Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon (Colony in Space)
 

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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | Netherlands Netherlands (paperback) | Turkey Turkey (paperback) | US US (paperback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | Japan Japan (paperback) | US US (2nd paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | Portugal Portugal (paperback) | US US (3rd paperback) | US US (4th paperback)
Note:This is a novelisation of Colony in Space. Also available as an audio reading.

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  April 1974
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10372-6
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
The evil MASTER has stolen the Time Lords' file on the horrifying DOOMSDAY WEAPON with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the Galaxy! The Time Lords direct DOCTOR WHO and Jo Grant in their TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471 where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws! And hidden upon this planet is the DOOMSDAY WEAPON for which the MASTER is intently searching...

'Doctor Who, the children's own programme which adults adore...'
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Edition: Netherlands Netherlands (paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who en het Dodelijke Wapen
When:  December 1974
Publisher:  Unieboek B.V. Bussum
ISBN:90-269-8107-4
Format: paperback
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Note:  One of 8 Dutch paperback novelisations, all published in 1974 — the others were: The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters, The Crusaders, The Daemons, The Daleks, The Day of the Daleks and The Zarbi. (The only other Dutch novelisation ever published was a hardcover version of The Daleks in 1966.)

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De snode MASTER heeft van de Tijdheren het dossier over het afschrik-wekkende DODELIJKE WAPEN gestolen. Mocht hif dat wapen vinden dan kan hij hele planeten opblazen en zich zelf tot heerser van de Melkweg uitroepen!

De Tijdheren struren DOCTOR WHO en Jo Grant in hun Tardis naar een akelige planeet, die zich in het jar 2471 bevindt. Daar treffen ze kolonisten van de Aarde aan, die bedreigd worden door geheimzinnige, wilde monsterachtige hagedissen met angst-aanjagende klauwen!

Op deze planeet moet zich ergens het DODELIJKE WAPEN bevinden waar de MASTER ijverig naar zoekt...

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Edition: Turkey Turkey (paperback)
Title:  Doktor Kim ve Gizli Silah
When:  June 1975
Publisher:  Remzi Kitabevi
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Turkish title literally translates as "Doctor Who and the Secret Weapon". One of 6 Turkish novelisations, all published in 1975 — the others were: The Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen, The Cybermen, The Auton Invasion and The Day of the Daleks.

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Şeytan zekâh MASTER, Zaman Lordlarından uzayun bir bölümünü bir anda yok edebilecek GİZLİ SİLAH dosyasını çalmıştır. Amacı Galaksi'ye egemen olmaktır.

Zaman Lordları DOKTOR KİM'i ve TARDIS Zaman Aracını, uzak bir gezegende gizlenmiş olan bu silahı MASTER'den önce ele geçirmek üzere görevlendirir.

Dünya tarihiyle zaman 2471 yılıdır.

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Edition: US US (paperback)
When:  April 1979
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-40566-9
Format: paperback
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Note:  Number 2 in the series of 10 US paperback novelisations published by Pinnacle in 1979-1980 — the others were: 1) Day of the Daleks, 3) The Dinosaur Invasion, 4) Genesis of the Daleks, 5) Revenge of the Cybermen, 6) The Loch Ness Monster, 7) The Talons of Weng-Chiang, 8) The Masque of Mandragora, 9) The Android Invasion and 10) The Seeds of Doom. Each of these US editions were reprinted several times between 1979 and 1989, with the ISBN changing 3 times (the different ISBNs are listed as separate editions below).

Cover blurb:
TERRORIZER OF THE UNIVERSE

While Doctor Who was exiled on Earth and restricted to the Twentieth Century, the charming but hypnotically evil Master, whose one ambition is to destroy Doctor Who, walked off with the Doomsday Weapon file.

Doctor Who, commanded by the Time Lords to stop the Master — at any cost — is directed to a bleak planet in the year 2471. Hidden somewhere on that planet is the Doomsday Weapon — lurking somewhere in that Time Zone is the Master!

Will Doctor Who, hampered by alien monsters, locate and dismantle the Doomsday Weapon before the Master triggers it? It's a terrifying countdown affecting all mankind — past, present and forever!

Doctor Who is a mysterious, zany, and very mature Time Lord (750 years mature to be exact) who hurtles through space in a stolen Time Machine. Since there's a problem with the steering, he never lands exactly when or where he plans to. This, along with his desperate desire to bring law and order to the galaxies, and his insatiable curiosity, consistently places him in weird and often wild circumstances.

