Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation

Author: Nicholas Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141036

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Can the most evil things in the universe be a force for good? Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth. The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation? But convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe...
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The Dalek Generation

Author: Nicholas Briggs

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0385346743

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 4063

"A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. 'They like the Shadows. You know them as Plague Warriors...' When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague - a 'wasting disease'. The victims face a horrible death - but what's worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned... The Doctor is confident he knows what's really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he's sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor's oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe - just maybe - he's misjudged the situation"--
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Doctor Who: Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3864257506

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 934

Die Abenteuer des 12. Doktors gehen weiter! Marlowe Hapworth wird tot in seinem verschlossenen Arbeitszimmer aufgefunden, ermordet von einem unbekannten Angreifer. Rick Bellamy, Straßenkämpfer, wurde das Leben von einer als Leichenbestatter getarnten Gestalt ausgesaugt. Wie hängen diese Dinge miteinander zusammen? Und was hat Orestes Milton, ein reicher Industrieller, mit all dem zu tun? Als der Doktor und Clara sich der Suche anschließen, finden sie sich in einer Welt wieder, in der nichts und niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint.
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Doctor Who - Apollo 23

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732561127

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 5673

Ein Astronaut in vollem Raumanzug taucht aus dem Nichts in einem belebten Einkaufszentrum auf. Vielleicht ein Werbegag? Ein Foto zeigte eine gut gekleidete Frau in einem roten Mantel, die tot am Rand eines Kraters auf der dunklen Seite des Mondes liegt - daneben ihr geliebtes Hundchen Poochie. Vielleicht ein Schwindel? Aber der Doctor und Amy finden bald heraus, dass dies nur unbedeutendere Nebeneffekte in einem teuflischen Plan sind, die komplette Menschheit zu versklaven. Und es gibt nur eine Möglichkeit, sie zu retten: Apollo 23.
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Doctor Who - Die dunklen Gezeiten

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555976

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 5309

Die Terraphilen sind von der Vergangenheit der Erde besessen und widmen sich der Aufgabe, antike Sportveranstaltungen neu aufzuführen. Der Doktor und Amy schließen sich ihnen auf einer Reise nach Miggea an, einem Stern an der äußersten Grenze der Wirklichkeit und Austragungsort für ein Spiel um den legendären Pfeil des Gesetzes. Es erweist sich jedoch schon als schwierig, Miggea überhaupt zu erreichen. Denn die Wirklichkeit fällt auseinander, Schiffe verschwinden, und Kapitän Cornelius und seine Piraten suchen nach leichter Beute. Der Doktor und Amy müssen herausfinden, wer so verzweifelt auf der Jagd nach dem Pfeil des Gesetzes ist, dass er dafür über Leichen geht ...
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Doctor Who: SHADA

Author: Douglas Adams,Gareth Roberts

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3864254566

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 5308

SHADA basiert auf den Originaldrehbüchern, die der legendäre Douglas Adams für ein Doctor-Who-Abenteuer verfasste, das nie ausgestrahlt wurde. Ein Time Lord und alter Freund des Doktors namens Professor Chronotis hat sich an die Universität von Cambridge zurückgezogen, weil dort niemandem auffallen wird, dass er die Jahrhunderte überdauert. Als er Gallifrey verließ, nahm er das Verehrungswürdige und Uralte Gesetz von Gallifrey mit, eines der Artefakte, die aus Rassilons dunklem Zeitalter stammen. Es darf nicht in die falschen Hände fallen. Und der unheimliche Skagra hat definitiv die falschen Hände. Er will das Buch. Er will das Geheimnis von Shada lüften. Und er will den Verstand des Doktors ... Douglas Adams starb im Mai 2001. Er ist der Autor von Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Gareth Roberts hat neun Doctor-Who-Romane geschrieben.
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Doctor Who-Guide 1/3

Author: compiled from Wikipedia pages and published by Dr Googelberg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291079815

Category:

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Doctor Who: Wunderschönes Chaos

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864253119

Category:

