Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE)

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characters í Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Whitaker ó 4 review Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library The first Doctor meets Richard the Lionheart in the Third Crusade in a new fascimile edition of the long out of print original 1960s edition When Barbara is capture. In the early development of the world s longest running Sci fi tv series the producers set out to educate as well as entertain So every so often the monsters and alien planets made way for a purely Terran historic story that usually involved the Doctor and crew getting separated from the Tardis early on followed by a tricky entanglement in established history The BBC excelled at this sort of thing Unfortunately most kids preferred the weird worlds ray guns and Daleks to Marco Polo The Aztecs and massacred Huguenots Schooling was for weekdays Saturdays were for dreaming I ll admit that I didn t see the original broadcast of The Crusade but I did have problems as an 8 or 9 year old with David Whitaker s novelisation of his own script I made several attempts to start this one before abandoning it but eventually I persevered got into it and indeed enjoyed it Perhaps it was the weighty prologue that balked me I don t know More likely is that it was just slightly ahead of my years Even today the long conversation the Doctor hasnot present in the original script trying to get to grips with the immutability of time is still pretty hard going and not a little confusing with its rock climbing analogies accompanied by Clive of India Rasputin Kennedy Lincoln Hitler and Napoleon I m still confused how it all ties in with how certain Earth history can t be changed due to what is right and wrong and how it all ties in with wondering what would happen in a situation where two historic figures opposed each other both for their own right reasonsAs a whole though I can look at the book today as something uite brilliant In the entire Target range I don t think there is another title that expands the script so much Whitaker does a great job of bringing Richard the Lionheart Saladin and a host of supporting characters to life with enough tangled scheming adventure richness of description and sparky dialogue to keep any student of history with a yearning for adventure happy Perhaps there are a scene or two which are a little too protracted but I think it just underlines how much Whitaker was enjoying the chance to explore the subject matter Half of the episode are still lost episode one having been found in 1999 so reading this is a great way of filling that season 2 gapThis new edition includes an introduction by Charlie Higson original artwork a feature on author David Whitaker and between the lines article about the script to novelisation process

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characters í Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Whitaker ó 4 review Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library The English King has his own troubles and cannot assit So Ian sets out to rescue Barbara alone while the Doctor becomes involves in the intrigues of the English cou. One of the first of the Doctor Who novelsPublished when William Hartnell was still in his third season playing the Doctor on television fighting the Monoids in The Ark this was the third ever Doctor Who novel It is written by the original screenwriter of the half missing serial The Crusade and contains illustrations by Henry Fox It is one of the weaker stories from the Hartnell era in my opinion and the book is therefore mediocre though I feel it is superior to the original broadcastFirst let s talk about the positives The Doctor is still very much an underdeveloped and mysterious character in this story earning the title of Doctor Who For decades the secrets of the Doctor were largely held sacred by the various writers and showrunners until the rather unpopular recent attempts to experiment with the character and his origins This sentiment is reflected in the following line from this novel The less said about the Doctor the better Barbara had once said to Ian in the ship after a particularly dangerous adventure It s his constant air of mystery that makes him what he is Some reviews of this story comment that the Doctor does very little here which is true but one must understand that in the early years the Doctor was of what Rod Serling was to Twilight Zone a literal deus ex machina that sets events in motion and serves as a kind of active chorus or commentator throughout the narrative Fan sympathies were meant to lie with the companions and in this story the focus is largely on Ian s attempts to rescue Barbara who was kidnapped by a sadistic Emir It wasn t until Hartnell s third season that the Doctor would regularly take center stage and play of the hero role In some ways I liked it better when the Doctor was not the most important figure in the universe but instead was just a madman wandering the universe Savor the following lineHe would land abruptly in a new world as a stranger and yet all at once become a part of that world reaching out with curiosity and friendly interest to such a great degree that people assumed him to be no than an ordinary visitor from across a range of mountains or from over a small seaThat s some good Doctor Who right thereAnother positive is that Whitaker takes a balanced stance between the English crusaders and the Muslim forces of Saladin There are villains and friends on both sides Whitaker did not give in to temptation to paint King Richard as saintly legend but as a man who had a bad temper could be thoughtless selfish and narcissistic and who got in way over his head with his Holy War I felt this was very well done Conversely characters you at first despise like Ibrahim the Thief become likeable and even heroic Very few characters are purely written digitallyOn the negative side this is one of the least engaging stories of the first four seasons and the book itself gets very tedious in places despite being just under 150 pages Fortunately it does expand a little on the fates of some characters who simply disappear from the narrative of the broadcast version Where the TV serial feels extremely rushed choppy and unsatisfying the book fills in some loose ends and is complete But overall nothing much happens here Barbara is a damsel in distress and schoolteacher Ian suddenly gets knighted and kicks ass with a sword That makes no sense I know but that s about itA lot doesn t make sense in this story The Doctor keeps insisting they should not interfere with history yet keeps pushing King Richard to marry off his favorite sister Joanna to Saladin s brother Though this was a proposed scheme in real history the marriage never took place So why would the Doctor try to bring it aboutSo in conclusion there are many better examples of Doctor Who stories in television audio and literary media I recommend this one for die hard fans or for Whovians with kids as the writing here feels like a typical 60s young adult novella

