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|Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet|
|Based on:||The Tenth Planet|
|Featuring:||Second Doctor (cameo)|
|Main enemy:||The Cybermen (Mondans)|
|Main setting:||Antarctica, 2000|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co|
|Release number:||62 (given to later editions)|
|Release date:||19 February 1976|
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions, 141 Pages|
|The Smugglers||The Power of the Daleks|
- This novelisation is based on the original television serial TV: The Tenth Planet, written by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis
- The cover and information on the right are for the original Target edition. It featured the artwork of Chris Achilleos. The back cover included a small illustrated vignette also drawn by Achilleos. (See below for information on editions with different covers).
Publisher's summary Edit
1976 edition Edit
The Sergeant blinked again. Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard. Even as he looked, the lights changed into three tall, straight figures, clad in silver-armoured suits, advancing across the ice with a slow deliberate step. Horror-struck, the Sergeant reached for his gun, and a stream of bullets sprayed across the marching figures. BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHING…
Chapter Titles Edit
- The Space Tracking Station
- Disaster in Space
- The New Planet
- The Cyberman Invasion
- Ben into Action
- Battle in the Projection Room
- Two Hundred and Fifty Spaceships
- Z-Bomb Alert!
- Prepare to Blast off
- Cybermen in control
- Resistance in the Radiation Room
- The Destruction of Mondas!
- Contains illustrated pages
Deviations from televised story Edit
- Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet takes place in 2000 rather than 1986.
- An unknown Western seen in the original turns into a James Bond film starring Roger Moore.
- At the end, rather than collapsing by the TARDIS console, the First Doctor goes into a TARDIS room near the console and uses a machine (said to be used for 'compressing sleep') to become the Second Doctor.
- The Second Doctor receives some lines.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- Title page includes: “THE CHANGING FACE OF DOCTOR WHO: The cover illustration of this book portrays the first DOCTOR WHO whose physical appearance was later transformed when he discarded his worn-out body in favour of a new one.”
British publication history Edit
To be added
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
- Paperback (February 1993)
- Target / Virgin Publishing New cover artwork by Alister Pearson, priced £2.99 (UK).
Editions published outside Britain Edit
To be added
See also Edit