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Doctor Who And The Time Warrior (Doctor Who Library (Target) #65)

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His spaceship crippled in an inter-stellar battle, the Sontaran warrior, Linx, is forced to crash-land on Earth. He arrives in the Middle Ages, a time too primitive to provide the technology he needs to repair his ship. Allying himself with the local robber chief, Linx uses his powers to ‘borrow’ scientists and equipment from twentieth-century Earth. Doctor Who tracks down ...more
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Published November 13th 2008 by BBC Physical Audio (first published 1978)
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This serial was first shown in 1973-4, and features the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith in her first adventure. It is also the first appearance of the Sontarans, the potato headed war obsessed aliens who are now a bit of a joke in Nu Who (though I love Strax), but here come across as pretty nasty and scary. The Doctor also mentions Gallifrey for the first time in this story. I remember this one a little bit and seem to recall enjoying it. At only 4 episodes it was pretty zippy for a classic Wh
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Bill
Loved the Target Doctor Who novelizations as a kid. Quick, fun reads, and the only alternative to waiting through the PBS rerun cycle for revisiting stories in the days before the VHS and DVD releases. And in the cases of the stories that no longer existed in BBC archives, for many years these books were the only way to experience them (though now there are thankfully soundtracks and reconstructions available).

As for this particular entry in the series, it's typical Terrence Dicks in that it's a
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Min
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Three stars because I did enjoy it, however, it didnt make me want to hear it again. Then again, I wouldn't mind hearing it again.
For being a solid story, the highlights for me are the introduction to my favorite companion Sara Jane Smith. Chutzpah from the start, and ready to point out inequality of the situation. Also, for the trivia-minded, this is the first time the home planet of the Doctor is named; Gallifrey, and the first episode with Sontarans.
A portion the book has that is not in the
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Sarah
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This one's a bit of fun. For the most part, it's a typical late '70s novelization from Terrance Dicks. Seeing as it's based on a standard four-part story from his own time on the show, though, Dicks has more opportunity to inject extra character into the book, which helps keeps it ticking along in an entertaining way. Better still, the book opens with a long prologue from Robert Holmes himself (the remnant of his own failed attempt to write the book); it's fun, it's detailed, and it provides the ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The best of both worlds: this is actually a collaboration. Original screenplay writer Robert Holmes writes the evocative and absorbing prologue of the book, and Terrance Dicks seamlessly follows up with his own inimitable style. The end result is two contributors to the greatness of the televised Jon Pertwee era combining to extend that greatness to the Pertwee era novelizations. We should all be thankful that Robert Holmes finally overcame his writer's block for prose and eventualy contributed ...more
Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1038662.html#cutid1[return][return]Somehow despite the apparently favourable conjunction of DW's most prolific TV script writer (Robert Holmes) and the most prolific novelisation writer (Dicks), it rarely seems to gel, and this is a typical example: an unexceptional Dicks novelisation of a decent Holmes script. The Sontaran commander Linx (rather than Lynx) and the myopic Professor Rubeish both get a little more characterisation, but it's otherwise standard stuff.[retu ...more
Travis
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The very first Sontarion story is a great piece of science fiction about an alien stranded on medevil earth, who creates a time bridge between medevil times and modern, in order to kidnap scientists to repair his space ship.

The missing scientists get the attention of UNIT and the Doctor. The Doctor and new companion, Sarah Jane Smith, girl reporter are then stranded in medevil England, caught between a fierce alien warrior and unscrupulous and greedy local knights.


Jennifer
Classic Doctor Who. I am reliably informed that this was the first appearance of the Sontaran race, and also the introduction of perhaps the most enduring companions in Sarah-Jane Smith.

We enjoyed discussing whether the anachronism of potatoes in the Middle Ages stew was consistent with the time travelling story or a mistake.

I did miss having the classic theme tunes!
Valerie
The introduction of Sarah Jane Smith. Wish I could get a copy of the episode, but I keep missing it. I'd thought Sarah impersonated her great-aunt, but it turned out just to be her aunt.
Becci
Dec 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Introducing the sontarans!
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stormhawk
The first Sara Jane adventure. And I do mean adventure, medieval style. I can hear Elizabeth Sladen's voice so clearly!
Wealhtheow
Apr 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith meet for the first time and, after some manuevering, work together to solve the puzzle of scientists disappearing into the Medieval Ages.
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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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