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Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen by…
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Typically, I try to pick up any Target novelization I see that's not by Terrance Dicks, especially if it's by the writer of the serial. The original writer typically adds something to the story I saw on television, a dimension they had in their head that didn't make it to screen. Gerry Davis does not does not do this. If anything, this is worse than the serial it is based on, which is already not a favorite of mine due to the fact that the story makes very little sense. Without the serial's strong direction, and thus its sense of spookiness/suspense and its excellent visuals, the story really has nothing going for it. At all. Even at a mere 140 pages, it wore out its welcome quickly.
  Stevil2001 | May 9, 2008 |

I have been unimpressed by Davis' previous Cyberman books, which were nothing like as good as my fond memories of them. But in this case, writing up what is certainly the best Cyberman story, Davis rose to the occasion and produced what is probably the best Cyberman book. He even succeeds in injecting Victoria with some gravitas, making her both courageous and assertive in total contrast to her screen character (he makes her blonde as well for some reason). It is not bad at all. ( )
  nwhyte | Apr 25, 2008 |
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SCIENCE FICTION. The Cybermen - silver, indestructible monsters whose only goal is power - seem to have disappeared from their planet, Telos. When a party of archaeologists, joined by the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria, land on the Cybermen's barren, deserted planet, they uncover what appears to be their tomb. But once inside it becomes clear that the Cybermen are not dead, and some in the group of archaeologists desperately want to re-activate these monsters! How can the Doctor defeat these ruthless, power-seeking humans and the Cybermen? Michael Kilgarriff, who played the Cyber Controller in the original BBC TV serial, reads Gerry Davis' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1978. Cyberman voices are provided by Nicholas Briggs.… (more)

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