❰PDF❯ ✩ Doctor Who: The Sensorites (Doctor Who library) Author Nigel Robinson – Agedanna.info
This was a good science fiction adventure with an interesting alien race that started off as seeming evil but weren t really Though they did have one rather ambitious member It was nice to see an alien race in a Doctor Who episode who weren t all the same, despite looking all the same I think this is an adventure that definitely benefited from being in a novelisation as the scenery, props and aliens were all probably much better and scarier in my imagination than they would have been on screen The only sad thing was that Barabara was missing for so much of the adventure, though it was nice when she came back and kicked ass It was also nice that Susan got so much to do and became somewhat telepathic It was written very well for a target novelisation with lots of feelings and motivations of the different characters explained I really enjoyed this. 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 be boring and that s made the main focus Oh, and why is the cover quite so bulbous 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 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. An o.k adaptation of a fairly average Hartnell story The first half, set on the spaceship is very well done, and much atmospheric than the later bits Once the action transfers down to the planet, it loses something Not a bad book by any means. A solid story with some interesting intrigue, although it winds up being a little complicated 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 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 learn about our content description writing process click here.https www.werepenguinproductions.or 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 turns political 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. 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 much interesting 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.