Doctor Who: Slipback

Doctor Who Slipback This is a radio play broadcast on Radio for Pirate Radio Odd events are taking place as the TARDIS materialises on board a space craft a mysterious killer stalks the ship s ducting two dubious poli

  • Title: Doctor Who: Slipback
  • Author: Eric Saward
  • ISBN: 9780426202639
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Radio Play
  • This is a radio play broadcast on Radio 4 for Pirate Radio 4Odd events are taking place as the TARDIS materialises on board a space craft a mysterious killer stalks the ship s ducting two dubious policemen are investigating the theft of art treasures and the computer has taken on its own distinctive personality Soon the Doctor stumbles on a shocking secret, a secret upThis is a radio play broadcast on Radio 4 for Pirate Radio 4Odd events are taking place as the TARDIS materialises on board a space craft a mysterious killer stalks the ship s ducting two dubious policemen are investigating the theft of art treasures and the computer has taken on its own distinctive personality Soon the Doctor stumbles on a shocking secret, a secret upon which depends the fate of the entire universe

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    1 thought on “Doctor Who: Slipback”

    1. I read this in hopes that the added content would improve it over the shit-show that was the audio. At least the audio had the bonus of Colin and Nicola putting in a solid effort at making it good but this didn't even have that going for it. First off, Saward tries to pretend he's Douglas Adams. He's got a volgon-esque baddie, AI's with annoying voices and personality disorders and a ship that seems much like a watered down 'Heart of Gold'. On top of that, he tried to emulate Adam's style. Adam' [...]

    2. Now you can see why Doctor Who was cancelled. Absolute trash, a poorly acted radio play and an even worse book. Now lets see how the monkeys do when they have finished the Shakespeare experiment. Probably ten times better methinks.

    3. nwhytevejournal/1339629ml[return][return]There is a minor character in this novel who is an unsuccessful author:[return][return]'When Horace's book was finally published, it was viciously attacked by the critics. This was sad, as no-one had been able to disprove anything he had written. It was even sadder that the critics, blinded by their own prejudice, could not see the energy, grace and skill that had gone into the book's construction. Even if, as they believed, every word was untrue, they ch [...]

    4. Slipback is the novelisation of the pirate radio 4 broadcast that was made during the hiatus between series 22 and 23. The radio story itself was very much a run around set on board the spaceship Vipod Mor with not a great deal of action if we are being honest.This novelisation by the original plays author Eric Saward works I think a whole lot better as the plot is given time to develop in the novel, and the characters are given more time to breathe and also have back stories which makes them a [...]

    5. I thought that was a brilliantly bizarre adventure. Having had to put down Saward's novelization of the Twin Dilemma half way through as I found it gruelling, I'm pleasantly surprised at this. I read people here calling Saward here a second rate Douglas Adams, and while there's obvious similarities to the train of thought style of writing and chimeric humour, Slipback is a more concise and digestible tale than that which was spun from the head of Adams. I enjoyed the supporting cast and found th [...]

    6. This is Saward trying to do Douglas Adams and failing miserably. It's basically Terminus with a Volgon thrown in. I've seen every episode of classic and new Doctor Who at least once (including tele snap reconstructions of lost episodes), I've read about 50 plus novels and listened to over 200 Big Finish stories. I'm putting this in the running for 'Worst a Written DW Story Ever' along with 'Necromantia', 'Stones of Venice', 'Time of The Daleks', 'Stone Rose', 'Time Flight', and 'Dimendions in Ti [...]

    7. Nobody could claim that Eric Saward was an insightful force behind Doctor Who.And nobody could read Slipback and find it original or funny or unique.It's a Douglas Adams knock-off (which is super hypocritical considering how much Saward despised the Williams/Adams era of DW).BUT it's still an interesting read. So, to recap:- Saward is a hack.- British sci-fi nerds will always pray at the alter of Douglas Adams.-Slipback is a hypocritical Adams rip-off.- It's not terrible.

    8. The radio play itself is fluffy funbut the novelization deserves FAR more credit than it gets in fan circles. Fandom rags on Mr. Saward's Douglas-Adams-esque writing, yet seems to readily forgive the same for other "Doctor Who" writers such as Gareth Roberts and Jonathan Morris. Frankly, this quick, sweet & witty read is far more enjoyable than the not-as-good-as-it-thinks-it-is "Festival of Death". Count me an Eric Saward fan any day.

    9. Quite a run of the mill SF story that is livened up by some very witty writing which reminds the reader of a poor man's Douglas Adams

    10. This had an element of Douglas Adams to it. Slightly surreal. However it's still a fun story with key Doctor Who motifs. Much lighter than many of the sixth Doctor's stories.

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