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Doctor Who You Re Tinkering With Time That S Always A Bad Idea Unless You Know What You Re Doing The Doctor Takes Romana For A Holiday In Paris A City Which, Like A Fine Wine, Has A Bouquet All Its Own Especially If You Visit During One Of The Vintage Years But The TARDIS Takes Them To 1979, A Table Wine Year, A Year Whose Vintage Is Soured By Cracks Not In Their Wine Glasses But In The Very Fabric Of Time Itself Soon The Time Lords Are Embroiled In An Audacious Alien Scheme Which Encompasses Home Made Time Machines, The Theft Of The Mona Lisa, The Resurrection Of The Much Feared Jagaroth Race, And The Beginning And Quite Possibly The End Of All Life On Earth Aided By British Private Detective Duggan, Whose Speciality Is Thumping People, The Doctor And Romana Must Thwart The Machinations Of The Suave, Mysterious Count Scarlioni All Twelve Of Him If The Human Race Has Any Chance Of Survival But Then, The Doctor S Holidays Tend To Turn Out A Bit Like This.


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  1. says:

    The epic adventure gets its novelization finally This is a novelization of the serial of the same title Based on the original script by David Fisher Douglas Adams. WHO The Doctor The Fourth DoctorCompanion Romana II and very brief appearance of K 9 WHERE WHEN Paris, France 1979 WHAT The Doctor and Romana II had just defeated the Daleks Destiny of the Daleks where Romana also regenerated in her second look, so after all that excitement, they decide to take some vacations and what better place than Paris Of course, things involving The Doctor never would be as calm as being able of really enjoing free time and relaxation.Scaroth is an alien on Earth looking for a way to avoid the extinction of the last of his race He has a plan, but like with any other plan, he requires patience, vision, discipline, but most of all he needs MONEY Soon enough, The Doctor and Romana II will meet Scaroth and they will be involved in the mother of heists scams of all time What s better to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Well, to steal it once but being able to sell it in the black market seven times And even better if the other copies can t be proven as fakes.Eat your heart out, Danny Ocean Meet Scaroth s Six And as if this drawing out concept wouldn t be interesting enough the very beginning of l...


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    A friend gave me this book, because he knew I was a fan of Douglas Adams and Doctor Who Yeah, full disclosure, I m a huge fan of Douglas Adams This novel has a bit of history, it s novelized by James Goss, based on a television script by Douglas Adams, which was originally commissioned and based on an original script by David Fischer I learned in the Afternote, that David Fischer was unable to do a rewrite of his script as he was going through a divorce and Douglas Adams jumped in and knocked it out in a weekend and wow It s one of the most watched Dr Who episodes and on many critic s all time top five Dr Who Episode lists I went into the book with some trepidation How much Adams would come through, being someone else s story and then rewritten by another author in novel form So, first chapter, my impression is that it was dripping with Adams style and jocularity I figured it would fade over time, but nope, never did You see, what I love about Adams is not only his wit and humor, but his relentless clever observations on life, the universe, and everything see what I did there I ll never know exactly what parts was by Goss, or Fischer, or Adams, but in the end, it doesn t matter, I m still going to assume that all the best parts were Ad...


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    In his afternote to City of Death James Goss notes There are about three people in the world who don t like City of Death and they re being hunted down I guess I m one of those three people And it s not that I hate City of Death per se It s just that I don t necessarily love it as much as many of my fellow Doctor Who fans do.Famously re written by Douglas Adams over the course of a weekend, few scripts from the classic run are as eminently quotable nor do they deal with the implications of time travel in quite the same way that this one does But does that make it a top ten classic Not to this fan.Arriving in Paris, the Doctor and Romana decide to take a holiday But a series of cracks in time quickly put them into the orbit of the Count Scarlioni, who has set his sights on stealing the Mona Lisa His motivation for stealing the painting is so he can sell it on the black market, making millions and financing his dangerous experiments in time and time travel Goss takes a page from Adams in not telling the same story precisely the same way for each adaptation Combining the televised version with the shooting scripts and a few flourishes of his own in the style of Adams, of course , Goss gives readers an opportunity to find new nuggets in City of Death Goss even creates an interesting spin on the reveal the monster cliffhanger ending of episode one with the Count not realizing he s a splintered part of the Jaggeroth a...


