Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (Doctor Who Library (Target) #148)
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Based on one of my favorite seventh Doctor stories (and one of my favorite stories from the entire r ...more
I'll admit to being unfamiliar with the ...more
Remembrance of the Daleks is simply perfect. Fast paced action, tension and a plot that unravels in front of you a piece at a time. I've always loved this story and couldn't possibly fault anything about it.
The book is essential for any fan as it really gives you a lot more insight into the characters, their backgrounds, motivations etc.
In particular, the insights into the creation of the Hand of Omega, the Other and insight into the Special ...more
The Doctor and Ace have returned to the beginning, Coal Hill School, London, 1963. The Doctor in his 1st incarnation left behind The Hand of Omega, the device that supposedly gave the Time Lords their control of time. But The Doctor doesn't just leave behind anything that could be dangerous in enemy hands... and the Daleks sure think they could do some damage with this device. In fact ...more
In this book The Doctor (Seven) and his companion, Ace, must rescue earth, yet again, from the Daleks. It all starts when The Doctor travels back to Coal Hill School in London, 1968. He left something there that needed to be dealt with. Little does he know the Daleks are also searching for what he left. What will happen when The Doctor gets a funny feeling about strange van? First published in 1990 and remastered for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Series, this book is marvelous and a g ...more
"Remembrance of the Daleks" by Ben Aaronovitch follows the Seventh Doctor and his companion Ace as they arrive in 1963 at Coal Hill School. The Doctor is searching for a powerful item that holds the secrets of time travel. But the Doctor isn't the only one looking for this mysterious item. Two rival factions of Daleks are at war over this object and it's up to the Doctor, Ace, and their new human friends to prev ...more
Ben Aaronovitch's story is easily the strongest of the entire Sylvester McCoy era, and it paved the way for a whole swath of "New Adventures" that came after it. And w ...more
First of all, if you haven't seen the classic Doctor Who serial Remembrance of the Daleks, go watch that now...
Okay, now that that's done... This book is the novelization of the serial, and is written by the same man who penned the original screenplay. The novel format gives Aaronovitch the opportunity to explore the motivations and backstories ...more
In parts, I definitely enjoyed this, and it definitely stuck true to Ace and the Seventh Doctors character. The plot, although engaging at the start, lagged quite a bit in the middle and wasn't until closer to the end that I was interested again.
Todos ellos han causado lo mismo al empezar: Emoción, entusiasmo, un amor extraño por el personaj ...more
I haven't seen or read any McCoy since he was on screen. he was never my favourite Doctor by a very long way. I wasn't fond of his companions either. Add to that his appearance in the abomination of 1996 and he's way down my list.
Having said all that, this is one of his stories that stuck in my head. Probably my favourite that I have faded memories of from his era.
I found this book difficult to immerse myself in though. The style of writing did ...more
Remembrance of the Daleks is a clever story that never fails to surprise or delight. The characters, especially Rachel(who feels like a potential companion)are all likeable and ...more
Unlike the first two titles I've done in this tour, this particular entry is actually a novelization of a multi-part episode (Remembrance o ...more
Once again, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School and Totters, Lane junkyard. The Doctor discovers that his oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of hidden Time Lord technology - technology that he himself left behind on Earth all those years ago. The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability in order to unleash themselves across all of time and space.
The wonderful 7th Doctor was the Doctor of my childhood, so it was quite easy to picture him and Ace while reading this book, although I do feel that for those who do not know the 7th Doctor, certain scenes might play a little differently in their minds.
To help visualise things I decided to do a search for the story arc this book is based on and found it was just as enjoyable as the book.
My major gripe with the book is that the stor ...more
Most characters get extra scenes and several bits of backstory to flesh them out, the ever changing relationship between Ace and Mike particularly benefiting from the audience's ability to actually see their thoughts as it constantly develops. It's the Daleks who benefit the most from the additions to their character. This i ...more
The novel itself has a lot of good points. It's not just a word for word re-telling of the original TV episodes. There's glim ...more
Born and raised in London he says that he'll leave his home when they prise his city out of his cold dead fingers.