Doctor Who, created for and by the BBC, is one of the longest running and most popular shows in British television history. Now this incredible space fantasy, starring Tom Baker, can be seen on television in major cities throughout the United States via Time-Life Television.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  August 1979
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10372-6
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous UK paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
The evil MASTER has stolen the Time Lords' file on the horrifying DOOMSDAY WEAPON with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the Galaxy! The Time Lords direct DOCTOR WHO and Jo Grant in their TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471 where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws! And hidden upon this planet is the DOOMSDAY WEAPON for which the MASTER is intently searching...

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Edition: Japan Japan (paperback)
Title:  Kowaru Beki Saishyuu Heiki!
When:  July 1980
Publisher:  Hayakawa Bunko
ISBN:Unknown
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Japanese title literally translates as: "Be Fearful of the Ultimate Weapon!" One of 5 Japanese novelisations, all published in 1980 — the others were: The Daleks, The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters and The Day of the Daleks.

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Edition: US US (2nd paperback)
When:  January 1981
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-42005-6
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Cover blurb:
TERRORIZER OF THE UNIVERSE

While Doctor Who was exiled on Earth and restricted to the Twentieth Century, the charming but hypnotically evil Master, whose one ambition is to destroy Doctor Who, walked off with the Doomsday Weapon file.

Doctor Who, commanded by the Time Lords to stop the Master — at any cost — is directed to a bleak planet in the year 2471. Hidden somewhere on that planet is the Doomsday Weapon — lurking somewhere in that Time Zone is the Master!

Will Doctor Who, hampered by alien monsters, locate and dismantle the Doomsday Weapon before the Master triggers it? It's a terrifying countdown affecting all mankind — past, present and forever!

Doctor Who is a mysterious, zany, and very mature Time Lord (750 years mature to be exact) who hurtles through space in a stolen Time Machine. Since there's a problem with the steering, he never lands exactly when or where he plans to. This, along with his desperate desire to bring law and order to the universe, and his insatiable curiosity, consistently places him in strange and often perilous circumstances.

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  March 1982
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02707-9
Format: hardback
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Despite ingenious security precautions, the Time Lords' secret file on the devastating Doomsday Weapon is stolen by the Master.

Realising that the Master will attempt to find the weapon and will use it to blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the galaxy, the Time Lords decide to intervene by enlisting the help of the Doctor — whether he likes it or not.

The Doctor and Jo Grant find themselves in the year 2471 on a bleak planet where colonists from Earth are being terrorised by savage monster lizards with fearsome claws — and where the Master hopes to lay hands on the Doomsday Weapon...

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Edition: Portugal Portugal (paperback)
Title:  Doutor Who e a Arma Total
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Editorial Presença
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  One of 10 Portuguese novelisations, all published in 1983 — the others were: The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters, The Daemons, The Sea-Devils, The Day of the Daleks, The Daleks, The Crusaders, The Abominable Snowmen and The Zarbi.

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As extraordinárias aventuras de Doutor Who, Senhor do Tempo, viajando no seu veículo espácio-temporal, o TARDIS, através de toda a galáxia, da imensa variedade dos seus mundos. Histórias plenas de imaginação, suspense e acção. Um grande êxito mundial.

O diabólico Mestre tenta encontrar a terrível Arma Total com que poderá, se a encontrar, aniquilar planetas inteiros e vir a dominar a Galáxia. Doutor Who, viajando no Tardis, no ano 2471, chega a um desolado planeta, onde encontra colonos da Terra vivendo sob o domínio de cruéis e monstruosos lagartos. E, escondida nesse planeta, está finalmente a Arma Total que o Mestre tão avidamente procura.

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Edition: US US (3rd paperback)
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-42497-3
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Edition: US US (4th paperback)
When:  January 1989
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:1-55817-189-4
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Cover blurb:
TERRORIZER OF THE UNIVERSE

While Doctor Who was exiled on Earth and restricted to the Twentieth century, the charming but hypnotically evil Master, whose one ambition is to destroy Doctor Who, walked off with the Doomsday Weapon file.

Doctor Who, commanded by the Time Lords to stop the Master — at any cost — is directed to a bleak planet in the year 2471. Hidden somewhere on that planet is the Doomsday Machine — lurking somewhere in that Time Zone is the Master!

Will Doctor Who, hampered by alien monsters, locate and dismantle the Doomsday Weapon before the Master triggers it? It's a terrifying countdown affecting all mankind — past, present and forever!



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