Doctor Who and the Crusaders

Doctor Who and the Crusaders David Whitaker
  • Title: Doctor Who and the Crusaders
  • Author: David Whitaker
  • ISBN: 9780426113164
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doctor Who and the Crusaders David Whitaker Doctor Who and the Crusaders Arriving in the Holy Land in the middle of the Third Crusade the Doctor and his companions run straight into trouble The Doctor and Vicki befriend Richard the Lionheart but must survive the cut thro
    Arriving in the Holy Land in the middle of the Third Crusade, the Doctor and his companions run straight into trouble The Doctor and Vicki befriend Richard the Lionheart, but must survive the cut throat politics of the English court Even with the king on their side, they find they have made powerful enemies.Looking for Barbara, Ian is ambushed staked out in the sand anArriving in the Holy Land in the middle of the Third Crusade, the Doctor and his companions run straight into trouble The Doctor and Vicki befriend Richard the Lionheart, but must survive the cut throat politics of the English court Even with the king on their side, they find they have made powerful enemies.Looking for Barbara, Ian is ambushed staked out in the sand and daubed with honey so that the ants will eat him With Ian unable to help, Barbara is captured by the cruel warlord El Akir Even if Ian escapes and rescues her, will they ever see the Doctor, Vicki and the TARDIS again This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 27 March 17 April 1965.Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Ian, Barbara, and Vicki
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    1. David Whitaker was an English screenwriter and novelist best known for his work in the early days of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who He served as the series first story editor working on the programme s first fifty one episodes in this capacity.


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    1. In the early development of the world s longest running Sci fi tv series the producers set out to educate as well as entertain So every so often the monsters and alien planets made way for a purely Terran historic story that usually involved the Doctor and crew getting separated from the Tardis early on, followed by a tricky entanglement in established history The BBC excelled at this sort of thing Unfortunately most kids preferred the weird worlds, ray guns and Daleks to Marco Polo, The Aztecs [...]

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    2. I was hoping to read about one of the lost Doctor Who stories by reading this book I love Hartnell and I love when Doctor Who goes back in time so I was excited to start it I hadn t gotten very far into the book when I got very sick with bacterial meningitis and ended up in a coma in the hospital My aunt came to stay with me and found this book on my bedside table at home, so she brought it to the hospital to read to me.I can remember her reading sections of the book to me after I woke up from a [...]

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    3. This was another wonderful historical for the team of the first Doctor, Ian and Barbara After reading the modern novelisation of the first Doctor it was so much better to go back and read one of his actual adventures To be fair though this was really an Ian and Barbara adventure rather than a Doctor who adventure The Doctor and Vicki had very minor roles and mostly it was Ian and Barbara who were in LOVE who had most of the action and adventures What was great about this was that they portrayed [...]

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    4. Good old fashion writing on an excellent Dr Who story love me my historical stories something they neglect on the new series 6.5 10

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    5. This was kind of a boring episode The Doctor didn t even do anything Most of the action came from Ian and Barbara I m also getting a little sick of how all Barbara seems to be is a pretty face and a damsel in distress It seems all the episodes are centered around rescuing her.

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    6. Leuk boek Een echt eerste Doctor Who.

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    7. Doctor Who and the Crusaders is the novelization of the Hartnell story, The Crusade, a story which is partially missing This is the last of the original three pre Target novelizations which also included Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks later renamed to Doctor Who and the Daleks and Doctor Who and the Zarbi.I fairly recently watched the serial The Crusade, so I was able to compare it somewhat with this novelization, which was written by David Whitaker who also wrote the noveli [...]

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    9. nhwvejournal 1022168 return Doctor Who and the Crusaders is the only one of the 1960s Who novels to have been drawn from a four part rather than seven part story, and Whitaker makes full use of the extra space this gives him to expand on his own original material His opening paragraph is pretty memorable return return As swiftly and as silently as a shadow, Doctor Who s Space and Time ship, Tardis, appeared on a succession of planets each as different as the pebbles on a beach, stayed awhile and [...]

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    10. This is a really enjoyable book A the information at the back of the book states, it does differ in many mays from the televised version, and was also one of the first three Doctor Who novels ever published So what makes it so good Well, the first thing is that, apart from our lead characters and their method of transport, this is not a Science Fiction story at all Once the characters are enmeshed in events, there are no gimmicks to help them out It is a story about how the character deal with t [...]

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    11. The third and last original novelization from the 60s Target wouldn t start creating new ones until the 70s and originally illustrated, to boot The Crusaders has the feel of the possibility of a movie being made from it such as with The Daleks, and The Dalek Invasion of Earth Consequently, it is slightly dramatized than later novelizations and plays on Ian s heroics and the possibility of a romance between him and Barbara It s a good story though, well written, and leaves you wanting and some [...]

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    12. The second of the printed Target novelisations that I ve read and I can understand their popularity, especially given that the books provided a chance to revisit episodes on those far off days before videos and DVDs Well written, adapted by the author of the television episodes, with no budget or special effects limitations, this is a very good children s book.It does have a little romance than the television programme Barbara looked across at Ian, stretched out a hand and held his A dozen unsa [...]

