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Doctor Who: Shada

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Publisher: BBC Books

4.4
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 416 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 1849903271 | Isbn-13: 9781849903271 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Also available as: eBook , Paperback

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description
The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. "The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey" isn't a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. And the sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor's mind...Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, "Shada" retells an adventure that never made it to the screen.
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    Bello, molto Douglas Adams nello stile, ma in un certo modo riammodernato. E' stato fatto un ottimo lavoro di ricerca per completare questa storia mai finita, e per dare un senso all'episodio ...continue

    Bello, molto Douglas Adams nello stile, ma in un certo modo riammodernato. E' stato fatto un ottimo lavoro di ricerca per completare questa storia mai finita, e per dare un senso all'episodio mancante per motivi di sciopero. Il Quarto Dottore è sempre uno spasso da leggere e da vedere

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  • 5

    So when I first heard they were novelising Shada I couldn't think why. It seemed almost disrespectful to Douglas Adams and really who would be able to do it justice? Then I went and read some of the ...continue

    So when I first heard they were novelising Shada I couldn't think why. It seemed almost disrespectful to Douglas Adams and really who would be able to do it justice? Then I went and read some of the novels that Gareth Roberts had written about Doctor and Romana and knew he was exactly who should be doing this! This book was brilliant! It was hilarious. The characterisation was perfect. The first half was definitely my favourite. All the jokes about Skagra looking like a disco queen were perfect. And the poor young gay guy who thought he was getting picked up!

    There were a few changes to the original, more continuity for the new characters, an explanation of Skagra's homeworld and motivation, an ending that explained things much better. The only complaint that I had was he took away the scene where Romana and Claire managing to do incredibly complicated technical stuff to enable the Doctor to get to the spaceship, and replaced it with a conversation about them and their relationships with the men! (Which was still highly amusing but I would haave liked to have had both!)

    I've seen both the edited from the lost footage and the audio version of this story and I have to say the book is by far my favourite. Without a doubt the best Doctor Who book I've ever read. I really hope Gareth Roberts writes these two again!

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