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Doctor Who: Shada
Doctor Who: Shada | Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
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Inside this book is another book the strangest, most important and most dangerous book in the entire universe. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is one of the Artefacts, dating from dark days of Rassilon. It wields enormous power, and it must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. Skagra who believes he should be God and permits himself only two smiles per day most definitely has the wrong hands. Beware Skagra. Beware the Sphere. Beware Shada.
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writeropolis
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Anton
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Finally watching the new version of Shada that aired on BBC America. For a "lost story", Shada certainly has had a lot of releases: the VHS/DVD with Tom Baker narrating the missing parts, the audio version starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward, the novel by Gareth Roberts, and now this reconstruction with animation being used to include the scenes that were never filmed. Still, this is as close as we'll get to seeing Shada as Douglas Adams intended.

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PickwickPlockPlock
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I got this book for free last year at a Doctor Who convention!
Nearly only so-so: I would rather watch an episode or listen to a Big Finish audio play than read a Doctor Who book.
Reasons this is a pick: It's the best Doctor Who book I have read so far! It plays out like an episode (no wonder, it's based on scipts; the episode wasn't finished because of a strike). I could 'see' the fourth Doctor.

Next: Now I can listen to Big Finish's Shada!

Slajaunie Love Doctor Who but that is one thing I want to watch not read! 1y
PickwickPlockPlock @Slajaunie Yes, exactly! If you don't know them, though, I recommend Big Finish's audio plays with the original actors 😃 1y
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Starting this one! So far it‘s pretty funny and a nice fun read!

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AtomCornett
Doctor Who: Shada | Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
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As close to Douglas Adams as you can get without a TARDIS. Absolutely worth the read.

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goktrose
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#30daysofreadathon Day 13: Genre
One of my favorite genres is science fiction so today I want to highlight my collection of Doctor Who books!
#readathon

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bookishbitch
Doctor Who: Shada | Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
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My husband surprised me at work today with a Tardis birthday cake. Also shown is my Dr. Who tattoo. The books are an older piece. We incorporated it into the newer tattoo by adding the quote "We're all stories in the end." As a nod to Douglas Adams not shown is the number 42 written in the stars. The tagged book is excellent by the way. #proudscifigeek

TrishB Wow 😀 2y
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This was so vivid and wildly entertaining.

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Laura317
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Shada is a Doctor Who script that was never used. What a crazy story! Featuring the Fourth Doctor, this book should appeal to most DW fans. It is silly, crazy, times-wimey fun. Plus, it had Romana and K-9. What more could one want? I loved it.

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Laura317
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The Doctor doesn't care for the decor of this space ship. Some things haven't changed.

mahasoor lol I have to admit, I read this book and didn't enjoy it at all. I picked it up solely because it was written by Adams, but I was never into Dr Who so a great deal of this went whoosh over my head. 3y
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Laura317
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Not only do I love the scene written here of all the book, but I love the absurdity of the books in it.

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Laura317
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I was bad.

rabbitprincess Shada was a lot of fun! And I have a copy of The Masque of Mandragora in the same cover design as Talons of Weng-Chiang 🙂 3y
Faibka The lost Doctor Who episode!!! I would love to know what you think about it 💕 3y
Faibka @rabbitprincess how cool!!! 👍 3y
Laura317 @rabbitprincess I think I saw the Masque of the Mandagora too. I'll look next time I'm at McKays. @faibka Will do! 3y
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bookishbitch
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Amazing doesn't begin to describe this adventure. It was absolute perfection. If you love Douglas Adams work, or Dr. Who, or just plain great story telling this is the book for you. I read it quickly because I needed to know all the things. Now I am sad because it is over. 10 out of 5 🌟's.

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The first Douglas Adams story to be novelized was Shada, which was famously not completed due to a production strike. The footage that was shot has since been released on VHS & DVD (with Tom Baker providing narration to fill gaps) and the story was adapted by Big Finish with Paul McGann. Adams also used bits of the plot in his first Dirk Gently novel. So, for a 'lost' story, an awful lot of people have actually seen/read/heard it in some form.

TheLondonBookworm So cool I didn't know any of that! Tom Baker had a beautiful voice he was probably my favourite doctor pre re vamp. 3y
Anton @TheLondonBookworm The DVD is worth tracking down, classic Fourth Doctor & Romana story that sadly just didn't get completed. But Baker's linking segments do a good job of showing you what a finished version would be like. 3y
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bookishbitch
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My Dr. Who piece and book arm band that is above the current work in progress I posted yesterday. #booktattoo #bookishtattoo