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Doctor Who and theSunmakers Everyone knows that Pluto is a barren airless rock So naturally the Doctor is surprised when he discovers artificial suns, an ultra modern industrial city and a group of colonists being worked and taxed to death in this inhospitable and supposedly undeveloped part of the universeWith the help of his companion Leela and the faithful K, the Doctor takes on the mysterious and powerful Company, ruthless exploiter of planets and their people ❮Read❯ ➪ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk an ultra modern industrial city and a group of colonists being worked and taxed to death in this inhospitable and supposedly undeveloped part of the universeWith the help of his companion Leela and the faithful K [PDF / Epub] ☁ Beneath the Earth By John Boyne – Kleankitchen.co.uk the Doctor takes on the mysterious and powerful Company [PDF] ⚣ Gagged ✯ Richard Asplin – Kleankitchen.co.uk ruthless exploiter of planets and their people


About the Author: Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks was an English writer, best known for his work in television and for writing a large number of popular children s books during the 1970s and 80s.His break in television came when his friend Malcolm Hulke asked for his help with the writing of an episode of the popular ABC ITV action adventure series The Avengers, on which Dicks received a co writer s credit on the broadcast He also wrote for the popular ATV soap opera Crossroads In 1968 he was employed as the assistant script editor on the BBC s popular science fiction series Doctor Who Dicks went on to become the main script editor on the programme the following year, and earned his first writing credit on the show when he and Hulke co wrote the epic ten part story The War Games which closed the sixth season and the era of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton Dicks went on to form a highly productive working relationship with incoming Doctor Who producer Barry Letts, working as the script editor on each of Letts five seasons in charge of the programme from 1970 to 1974 After his departure, Dicks continued to be associated with the programme, writing fourscripts Robot 1975, the opening story of Tom Baker s era as the Fourth Doctor , The Brain of Morbius 1976 , Horror of Fang Rock 1977 , State of Decay 1981 and the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors 1983.Dicks also contributed heavily to Target Books range of novelisations of Doctor Who television stories, writingthan sixty of the titles published by the company In this role, he would attempt to enlist the original teleplay author to write the books whenever possible, but if they could not or would not, then Dicks would often end up writing the books himself although he also enlisted other writers including one time Doctor Who actor Ian Marter and former series producer Philip Hinchcliffe During the 1990s, Dicks contributed to Virgin Publishing s line of full length, officially licensed original Doctor Who novels, the New Adventures, which carried on the story of the series following its cancellation as an ongoing television programme in 1989 He wrote the first of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, The Eight Doctors, which was for a time the best selling original Doctor Who novel His last piece of Who work is a short story in 2019 s The Target Storybook.It was through his work on Doctor Who books that he became a writer of children s fiction, penning many successful titles during the 1970s and 80s In 1976, Dicks wrote a trilogy of books published by Target Books called The Mounties about a recruit in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police These were followed in 1979 1983 by another Target trilogy Star Quest , which were later reprinted by Big Finish Productions.Starting in 1978, Dicks began a series called The Baker Street Irregulars which eventually ran to ten books, the last being published in 1987 In 1981, Dicks also began a series of six children s horror novels with Cry Vampire.1987 saw Dicks start a new series of books for very young children called T R Bear , amounting to a further seven books These were followed by the Sally Ann series about a determined ragdoll, Magnificent Max about a cat and The Adventures of Goliath about a golden retriever The Goliath series was Dicks largest amounting to eighteen books He passed away in 2019.



10 thoughts on “Doctor Who and theSunmakers

  1. Dave Dave says:

    For a long time this episode of Doctor Who was among my favorites and I was finally able to read the paperback based on the show Since it came after the episode by close to 5 years it followed the program pretty much exactly so I could easily visualize everything that was happening given the number of times I have seen the original episode With death and taxes the two certainties in one s life this book has quite a few of both The Doctor, Leela, and K9 arrive on the planet Pluto which has be For a long time this episode of Doctor Who was among my favorites and I was finally able to read the paperback based on the show Since it came after the episode by close to 5 years it followed the program pretty much exactly so I could easily visualize everything that was happening given the number of times I have seen the original episode With death and taxes the two certainties in one s life this book has quite a few of both The Doctor, Leela, and K9 arrive on the planet Pluto which has been colonized and taken over Long story short, the ruling class put their thumb over the lower class and tax them at times so much and so often it leads to depression, numbness, and complacency for most Dicks nails the Doctor and his companions well and details such characters as Mandrel, the leader of the underground rebels, among one of the ugliest of humans which was a new wrinkle to me All in all a quick read at just 127 pages


