a real world point of view
|Doctor Who - Enlightenment|
|Main enemy:||The Eternals|
The Black Guardian
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co|
|Release number:||85 (shown inside and spine only)|
|Release date:||February 1984 (hardcover)|
May 1984 (paperback)
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions, 127 Pages|
|Terminus||The King's Demons|
The novelisation of Enlightenment was the eighty-fifth release in the Target Doctor Who novelisation range. It was released in 1984, nearly a year after the episode on which is based was first broadcast.
- This novelisation is based on the original television serial (TV): Enlightenment written by Barbara Clegg and shown from 1 March 1983.
- The cover and information on the right are for the original Target edition. It featured the artwork of Andrew Skilleter. (See below for information on editions with different covers).
- This was the last Doctor Who novelisation to include an image of the Doctor on the cover until the novelisation of The Savages was published in 1986. It the last time the image of the current Doctor (as of the time of publication) appeared on the cover until Paradise Towers in 1988.
Publisher's summary Edit
In response to a warning of great danger given by the White Guardian, the Fifth Doctor sets new co-ordinates and the TARDIS materialises on the heaving deck of an Edwardian racing yacht.
But the Doctor soon discovers that this is no ordinary yacht-and no ordinary race. Captain Striker is competing for an unusual prize-`Enlightenment.’
The crew will be lucky to reach port safely-but with such a prize would they be lucky to win?
Book Chapters Edit
01 - Winner Takes All
02 - The Race
03 - Here She Blows!
04 - Marker Buoy
05 - One Down!
06 - The Officers
07 - Man Overboard!
08 - The Buccaneer
09 - The Grid Room
10 - Spy!
11 - Focus Point
12 - The Prize
Deviations from televised story Edit
- In the chess game at the beginning, Turlough plays black; whereas he played as white in the episode.
- Upon reading a "First British Submarine Launched" headline in a newspaper, the Doctor concludes that the year is 1901.
- The power chamber on Wrack's ship is floored with a grid, rather than simply having a hole in the centre of the floor.
- Wrack uses several different kinds of crystal in the book, not just red opals.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- Writer Barbara Clegg expanded on her television script when writing the novelisation.
- Dedication: For Adam, Rufus and Jemima, my most constructive critics
- Clegg is the first woman to publish an officially-sanctioned Doctor Who novel of any type (she was predated by Jean Airey's 1982 work, The Doctor and the Enterprise, but this was not licenced by the BBC).
Additional cover images Edit
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British publication history Edit
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- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
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See also Edit