Thursday, January 01, 2009


Doctor Who 45th Anniversary – Why Was 1991 Brilliant?

It’s far from being all over. Happy New Year, and happy (or, often, emotionally mangling) New Adventures! The 1963 Pilot episode’s TV premiere and the wildly creative Battlefield novelisation both suggest new beginnings, and Virgin starts publishing Doctor Who’s most cohesive and inspiring continuation between 1989 and 2005. A linked theme of the villainous ‘Timewyrm’ runs through such books as Terrance Dicks’ Nazis-and-time-warlords novel Exodus and…

Doctor Who: The New Adventures – Timewyrm: Revelation
“You mean I’m dead?”
“…Oxygen starvation, brought about from finding yourself on the moon having believed the place to be Norfolk. I do believe that’s unique.”
Paul Cornell expands the boundaries of Doctor Who original novels in a story too broad and too deep for television, beautifully illustrated by Andrew Skilleter’s cover of the Doctor. Dancing. With Death. On the Moon. In front of the school bully. And a sentient church.

This is one you’ll have to track down second-hand, and it’s not on DVD, I’m afraid…

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