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Title:Doctor Who Logopolis
Authors:Christopher H. Bidmead
Other authors:Peter Grimwade
Info:London : BBC Enterprises, 1992.
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As a story, well, I've always loved Logopolis, although it makes almost no sense whatsoever. (What exactly is the Master trying to accomplish at any given point in the story?) As a novelization, it's obvious the writer was working off a script rather than the finished filmed product, in which Tom Baker & Anthony Ainley add a lot. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Jul 15, 2014 |
Christopher H. Bidmead's novelization of his four-part serial "Logopolis" is a standard adapt the script for the printed page affair that was common to the Target novelizations of the time. Bidmead does take the opportunity to try and iron out some of the inconsistencies in his script but except for a few limited passes, he rarely expands the story beyond what we saw on-screen.

The novelization itself is a three-star read. But the audio adaptation is only a two-star listen. A lot of that has to do with Bidmead as a narrator. He does well enough when the story is at its most descriptive, but when it comes down to imitating on-screen characters, Bidmead falters. His impression of Tegan is shrill and difficult to listen to while his fourth Doctor sounds more like Christopher Lee than Tom Baker. A good audio reading can be enhance or detract from a story--in this case it detracts.

Also, it's odd that the audio is produced by BBC Audio but that it's limited in which sound cues it can utilize in the story. I understand that it won't use the same incidental music, but the story can afford to have the TARDIS materializing sound effect but yet uses a new one for the cloister bell. The new effect is far less ominous and too light for the story, which took me out of the story as I was listening to it.

Not the best effort from the BBC Audio range of Target novelizations on CD. ( )
  bigorangemichael | Mar 11, 2010 |
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1052749.html#cutid2

Bidmead's write-up of his own story is reassuringly dynamic and exciting, if just a little over-written in places. In particular, Logopolis itself feels more like a real place, and the minor characters more like real people; the whole thing makes slightly better sense than what we saw on screen. ( )
  nwhyte | Jun 25, 2008 |
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On a trip to the normally quiet little planet, Logopolis, brings the Doctor up against his arch-enemy, The Master, whose meddling presence ensures the disruption of normality.

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