Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet

Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet The Sergeant blinked again Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard Even as he looked the lights changed into three tall straight figures clad in silver ard suits adva

  • Title: Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet
  • Author: Gerry Davis
  • ISBN: 9780426110682
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Sergeant blinked again Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard Even as he looked, the lights changed into three tall, straight figures, clad in silver ard suits, advancing across the ice with a slow, deliberate step Horror struck, the Sergeant reached for his gun, and a stream of bullets sprayed across the marching figures BUT THEYThe Sergeant blinked again Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard Even as he looked, the lights changed into three tall, straight figures, clad in silver ard suits, advancing across the ice with a slow, deliberate step Horror struck, the Sergeant reached for his gun, and a stream of bullets sprayed across the marching figures BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHINGThe CYBERMEN have arrived The first invasion of Earth by this invincible, fearless race and the last thrilling adventure of the first DOCTOR WHO.

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    1. Enter: The Cybermen and the first regeneration!WHOThe Doctor:The First DoctorCompanions:Ben JacksonPolly WrightWHERE & WHENAntartica. Earth. Year 2000.WHATThis is a key story in Doctor Who lore, one of those serials that BBC lost some of the episodes, that it this case, it was lost the fourth (of four) episode that it was "recovered" using a basic animation and the original sound tapes.There are some differences from the TV presentation like an odd decision to set the prose adventure in the [...]

    2. It's the year 2000 and a South Polar military base is tracking a manned capsule probing Earth's outer atmosphere. The TARDIS crew of an ailing Doctor, accompanied by Ben and Polly arrive at the base just as the capsule begins malfunctioning, seemingly affected by a strange force.By the time this one came out I'd already witnessed my first Time Lord regeneration when Jon Pertwee bowed out, so the big surprise at the end of the Tenth Planet shouldn't have been much of a shock. What it did do to my [...]

    3. Audio bookAnneke has read the audio version of this and it's just delightful to listen to. Would highly recommend it. They've got Nick Briggs doing the original cybermen voices, but she does all the rest. Simply wonderful.1st readingI must admit i was expecting a bit more from the first cyberman adventure. I liked the artic base and the astronaunts (ironic that they considered there should be black astronauts in 2000 but that they still referred to him as a negro). I liked the old and sick pre-r [...]

    4. I suppose it was about time I read my favourite Doctor's regeneration story. Quite enjoyable to be fair. I have always been a fan of the Cybermen as well, so of course there first appearance as villains was equally exciting as the Doctor's regeneration itself. Although it is MUCH different than the televised version that I have now viewed. All in all though. I still really enjoyed the story and blasted through it in a matter of hours.

    5. This is a current reprint from BBC Books of a vintage Target Books novelization of the Doctor Who story, The Tenth Planet, the First Doctor's final adventure. Target Books would release novelizations of just about every Doctor Who episode, though not necessarily in the order that they serials were released to television. For instance, Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet was released in 1976, while the serial it was based on was broadcast in 1966. I have not seen the episodes this novelization was ba [...]

    6. nhwvejournal/1026309ml#cutid2[return][return]This was the first new First Doctor book published by Target, and is of course both the last First Doctor story and the first Cybermen story. Davis made a number of changes, mostly minor and annoying, to the script he co-wrote with Kit Pedler. Most crucially, the Doctor's regeneration at the end takes place in a coffin-like cabinet rather than just on the floor of the Tardis; also the year of the action is shifted from 1986 to 2000. Bizarrely, conside [...]

    7. Weird plot , The only story where the Cybermen have names which is good in my opinion and this is the Last story to feature the 1st Doctor good stuff 6/10

    8. William Hartnell's last story and the first to feature the Cybermen. Its pretty good and has a dramatic ending. 6/10

    9. A rather lacklustre effort on this rereading, despite some updating (literally, to 2000) but that almost overcomplicates things. Ben has seen Roger Moore as Bond, for instance - which contradicts the date in The Faceless Ones (unless the Doctor has had the Space-Time Visualiser working again, or the crew have visited late 70s/early 80s Earth ). The Doctor-lite middle sections, while giving Ben more to do fall a bit flat without the Doctor. Not sure about the author's credentials but some of the [...]

    10. As with the few other Target Doctor Who novelisations I have read, there is enough difference between the TV serial and the Book to keep things interesting for the seasoned Who lover. I chose to read this one out of curiosity to see how the first regeneration was handled in novelisation format. It is a really easy quick read, where the action flows rather well. I almost wished that the TV serials had such good pacing, as at times they can drag on a little with far too much exposition and corrido [...]

    11. From the end of Wm. Hartnell's tenure, so there's a whole section where he's barely in it. Truly a relic of 1976, with its flattened female characters and Negro spacemen (never used in a derogatory way, though), this has a Star Trek World Utopia vision of International Space Cooperation kind of structure with Ben and Polly as companions. Good, scary Cybermen, but the Doctor's not as much of a presence on the page as maybe you'd like, and the secondary personalities - Ben, Cutler, and so on - are [...]

