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Doctor Who and the Underworld (novelisation)

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Doctor Who and the Underworld
Underworld novel
Based on: Underworld
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Leela, K9
Main enemy: The Oracle
Main setting: P7E Planetoid
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Cover by: Bill Donohoe
Release details
Release number: 67 (given to later editions)
Release date: 24 January 1980
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 15 Chapters, 123 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20068-3
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Doctor Who and the Underworld was a novelisation based on the 1978 television serial Doctor Who television serial Underworld.

Publisher's summary Edit

Exploring the very edge of the known universe, the Fourth Doctor, Leela and K9 discover a group of astronaunts searching for the lost gene bank of the Minyan race. During the perilous voyage, the astronauts' craft plunges into the heart of a recently formed planet, wherein an awesome secret is hidden.

How will the Minyan quest end?

What must the Doctor wrest from the Heart of the Oracle?

Chapter titles Edit

  • Prologue
  1. The Nebula
  2. The Minyans
  3. The Intruders
  4. The Quest
  5. Buried Alive
  6. The Trogs
  7. Skyfall on Nine
  8. The Smoke
  9. The Mouth of the Dragon
  10. The Sword of Sacrifice
  11. The Crusher
  12. The Battle
  13. Doomsday
  14. The Legend

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • The background to the Minyans, the Time Lords and the crew of the R1C are expanded upon.
  • It is Idas rather than Idmon who trips and nearly causes the Doctor and Leela to fall into the crusher.
  • The Doctor gets replacement parts for the R1C from the P7E.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • to be added

Additional cover images Edit

to be added

British publication history Edit

First publication:

  • Hardback - W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback - Target

External links Edit

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