31 January 2013

Review: Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks by Paul Scoones

PDF eBook, 82 pages
Published 2008 (originally 2000)
Read August 2012
Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks
by Paul Scoones

Resurrection of the Daleks is one of my favorite Doctor Who stories: a grim, tense portrait of the Doctor in a situation escalating out of his control and out of his morality, pushing the edge of what he can take. There's so much going on, and he can but push at the edges. Unfortunately, that feeling doesn't come across at all in this bland adaptation, where it may as well be Black Orchid for all the proceedings seem to impact the Doctor. A missed opportunity, though I liked the prologue/epilogue-- the only parts of the book with any style to them. (Perhaps not coincidentally, they're the only parts of the book to not happen on screen.)

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