Saturday, 12 March 2011
The Doctor Who Reading List Part 7
(This list wouldn't have been possible without the thing of wonder that is Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles' About Time: The Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who and Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping's Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide)
By the last few seasons of Doctor Who under the script editorship of Andrew Cartmel, the narrative of the show starts to really show the influence of comics. At the time, I would have said that this was a baneful influence, but these stories tend to work better when watched now, the way that the programme told its stories was far ahead of its time...
The Doctor Who Reading List Part 7: Sylvester McCoy;
Time and the Rani - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, 1900.
Paradise Towers - High Rise, J. G. Ballard, 1975.
Delta and the Bannermen - Dan Dare, Frank Hampson et al, 1950-69.
Dragonfire - Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text, John Tulloch and Manuel Alvarado, 1983.
Remembrance of the Daleks - The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller, 1987.
The Happiness Patrol - Judge Dredd, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Pat Mills et al 1977 onwards.
Silver Nemesis - Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky, 1950.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - The Circus of Dr. Lao, Charles G. Finney, 1935.
Battlefield - The Once and Future King, T. H. White, 1958.
Ghostlight - On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, 1859.
The Curse of Fenric - Alan Turing, The Enigma, Andrew Hodges, 1983.
Survival - Piper's Cave, Rona Munro, 1982.