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June 14th, 2022 16 comments

Doctor Who Target 2022 The Androids of Tara

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“Why is your first impulse to reach for your swords and never a screwdriver?”

The Doctor and Romana’s search for the fourth segment of the all-powerful Key to Time leads them to the planet Tara, where courtly intrigue and romantic pageantry employ the most sophisticated technology.

Within hours of arriving, Romana is mistaken for a powerful princess and the Doctor forced to dally with robotic royalty – and both are quickly embroiled in the scheming ambitions of the wicked Count Grendel. Finding the segment of the Key is easy enough, but escaping with it in one piece will prove an altogether more colourful affair…

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  • Nick

    June 14th, 2022 - 11:21pm

    Oh what?! The new logo has been used and looks a little lost on the book… Oh well, we had the seventies logos, eighties etc… Just looks out of keeping with the rest of the recent Dr Who target books… Seems odd to be using this logo especially as it will be redesigned again for the new Doctor…

    • Dav

      June 15th, 2022 - 9:58am

      I wish they used the classic one on these and the collection blu-rays, people are going to FREAK if they change them

  • The Fishmonger

    June 14th, 2022 - 10:27pm

    Do you think FP will be doing signed copies again?

    • Gareth Pugh

      June 15th, 2022 - 12:49am

      Not by the author they won’t – he died a few years back. I suppose they could get Tom, or maybe John Leeson, to sign some?

    • The Fishmonger

      July 30th, 2022 - 10:46am

      Well, that cleats that up then.

  • bryan

    June 14th, 2022 - 4:34pm

    I know this is the style for the Rarget books now, but this feels a bit meh. It coukd never beat the horgeous Original, but ….

    I dont remember Mary Tamm as a punk with a mohican ☺

    • DA

      June 14th, 2022 - 5:06pm

      Thats because she hasn’t got a mohican. its a figurative depiction of her face inside the key to time segment as the story revolves around her and her Android clone.

  • Robbie Martin

    June 14th, 2022 - 3:52pm

    I wish the logo at the top was more consistent with the rest of the novels

    • Anon

      June 14th, 2022 - 4:19pm

      There will no doubt be another new logo soon. The logo has always changed. My target collection features 7 different logos with variations between the individual logos for colour, size etc. It doesn’t make any difference.

    • Bicky

      June 14th, 2022 - 4:46pm

      What irritates me is that the first ones rereleased in 2012 had a cream colour background and the later ones had white. If you put them together, the cream ones look off white and age discoloured next to the white ones! Just my OCD I guess

  • Ian zygon

    January 19th, 2022 - 8:10pm

    First time published in book form by David Fisher. They were originally written by Terrance Dicks.

  • Doctor What

    January 19th, 2022 - 5:14pm

    Just wondering, but why are they re-releasing the Androids of Tara and The Stones of Blood? Would have thought re-releases like Planet of the Spiders, Robot, the Doomsday Weapon, the Dæmons or even The Sea-Devils would have been re-released instead of Androids and Stones

    • David

      January 19th, 2022 - 6:26pm

      Technically this is a new novelisation as the original version was by Terrance Dick’s. I presume that this is manuscript that David Fisher wrote for the audiobook release – or perhaps a cut-down version of it.

    • Ian zygon

      January 19th, 2022 - 8:08pm

      First time published in book form by David Fisher. They were originally written by Terrance Ducks.

  • The grand serpent

    November 26th, 2021 - 7:27pm

    v could be vanquishers or vincent and the doctor

  • Jonathan

    November 25th, 2021 - 8:01pm

    V = Vampire of Venice or Vincent and the Doctor?


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