[[ Reading ]] ➹ Doctor Who: The Sensorites Author Nigel Robinson – Reliableradio.co.uk

Doctor Who: The Sensorites This was a real hide behind the couch kind of story The first half of the book features a lot of scary moments with creepy aliens on a dark and foreboding spacecraft The Doctor and his companions lose their access to the TARDIS of course while exploring this almost totally abandoned ship After discovering members of the crew either comatose or insane, the TARDIS crew finally encounter the creepy alien Sensorites.There are lots of scary moments as well as a few tongue in cheek scares I This was a real hide behind the couch kind of story The first half of the book features a lot of scary moments with creepy aliens on a dark and foreboding spacecraft The Doctor and his companions lose their access to the TARDIS of course while exploring this almost totally abandoned ship After discovering members of the crew either comatose or insane, the TARDIS crew finally encounter the creepy alien Sensorites.There are lots of scary moments as well as a few tongue in cheek scares I mean when the bad guys homeworld is called the Sense Sphere get it, Sense Fear , it MUST be scary, right But lots of darkness and things that go BUMP in the dark are featured for cheap, yet fun thrills.The story turnspolitical in the second half as the Doctor and his companions negotiate their way through Sensorite back biting to save themselves as well as the crew of the ship orbiting the planet.I thought this was a fun and spine tingly read Nicely paced and true to the episode I am slowly working my way through the Doctor Who novels and the Sensorites was next in line As an episode it is an odd mis mash with the first half almost tipping into horror, with echoes of the first Alien movie, but then reeling back into almost ST TNG territory However, the novelization both fleshes the story out and softens the joins with some nice characterisation and good description A light and easy read and am now ready for the Reign of Terror R Nicely paced and true to the episode I am slowly working my way through the Doctor Who novels and the Sensorites was next in line As an episode it is an odd mis mash with the first half almost tipping into horror, with echoes of the first Alien movie, but then reeling back into almost ST TNG territory However, the novelization both fleshes the story out and softens the joins with some nice characterisation and good description A light and easy read and am now ready for the Reign of Terror Recommended The TARDIS Materialises On Board A Dark And Silent Spaceship As The Doctor, Susan, Ian And Barbara Penetrate The Craft S Eerie Gloom They Come Across What Appear To Be The Bodies Of Two Dead Astronauts But The Astronauts Are Far From Dead, And Are Living In Mortal Fear Of The Sensorites, A Race Of Telepathic Creatures From The Sense Sphere When The Lock Of The TARDIS Is Stolen The Doctor Is Forced Into An Uneasy Alliance With The Aliens And When He Arrives On The Sensorites Planet He Discovers That It Is Not Only The Humans Who Have Cause To Be Afraid If I m perfectly honest, the tv episodes of The Sensorites did very little for me There were some nice moments, but it was very slow Robinson s novelisation actually improved on the story in this regard The pace picked up, and everything zipped along so that I ended up, for once, thinkingof the book than the actual programme Unfortunately, the book failed to address the same giant plot problem of the episodes namely, where was that deadly nightshade coming from It s an Earth plan If I m perfectly honest, the tv episodes of The Sensorites did very little for me There were some nice moments, but it was very slow Robinson s novelisation actually improved on the story in this regard The pace picked up, and everything zipped along so that I ended up, for once, thinkingof the book than the actual programme Unfortunately, the book failed to address the same giant plot problem of the episodes namely, where was that deadly nightshade coming from It s an Earth plant, so it shouldn t be growing on an alien world Perhaps the astronauts brought it with them enough to poison an entire city why would anyone need so much, and why would they bring it in the first place Possibly they only had a small sample and grewin dark underground tunnels where there s no sunshine for photosynthesis, and in alien soils which lack the microbiota of Earth I don t think so I m a botanist by training, alright These things matter to me A solid story with some interesting intrigue, although it winds up being a littlecomplicated than it needed to be The quality of the novelization itself is good at times, such as the moments with the Doctor and Susan, but merely workmanlike at others, such as stretches where dialogue is described rather than simply quoted B There s a lot to like here the opening is very mysterious and the Sensorites start off pretty interesting and novel I liked the plotline about the poisoned water supply, and Susan finally gets some good scenes where she starts growing up and thinkin about leading her life elsewhere, fairly convincingly Unfortunately the evil Sensorite plot couldn t beboring and that s made the main focus Oh, and why is the cover quite so bulbous An o.k adaptation of a fairly average Hartnell story The first half, set on the spaceship is very well done, and muchatmospheric than the later bits Once the action transfers down to the planet, it loses something Not a bad book by any means. Werepenguin Productions Content Description Keywords 1st Doctor, Barbara, Ian, Susan, Space Travel FutureContent Warnings NoneViolence and Gore Minor realistic blood from cuts, nosebleeds, split lips, bruises Profanity PG languageSex and Nudity NoneContent descriptions are provided without value judgments We want to maximize the fun and success rates of finding a new fandom Since audiences vary in age, culture, and comfort levels we want to help people connect with something they ll enjo Werepenguin Productions Content Description Keywords 1st Doctor, Barbara, Ian, Susan, Space Travel FutureContent Warnings NoneViolence and Gore Minor realistic blood from cuts, nosebleeds, split lips, bruises Profanity PG languageSex and Nudity NoneContent descriptions are provided without value judgments We want to maximize the fun and success rates of finding a new fandom Since audiences vary in age, culture, and comfort levels we want to help people connect with something they ll enjoy the most To learnabout our content description writing process click here.https www.werepenguinproductions.or The Sensorites is a rather old Doctor Who novel and unlike all the other Doctor novels I ve read so far this year, it s actually just a novelization of an actual episode The good news is, at 143 pages, it s a very light read The bad news is, at 143 pages, it s a very light read.Too light a read, in fact More than once, I found the author offhandedly summarizing something such as Barbara persuaded John to do this or the Doctor argued the Sensorite Elders into doing that in a sentence or t The Sensorites is a rather old Doctor Who novel and unlike all the other Doctor novels I ve read so far this year, it s actually just a novelization of an actual episode The good news is, at 143 pages, it s a very light read The bad news is, at 143 pages, it s a very light read.Too light a read, in fact More than once, I found the author offhandedly summarizing something such as Barbara persuaded John to do this or the Doctor argued the Sensorite Elders into doing that in a sentence or two, rather than actually spelling that out in dialogue Classic violation of show, don t tell , this The same thing happened fairly often in parts where we re just told that Susan trusted the Doctor implicitly , or some such.So, yeah I ve actually seen at least part of the episode this book was novelizing, and the actual episode is a muchinteresting implementation of this story The book Skippable One and a half stars Now THIS is a class story Both in the sense of Sci Fi but also in the sense of Doctor Who The first Doctor here is a mervelous hero to which I have been informed is very unlike him up to this point kinda a turning point for him Athough many parts were predictable, that s what made it so classic and great for me.

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