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Classic McCoy/Aldred

By:Anthony V., Queens, NY, USA
Date:Friday 1 February 2002
Rating:   9

This book reads just like an episode of DOCTOR WHO; it were actually broadcast on TV, there would be almost nothing taken away from it, it was that vivid and exciting to read. I'm only sorry to say that I finished it in one day, whereas the books usually take a week! MORE MORE MORE!

Mike Tucker is a brilliant ("rhyme")!

By:Xantos, London
Date:Saturday 11 September 2004
Rating:   9

Mike Tucker is brilliant he has Mc coy and
Aldred down the spots on there face!
Oh and liked the fact that there was a surprise entrance by... oh i won't say i might spoil it for some!

scary and funny

By:travis, London
Date:Sunday 12 September 2004
Rating:   9

Prime time is brilliant,simple,simple like a visit to the chemist or a walk in the park or turning on the … Oh! Sorry I went of the point there. So your sitting there thinking that I’m going to reveal all of this story’s secrets, like revealing celebrity secrets in the latest issue of the heat magazine, well tough because I’m not,you're just going to have to buy and see. You poor pathetic fools, you thought I’d tell you everything ha ha ha ha ha ha ... I love that part.


By:the Traveller, My TV
Date:Sunday 4 June 2006
Rating:   8

A straight-forwardly enjoyable story. The Doctor and Ace are written perfectly, as is the errm 'villain'. Not sure about the cover though...

The Real McCoy

By:Max Allen, London, United Kingdom
Date:Thursday 14 April 2011
Rating:   7

The Real McCoy

Fan Fic

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Wednesday 15 September 2021
Rating:   6

BBC effects designer, Doctor Who fan, and frequent co-author with Robert Perry of Doctor 7 fiction Mike Tucker goes solo this time. He lets his inner fan run rampant in "Prime Time," a novel that seems mainly to be a vehicle for him to let out his anger at the BBC for cancelling Doctor Who. Doctor 7 pursues a mysterious "signal" to planet Blinni-Gaar, a once agrarian society now completely enthralled to the massive television corporation Channel 400, run by the slick, merciless, tasteless, and generally odious Vogol Lukos (sounds just a bit too much like a James Bond villain name?). Lukos has one interest only, to capture the attention of the entire galaxy through his programming, and so programs only the lowest grade forms of "entertainment," which have already mesmerized the entire population of Blinni-Gaar into bland capitulation to endless TV wherever they go. Now, Lukos has made some kind of arrangement to fulfill his dreams by using The Doctor as his newest star attraction, without The Doctor even knowing it. The novel is another entry in the wink and nod to as many Doctor Who references as you possibly can kind of story. Everyone in the universe, apparently, knows who The Doctor is, the Time Lords, the TARDIS, and the whole of all of Doctor Who. This sort of thing changes The Doctor from "just a traveler," which is what he should be, to "world-famous crime fighter" of the kind in 1930s movies and comics made for boys. The resolution of the plot rests on magic again. Can one really create a fully functioning clone copy down the clothes in just a couple of hours? The novel is not irredeemable. Tucker paces the story well, with plenty of exciting and desperate actions to keep it going. He ties up the story well, so that there are no obvious loose ends. Still, it is just too much in the Pip and Jane Baker variety of Doctor Who for me find it enjoyable.

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