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Doctor Who: The Scripts

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Doctor Who: The Scripts was a series of trade paperback-format books published by Titan Books between 1988 and 1994 and distributed in the UK and North America. (This is not to be confused with the hardcover release Doctor Who: The Scripts: Tom Baker 1974/5.)

Edited by John McElroy, this series reprinted the original shooting scripts for several iconic Doctor Who serials from the 1960s and 1970s, plus one from the 1980s, as well as an early version of Anthony Coburn's script for An Unearthly Child which was published under the working title The Tribe of Gum, and a previously unseen rejected First Doctor script, The Masters of Luxor.

Three of the stories featured in the series were, at the time of their publication as scripts, considered lost: The Tomb of the Cybermen, which was recovered a couple of years later and released on video in 1992), and The Power of the Daleks and Galaxy 4, which still do not exist in their entirety. The Power script book was also published several months before the novelisation of the story was finally issued.

The books published under this line included:

The final books in the series, Galaxy 4 and The Crusade, were published in 1994. Further script books were planned for The Abominable Snowmen and the never-novelised The Pirate Planet, and cover art for the former was even circulated, but Titan cancelled the line before these two books were published.

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