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Novelization of the audio adventure released on LP in the 70s.The Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane battle against some of the most heinous foes to emerge from the outer universe: The Pescatons. The Doctor finds himself in the capital city of London, where the population is bewildered and trembling beneath the violent onslaught of a merciless invader.Who or what is the mNovelization of the audio adventure released on LP in the 70s.The Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane battle against some of the most heinous foes to emerge from the outer universe: The Pescatons. The Doctor finds himself in the capital city of London, where the population is bewildered and trembling beneath the violent onslaught of a merciless invader.Who or what is the mighty Zor, whose green slanting luminous eyes glare out from the dark of night like giant emeralds? What is the powerful alien force that is bringing Earth's civilisation to a standstill, threatening to annihilate everything in its path?This is the story of a dying Planet, of a Deadly Weed, and the merciless Creatures themselves. It is a Challenge to the Doctor -- a frightening race against time......

Title : Doctor Who: The Pescatons
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ISBN : 9780426203537
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 153 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Doctor Who: The Pescatons Reviews

  • A Bald Mage** Steve
    2019-02-16 14:57

    Boring... 1/10

  • Daniel Kukwa
    2019-02-02 09:03

    Considering what Victor Pemberton managed to do with his "Fury From the Deep" novelization, the expectations for this adaptation of his rather mixed LP audio story from the 1970s were high. Unfortunately, this is just not wort the time. Best to simply ignore it and pretend (very easily) that the 4th Doctor & Sarah had other, more interesting adventures.

  • Kayla
    2019-02-07 13:17

    Another good adventure with the Doctor and Sarah Jane in London saving the world from the Prescaton invasion.

  • Matthew Kresal
    2019-01-31 11:02

    Doctor Who: The Pescatons started out as the first Doctor Who audio release way back in 1976. As an audio release of its time, the audio story had only three actors (Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Bill Mitchell if memory serves me correctly) and much of it was told in Baker's narration. So that brings us to this book, published twenty-five years later and the question: is it worth buying? Victor Pemeberton takes the novel as an opportunity to flesh out the audio story and its 45 minute length. Pemberton adds new characters to the story and even manages to give it a bigger scope then the original audio story managed. By adding in new characters and subplots (especially astronomer Professor Emmerson), Pemberton makes this a treat for those who have listened and enjoyed the original audio version of the story. Yet the expansion of the story is when this novel hits problems. By expanding the story and adding characters, one would expect them (and Pemeberton in effect) to add some depth to the original story. The answer is that they don't really. While they bring something the audio story lacked (which is to say that the story needed development in terms of bringing in more scenes and character to add depth) they don't really endear the novel at all. In fact one reads them and wonders Pembereton added them in at all most of the time. So back to the question: is it worth buying? The answer depends on a couple of things. If, like me, you listened to Pescatons and enjoyed, this novel is worth checking out as an alternative version of that story. If you have not heard the original audio then get it first then think about getting the novel. Otherwise, you might not enjoy the story as much as you should.

  • Christian Petrie
    2019-01-23 14:21

    Going into this book, I was not expecting much with it. The reason is that is was based off an audio production that was done back in the 70s. I was pleasantly surprised by how much better it was than expected. Though it did have its flaws.This is another run of the mill story about an alien race trying to take over the Earth. Compared to other stories around this time, UNIT is nowhere in sight. In the televised series UNIT was being phased out. However, it could have shown up in this story. Instead another organization is involved. This does does not hamper the story, but it does not help with the scope. Due to the world wide problem, you would expect UNIT to be involved.One thing that was the biggest surprise were the Pescatons. For a one off alien race, there was a lot of detail to these aliens. There was a lot of background material and the scope of how dangerous they were was clearly known. The downside to them would be their 'leader'. I won't go into detail since it is a slight spoiler, but it felt out of place with everything else about them.Victor Pemberton's writing is great. The story flows well, and the descriptions are great. However, the characterization of the Doctor was slightly off. Overall an enjoyable story with some flaws.

  • Nicholas Whyte
    2019-02-14 13:01[return][return]On the one hand, it scores over the audio version on which it is based by having a larger number of active characters and a wider view of the action. On the other hand, Pemberton's writing style is absolutely dire, with a cringeworthy phrase on almost every page. In addition, he seems unsure which Doctor he is writing for, with the appearance of a flute (ie recorder) at the end, and a confusion about whether we are in the 1960s or 1970s. Not quite the worst novelisation or spinoff fiction I've read, but really one for completists only.

  • Adam James
    2019-02-09 14:57

    The good news is that The Pescatons is a way better story than the 1976 LP audio adventure it's based on. The bad news is that I'd still rather listen to the LP.At least with the LP I get Tom Baker and Sarah Jane sounding mildly interested. With the novel I get a hundred pages of character development that will always fail in comparison to bonus Tom Baker. To be fair, most written prose fails to come close to bonus Baker.

  • Scott Taylor
    2019-01-21 14:58

    The best thing about this book on CD was the included interview with Elisabeth Sladen. RIP Sarah Jane. Otherwise it was a predictable and boring, if well-acted, story. Fish people invade, mayhem abounds, whole race destroyed by deus ex machina. It was like re-reading the worst of the Venom stories. I would say skip it, but there was that interview with Sarah...Thanks for reading.

  • Travis
    2019-02-10 12:22

    Huge disappointment, considering how long it took me to track down a copy.The monsters are cool, there's a good setting and a decent attempt to explain where this 'lost adventure' fits into Who continuity, but the Doctor and Sarah are written so bland and uninteresting, the book was a struggle to get through.You've got work hard, as a writer, to make Tom Baker come across as dull.

  • Steven
    2019-02-18 08:24

    Doctor Who at its silliest.

  • Mario Hernandez
    2019-02-19 12:24

    As a Doctor Who fan this is a great read. The story is really well written. The story is fun and creepy. Great Doctor Who book.

  • Graham Lee
    2019-02-06 08:05

    Not a great outing for Tom Baker. His Doctor acts entirely out of character and the plot limps along to a disappointing "climax". There's probably a reason this one wasn't made into a TV series.