    12. Much pacier than the television serial on which it is based, although I still think the Cybermen's scheme is poorly thought through and that they are defeated a tad easily. Plus, I don't like Gerry Davis's rendering of the regeneration sequence. Still, great fun and a gem in the Target series of Doctor Who novelisations.

    13. Very well told story. No idea how accurate it is to the original episode (which i think has been lost anyway) but I definitely enjoyed this version.

    14. WOW! Great novelisation of the original serial. It's the first story with the Cybermen and the last one with the first Doctor. I loved it so much, I read the whole thing in one day!

    15. What more can I say? Doctor Who is amazing- even more so in a book-version. I will say a few words about the book though, because there is honestly a lot to say.This is a really old Doctor Who episode-turned-book. It's actually the first Doctor's final episode (if your following me), which means it was written in the late 60s. It also means that The Doctor was not the same young-looking jumpy guy we know today, but an old, wise looking man. Figures, "when the Doctor was younger, he was an older [...]

    16. After my last review, I'm reading up on vegetarian vampires brought to us by *tries not to prolapse from spite* Stephanie Meyer. Luckily, I have Daleks and Davros on the DVD player to keep me sane.But yeah, Cybermen! I love Cybermen. They're one of my favourite enemies of the Doctor. In fact, they are my favourite. There's nothing better than the original Cybermen. You know, the ones in the body stockings who looked like the Cyber-IRA and sounded camper than CP3O with a stammer.I haven't seen Te [...]

    17. The Tenth Planet was a great read. I bought the 2012 reprint after finding out about the upcoming DVD release with animated reconstructions of the missing fourth part of the serial. It helped that one of the original writers of the serial wrote this novelization. It had some differences from the serial, however. The year is changed to 2000 instead of 1986 and without spoiling it, the last scene isn't as dramatic as it's televised counterpart. These differences were minor and didn't detract from [...]

    18. The Cybermen, familiar and formidable foes of our Doctor, make their debut, with deadly results. For Earthlings. Can the Doctor and his 1970s English sociocultural stereotype human friends save us? (Earthlings in the Year 2000, which though now in the past at the time of writing was in the future. Space travel is a regular thing. I'll handle this the only danger in space is if we land on the terrible Planet of the Apes wait a minute. Statue of Liberty THAT WAS OUR PLANET! YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW I [...]

    19. 1.5 stars, I guessIt hurts me to give a DW story a single star, but I found this one boring and disappointing. I didn't like the guest characters, the treatment received by Polly rubbed me the wrong way, the story just lacked something, and neither the Doctor or Ben could make up for all the lacks. Besides, the plot came across a bit unoriginal at this point (in chronological order).Maybe I had higher expectations than usual because this was the First Doctor's last adventure. I don't know.

    20. A good novelisation a classic television Doctor Who adventure. The Doctor, Ben and Polly arrive in the Antarctic and are confronted by deadly foes from Mondas. As with most of the Target range this is a reasonably short novel based on a televised Doctor Who episode, it is an easy and enjoyable read and closely follows the television plot. The established characters are well described and supporting characters are interesting enough to fire the imagination.

    21. Another enjoyable Doctor Who novel, this one apparently more faithful to the original TV script, but of course features two major landmarks for the series - the first is the introduction of the Cybermen, and the second well, technically that is a spolier, so I recommend you have a read for yourself!

    22. An exceedingly revisionist re-telling of Davis' own co-written scripts. Be warned: the Doctor's very first regeneration is completely different from its spookier, on-screen version. But that re-written conclusion aside, this is -- in every way -- a much more exciting re-telling of a set of episodes that lurch between experimental & banaleven on the printed page!

    23. Still not a huge fan of the first Doctor, who really doesn't seem to contribute much beyond the means of transportation. I did enjoy meeting Ben and Polly, and witnessing the first-ever regeneration. Otherwise the story was a bit lacking. A lot of running around and shouting - very DW - but the ultimate resolution is unsatisfying and a bit silly.

    24. This was a good story i was very gripped and I enjoyed Ben I think the doctor needs a companion like this now. he's smart and he saves the crew most of the time in this story. I think the cybermen are ok they haven't got much in terms of character I know that's the point but I'm glad they got better and are now my favourite villains today.

    25. The Doctor, Ben & Polly face the Cybermen as the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance. The most awaited element is, of course, the first regeneration, which is fairly non-spectacular by current standards.

    26. This is a functional novelisation. There's nothing wrong with it, but unfortunately the transfer from TV to book makes you realize just how odd & disappointing the end of the main story is. But then, who's reading or watching for that, I suppose.

    27. I wonderful novelization of the classic Doctor Who episode "The Tenth Planet". An enjoyable read and an interesting twist from the original episode at the end. Well worth reading to any Doctor Who fan.

    28. Ahh, Classic Doctor Who. You can't beat this show! The cybermen have always been my favourite Who monster so any book with them in it is going to rate high. The Doctor and his companions arrive at the South Pole to find a scientific base under attack by the silver giants.

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