Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion PDF õ Doctor Who Home Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion Terrance Dicks10 on Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion Doctor Who The Auton Invasion Target Paperback Green Diamond Logo 10 thoughts on “Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion” Third Doctor begins here This is a novelization of the TV serial titled Spearhead from Space , which was the first story of the Season 7 in the classic era of Doctor Who. WHO The Doctor The Third DoctorCompanion Dr Elizabeth Liz ShawAlly Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart WHERE WHEN Epping, Essex England Earth 1970 WHAT The Doctor was punished by the Time Lords for endless interferences in the timeline, and he s forced to regenerate into his third one, and also h Third Doctor begins here Reply Spearhead from Space is one of the most iconic Doctor Who stories, ever since I first watched a repeat showing on BBC2 in 1999 I ve been captivated by the story.It introduces so many stables to the show, The Doctor suffering from post regeneration trauma, the brilliant Auton s and whist UNIT has appeared before the inclusion of Liz Shaw makes it feellike a team.It a great invasion story that will become much of a temple for the Third Doctor era that s set on earth, Dicks is able to flesh Spearhead from S Reply The basic story of this one owes a lot to Nigel Kneale s second Quatermass serial, with sentient meteorites being scattered about the countryside, mysterious industrial compounds manned by dull faced workers, high ranking officials being subverted or controlled, an alien intelligence brewed in a vat and scientists aiding the military to bring down an alien invasion.Doctor Who script editor Terrance Dicks took to writing tv novelisations like the proverbial quacker to the wet stuff Without him i The basic story Reply One of the first adaptations in the long running Target range of Doctor Who novels and still one of the best It just goes to show that when given time to let a story breathe, Terrance Dicks can dothan just translate a script onto the printed page.Adapting the first story of the Jon Pertwee era, Auton Invasion fleshes out some of the supporting characters, gives a bitbackground to some of the regulars and still manages to convey the on screen story in a readable, accessible way One of the first adaptations in the lon Reply I went into the Oxfam shop in Ipswich the other day, because to my delight, there was a whole load of the original Doctor Who Target books displayed prominently in the window About 20 orof them A nostalgic treasure trove So naturally I stood in the doorway, with my tangled mop of curly hair, pleasant open face, youthful energy etc, and tried to work out if I owned all of those books.A lady with her son passed by, and her son cried out Doctor Who books I cheerfully moved aside so the I went into the Oxfam shop in Ipswich t Reply one of the best televised stories and one of the most fun novelisations, wonderfully narrated by the late Caroline John and her cavalcade of Irish, Scottish and nasal English accents Reply Superior children s fiction that gave me a love of reading as a child and is now getting a well deserved reprint I once piloted the TARDIS with Terrance Dicks and it is one of my deepest regrets that he will never write a one sentence description of my face. Reply Good story, done in a muchstraight forward, realistic feel than a lot of Doctor Who stories.It moves at a slower pace, which is good as we an being introduced to a new Doctor, new status quo, whole new supporting cast and a new monster.Liz Shaw is a great Who girl Too bad she didn t stay around longer As always, any scenes between the Doctor and the Brigader are great. Reply isbn,original Reply This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here First I want to say there is nothing wrong with this story and the reason I gave it such a low rating was completely personal.When I seen the title I assumed it was a re telling of attack of the autons It s not.They started the Doctor out regenerating I didn t think much of it at first But the lack of Jo Grand was disappointing Her being my favourite companion I don t have anything against Liz but I found myself becomingandfrustrated when I had to keep reminding myself it Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.