Scream of the Shalka
 

No. 64 of 76 in the BBC Past Doctor books series
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By:Paul Cornell
Doctor:  9th
Rating:   5.8  (38 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Very nicely done original story  Read more (3 in total)
Editions:  1st | 2nd
Note:Novelisation of the 2003 BBC animated webcast starring Richard E. Grant as the "alternative" 9th Doctor (made before the new series was announced). Subsequently released on DVD.

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Edition: 1st
When:  February 2004
ISBN:0-563-48619-8
Format: paperback
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When the Doctor lands his TARDIS in the Lancaster town of Lannet, in the present day, he finds that something is terribly wrong. The people are scared. They don't like going out onto the streets at night, they don't like making too much noise, and they certainly don't like strangers asking too many questions.

What alien force has invaded the town? Why is it watching barmaid Alison Cheney? And what plans does it have for the future of the planet Earth?

The Doctor is helped (and hindered) by his new military liaison Major Kennet and his Royal Green Jacket troops. His old enemy the Master also plays a small part. During the course of this adventure he encounters a brand new race of ferocious alien monsters, and strikes up a friendship with his latest companion, Alison.

While starting with a small community under threat, this old-fashioned, very traditional but very up-to-date Doctor Who adventure takes in the entire world, from New Zealand to India, Siberia to the USA, and cosmic expanses beyond.

This is the novelisation of BBCi's acclaimed animated Doctor Who adventure, first broadcast over the Internet in November 2003.

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Edition: 2nd
When:  April 2013
ISBN:978-1-84990-647-0
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