Terry Molloy reads this brand new novelisation of the classic television adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor.
The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.
The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war. For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison – and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space. But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own....
35 years after its first TV transmission, Doctor Who fan-favourite Resurrection of the Daleks is novelised at last, by the author of the original script, Eric Saward.
Terry Molloy, who played Davros in the BBC TV series, reads the novelisation, with Dalek voices by Nicholas Briggs.
What members say
- Daddy Bear
More content than the TV episodes
An enjoyable listen that gives more back story and more depth than the television version.
Having Dalek names helped such as Alpha Dalek and Beta Dalek.
Good to hear Terry Malloy as Davros again as well as narrating.
Also it was nice to hear that Terry Malloy didn’t try and do impersonations of the actors from the TV episode (apart from Tegan’s Australian accent).
A nice coda at the end regarding what happens to Tegan after leaving the Doctor. I’m intrigued as to what it was that caused her to feel the way she did on Tower Bridge.
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- Stevie F.
Resurrection of the Terrilept....err! Daleks
Terry Molloy is fine as a narrator in his own unexcitable way. Perhaps could imbue some personality into some of the characters, that is for me lacking in the narration. (However, Sawards writing style doesn't give the narrator a lot of scope). The exception of course being Davros whom he played a few times on screen. That said, it is a decent enough story from Davisons final season with Saward sampling moments from, and paying homage to, previous Dalek stories to help the tale along (Who fans will know what I mean). The one real "gripe" for me, if that's not to strong a word, is Sawards insistence in inserting the word Terrileptil(s) into as many places as possible in the first several chapters of the book. (For those of you who may not know , the Terrileptils were a lizard like alien race which appeared in a story called The Visitation, written by Saward, during Davisons first season). It just seemed to me totally unnecessary, superfluous to the story, and if I'm being honest, somewhat self-indulgent on the part of the author. Hence the 3 stars. However, well worth the listen to for Dalek fans and a decent representation of typical Who from the latter years of the Classic series. Overall though it is somewhat "flat", and this is one of those instances where the televised story is superior to the written version.
- Dr Steve
I had been looking forward to this but novelisation in this case was involves linking plot related text with vast tracts of descriptive text. I found listening to be an onerous task.