Doctor Who: The Macra Terror

Doctor Who The Macra Terror In the far future a group of humans is living an idyllic existence on a distant planet Their colony is run like a gigantic holiday camp and nothing seems to trouble their carefree existence When one o

  • Title: Doctor Who: The Macra Terror
  • Author: Ian Stuart Black
  • ISBN: 9780426203070
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the far future a group of humans is living an idyllic existence on a distant planet Their colony is run like a gigantic holiday camp and nothing seems to trouble their carefree existence.When one of them claims that the colony is being invaded by hideous monsters, no one takes him seriously But the Doctor s suspicions are immediately aroused.What is the terrible menacIn the far future a group of humans is living an idyllic existence on a distant planet Their colony is run like a gigantic holiday camp and nothing seems to trouble their carefree existence.When one of them claims that the colony is being invaded by hideous monsters, no one takes him seriously But the Doctor s suspicions are immediately aroused.What is the terrible menace that lurks at the heart of this apparent paradise Why are the colonists unaware of the danger that lies before their very eyes And what is the Macra Terror

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    • A Bald Mage** Steve says:

      The book lost all the humour of the Tv story . 4/10

    • Daniel Kukwa says:

      This is one of my favourite stories from Patrick Troughton's 2nd Doctor era, but the author doesn't quite push the strangeness and anarchy as hard as he can in print. It's a very readable novelization, but Ian Stuart Black is still traveling the road that will lead him to his last and best developed book, "The War Machines". This is the second stop on Black's prose journey through his own "Doctor Who" stories, and while you can see him deepening his adaptation skills, he's not quite reached the [...]

    • Stafford Colton says:

      Back in 1989 I was just nine-years-old and fascinated by Doctor Who. I absolutely loved the show and at that time Sylvester McCoy was wrapping up his tenure as the Doctor.Nothing would excite me more than coming home after school, flipping on the TV to ABC and watching The Doctor saunter around the screen, dealing with evil aliens, strange creatures and more.My favourite Doctor would have to be Sylvester McCoy and his adventures with Mel and more frequently Ace. Often it was through the lens of [...]

    • Tom Mills says:

      The TARDIS lands on an unnamed planet in the future. Here, a human colony is policed by the Pilot, but is really led by the Controller - a 'Big Brother' figure, with a tannoy-voice akin to the loudspeaker addresses in Quatermass II (actually provided by Nigel Kneale). He is only ever seen (via monitors) as an imposing man, given the disembodied voice. The true masters however, are huge crab-like creatures, the Macra.The colony's holiday camp image (complete with cheerleaders, public-announcement [...]

    • Min says:

      I knew very little of the first two doctors. I heard more and more about them in the intervening years but the re-appearance of the Macra piqued my interest as it is not one I recalled being mentioned. The Ice Warriors, the Yeti most often, but not this intriguing character. When the second series mentioned them, I wanted to read/see this episode to see how they were originally portrayed.The message I take most clearly from this is to be critical of what one is told, investigate, and challenge. [...]

    • Adam James says:

      After obtaining every single episode of Doctor Who in its 50 year run (the internet is amazing), I've found a new obsessive pleasure: reading the novelizations along to the audio of junked episodes. Using The Macra Terror as the first foray into new nerd territory, I was pretty impressed with how well this technique works. Listening to poorly recorded dialogue and trying to decipher what's actually happening (or which of Patrick Troughton's two faces he's using) all while staring at still images [...]

    • Mel says:

      I bought the newly released audio book read by Anneke Wills. She does a fantastic job bringing the story to life, using different voices for all the main characters. I often forgot I was listening to one woman. The Macra Terror is a great 60s science fiction adventure. A holiday camp space colony, where everyone has to conform is, unsurprisingly, actually evil! This is a very subversive adventure with the Doctor saying things like, Laws are meant to be broken, and how you shouldn't believe thing [...]

    • Nicholas Whyte says:

      nhwvejournal/1028417ml#cutid4[return][return]I enjoyed this more than I had expected to, chiefly because of Black's characterisation of the Doctor, which seems to me to capture Troughton's performance better than any of the novels I have read so far. We do, of course, miss out on the superb soundscape of the original (alas, the video is no longer available), and poor Polly ends up screaming a lot. But it's a worthy attempt.

    • Jennifer says:

      I was quite keen on the idea of an earlier macra story but my fellow listener and I would both have preferred them to be more unequivocally crustacean rather than have the frequent references to 'insects'. The Second Doctor starts to show better here but Jamie still seems far too unbewildered to be out of his century and Polly seems terribly wet.Not a bad tale in itself and the motivational jingles and brainwashed happiness and compliance of the colony residents set the teeth suitably on edge.

    • stormhawk says:

      The Macra Terror is one of the stories that underlines the difference between the "old" Doctors and the "new" ones When an Earth Colony is threatened by the indigenous species, Troughton's Doctor, (view spoiler)[rather than negotiating a peace, works to see to it that the "rightful inhabitants," the humans, will throw off the yoke of their alien overlords. (hide spoiler)]It's a fun story, and the descriptions of the Doctor's antics are spot on.

    • Elisabeth says:

      As always, the Second Doctor and Jamie can do no wrong. This time with Ben and Polly in tow they encounter monsters and mind control and poison gas seeping up from the ground. A rousing adventure with plenty of genius, courage, and running.Yet another story sadly lost in the vaults of the BBC, but this novelization does its best.

    • Leela42 says:

      Second Doctor, Jamie, Ben, Polly. Novelisation of a season 4 story of which only the soundtrack has been recovered. I enjoyed most of it, mainly due the characterisation of the Doctor; unfortunately the climax and end are rushed and not well described. The occasional minor jump in a scene makes you wonder if the author forgot to describe something or if it somehow got deleted.

    • Jef With One F says:

      A brisk, wonderful read that has fantastic pace and a great monster. Perhaps one of the most influential stories in Doctor Who, and Ian Stuart Black makes it magic. If any lost episode novelization can be said to catch the magic of its source, it's this one.

    • Dawn says:

      I was a little disappointed in this Doctor Who book. I'm not sure if this was because it was about the second Doctor rather than my favourite Doctor (the fourth) or because it was written by a different person than what I usually read

    • Shaun Collins says:

      Cant wait to watch the recon version now. Fun little story, definitely reads like an adaptation. ending seemed abrupt, will find out soon. Full review to come at travelingthevortex

    • Jason Macor says:

      Definitely read like a novelization, but it was still a quick entertaining read. Perfect for a summer afternoon outsidewell a few hours of that summer afternoon.

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