Sunday, January 11, 2009
Doctor Who 45th Anniversary – Why Was 1996 Brilliant?
Doctor Who: The New Adventures – Damaged Goods
“At the far end of the street, hostile armed men came to the party, and twenty minutes passed.”A bloody, brilliant book, set on an ’80s estate haunted by past and future: Christmas, motherhood, ancient Time Lord wars; Roz’s destiny, and elements surging to TV a decade later. Be careful what you wish for, and even more so, what you try to return…
Of all the New Adventures that aren’t available as eBooks – sadly the vast majority of them – this one’s the most surprising. Perhaps Russell thinks this dark tale of drugs, despair and bargained children too disturbing, or perhaps the peppering of its ideas all across the Twenty-First Century series would just spoil too many surprises, from Rose right through to The Next Doctor? Either way, it’s another one you have to find second-hand, I’m afraid.
And once again back on the ‘real’ date, today is probably – well, I was three and a bit – the thirty-fourth anniversary of my seeing my first Doctor Who episode. I’m so glad I did.
Labels: Books, Doctor Who, Drugs, Gay, New Adventures, Obscure Doctor Who Jokes, Paul McGann, Personal, Peter Davison, Reviews, Sylvester McCoy, Tom Baker, Why Is Doctor Who Brilliant?, William Hartnell