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February 22nd, 2018 23 comments

Doctor Who: Rose (Target Collection)

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The story that relaunched Doctor Who for the 21st century, novelised by show-runner Russell T Davies from his original script.

Meet the new Doctor Who classics.

“Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!”

In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike.

Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.

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  • toptimelord

    May 15th, 2018 - 10:53am

    Now this is some of the nicest Doctor Who merchandise I have seen in a long time! I will definitely be purchasing the whole set of these classy novels!

  • Kane Archer

    April 21st, 2018 - 1:51pm

    Does it mention anything to do with the Ninth Doctor just after his regeneration?

  • Star Lord

    April 14th, 2018 - 12:30pm

    Read the first few chapters last night and was blown away; the prologue alone is worth the price, adding a whole backstory to a character only mentioned in the first few televised scenes. It is obvious that one is reading a labour of love. Really hope these aren’t a one-off and that they do another wave in the future.

  • Type40

    April 5th, 2018 - 4:18pm

    There’s now a “look inside” option on these over at Amazon.

  • The Temple Of The Daleks

    February 25th, 2018 - 12:11am

    Russell T Davies has said in the novel of Rose there is scene they cut, bits they couldn’t afford to film, new friends for Mikey, more about the file in Clive’s shed and we get more Jackie

  • Whorules

    February 23rd, 2018 - 12:00am

    Just fantastic!

    • Whorules

      February 23rd, 2018 - 12:05am

      Christmas invasion and day of the doctor covers are great as well

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2018 - 9:02pm

    They used series 2 rose for the front and that just bugs me

    • 76 Totters Lane

      February 22nd, 2018 - 11:26pm

      Maybe it’s a nod to the old Targets occasionally getting the wrong era for some of the designs on the covers.

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2018 - 2:31am

      Yes, the artist said it’s a homage to the inaccuracies of the original targets. Shame they got the titles right though.

    • Alex

      February 23rd, 2018 - 5:39am

      Wait how do you know it’s an homage? Where did the artist confirm this?

  • R1ch1e

    February 22nd, 2018 - 7:36pm

    You know it’s little gems like this that really make my day. Rose is such a special episode. In some of my darkest days when I really needed Doctor Who, this episode lit up my life again. I cant wait to read this.
    And ive just seen Christopher Ecclestone on the One Show. Such a great guy!

    • Bicky

      February 22nd, 2018 - 7:58pm

      I saw him on there as well- A no nonsense proper actor. Good bloke.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    February 22nd, 2018 - 7:25pm

    I’d rather it was a hardback but still looks good.

  • DoctorFan

    February 22nd, 2018 - 6:31pm

    nice Cover

  • crypto daleks

    November 12th, 2017 - 3:06pm

    ps: sorry typho miss on the 9th doctor’s last episode. * The parting of the ways *

  • crypto daleks

    November 12th, 2017 - 3:02pm

    Cool, but really hope that russell makes the thing pretty much like classic target books linking the past doctors with the new ones adding doctor to doctor material to make a better continuity that at least ties the story from classic who – movie – new series as we know it already pointing out the milestone that was the day of the doctor itself.

    You know maybe a prologue linking the time diferential/blinovitch/last doctor remembers so this is why 9th is merciless and maybe to mention and place better his part in the day of the doctor in an specific point on his personal timeline, thus giving an specific written and updated link between his comics/audio books/etc explaining that point itself on why rose nor any companion is seen fixing the thing in gallifrey before him even existing 😉 not sure if it would work then in the bad wolf paradox plot novel on the partin of the way as a retroactive thing all over as for 9th life the bad wolf paradox was his end and altogether from war doctor moment hallucination the foreshadow of 9th and 10th lives around Rose.

    You know, just in our opinion, enhancing that would give more meaning to the short tv relationship of 9th and rose when the day of the doctor was not only to step 11th to his final challenge on the next cycle thanks to clara, but to give the short lived war doctor and john hurt an standing applause round for linking the 9th doctor sad life to his own saddest, to be forgotten until 11th timeline could remember another out of sync multi doctor event.

    9th life is really sad trully, and it would be remarkable to as said, connect the novel to past (war being with) and future (10 and 11th doctors) so his timeline could be properly fixed and enhanced before the episode and post time war regeneration, something like a paradox unfolding for his life since the blinovitch/retroactive plot device of 05 – 13. fixing the middle part of this long bible moved one of this daleks to tears…

    • Skonnos

      February 22nd, 2018 - 10:02pm

      Maybe you should have written it!

  • Whorules

    November 12th, 2017 - 10:26am

    Wonder if chris achilleos will do the covers? That would be wonderful.

  • The Outcast

    November 12th, 2017 - 9:59am

    Can’t wait to see the cover art for these. Hopefully it ends up reading on the cover: DOCTOR WHO AND ROSE.

    • James gill

      January 13th, 2018 - 10:21pm

      Or “Doctor who and the Rose” >D

  • Lege

    November 12th, 2017 - 9:02am

    I really hope they are released on audio.

  • Doctorfan

    November 12th, 2017 - 8:46am

    these look amazing one copy of each please!


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