Roll up, roll up, roll up! Our third episode is now available for your listening delectation and delight! Listen to the boys discuss Terrance Dicks' novel The Eight Doctors, the first in the range of the BBC's Eighth Doctor Adventures. Hear Sean say things that Erik disagrees with! Listen as Chris Sigma from The Oodcast makes the novel come alive! As always, we spoil this thing something fierce, so be forewarned. Plus, once you've listed to our take on this selection, you should check out Matthew Kresal's over at the House of Lungbarrow at the Doctor Who Reprint Society.
For our April selection, our exacting scientific model has chosen Empire of Death by David Bishop! This novel is part of the BBC Past Doctor Adventure range and features the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and a very special appearance by the ghost of Adric! Empire of Death (ISBN: 0-563-48615-5) was published in 2004 and is set between the televised stories "Timeflight" and "Arc of Infinity." From the cover:
In 1856, a boy discovers he can speak with the voices of the dead. He grows up to become one of England's most celebrated spiritualists.
In 1863 the British Empire is effectively without a leader. Queen Victoria is inconsolable with grief following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. The monarch's last hope is a secret seance.
The Doctor and Nyssa are also coming to terms with loss following the death of Adric and Tegan's sudden departure. Trying to visit the Great Exhibition of 1851, the time travelers are shocked when a ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning them to the other side.
What is hidden in a drowned valley guarded by the British Army? Is there life after death and can it be reached by those still alive? And why is the Doctor so terrified of facing his own ghosts?
Well, if that doesn't make you want to read along with us, I don't know what can. So, find a copy, and get started! We'll release episode four in April.
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For more info:
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The Doctor Who Reference Guide
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