Sunday, February 26, 2012

The three adventures of Doctor Who

Pest Control
Series: BBC New Series Adventures
Release Number: 1
Writer: Peter Anghelides

"The Doctor and Donna face monstrous insects and a ruthless robot exterminator in this thrilling, exclusive audio story, read by David Tennant. The TARDIS is lost in battle on a distant planet. When the Doctor sets off in pursuit, Donna is left behind, and finds herself accepting a commission in the Pioneer Corps. Something is transforming soldiers into monstrous beetles, and she could be the next victim. Meanwhile, the Doctor steals a motorbike and stages a jailbreak. Well, how hard can it be to find the TARDIS, rescue Donna, and negotiate a peace? But that's before the arrival of a brutal and remorseless mechanical exterminator, bent on wiping out the insects. It may be that nothing can stop it, because this robot's solution for the infestation is very simple: kill everything."

(Above taken from this page).

The Nemonite Invasion
Series: BBC New Series Adventures
Release Number: 3
Writer: David Roden

"Catherine Tate reads this exclusive thrilling story, in which the Doctor and Donna take on a race of dangerous bloodsucking aliens

When the sky rips open somewhere over Dover, two objects hurtle out of the Vortex and crash-land in the sea. One is the TARDIS, out of control and freefalling - but the other, a mysterious crystalline sphere, is far more sinister.

The Doctor and Donna are rescued and taken to a secret command centre in the Dover cliffs. It's May 1940, and Vice-Admiral Ramsay is about to finalise one of the most daring plans of the Second World War: Operation Dynamo.

But something else has got inside the War Tunnels, a parasitic Nemonite from the crashed sphere. Its aim is to possess all humans and spawn millions of young. The Doctor and Donna must fight for their lives in order to save both Operation Dynamo and the world at large.

The Nemonite Invasion features the Doctor and Donna, as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC Television series Doctor Who. Written specially for audio by David Roden, it is read by Catherine Tate."

(Above taken from here).

Dead Air
Series: BBC New Series Adventures
Release Number: 7
Writer: James Goss

"'Hello, I'm the Doctor. And, if you can hear this, then one of us is going to die.'

At the bottom of the sea, in the wreck of a floating radio station, a lost recording has been discovered. After careful restoration, it is played for the first time - to reveal something incredible. It is the voice of the Doctor, broadcasting from Radio Bravo in 1966. He has travelled to Earth in search of the Hush - a terrible weapon that kills, silences and devours anything that makes noise - and has tracked it to a boat crewed by a team of pirate DJs. With the help of feisty Liverpudlian Layla and some groovy pop music, he must trap the Hush and destroy it - before it can escape and destroy the world..."

(Above taken from this page).

NOTE: Links may contain a few spoilers.

Three adventures of Doctor Who, all featuring - and, in the case of two of them, also read by - my favourite Doctor; what more could you ask for? I enjoyed them all, though "Dead Air" was my favourite of the three. Also, I didn't feel that Catherine Tate did as good of a job of reading the one she did as David Tennant did. And, no, I'm not just saying that because he's my favourite Doctor. David Tennant put a lot more enthusiasm in to the reading than Catherine Tate did, that's all. Anyway, if you're a fan of Doctor Who, then I recommend these three books; "Dead Air" especially!

8 comments:

Autumn said...

We are fans of Doctor Who. Watching the series as it comes on tv.

Toriz said...

Autumn:
Which Doctor is it with you right now? I refuse to watch the 11th Doctor; I think he's a total idiot who puts way too little emotion in his lines. He sounds too much like he's reading a script. That's why David Tennant is my favourit (the 10th Doctor); he's so enthusiastic in the role that it's easy to forget it's just a TV show for a while.

AliceKay said...

I've never watched or heard Doctor Who, but I'm glad you're enjoying the series. :)

AlphaBetsy said...

I love Dr Who, so I will definitely check them out. :)

ChicagoLady said...

Tori, Matt Smith is the current Doctor here in the U.S.

I wish I could find dvd's of all the original Doctor Who episodes from years ago. I've loved this newest recreation and am interested in seeing the original versions and stories.

Toriz said...

Chicago:
Ah, him... Yeah, he's the one I don't like at all!

Kelly has a magazine that's giving DVDs of old episodes; if I'm not mistaken, when he's done collecting it he's meant to have all the old and new DVDs (I know he has some going back to the 4th Doctor at the very least).

Rita said...

I've never watched Dr. Who, either. Glad you like them. I know a lot of people are devoted fans. :)

Toriz said...

Rita:
Thanks. :)