Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus

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Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus

Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus By Philip Hinchcliffe Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus MARINUSa remote force shielded island set in a sea of acid governed byTHE CONSCIENCEthe ultimate computer which rules and balances the gentle life of Marinus guarded byARBITAN THE KEEPERruthless pro

  • Title: Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus
  • Author: Philip Hinchcliffe
  • ISBN: 9780426201250
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus By Philip Hinchcliffe MARINUSa remote force shielded island set in a sea of acid, governed byTHE CONSCIENCEthe ultimate computer which rules and balances the gentle life of Marinus, guarded byARBITAN THE KEEPERruthless protector of a peace loving race threatened byYARTEKWarlord of the brutal sub human Voords, sworn enemy of Arbitan and of Marinus, who has within his graspTHE KEYS OF MARINUStheMARINUSa remote force shielded island set in a sea of acid, governed byTHE CONSCIENCEthe ultimate computer which rules and balances the gentle life of Marinus, guarded byARBITAN THE KEEPERruthless protector of a peace loving race threatened byYARTEKWarlord of the brutal sub human Voords, sworn enemy of Arbitan and of Marinus, who has within his graspTHE KEYS OF MARINUSthe Conscience s vital micro circuits, the doors of good and evil.Can the Doctor find the hidden circuits in time Arbitan s command was Find them, OR DIE
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    1. Travis on said:

      A fun bit of sci fi as the first Doctor and company are stranded on the planet Marinus and have to rely on other forms of transport, besides the Tardi, to travel the planet and gather the keys to the computer that will help save this odd world from the dreaded Voord.I always enjoy the First Doctor stories, as the Doctor Who formula wasn t as set as in later stories and there were stories where the writers would try something new.

    2. A Bald Mage** Steve on said:

      The story has an interesting idea that would be used again in a future season but it doesn t quite gel with this one to much coming and going , only the last story has any substance 6 10

    3. Nicholas Smith on said:

      Philip Hinchcliffe manages to bring life to a story that was never that great on screen and manages to breath life into his characterisations that make this an enjoyable, albeit non essential read.

    4. Chibixio on said:

      2.5 stars.The idea behind the story was interesting, but I didn t really like its execution I felt the same about the TV episode when I watched it It was a good story, though just not my type I didn t buy the world of Marinus either.The best thing about this book female characters finally saving the day Both Barbara and Susan took charge of things and did something than just staying there and be saved This was, actually, the first episode in the TV series I started to like Barbara And I still d [...]

    5. Victoria on said:

      This is a bog standard classic Doctor Who novelisation Unlike some of the others I ve read recently, it simply rushes through what happens in the episode, with no time for reflection or getting into the character s heads That isn t Hinchcliffe s fault For one thing, I think he s a far better televison script writer and editor than he is a novelist But all these novelisations were written by the series writers and script editors and I think it was expected that he would do his part For another, t [...]

    6. Christian Petrie on said:

      This story had potential, but could not reach it The concept of going to other locations on a planet does sound interesting Out of the four locations, the first and the last could have been expanded into their own separate stories as they could have created strong stories on their end.Another other downfall with the book is Philip Hinchcliffe s writing It felt he was taking the script and just adding brief descriptions around it Plus a lot of inserted It is as he wrote it only those who follow D [...]

    7. Nicholas Whyte on said:

      nhwvejournal 1015730ml cutid2 return return Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus, by Philip Hinchcliffe from Terry Nation s script, was the first new First Doctor novel published for four years after Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet, and the three 1960s ones and only one was published in the next four years It seemed an odd choice at the time, and it seems an odd choice now I can only assume that Hinchcliffe had some particular personal interest in the story this was his third and last so far nove [...]

    8. Jay on said:

      This was an interesting quest story where the Doctor and his companions were forced to journey to several locations to pick up items to free themselves and complete the story The item locations and traps are varied and the hazards keep the threat level high and the story moving.As is common during the early years, the TARDIS is immobilized causing the crew to engage in the quest to release the TARDIS so they can travel on As a trope this is one that grows tired quickly, and it s already wearing [...]

    9. Mel on said:

      I do enjoy reading these kids Dr Who novelisations for episodes I ve not seen This was a first doctor adventure written by Terry Nation It was interesting as there were large chunks without the doctor, and a lot of it was from Barbara s point of view The story itself felt like a quest in a roleplaying game, with five different settings and adventures combined into one The last section a murder trial seemed the weakest There was nothing terribly original here, but it was still a fun quick read.

    10. Daniel Kukwa on said:

      A rather odd addition to the novelization range the producer of the Doctor Who s 1970s gothic era golden age, novelizing a 1964, Harntell era tribute to B movie epics Its short length an affliction of all the Target books of 1979 1980 doesn t allow for much breathing room, yet Philip Hinchcliffe does manage to infuse a bit gravitas and excitement into what is definitely a dog s breakfast of a 1st Doctor story.

    11. Steve on said:

      I must admit to having a soft spot for Keys Of Marinus A very episodic quest tale, probably written in a hurry, with silly villains and quite laughable SFX But I think it s charming.Hinchcliffe does a great job with the novelisation, sticking close to the plot but adding a few bits of great extra detail The jungle seems far threatening and the ice caverns are huge Just imagine how much of an Indiana Jones type adventure this could be if it were made today

    12. stormhawk on said:

      In a plot somewhat reminiscent of The Key of Time series of episodes that lie far in the future, The Doctor, Barbara, Ian, and Susan experience a series of adventures in search of some keys There are some bits of murkiness to story, almost like it is four separate stories tacked on to each other to make a not quite whole.

    13. Christopher Preiman on said:

      A feeble story and profoundly lackluster writing conspire to make this one of the most disappointing books I ve read in a long time It s main redeeming characteristics being it s relatively short length and that it was about the Doctor, all be it nominally I give it a 2 out of 5 stars and honestly think I am being over generous in that.

    14. Steven Poore on said:

      Not the best novelisation this one feels like an odd mashup of several different storylines, linked up by the need to find the titular keys Hinchcliffe does the job smartly but without massive flair each member of the Tardis crew gets time in the spotlight to shine the individual arcs however don t feel fleshed out enough.Number 6 in the series.

    15. Sarah on said:

      Yes I finished the fourth novelization of the First Doctor s exploits I can only say that while the books seem to get shorter with every episode, it took me a long time to read this as I am currently dreading having to read The Aztecs the next novelization.

    16. Tiffany Sherrum on said:

      The format of this novel, going to four different areas to find different keys, made the story feel much entertaining as it was like four short stories in one Each area felt much faster paced and interesting as a result

    17. Leela4 on said:

      First Doctor, Barbara, Ian, Susan About the same as seeing the episode If someone who knew nothing about Doctor Who wanted to read a novelisation, this would be a good one to recommend.

    18. Steve on said:

      Apparently this story is much maligned, but I enjoyed this adaptation quite a bit.

    19. Erichyde on said:

      Wished the book would be better than the show Short, stilted writing and poorly fleshed out plot.

    20. Larissa Lio on said:

      Fast read, mostly because of how engaging the story line is After every page i found myself quickly turning to see what would happen.

    21. Iain Hamilton on said:

      Certainly not the strongest story although I did enjoy the courtroom scenes.

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