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March 16th, 2018 31 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (Target Collection)

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Still reeling from his encounter with the Cybermen, the First Doctor stumbles through the bitter Antarctic wind, resisting the approaching regeneration with all his strength. But as he fights his way through the snowdrifts, he comes across the familiar shape of a blue police box, and a mysterious figure who introduces himself as the Doctor…

Thrown together at their most vulnerable moments, the two Doctors must discover why the snowflakes are suspended in the sky, why a First World War Captain has been lifted from his time stream moments before his death, and who is the mysterious Glass Woman who knows their true name. The Doctor is reunited with Bill, but is she all she seems? And can he hold out against the coming regeneration?

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  • Jonah Waters

    September 22nd, 2018 - 10:18pm

    Anyone know if there’s gonna be any more of these?

  • toptimelord

    May 15th, 2018 - 11:00am

    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!

  • Rock Hudson

    March 24th, 2018 - 9:41am

    This story sums up the Capaldi era, promising but delivers nothing.

  • Anonymous

    March 17th, 2018 - 2:39am

    Lets hope it will be better the the story.

  • Anonymous

    March 16th, 2018 - 5:23pm

    This better be better than the episode
    No “aren’t woman made glass please”

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 7:17pm

      That line is ironic. It’s meant to show how much the doctor has changed, along with how much the show has progressed. It’s not a serious line!

    • T.A

      March 16th, 2018 - 7:17pm

      That one line definitely reminded my of the first doctor.

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 7:52pm

      It showed in the worst way possible, why would an the doctor, who Is an alien say something like that. Two episodes before that Capaldis doctor said they did not have problems with that.

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 9:23pm

      It’s exactly how the first doctor talked. As someone says above it was to point out the difference between eras.

    • Galactic yo yo

      March 17th, 2018 - 8:49pm

      It was extremely exaggerated, these lines happened once in a blue moon not every five minutes, it’s more like a parody of Hartnell.

    • 100,000 BC

      March 17th, 2018 - 10:42pm

      I agree that he did say that sort of thing, but I also agree with yo-yo that they shouldn’t have emphasised it that much, one or two lines would have been fine and in-keeping with the original series but the amount it came up was uncomfortable and unnecessary, not to mention uncharacteristic.
      I think perhaps in ‘World Enough and Time’ the Doctor was remembering the Gallifrey of his youth through rose-tinted brainy specs (or sonic shades). It has been a couple of thousand years for him, after all.

  • John Hoover

    March 16th, 2018 - 5:22pm

    What, The glass woman knows his true name, where was this in the episode

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 7:15pm

      This is probably based on a fuller or earlier script. Might have an extended interchange with clara as well

    • Alex

      March 17th, 2018 - 1:35am

      Yes, this is an aspect of the novelisations. They adapt the full script of an episode, including deleted lines and that sorta thing. This was probably something in the original episode that was cut for time.

    • Alex

      March 17th, 2018 - 1:36am

      That and it makes sense, of course the Glass Woman would know his true name. Why wouldn’t she.

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2018 - 4:46pm

      She didn’t in the episode or did she
      I forgot half of the episode

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2018 - 5:08pm

      I would not blame you if you did forget.

  • Waterloo Curve

    March 16th, 2018 - 4:05pm

    I look forward to seeing how the 12th Dr regeneration is described in print.

  • AllOfWho

    March 16th, 2018 - 3:44pm

    Despite the fact that the image of Bill looks to have been taken from Thin Ice, this is still an excellent cover, very evocative of the original Target novelisations.

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 4:34pm

      It really doesn’t matter where the picture is from.

    • Mad Psientist

      March 16th, 2018 - 4:47pm

      This cover’s “deliberate mistake” I guess.

    • Doctor Stu

      March 21st, 2018 - 3:04pm

      It sort of does when there’s loads more professional pictures they could have used of her and they use one of her in mid head tilt, mouth wide open dressed in Victorian clothing

  • Whorules

    March 16th, 2018 - 1:17pm

    Great cover

    • Whorules

      March 16th, 2018 - 1:18pm

      Hints of tenth planet

  • Whorules

    November 17th, 2017 - 4:15pm

    Paul cornell has been named as adapting this

    • Alex

      November 18th, 2017 - 12:50pm

      Didn’t he state that Heralds of Destruction was his last Who thing he’ll ever write? He didn’t stay away too long 🙂

    • Whorules

      November 18th, 2017 - 3:15pm

      Still nothing official here in the uk, but on radio times website and on the penguin australia website it says stephen moffat adapted by paul cornell for this book.

    • Galactic yo yo

      March 16th, 2018 - 8:23pm

      Thank goodness, hopefully he can treat the first doctor with more respect than Moffat

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2018 - 9:24pm

      Eh, moffat got the first spot on

  • DoctorFan

    November 12th, 2017 - 11:09am


    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2017 - 6:15pm

      i know

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