Page: 252

View: 9390

Donna Noble ist zurück in London, um Zeit mit ihrer Familie zu verbringen und von ihren Abenteuern mit dem Doktor zu berichten. Ihr Grossvater, Wilfred, ist besonders gut gelaunt - er hatte einen neuen Stern am Himmel entdeckt, der daraufhin nach ihm benannt wurde. Er nimmt den Doktor, als Ehrengast, mit zu der Benennungszeremonie. Doch der Doktor ist misstrauisch, auch über andere Veränderungen, die man am Himmel beobachten kann. Vor allem dieser eine Stern dort hinten. Nein, nicht der. Der da, ein Stück weiter links ... Kurz darauf wird die Weltbevölkerung von einer mysteriösen, lilafarbenen Energiematerie kontrolliert, die die Persönlichkeit ändert und die die Menschen seltsamen Handlungen zwingt. Eine alles verzehrende, finstere Macht aus dunkler Vorzeit ist zur Erde gekommen ... und keiner kann sich davor schützen! Der britische Schauspieler und freiberufliche Autor Gary Russell wurde vor allem durch seine Hauptrolle als Dick Kirrin in der Kinderserie FÜNF FREUNDE Ende der Siebziger bekannt. Als Erwachsener verfolgte er jedoch andere Ziele und so wechselte er nach ein paar Auftritten, u. a. auch im James-Bond-Film 'Octopussy', ins Lager der Schriftsteller. Russell ist ein Whovian durch und durch. 1992 bis 1995 war er der Herausgeber des 'Doctor Who Magazine'. Im Jahr 2000 schrieb er ein Sachbuch über die Entstehung des ersten offiziellen DOCTOR WHO-Spielfilms. Seitdem schreibt er fast ausschliesslich an Romanen und Hörbüchern zur britischen Kult-TV-Serie.
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Reading between Designs

Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who

Author: Piers D. Britton,Simon J. Barker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292783299

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

View: 5412

From the alien worlds of Star Trek to the realistic operating room of ER, the design of sets and costumes contributes not only to the look and mood of television shows, but even more importantly to the creation of memorable characters. Yet, until now, this crucial aspect of television creativity has received little critical attention, despite the ongoing interest in production design within the closely allied discipline of film studies. In this book, Piers Britton and Simon Barker offer a first analytical study of scenic and costume design for television drama series. They focus on three enduringly popular series of the 1960s—The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who—and discuss such topics as the sartorial image of Steed in The Avengers, the juxtaposition of picturesque and fascistic architecture in The Prisoner, and the evolution of the high-tech interior of Doctor Who's TARDIS. Interviews with the series' original designers and reproductions of their original drawings complement the authors' analysis, which sheds new light on a variety of issues, from the discourse of fashion to that of the heritage industry, notions of "Pop" and retro, and the cultural preoccupation with realism and virtual reality.
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Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141028

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7327

When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned... The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation. A thrilling, all-new adventure as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC television.
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Terry Nation

The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Author: Alwyn W. Turner

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 184513687X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7659

The Daleks are one of the most iconic and fearsome creations in television history. Since their first appearance in 1963, they have simultaneously fascinated and terrified generations of children, their instant success ensuring, and sometimes eclipsing, that of Doctor Who. They sprang from the imagination of Terry Nation, a failed stand-up comic who became one of the most prolific writers for television that Britian ever produced. Survivors, his vision of a post-apocalyptic England, so haunted audiences in the Seventies that the BBC revived it over thirty years on, and Blake’s 7, constantly rumored for return, endures as a cult sci-fi classic. But it is for his genocidal pepperpots that Nation is most often remembered, and on the 50th anniversary of their creation they continue to top the Saturday-night ratings. Yet while the Daleks brought him notoriety and riches, Nation played a much wider role in British broadcasting’s golden age. He wrote for Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd and an increasingly troubled Tony Hancock, and as one of the key figures behind the adventure series of the Sixties – including The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders! – he turned the pulp classics of his boyhood into a major British export. In The Man Who Invented the Daleks, acclaimed cultural historian Alwyn W. Turner, explores the curious and contested origins of Doctor Who's greatest villains, and sheds light on a strange world of ambitious young writers, producers and performers without whom British culture today would look very different.
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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

Author: Steve Tribe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552125

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8086

The Time Lords are an immensely civilised, and immensely powerful, race. Yet we know very little about them, save that they can live forever (barring accidents) and possess the secrets of space and time travel. Their history has been shrouded in myth and mystery. Until now. A Brief History of Time Lords unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race - a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of its most fearsome enemies. Drawn from the ancient records of Gallifrey, and handed down from generation to generation, this remarkable book reveals the Time Lords in all of their guises: pioneers and power-mad conspirators, time-travellers and tyrants, creators and destroyers. Be careful who you share it with.
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The Doctor Who Programme Guide

