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In a small town in the Nevada desert an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime When the Eighth Doctor arrives he realise. One of the better stories just a bit on the predictable side

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Spore (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #8)

Tories a year long celebration of Doctor Who The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own uniue adventure about the time travelling Time Lord. Nice story nice horror And the Doctor s head gets invaded by a tentacle I liked it Very YA in style not surprisingly it s written by a YA author but it doesn t shy away from anything The Eighth Doctor s voice is spot on Also nice to see a companion with an Asian sounding name and not having any attention drawn to her race I always appreciate representation and especially when it s written very naturally

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S this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race the Time LordsEleven Doctors eleven months eleven s. There s a sleight of hand you need to pull off to make a Doctor Who story work It s the same trick you need for James Bond certainly the film incarnation and Indiana Jones in fact it s a crucial element of all invincible hero stories Even though the readers or viewers minds tells them that all will be okay at the end that this is The Doctor or James Bond or Indiana Jones and there s no way this adventure is going to conclude with them pushing up daisies and being uietly mourned the viewer or reader must still be convinced that what is unfolding in front of them is real peril We have to believe for the length of the tale that somehow incredibly and impossibly everything could go wrong and the narrative will lead to our hero dying Yes it s absurd yes it s willing suspension of disbelief but it s something we need And as much as I liked this tale as much as I found a great deal to enjoy within its digital pages I never had that sense of peril The Doctor was always in control never that far away from being on top of things and so the story lacked that adrenalin fizz which would have made it greatPaul McGann s Doctor was sure to be the hardest to capture given that his sole TV appearance was in one not very good episode Yes he s done sterling work in audio plays since but for most people he s the half human Doctor in that TV movie which went nowhere Why if you re introducing a new Doctor would you have a substantial part of the running time focused on Sylvester McCoy And I ask that as someone who really likes Sylvester McCoy And since when are Daleks the height of justice in the universe Apologies I seem to have lost my chain of thought please give me a moment Thank you Alex Scarrow does a fine job in conjuring the dapper English alien abroad Adjectives which sprang to mind as I read were polite and unflappable genial and friendly both reassuring and other worldly This is a Doctor I don t know as well as the others but I liked himIt s a modern tale and one which owes a lot to Hollywood even the title recalls Alien and Species An alien spore arrives in Arizona and starts to terra form all around it destroying any organic matter it encounters This is a gooey and nasty villain that really made this reader suirm I d go as far as to say I d like to see it in the new TV show If only the Doctor didn t get the measure of it so swiftly and glide serenely through the tale A good story then one of the best of this series but s story which could have been excellent a really great little chiller


10 thoughts on “Spore (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #8)

  1. says:

    This is the eighth book of the 50th Anniversary short stories' event featuring the 11 doctors with 11 different companions Now it's the turn of the Eighth Doctor and he has a totally new companion for this short story Captain Evelyn ChanThe GoodIt's an interesting story a rather simple with a typical plot Howe

  2. says:

    One of the better stories just a bit on the predictable side

  3. says:

    If you've read my previous reviews on this series you'll know my view that Tom Baker and possibly Patrick Troughton aside there has been a lot of pretty good writing let down by both the length of these novellas and a feeling they weren't written for any specific Doctor at allStep forward Alex Scarrow and the Paul McGann incarnat

  4. says:

    Spore the Eight Doctor story in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary series is well it's a perfectly passable story The writing is decent the plot okay there's some nice bits about Gallifreyan history the brand new supporting character created by Scarrow considering Eight rather lacks TV canon travel companions making

  5. says:

    Simple but entertaining read More of a 3 star as it was predictable but Eight is adorable so that alone gives the short story another star

  6. says:

    There’s a sleight of hand you need to pull off to make a Doctor Who story work It’s the same trick you need for James Bond certainly the film incarnation and Indiana Jones in fact it’s a crucial element of all invincible hero stories Even though the readers’ or viewers’ minds tells them that all will be okay at the end – that t

  7. says:

    This was probably my favourite of the 50th anniversary short stories With the Eighth Doctor being my favourite

  8. says:

    Spore in the eighth Doctor e book and features him trying to save the world from a spore that has landed on the

  9. says:

    Nice story nice horror And the Doctor's head gets invaded by a tentacle I liked it Very YA in style not surpris

  10. says:

    Spore is a short story written by Alex Scarrow and is a part of the year long celebration for the fiftieth anniversary for Doctor Who 2013 This short story is the first installment of what would eventually be twelve parts – one for each Doctor Spore focuses on the Eighth Doctor Paul McGannAs an aside apart from the first few doctors that I knew very little about I was looking forward to reading about this Doctor in p