. Jellyfish people (Jelly Furtado!) vs. Clam people.
Aug 11, 2014 Colin rated it really liked it
The follow-up to a cliff-hanger, and not very satisfactory in that respect, but still, a very good story . . .
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??????????????????????600 years????????????????????jellyfish???????????????????

who even are you doctor
why would you know you get amnesia every fifteen minutes
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