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April 5th, 2018 15 comments

Doctor Who and The Mutants: 3rd Doctor Audio CD

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Jon Culshaw reads this gripping novelisation of a classic adventure for the Third Doctor.

The Time Lords send the Doctor and Jo on a mysterious mission to Skybase One in the late 30th Century, from where the Earth Empire governs affairs on the primitive planet Solos.

Yet on the eve of their independence, something is happening to the Solonians: their hands are becoming claws and their skin is changing scales. Why are they gradually turning into monsters?

The Doctor and Jo soon discover that the natural order on Solos is threatened by the ruthless Marshal and his scientist Jaeger. Their dangerous quest has only just begun…

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  • Anonymous

    April 7th, 2018 - 2:57am

    Why is the logo wrong?

  • Adam

    April 6th, 2018 - 11:38pm

    The logo is really out of place. They didn’t put Series 1-10 logos on classic series merch so I really don’t understand what they’re doing. They’ve always used a classic logo and a new series logo. If for no other reason than to distinguish them.

    • Big Bang Two

      April 7th, 2018 - 9:07pm

      Brand consistency.

      They are unifying Doctor Who under a single logo. The problem is that for several years we have been trained to segment the show into neat little boxes and now that something finally challenges that, it’s almost offensive.

      The revived series has been around for so long and become so varied that the artificial divide between “New” and “Classic” Doctor Who has become redundant. It’s all one gigantic show and they are reflecting that in the branding.

      In short, it’s not the Jodie Whittaker logo, nor the Series 11 logo, nor the new series logo. It’s the Doctor Who logo.


      April 8th, 2018 - 9:43am

      Its still incongruous.Even merchandising, when they brought the series back in 2005 knew it made more sense to separate ‘Classic’ and new Who. Its identifiable to each era of the show. Clumping it all under the same Brand looks tacky to say the least.

    • Big Bang Two

      April 8th, 2018 - 1:25pm

      It made at least a bit more sense in 2005. Doctor Who was being “rebooted” for a new generation. “New Who” was almost considered a different show.

      It’s 2018 now. Revived Doctor Who is 13 years old and consists of several distinct eras. There are Doctor Who fans in 2018 who weren’t alive in 2005.

      Dividing New Doctor Who and Classic Doctor Who has become pointless. In fact they actually stopped doing this years ago. Since the 50th, the “legacy” logo has been used to represent aspects of the new series too.

      It’s messy. Multiple logos for the same brand flying around simultaneously is a bad idea. Like every other franchise, Doctor Who needs a single definitive identity (or at least one at a given time).

    • the ergon

      April 8th, 2018 - 2:43pm

      All I,m saying is the new logo will work for new and old fans alike but the old distinct logos are as iconic as say the Mcdonalds sign or any other large Brand. Not only that from a collectors point of view it would feel like starting from scratch to match up and start over. I like the continuation as well as the legacy, so unless the sleeves etc were reversible for classic stuff it wouldn,t appeal to me.

    • Anonymous

      April 10th, 2018 - 5:05pm

      But look at it in the long run
      Keep the same logo on an existing brand
      It’s always been classed as different era of a show,
      like Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Gen are those the same show or two different instalments in a franchise

    • Anonymous

      April 12th, 2018 - 12:42pm

      Why don’t they just put Jodie Whitaker on all the merchandise then
      So people aren’t confused
      They did it with Tom Baker on the a few of the old target books

  • The Surgeon

    April 5th, 2018 - 4:22pm

    Why is the picture so odd? It’s like they’re trying to take the mishmash of different art styles from the Target books and use it here

  • Nuallain

    April 5th, 2018 - 2:35pm

    I think they could do with bunching up the “And the Mutants” closer to the main part of the logo, but overall this is fine. I know the 1996 logo wasn’t terribly well regarded by some of those that actually had to find a way to make it work on covers like this, so I’m sure they’re already glad that it’s so much easier to work with.

    • Type40

      April 5th, 2018 - 4:05pm

      Agreed. Plus, for me, the white line isn’t required. Remove that and lower the logo nearer to the title and it would look fine.

  • cyberman12

    April 5th, 2018 - 1:09pm

    No to new logo means the change not going down to well with fans.

  • bryan

    April 5th, 2018 - 12:17pm

    . Some of these Covers ,can look a bit awkward with the edges extended, but the Change to the new Logo, means both this and The Mutants benefit from a little extra height space.

    Specially This one, as it has the Crystal very low on the Book cover, zoomng in, loses too much Tardis and crystal..

    This benefits so much from the new logo, giving more room,but as said above(or below) its the Content that matters. Jon Culshaw has given a superb 3rd Dr , and with a big male cast, i think he will be a great reader for this.

    That Cover has always been simply stunning

  • Jack Snelling

    April 5th, 2018 - 12:03pm

    Why change classic releases to this logo now? The 1996 logo worked all these years and now they switch. But I’m excited for the actual audio content

  • Gordon

    April 5th, 2018 - 10:17am

    Don’t mind the logo being on the blu ray s12. I feel It blends in there. However here it sticks out horribly. Thankfully it’s the content that counts


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