Timewyrm: Apocalypse- Part IV

The Doctor finds himself; Ace is all at sea.

Remember how I was complaining about a lack of answers yesterday? Well, the Doctor spends half of the narrative today wandering towards the Skete of Kandasi, with interludes lifted from The Stones of Blood (exit, pursued by a beast over a cliff), The Daleks (Much Ado About Jumping Across the Cliff)and The Five Doctors (Deadly Phantoms, which Shakespeare totally did too). At least when Terrance Dicks uses delaying tactics, we usually get to meet some new characters. Continue reading “Timewyrm: Apocalypse- Part IV”

Timewyrm: Apocalypse- Part I

The Doctor returns to a place he’s never been; Ace trusts a handsome stranger.

We go off Earth and into the far future for this story- possibly further than the series had ever been before at this point. Judging by the cover, Ace beers a blue person and gets menaced by a sea monster, but seems to be more worried about her seasickness. What do we find in a galaxy far, far away? Continue reading “Timewyrm: Apocalypse- Part I”

Timewyrm: Exodus- Part IV

The Doctor dallies with a despot; Ace sees the dead among the living.

Doctor Who has always had a bit of trouble growing with its audience. Too much adult content and the kids get left behind; too little and they grow out of it too quickly. How apt then that Terrance Dicks, so many young fans’ first author of any book, pitches his book so well to an adult audience. Continue reading “Timewyrm: Exodus- Part IV”