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    I have been wanting to read this books for a while for several reasons The first obviously is that it is a work by Douglas Adams, quite famously so since at the time Mr Adams was working on the show in an editorial capacity and well the rest is part of Doctor Who folklore The other reason is that this was a story from the golden age of classic Doctor Who stories and as such in those circles this is a famous and memorable story sadly I was too young so missed the original airing So when I got my chance I jumped at it and I must admit I wasn t disappointed This book was set during the Tom Baker Doctor, this was where I was introduced to it all However back in those days or was it just my age the stories were a lot scarier and unpredictable making the old adage of watching the show from behind the sofa an actual reality for me Now this is not a requirement but I read the afterwards to the book first I know not a good idea at times but for me it really added to the story It gave a little of the back ground to the creation of this adventure and insight in to the book The fact that the book contains many missin...


  5. says:

    City of Death is possibly the greatest Doctor Who episode ever made These things are subjective, of course, and in a 2009 readers poll of the 200 complete stories in existence at the time, it came eighth But ahead of it were stories with very solid pretentions to genuine, serious sci fi or literary merit, stories such as The Caves of Androzani, Blink and Human Nature City of Death, by contrast to these worthies, is a load of frothy nonsense It makes no claims to profundity, on any level The plot is centred around a neat timey wimey concept, but bears up to no scrutiny About the only visible thing the episode has going for it is the novelty of being filmed in location in Paris the city of the frankly rubbish title which was the first time in the show s history that the production team ventured further than a quarry in Essex And yet, with a sparkling script by Douglas Adams not credited on broadcast, for historical reasons and spot on performances by such guest stars as Julian Glover and Catherine Schell, and an amazing original soundtrack by in house composer Dudley Simpson, City of Death achieved an alchemy of excellence that makes it one of the most truly beloved stories of its era It was also held up as a model of what Doctor Who could be, when Russell T Davies was trying to convince the BBC to revive it It has aged better tha...


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    This was my first Dr Who book I have never watched the TV show but was slightly familiar with the character and what he was about Well I don t know if this book was typical of Dr Who books but, if it is then I am all in.The City of Death was a Douglas Adams written episode That was a great selling point for me Dr Who and Romana decide they would like to holiday in Paris So they travel back in time to 1979 Paris However all is not well time is fracturing in Paris An alien entity called Scaroth, the last of the Jagaroth, has concocted a grandiose scheme to build a time machine so he can go back in time and change the events that led to the demise of his race However, if this plan works it will destroy the Earth as we know it.The Doctor, Romana and a British detective, the sublimely violent Duggan, band together to try to stop Scaroth and his alter ego Count Scarlioni That is all I shall say about the plot So what makes this so good It is damn funny typical to most things touched by Douglas Adams there is a great deal of intelligent, tongue in cheek humor From the conversations to the situations this story never failed to...


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    As BBC Books begins publishing Target style novelisations of Doctor Who stories that aired since 2005, City of Death , being an older classic Who serial, seems an odd choice, especially in the first batch of releases.Of course, it was one of only a few stories not to receive the target treatment Because of this, however, it was novelised a few years ago by the same author as this version, and in a much higher word count than allowed by the target novelisations Inevitably, this release, therefore, despite being substantially longer than the average target book, is a truncated, heavily edited version of its predecessor.However, this doesn t devalue it in any way The 2015 version included a whole variety of extra content not seen onscreen And, although these substantially add to the story and enriched it wondrously, they aren t essential to the general plot Thus, whole sequences of that book can be removed without altering the story in any major way Thus, there is no story for Harrison and Elena who are back to their brief appearance, Romana and Duggans night out drinking in Paris is severely reduced and K 9 returns to a smaller offscreen role None of these feel missed, though, unless you ve read the ear...


  8. says:

    Christmas 2016 present, when else should one get a Doctor Who classic but with Christmas.


  9. says:

    Within five minutes of reading this it feels like you have stepped back to your childhood Despite the naysayers in other reviews, James Goss has captured the flavour of this classic Tom Baker adventure ...


  10. says:

    This was thoroughly delightful City of death is one of my favourite adventures and James Goss made an extra wonderful version of this His descriptions of Romana, and the Doctor s impressions of Romana, were brilliant There was wonderful additional character background Including the BEST explanation for a cameo ever The extended scene with Romana and Duggan in the cafe was magical I very highly recommend this to other Tom Baker Doctor Who fans And wi...