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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Episode Two & Details of Our Third Selection

Huzzah! We're back with our second episode in as many months--thanks to everyone who downloaded and listened to our first outing. Now you can download our second episode wherein we discuss Russell T Davies' sole Doctor Who novel, Damaged Goods. Be warned, spoilers lie ahead, as well as some pretty graphic details--not necessarily for the faint of heart.

Our third selection marks our first venture into the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures and it is....*cue fanfare* The Eight Doctors!!! Aren't you just thrilled?

The Eight Doctors (ISBN 0-563-40563-5) was written by one of Doctor Who's most important figures, Terrence Dicks, and was published in June 1997. The first original Eighth Doctor novel, it tells of the Eighth Doctor's first adventure after the events seen in the TV Movie. From the cover:

'Trust the TARDIS...'  

Recuperating after the trauma of his recent regeneration, the Doctor falls foul of a final booby-trap set by his arch-enemy, the Master.

When he recovers, the disorientated Doctor looks in a mirror and sees the face of a stranger. He knows only that he is called "the Doctor" — nothing more. But something deep inside tells him to trust the TARDIS, and his hands move over the controls of their own accord.

The TARDIS takes him to a strangely familiar junkyard in late-nineties London, where he is flung into a confrontation between local drug-dealers and Samantha Jones, a rebellious teenager from Coal Hill School.

But the Doctor soon finds the TARDIS transporting him to various other places in order in order to recover all his memories — and that involves seeing seven strangely-familiar faces...

After the heaviness of our previous selection, it seemed like a good idea to pick something lighter, and what could be lighter than the (we believe) last official multi-Doctor story to feature appearances by *all* of the Doctors?! So, find a copy and get reading. Episode three will be released sometime in mid-March.

You can send all feedback to dwbcpodcast@gmail.com, leave us a comment here, or catch us on Twitter: @dwbcpodcast, @tardistavern (Sean), or @sjcaustenite (Erik).

P.S.--Both Sean and Erik will be attending Gallifrey One in Los Angeles from February 18-20, and we'd love to meet any "book club members" in attendance!

For more info:
The Doctor Who Reference Guide
The Doctor Who Ratings Guide
Our friends at Reprint the Doctor