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Doctor Who: Invasion of the Cat-People By Gary Russell Doctor Who Invasion of the Cat People An original novel featuring the Second Doctor Ben and Polly Explode the buoys But that will destroy the Earth Oh dear so it will Pass on my apologies to the humans won t you Earth has been invaded
  • Title: Doctor Who: Invasion of the Cat-People
  • Author: Gary Russell
  • ISBN: 9780426204404
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doctor Who: Invasion of the Cat-People By Gary Russell An original novel featuring the Second Doctor, Ben and Polly Explode the buoys But that will destroy the Earth Oh dear, so it will Pass on my apologies to the humans, won t you Earth has been invaded Twice Thousands of years ago by a race searching for a new power source More recently by the galactic marauders known as the Cat People, who intend to continue the woAn original novel featuring the Second Doctor, Ben and Polly Explode the buoys But that will destroy the Earth Oh dear, so it will Pass on my apologies to the humans, won t you Earth has been invaded Twice Thousands of years ago by a race searching for a new power source More recently by the galactic marauders known as the Cat People, who intend to continue the work done by the earlier visitors, with devastating results.The recently regenerated Doctor, along with companions Ben and Polly, teams up with a group of amateur ghost hunters and a mysterious white witch on a journey that takes them from twentieth century Cumbria to the Arabian deserts of folklore and Australia 40,000 years in the past Can the Doctor stop the invaders and disarm the bombs left buried beneath the planet s surface or have the ancient Aborigines of Australia sung the seeds of their own destruction This adventure takes place between the television stories The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders.Gary Russell, author of the Doctor Who New Adventure Legacy, is Group Editor of Marvel Comics award winning Doctor Who Magazine He also adores cats and has spent much of his time while writing this story apologizing to his own felines for portraying them as vicious, warmongering baddies.
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    About "Gary Russell"

    1. Gary Russell

      Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years He was also an actor and is best known for his role as Dick in the 1978 television series of The Famous Five He lives in Cardiff.

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    1. The Doctor, Ben, and Polly find themselves dealing with both a race of plundering cat people trying to strip the Earth bare and a group of immortals with incredible power willing to kill everyone on the planet in exchange for a way off world Picking up right after Power of the Daleks, Gary Russell s novel starts extremely slowly, and takes an incredible amount of time to even get to the Tardis Much of it feels like a lesser Anne Rice tale, and subtle references to 90s goth story staples surround [...]


    2. Invasion of the Cat People is part of Virgin Publishing s Doctor Who the Missing Adventures series The Missing Adventures series features Doctors 1 6 This novel has the unusual Doctor and companion combination of, the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton with Ben and Polly Ben and Polly were the First Doctor s final companions, who carried over Troughton is famous for having as his companions the Scottish Highlander, Jaime McCrimmon, with either Victoria or Zo But it was interesting to read a story [...]


    3. nwhytevejournal 1942887mlthis early Missing Adventure is not a hit Aliens who look exactly like cats plan to tear the earth in half, as you do, but are stymied by the fact that continental drift has moved crucial equipment out of alignment over a few dozen millennia when continents would only have drifted by about a kilometre Some nice descriptive passages, especially about Cumbria and Polly, admitted by the author to be particular interests in the foreword, but otherwise the narrative is confus [...]


    4. This story was mad fun Two different alien races pitted against one another with the TARDIS crew caught in the middle.The only thing that felt peculiar was that the Doctor would be absent for large chunks of the story, then burst onto the scene for some brief Troughtony clowning, then vanish again I would have liked Doctor in this book Gary Russell captured the Second Doctor s persona quite well.Other than that, I liked it


    5. Oh dear me That was a massive chore I plan to review this book on YouTube TJ Productions in December as it s going to be another Synthespians review I am not disappointed because I knew this book wasn t very well liked overall I was guessing a 4 10 or 5 10 It turned out to be lower No clue why I read this and not The Murder Game which I am told is perfect 2nd Doctor storytelling I haven t read a lot from the Virgin Missing Adventures range I am aware of some classics in the range but the range i [...]


    6. I find the Missing Past Doctor adventures fascinating, especially when they take Doctors from the 60s or 70s and deposit them closer to the present day Setting The Tenth Planet in the far off year of 1986 is one thing, but here we have the 2nd Doctor very specifically early in his life in the mid 90s.The plot itself gets a bit of time to get going, and I sometimes had trouble following who was who with the two alien factions At times it feels like one of those 4 part TV stories which has been un [...]


    7. Even Gary Russell sheepishly admits that this novel is not particularly good Dreadful is the most apt adjective The plot makes little sense The worst part is the Cat People themselves These come off as 1950 s C movie alien baddies, like the Lobster Man Every cat clich imaginable gets used, down to the kitty litter The book might have made a half decent pardody, had it been written that way.


    8. Nice characterization of the three leads Despite never having seen a TV show with them, I always liked Ben and Polly.The cat aliens are interesting, but there s so much flitting about that you end up puzzled than interested in the plot.There is a cute scene where Ben and Polly, who are from the 60 s, visit a McDonalds in the 80s.


    9. Irreverent, turn off your brain fun It captures the 2nd Doctor s early clownishness perfectly, and it manages to translate the zaniness of the early 4th season to the printed page with considerable skill It s not exactly a filling meal, but it s a great tasting dessert.




    10. This story had its super cheesy aspects, as all Doctor Who should, but overall I really enjoyed the tale Russell s writing was fun, as always.


    11. Good characterization for Polly Russell poignantly shows the effects of traveling has had on Ben and Polly, however the plot runs out of steam mid story Great cover.


    12. Despite the silly title and premise, this was one of my favorite past Doctor adventures A twisty tale that keeps you guessing.




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