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Paperback Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon Book

ISBN: 0426103726

ISBN13: 9780426103721

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The two renegade Time Lords

_I found this to be a quite enjoyable revisitation with the good Doctor. While I remember the original airing of this episode, the book fleshes things out a bit better. It reads quickly and with few let downs in interest or action. _It was especially nice to have the Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant, introduced for the first time. But then you have a wealth of the Who universe introduced here: the Doctor himself, Jo Grant, the T.A.R.D.I.S., U.N.I.T., the Time Lords, the Master... If you are unfamiliar with the Who mythos this would be a good place to start- and if you are familiar then it is a pleasant nostalgic reminder. _Here you have the tale of the two renegade Time Lords. One, the Doctor, broke with the Time Lord code of noninterference to end suffering and bring justice to the Cosmos. The other, the Master, broke with the same code to bring sadistic suffering and personal power to the same Cosmos. It is this that brings them both to a remote planetary colony in the year 2972, and the conflict between a band of agrarian nonconformists and an evil Interplanetary Mining Corporation. Yet, none of them guessed at the ancient, monstrous evil slumbering beneath their feet...

The two renegade Time Lords

_I found this to be a quite enjoyable revisitation with the good Doctor. While I remember the original airing of this episode, the book fleshes things out a bit better. It reads quickly and with few let downs in interest or action. _It was especially nice to have the Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant, introduced for the first time. But then you have a wealth of the Who universe introduced here: the Doctor himself, Jo Grant, the T.A.R.D.I.S., U.N.I.T., the Time Lords, the Master... If you are unfamiliar with the Who mythos this would be a good place to start- and if you are familiar then it is a pleasant nostalgic reminder. _Here you have the tale of the two renegade Time Lords. One, the Doctor, broke with the Time Lord code of noninterference to end suffering and bring justice to the Cosmos. The other, the Master, broke with the same code to bring sadistic suffering and personal power to the same Cosmos. It is this that brings them both to a remote planetary colony in the year 2972, and the conflict between a band of agrarian nonconformists and an evil Interplanetary Mining Corporation. Yet, none of them guessed at the ancient, monstrous evil slumbering beneath their feet...

The two renegade Time Lords

_I found this to be a quite enjoyable revisitation with the good Doctor. While I remember the original airing of this episode, the book fleshes things out a bit better. It reads quickly and with few let downs in interest or action. _It was especially nice to have the Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant, introduced for the first time. But then you have a wealth of the Who universe introduced here: the Doctor himself, Jo Grant, the T.A.R.D.I.S., U.N.I.T., the Time Lords, the Master... If you are unfamiliar with the Who mythos this would be a good place to start- and if you are familiar then it is a pleasant nostalgic reminder. _Here you have the tale of the two renegade Time Lords. One, the Doctor, broke with the Time Lord code of noninterference to end suffering and bring justice to the Cosmos. The other, the Master, broke with the same code to bring sadistic suffering and personal power to the same Cosmos. It is this that brings them both to a remote planetary colony in the year 2972, and the conflict between a band of agrarian nonconformists and an evil Interplanetary Mining Corporation. Yet, none of them guessed at the ancient, monstrous evil slumbering under their feet...

A quick, entertaining read

A fairly simple plot without a lot of back story. Easy to read in one sitting. I have not seen this one on TV, so I do not know how closely the show's plot matches the book. The story moves along well and is primarily actions and dialog, not a lot of words are spent on what goes on inside the character's heads. The doctor ends up in the middle of a conflict between colonists and miners who are trying to kick them out. Of course all this turns out to be irrelevant when the Doomsday Weapon is discovered to be hidden on the planet. It was not hard to guess where the major story lines would lead, but this did not really detract from my overall enjoyment.
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