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characters í Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Whitaker ó 4 review Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library D by the Saracens and later kidnapped by the monstrous El Akir Ian appeals to Richard for help but despite having achieved a splendid victory over Saladin at Arauf. I was hoping to read about one of the lost Doctor Who stories by reading this book I love Hartnell and I love when Doctor Who goes back in time so I was excited to start it I hadn t gotten very far into the book when I got very sick with bacterial meningitis and ended up in a coma in the hospital My aunt came to stay with me and found this book on my bedside table at home so she brought it to the hospital to read to meI can remember her reading sections of the book to me after I woke up from a coma but I was still struggling to get fully back to reality She would read it while holding my hand and I would lie there with my eyes closed trying to focus on Doctor Who and my breathingNeedless to say I don t remember much of the plot and I can t bring myself to try to read it again I just take heart that the Doctor and my aunt were with me in the hospital during probably the worst time of my life


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    David Whitaker ó 4 review Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) The Crusades is one of the few First Doctor historical’s that just doesn’t seem to click with meAs this is the third a

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    Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) David Whitaker ó 4 review Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library In the early development of the world's longest running Sci fi tv series the producers set out to educate as well

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    Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker David Whitaker ó 4 review Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) This was another wonderful historical for the team of the first Doctor Ian and Barbara After reading the modern novelisation of the first Doctor it was so much better to go back and read one of his actual adventures To be fair though this was really an Ian and Barbara adventure rather than a Doctor who adventure The Doctor and Vicki had very minor roles and mostly it was Ian and Barbara who were in LOVE who had most of the actio

  4. says: Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library David Whitaker ó 4 review Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE)

    Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) I was hoping to read about one of the lost Doctor Who stories by reading this book I love Hartnell and I love when Doctor Who goes back in time so I was excited to start it I hadn't gotten very far into the book when I got very sick with bacterial meningitis and ended up in a coma in the hospital My aunt came to stay with me and found this book on my bedside table at home so she brought it to the hospital to read to meI can remember her re

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    Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) In Doctor Who and the Crusaders this was not the “doctor” I enjoyed the most—older academic detached and less emotionally invested than others at least in my perception In another review I stated that Terence Dicks wrote the novelizations from the series which I enjoy the most and David Whitaker didn’t change my mind with this 1973 novelization Unlike many of the Doctor Who novelizations Doctor Who a

  6. says: Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker

    Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) Doctor Who and the Crusaders is the novelization of the Hartnell story The Crusade a story which is partially missing This is the last of the original three pre Target novelizations which also included Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks later renamed to Doctor Who and the Daleks and Doctor Who and the Zarbi I fairly recently watched the serial The Crusade so I was able to compare it somewhat with this novelizati

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    David Whitaker ó 4 review Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library One of the first of the Doctor Who novelsPublished when William Hartnell was still in his third season playing the Doctor on television fighting the Monoids in The Ark this was the third ever Doctor Who novel It is written by the original screenwriter of the half missing serial The Crusade and contains illustrations by Henry Fox

  8. says: David Whitaker ó 4 review Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE)

    Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) David Whitaker ó 4 review Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker Firstly the man Susan stayed behind on Earth with is referred to in this book as 'David Cameron' Campbell in the TV series which I found hilarious though of course unintentional I really enjoyed the prologue of this book

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    David Whitaker ó 4 review Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker Free download Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library I enjoyed the story uite a bit The setting of the Crusades was a great one The book had some dated terms for certain racespeoples but it was not overall too dated or racist when dealing with both sides of the Crusades I think this is because it is a Doctor Who story and is hopeful about humanity similar to Star Trek's general outlookThe Crusading Christians and Defending Muslims both had strong good characters and bad evil charact

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    Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó David Whitaker David Whitaker ó 4 review Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library (KINDLE) It's another novelasation of TV story that got lost I really enjoy the history episodes and so I'm glad that I could learn about it this wayI listened to the audiobook brilliantly performed by William Russel Ian Chesterton And talking about Ian He and Barbara are clearly the heroes of this story The Doctor is just there and steals clothes ; It seems to be a habitI enjoyed it And I hope they find the TV material oneday

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  • Paperback
  • 162
  • Doctor Who and the Crusaders Target Doctor Who Library
  • David Whitaker
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9780426113164