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    13. Not sure how I d missed reading this one before In my head I thought I d read it, but this was definitely a new one and not a re read For some odd reason maybe because the recovery of The Lion was the first lost episode that was recovered in the internet era I ve probably watched listened to this episode than almost any other first Doctor story The differs some but is a fun fast read, and is charming for some of it s anacronisms you can tell it was written in the mid 60 s.My only complaint with [...]

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    14. Listened to the audiobook version read by William Russell, who played Ian Chesterton on the show His reading added a lot to the story, with excellent characterizations and an overall liveliness The last track with his reflections on the characters and the difference in the adaptation was a nice bonus.The story itself was an entertaining adventure, naturally rife with anachronisms, in which our Manly Hero Ian rescues Intelligent Brave Damsel in Distress Barbara from a terrible fate, and the Docto [...]

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    15. The interesting intro tells us that Doctor Who was originally created as an educational series for children that wouldn t let them realise they were being educated As such, they would alternate one sci fi story with a historically based one.Crusaders was, obviously, one of these history lessons and it makes for a very good story The Doctor barely plays a part in in, the majority being focussed on two of his companions and the people of the era It s a right swords and sandals epic set around Jaff [...]

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    16. Doctor Who and the Crusaders is a novelisation of the four part Doctor Who story broadcast in 1965 featuring Julian Glover as Richard the Lionheart also known as the story where Ian is proclaimed a Knight of Jaffa.The novelisation is written by David Whitaker who wrote the television story and this is a much richer version of the story than what we saw on screen there is violence and the story is also adult in tone.Written by an author steeped in that particular era of the show the characteris [...]

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    17. The doctor who books go to a way darker place then I have seen on the episodes I guess book format lends itself better to that then the 60 s television format The author can go deeper into it, go into the mind of the character and create a better understanding of the dangers the characters face It was quite a departure from the TV episodes Of course, it still has the campy ending where everything that happened washes away as soon as they step into the TARDIS I guess there is no excaping that.

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    18. My reaction to this book may be colored somewhat by the dismal failure of the previous novelization, but the crusaders was a really good read.Since the original serial is lost to time, this book was my first exposure to the story, and I wish I d been able to watch it with my own eyes But Whitaker s serve us well in this retelling, and as such we can all enjoy a story that otherwise would be gone forever.

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    19. Listened to the CD version read by William Russell This is from the time period in the 1960 s when Doctor Who s production team was commanded by the execs to focus on historical pieces and lessons This was the typicalsplit everyone up and get them captured plot the Doctor can maneuver events by impersonating historical figures and subsequently save them Kept my interest and was fun.ough, I do prefer the scifi monster stories .

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    20. The old Doctor Who historical stories were fun Too bad they stopped doing them on the show, They should try and do some on the new series.This book has the First Doctor and company caught up in the events of the Crusades and of course, meeting King Richard.Not sure how historically accurate these stories were, but they make for a decent read and might have even helped to get a couple kids interested in history Never a bad thing.

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    21. The second Doctor Who novelisation to be written by David Whitaker the first was Doctor Who and the Daleks Unlike the first, this feels a rounded work, and one in which Whitaker turns a script into a novel in its own right It also shows that Doctor Who was originally planed as a program to teach about science and history.

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    22. A great exercise in prose adaptation of the author s television script, sharply aware of the issues being presented, but somehow it has always seemed to me lacking in incident Still worth reading as an early example of Doctor Who and the only 1960s historical serial to be novelised within a year or so of its transmission.

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    23. Much better than the TV story missing episodes aside and really made me appreciate the story that David Whitaker was trying to tell in the series He really has a chance to flesh out and give depth to the characters He especially better defines the relationship between Ian and Barbara Warning as with most Doctor Who stories, don t go into it expecting historical accuracy.

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    24. Doctor Who and the Crusaders is an expected tale of knights and chivalry, King Richard the Lionhearted, an evil emir, captive harem girls, and adventure I m sorry to spoil it for you, but Vicki doesn t scream.

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    25. Beautifully written, but tremendously boring Sorry I skipped great passages, marvelling at how well written the introduction and the ending were, but despairing at how pointlessly interminable the rest of it was Reading others opinions, it appears I m in something of a minority.

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    26. One of the better historical adventures of the Doctor The book is better than the actual TV episodes The scene with Ian tied up and honey added to his arm with the ants and all was very compelling On the minus side, it had a slow start and dragged a bit.

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    27. Last of the original three Target Novelizations Nothing wrong with the writing and the story is well regarded but I can t help feeling something is wrong Ah, I know, there s no plot.That said two of four the episodes are missing so don t miss this.

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    28. One of the most richly told and historically brilliant stories in Doctor Whod novelized to the power of 10 Aside from being the series first script editor and guiding hand for new authorsTHIS book is David Whitaker s greatest contribution to the show he helped nurture.

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    29. Well written enjoyable romp from the early years non science fiction stories Characters quite believable on the whole with one hammy villain Mainly involves Barbara and Ian getting in and out of scrapes.

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    30. Entertaining historical adventure featuring the First Doctor though Ian and Barbara seem to get attention It features a surprisingly fair minded view of both sides in the Crusades, considering the era and audience it was written for British families in the 1960s.

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