Author: Jean-Marc Lofficier,Jean-Marc,Randy Lofficier

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595276189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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The Doctor Who Programme Guide is the complete guide to every Doctor Who story shown on television. The stories are listed in order of broadcasting, starting with the first episode broadcast in 1963. Each entry includes the storyline, the cast list, and the names of the producer, script editor, writer and director, and the details of novelizations, video and audio cassette releases. This indispensable guide first appeared over twenty years ago, and immediately established itself as the single, most important reference work about Doctor Who. "THE bible to an entire generation of [Doctor Who] fans on both sides of the Atlantic." -Andrew Pixley, Celestial Toyroom "A real treat for Doctor Who buffs." -David McDonnell, Starlog "It sits invaluably upon every fan's bookshelf and is a constant source of reference." -Gary Russell, Doctor Who Monthly "A remarkable work of...dedicated scholarship." -Barry Letts, Producer, Doctor Who
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Duplikat

Roman

Author: Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641186161

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 6801

Auf der Suche Wir schreiben das Jahr 2365: Eine gewaltige Flotte Holoschiffe macht sich auf den Weg zu einem Planeten, der Dutzende Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt ist. An Bord eines dieser Schiffe befindet sich Chiku Akinya, die Urenkelin der legendären Raumfahrerin Eunice Akinya. Doch Chiko hofft auf diesem fernen Planeten nicht nur eine neue Heimat zu entdecken, sondern auch ein geheimnisvolles Artefakt – ein Artefakt, das nicht nur ihr künftiges Schicksal bestimmen wird, sondern auch das ihrer beiden Klone ...
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Time Unincorporated 1: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives (Volume 1: Lance Parkin)

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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In Time, Unincorporated, the best essays and commentary from a range of Doctor Who fanzines are collected and here made available to a wider audience. In spirit, this series picks up the torch from Virgin’s Licence Denied collection (1997), concentrating some of the most delightful, insightful and strange writings on Doctor Who into a single source. Volume 1 of this series collects 15 years of Doctor Who-related essays and articles by Lance Parkin, one of the highest-regarded Doctor Who novelists. The cornerstone of this edition is a year-by-year survey and analysis of Doctor Who that Parkin wrote for the 40th Anniversary of Doctor Who (updated to the present), as well as a myriad of Parkin’s articles and columns from the fanzines Enlightenment and Matrix. Also included: Parkin’s original pitch for the celebrated Doctor Who novel The Infinity Doctors (1998), his extensive advice on the art of writing and more.
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Doctor Who

The Complete Guide

Author: Mark Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018863

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Doctor Who is now officially the most popular drama on television, From humble beginnings on 23rd November 1963 and eventual resurrection in 2005, the show has always been a quintessential element of British popular culture. Eleven Doctors, a multitude of companions, and a veritable cornucopia of monsters and villains: Doctor Who has it all. The Brief Guide to Doctor Who puts all the first Eleven Doctors under the microscope with facts, figures and opinions on every Doctor Who story televised. There are sections on TV, radio, cinema, stage and internet spin-offs, novels and audio adventures, missing episodes, and an extensive website listing and bibliography. It is the essential guide for all completists and fans.
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Doctor Who and Philosophy

Bigger on the Inside

Author: Courtland Lewis,Paula Smithka

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697251

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 8891

Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”
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A History and Critical Analysis of Blake’s 7, the 1978–1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 9600

Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
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Enigma

Roman

Author: Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641186153

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 458

Die Sterne halten noch viele Geheimnisse für uns bereit Die Zukunft: Die Menschheit hat die Grenzen unseres Sonnensystems hinter sich gelassen und auf fremden Planeten neue Kolonien gegründet. Eines Tages erreicht die Kolonie Crucible eine Botschaft aus den Tiefen des bisher unerforschten Universums. Man steht vor einem Rätsel: Was hat die Nachricht zu bedeuten? Wer hat sie geschickt? Und warum? Eine Expedition wird ausgesandt, um diese Fragen zu beantworten. Die Wissenschaftler stehen am Beginn des größten Abenteuers der Menschheit – einer Reise in den Dark Space ...
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