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Doctor Who: Snakedance

Doctor Who Snakedance The TARDIS arrives on the planet Manussa much to the Doctor s surprise because Tegan has mysteriously set the co ordinates But Tegan once again a member of the TARDIS crew is not her own boss An un

  • Title: Doctor Who: Snakedance
  • Author: Terrance Dicks
  • ISBN: 9780426194576
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • The TARDIS arrives on the planet Manussa much to the Doctor s surprise, because Tegan has mysteriously set the co ordinates.But Tegan, once again a member of the TARDIS crew, is not her own boss An unsuspecting medium for the sinister Mara, she enables the evil exile to return to his home planet.On Manussa the ten yearly celebration of the Mara s banishment is about toThe TARDIS arrives on the planet Manussa much to the Doctor s surprise, because Tegan has mysteriously set the co ordinates.But Tegan, once again a member of the TARDIS crew, is not her own boss An unsuspecting medium for the sinister Mara, she enables the evil exile to return to his home planet.On Manussa the ten yearly celebration of the Mara s banishment is about to take place Only the Doctor realises that this could in fact mark the spectacular revival of a reign of terror but no one will heed his warning.

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    1. It really is too bad that Christopher Bailey did not novelize the episodes he wrote. It would have been fascinating to get further exploration of the concepts and traditions that are so much of what makes his two Doctor Who episodes so appealing. Here, Terrance Dicks, who, one suspects, has little sympathy for the Buddhist and multicultural perspective that form the thematic structure of the story, has done his normal serviceable, but largely forgettable writing of the Target novelizations. At l [...]

    2. Tegan once again gets the Doctor into trouble--this time by getting possessed by the malevolent Mara. The Mara is the manifestation of all the evil and darkness in the minds of a formerly technologically advanced Empire. Confrontations with princes! The Doctor is thought to be a madman! Tegan is useless! Evil physically manifests itself! All the usual tropes, told in Dicks's usual servicable style.

    3. This is one of those stories that just didn't translate all that well from a screenplay to a novelization, and I think it's because it wasn't one of the better Doctor Who stories to begin with. The "villain" had powers that varied with the needs of the individual scene, and weaknesses that worked by writer fiat. Even Terrance Dicks couldn't entirely save this one.On the other hand, there were some good bits of dialogue, and it was a quick adventure romp.

    4. For every moment of Terrance Dicks genius, comes a moment of disillusionment. As with its predecessor, "Kinda", Mr. Dicks is unable or unwilling to translate this gorgeous script into a novelization worthy of its TV production. Instead, it's another functional translationwhen what was needed was something truly epic. Very disappointing.

    5. While the 'Mara' stories are considered classic fifth Doctor stories, I never really got into them. Some interesting ideas and nice chance for Tegan to be in the spotlight, but the 'Mara' was such a vaguely defined monster that it never seemed to have power of the other classic Who monsters and got bogged down in philosophy.Nice character bits, but not a great story.

    6. nhwvejournal/1060883ml#cutid3[return][return]Another rather run-of-the-mill Dicks effort, which is a shame as the TV version was one of my favourite Davison stories.

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