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Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment
Title : Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment
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ISBN : 9780426200499
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128

Landing on Earth, now a barren, desolate planet, Sarah, Harry and the Doctor are unaware of the large, watching robot. The robot is the work of Styre, a Sontaran warrior, who uses all humans landing here for his experimental programmes.What has happened to the other space explorers who have come here? Why is the Sontaran scout so interested in Earth and in brutally torturiLanding on Earth, now a barren, desolate planet, Sarah, Harry and the Doctor are unaware of the large, watching robot. The robot is the work of Styre, a Sontaran warrior, who uses all humans landing here for his experimental programmes.What has happened to the other space explorers who have come here? Why is the Sontaran scout so interested in Earth and in brutally torturing humans, including Sarah Jane? Will the Doctor be able to prevent an invasion and certain disaster, and save both Earth and his companions?


Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment Reviews

  • Nicholas Whyte

    nhwvejournal/763482ml[return][return]Marter may well have been tempted to write this from the viewpoint of Harry Sullivan; if so, I think he was wise to restrain himself.[return][return]He both adds and subtracts from the TV show here. He adds some simply superb descriptive passages which one really regrets were not realised on-screen. Harry gets almost an entire chapter to himself exploring the Sontaran spaceship, a passage completely absent from the TV story; and the nightmares inflicted on bo [...]

  • stormhawk

    Ian Marter takes a fairly standard Doctor Who story and turns it into a rollicking boys-own-adventure tale. His flair for description is unparalleled in Who novelizations, although Malcolm Hulke sometimes comes close in fleshing out a story beyond the boundaries of the small screen. The Sontarans are one of the more interesting Who villains, and their relentless militarism becomes as much of an Achille's heel as their probic vents.

  • A Bald Mage** Steve

    Do homework before writing a adaption novel. opening lines are wrong 2/10

  • Wealhtheow

    Sarah, Harry, and the 4th Doctor investigate a far-future Earth. A good deal of fun (though there's a dark section in which Sarah is tortured in a non-detailed way), but it does contain a particularly terrible technobabble explanation for one of the Doctor's miraculous escapes from certain death: (view spoiler)["'Why weren't you killed when Styr threw you into the ravine?''Yes, I thought you might be wondering about that,' the Doctor smiled. 'It was all thanks to this.' He rummaged in one of his [...]

  • Christian Petrie

    After the strength of The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment by Ian Marter is a let down. It is not due to his writing style, but continuity errors with a classic monster from the series.The story picks up from The Ark in Space, where the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry land on Earth to help prepare the way for Earth to be repopulated. Of course something bad is going on. One flaw with the build up to what is happening is the title of the story. So no surprise when the alien turns out to be a Sontar [...]

  • Travis

    Ian Marter ( who played Harry Sulivan) had a second career as a writer and wrote about a half dozen of these novelizations of TV episodes.This is one of his best, as he takes what was a fun, but very short Doctor Who story and manages to expanded it to book length without any obvious/boring paddingd he made that incredibly cheesy robot actually seem menacing.

  • bluetyson

    isbn,original

  • Almustafa Couch

    A fine Doctor Who book, clearly a follow-on from the "Ark in Space", worth reading after the aforementioned book. As usual though some foreknowledge of the Doctor Who characters is a requirement.

  • RC

    Expands a short TV story, but fails to overcome the problems of the original.