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Maybe that should be a Doctor Who ick. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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This is also why I’d love more Novel Adaptations or original Big Finish stories with Novel and Comic companions so I can have their voices in my head. I’d really like some Sam Jones and Eight stories from Big Finish because at the moment, the voice in my head when I read Sam’s lines is Lucie Miller’s.

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I blazed through 90 pages of War of the Daleks last night on my day off and I kept hearing Charleys voice :confused:

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When I read a novel with Sam, I keep hearing Lucie.

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I also couldn’t shake reading Sam in Charley’s voice, so I started to embrace it. I already visualize the EDAs as a sort of alternate universe anyway, where the TV movie lead into a proper series, so in my mind, they still cast India Fisher, just as a different character. This also allows me to have fun with other castings, like saying that Fitz is played by a young David Tennant

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Finished Deep Time yesterday evening. It started out a bit slow, but got better by the end. Still liked it least out of the Glamour trilogy though. Overall I am not really impressed with the trilogy. The first was my fave. Didn’t really get why it was called a trilogy, as there was nothing really connecting them and the McGuffin having the same name and well the Doctor…
I actually think I would have enjoyed each book more if I had looked at them independently.

Next up is probably Legend of River Song.

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That’s cool!! I’ve heard someone else talk about imagining Fitz as being played by Burn Gorman

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I remember listening to the (very good, but sadly buried in the subscriptions) audio short trip An Ocean of Sawdust and imagining the Fourth Doctor the entire time, then later checked the wiki and saw it listed as featuring the Eighth Doctor.

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I’m nearing the end of The Dark Path, and while it took me a bit to get into it, it’s gotten really really good. I love the stuff McIntee is doing with all the TV-originated characters, and the plot is super compelling once what’s going on is revealed.

I do wish there was some variety in the last few Missing Adventures in terms of setting lol, after The Plotters they’re all kind of set in “generic space future”. They’ve all been quite good, but some variety would be nice lol. There’s also been a LOT of Adjudicator-focused stuff lately, which again, nothing wrong with that, there’s just a lot of it lol.

I do really like how the continuity is tying in, with the collapse of the Earth Empire and its consequences being focused on and explored in several of these books, and now we’re seeing the transition from there to the Galactic Federation of the Peladon stories. I adore the robustness of the future settings that these novels are giving, and the way they’re filling in gaps between televised Doctor Who stories. As a big Classic Who fan, it’s so rewarding!

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The Planet of Oblivion took way longer to get through than a book of that length every should. I blame life. You know how some Doctor Who stories have that filler episode that just seems to put the story on pause and doesn’t advance the plot? I think this was that one for The Darksmith Legacy. The story itself was pretty much on par with the rest of the series, kid-targeted, not exactly nuanced…I might be wearying, and may take a break from the series and read something else before I get to the end. We’ll see.

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Finished The Chains of Olympus (DWM Eleventh Doctor Comics Volume 2) last night and now continue with Short Trips: The Centenarian. After that, I’ve got the last two DWM Eighth Doctor comic collections.

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Still on The Bodysnatchers, hope I can get it over with today. :no_mouth:

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Just finished War of the Daleks. I remember really liking it when I read it 7 years ago and I still really do. The interludes are good fun, there’s a variety of daleks in this novel, Davros, Thals. It’s when we get ro around page 170 and it becomes needlessly complicated continuity and tricks it goes down in quality. I’m not a fan of this whole Skaro was never really destroyed thing and Destiny of the Daleks was a massive set up?? It’s just all so needlessly complicated.
Still, I had a great time reading it! May start Transit next.

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Well I ended up reading the Death to the Daleks Target today. An easy way to spend a day off work.

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I’ve just finished reading The Well-Mannered War—and with that, I’ve now read all of the Missing Adventures!

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The Dying Days has been started! The very last Virgin Doctor Who book. Only one chapter in but already loving it; I think this will likely be the best book I’ve read since Eternity Weeps!

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The Dying Days is great. Lance Parkin is probably my favourite Doctor Who book author.

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Currently my favorite is Jim Mortimore, but I’ve definitely liked the books I’ve read by Parkin so far! Although I was very uncomfortable with the way he objectified Nyssa and Tegan in Cold Fusion

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Ooh, controversial for me—I’ve only read one Lance Parkin book (Father Time) and I strongly disliked it!

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I haven’t read Father Time but Just War, The Infinity Doctors, Cold Fusion, Beige Planet Mars and The Dying Days are all brilliant and he’s the author of A History which is easily my favourite Doctor Who reference work.

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