The Three Doctors
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | UK UK (3rd paperback) | Poland Poland (paperback) | UK UK (4th paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading.

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  November 1975
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10938-4
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
Jo glanced up at the Doctor.
'Things must be pretty serious then.'
'They are, Jo. Very serious indeed. The whole of the Universe is in danger!'

The most amazing WHO adventure yet, in which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight a ruthlessly dangerous enemy — OMEGA. Once a Time Lord, now exiled to a black hole in space, Omega is seeking a bitter and deadly revenge against the whole Universe...

DOCTOR WHO scripts — awarded the 1974 Writers' Guild Award for the best British children's original drama script.

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  November 1975
Publisher:  Allan Wingate
ISBN:0-85523-053-3
Format: hardback
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Also available in the 'Doctor Who' series

DOCTOR WHO AND THE PLANET OF THE SPIDERS
Terrance Dicks
The last exciting adventure of Doctor Who's third incarnation — in which he has to surrender to a force stronger than himself — the ambitious evil Eight-Legs, the SPIDERS!

and coming shortly

DOCTOR WHO MEETS THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
Terrance Dicks
At last! The encounter of the fourth Doctor with the dreaded Monster — will DOCTOR WHO be able to unravel the legend of Loch Ness?

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Jo glanced up at the Doctor.
'Things must be pretty serious then.'
'They are, Jo. Very serious indeed. The whole of the Universe is in danger!'

The most amazing WHO adventure yet, in which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight a ruthlessly dangerous enemy — OMEGA. Once a Time Lord, now exiled to a black hole in space, Omega is seeking a bitter and deadly revenge against the whole Universe...

DOCTOR WHO — awarded the 1974 Writers' Guild Award for the best British children's original drama script.


Terrance Dicks was born in 1935 and educated at East Ham Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge.

After a spell in advertising the author became a full-time scriptwriter, first for radio, then television where for five years he was Script Editor of the 'Doctor Who' series. He is now a freelance author and writes many of the highly successful 'Doctor Who' books, and is currently launching an adventure series for boys and girls about the Canadian Mounted Police Force.

Terrance Dicks lives in Hampstead, London, is married and has three children. He is an obsessive reader, likes 'messing about in boats', and is cultivating an interest in mysticism and meditation.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who and the Three Doctors
When:  April 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11578-3
Format: paperback
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Jo glanced up at the Doctor.
'Things must be pretty serious then.'
'They are, Jo. Very serious indeed. The whole of the Universe is in danger!'

The most amazing DOCTOR WHO adventure, in which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight a ruthlessly dangerous enemy — OMEGA. Once a Time Lord himself, now exiled to a black hole in space, Omega is seeking a bitter and deadly revenge against the whole Universe...

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Edition: UK UK (3rd paperback)
When:  August 1991
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11578-3
Format: paperback
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Note:  Same ISBN as 2nd UK paperback edition.

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'I forbid it. You cannot allow the Doctor to cross his own time stream and meet his earlier self. The First Time Law expressly forbids it.'

Exiled from his own world, trapped for millennia in a universe of anti-matter, Omega has long planned his revenge on his own race, the Time Lords, and on the entire universe...

In order to prevent an unthinkable catastrophe, the Time Lords break the First Law of Time and send the Doctor's previous selves to help...

Doctor Who — The Three Doctors was first broadcast in 1972 and featured William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee in the role of the Doctor. This adventure marked the end of the Doctor's Earthbound adventures and was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. This novelization is by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series at the time that The Three Doctors was broadcast.

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Edition: Poland Poland (paperback)
Title:  Władcy Czasu
When:  January 1994
Publisher:  Empire
ISBN:83-86126-01-9
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Polish title translates as "The Lords of Time". Two other Polish novelisations were also published: Dzień Daleków (Day of the Daleks) and Zemsta Cyborgów (Revenge of the Cybermen).

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Zabraniam! Nie możesz pozwolić, aby Doktor przekroczył własny strumień czasu i spotkał swe wcześniejsze Ja. Pierwsze Prawo cazsu jednoznacznie tego zabrania.

Główny bohater Doktor Who, należy do gatunku Władców Czasu. Niezbyt poważnie traktuje on misję zapobiegania ziemskiemu i kosmicznemu złu. Owszem, każde z powierzonych sobie zadań wypełnia, lecz czyni to niemal od niechcenia, wprawdzie skutecznie, lecz bez oczekiwanej powagi. Zostaje więc ukarany długim zesłaniem na Ziemię oraz zakazem posługiwania się najskuteczniejszym narzędziem, zwanym TARDIS.

Tardis z zewnątrz wygląda jak stara budka policyjna, po wejściu do środka okazuje się, że może mieć różne rozmiary, aż do obszernej rezydencji włącznie. Wnętrze TARDIS jest wypełnione aparaturą do przemieszczania się wraz z pasażerami w czasie i przestrzeni...

Omega, wygnaniec uwięziony przez tysiąclecia we wszechświecie z anty-materii, długo planował zemstę nad własnym gatunkiem — Władcami Czasu i nad całym Wszechświatem... Aby zapobiec niewyobrażalnej katastrofie, Władcy czasu łamią Pierwsze Prawo Czasu i wysyłują do pomocy Doktorowi jego poprzednie Ja...

Trzydzieści lat temu telewizja Brytyjska BBC nadała pierwszy odcinek serialu o Władcach Czasu, który do dziś cieszy się niesłabnącym powodzeniem.

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Edition: UK UK (4th paperback)
When:  May 2012
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-84990-478-0
Format: paperback
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Note:  Following Random House/BBC Books' 6 successful novelisation reprints in 2011, this was a second batch of half-a-dozen reprints, released in both paperback and e-book form. The others in this batch were: The Ark in Space, The Day of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors, The Loch Ness Monster and The Tenth Planet.

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The President of the Time Lords turned triumphantly to the Chancellor. 'You see, my Lord? We cannot help the Doctor, but perhaps he can help himself!'

A mysterious black hole is draining away power from the Universe. Even the Time Lords are threatened. The Doctor is also in trouble. Creatures from the black hole besiege UNIT Headquarters. The only person who can help the Doctor is... himself.

The Time Lords bring together the first three incarnations of the Doctor to discover the truth about the black hole and stop the energy drain. The Doctors and their companions travel through the black hole itself, into a universe of anti-matter. Here they meet one of the very first Time Lords — Omega, who gave his race the power to travel through time.

Trapped for aeons in the black hole, he now plans to escape — whatever the cost.

THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON A DOCTOR WHO STORY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 30 DECEMBER 1972 TO 20 JANUARY 1973.

Featuring the first three Doctors as played by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, together with Jo Grant and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart



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