  2. Nick Nick says:

    This was an odd story, even for Doctor Who, especially the resolution, which basically made no sense The villain just sort of panics and quits in a way that just doesn t make sense in terms of what has just happened.On the other hand, the story includes some interesting bits of social commentary, such as the fact that none of the workers have any idea what they re actually manufacturing, or even who owns the company, under circumstances where at least some of this information is important It f This was an odd story, even for Doctor Who, especially the resolution, which basically made no sense The villain just sort of panics and quits in a way that just doesn t make sense in terms of what has just happened.On the other hand, the story includes some interesting bits of social commentary, such as the fact that none of the workers have any idea what they re actually manufacturing, or even who owns the company, under circumstances where at least some of this information is important It felt like the story better captured the personality of the Doctor s companion, Leela, better than it did the Tom Baker version of the Doctor, which is kind of weird Her reasoning was bloodthirsty but practical in a couple of scenes, in a way that very much reminded me of the character as portrayed in the series.This is not an essential read, even for fans, but it s a quick one, and the social aspects of the story areinteresting than the SF parts, in some ways


  3. Ian Ian says:

    Review here Review here


  4. Van Van says:

    Doctor Who and the Sunmakers, by Terrance Dicks Target, 1982 Original script by Robert Holmes, 1977 127 pages, paperback Number 60 in the Doctor Who Library This is seriously poking the establishment in the eye with a sharp stick The Company has defeated humanity some distant time in the future, not by military force but by sheer economics The Collector has control over the colony on Pluto before it was demoted from planet hood where it has six suns Six The work units, i.e., the pop Doctor Who and the Sunmakers, by Terrance Dicks Target, 1982 Original script by Robert Holmes, 1977 127 pages, paperback Number 60 in the Doctor Who Library This is seriously poking the establishment in the eye with a sharp stick The Company has defeated humanity some distant time in the future, not by military force but by sheer economics The Collector has control over the colony on Pluto before it was demoted from planet hood where it has six suns Six The work units, i.e., the population, pay tax on everything, even the air they breathe which is treated with a chemical to keep them docile The Doctor and Leela, along with support from K9, meet a group of outcasts called the Others who defeat this tyrant The Doctor does something clever with numbers to bring the Collector s personal defeat after the People rise up in rebellion having turned off the air conditioning This story, to me, hadof the obvious tongue in cheek humor,of the almost silly zingers that was to become the hallmark of Graham Williams run as producer of Doctor Who I don t know if there was any intentional political eye poking in this story as I m not familiar with late 70s British social climate but it sure seemed like there could have been As much fun as the dialog was, the story was kind of grim The everyman character ground under the heel of the Company to the point to where the relative of a deceased loved one can t even pay the excessive death tax, driven to the point of suicide even knowing that walking out in the light of the sun is forbidden to all but the chosen few Gruesome The Collector is probably one of my favorite one time baddies in this era of Doctor Who He has real personality that is executed very well by the author The Sunmakers is a great story with a nice, fairly tight plot and good characters who develop over the course of the story Highly recommended


  5. Duckpondwithoutducks Duckpondwithoutducks says:

    This novelisation is of a Doctor Who episode from the time of the 4th doctor He is travelling with Leela, and they land on Pluto, which they had thought uninhabited But when they find a city with artificial suns, air conditioning a gas introduced into the pipes conditions the people to submit to The Company , and a crippling tax system, of course they have to get to the bottom of the matter There is a funny running joke with the titles used to address one of the people in charge your O This novelisation is of a Doctor Who episode from the time of the 4th doctor He is travelling with Leela, and they land on Pluto, which they had thought uninhabited But when they find a city with artificial suns, air conditioning a gas introduced into the pipes conditions the people to submit to The Company , and a crippling tax system, of course they have to get to the bottom of the matter There is a funny running joke with the titles used to address one of the people in charge your Omnipresence, your Aggrandisement, your Prominence, your Corpulence


  6. Nicholas Whyte Nicholas Whyte says:

    return return Doctor Who and the Sunmakers is probably the best of these nine Leela novelisations Dicks clearly appreciated Robert Holmes script and seems to have really got into the spirit of it There is an interesting scene in the book but not in the TV series where Leela encounters some elderly workers waiting for euthanasia Various other minor details are tweaked and basically improved in Dicks telling of the story return return Doctor Who and the Sunmakers is probably the best of these nine Leela novelisations Dicks clearly appreciated Robert Holmes script and seems to have really got into the spirit of it There is an interesting scene in the book but not in the TV series where Leela encounters some elderly workers waiting for euthanasia Various other minor details are tweaked and basically improved in Dicks telling of the story


  7. Mel Mel says:

    I learned this weekend that this was Louise Jameson s favourite Leela adventure I watched the episodes shortly before reading the book and I can see why It s a great story, future distopia, where humans are forced to work and drugged into compliance It s a great comdemnation of capatalism and taxation, and ends with a successful workers rebellion The novelisation only adds a few details to the story, but it does so very well Definitely one of the best Leela stories.


  8. Travis Travis says:

    A really good sci fi adventure, which is also a cute satire on the British tax system.Lots of running down corridors, captures, rescues, k 9 action and an odd alien bad guy.Nothing earth shaking, but clever and entertaining.


  9. Daniel Kukwa Daniel Kukwa says:

    Although I don t agree with all of Terrance Dick s reinterpretations in this book he tones down a number of script writer Robert Holmes moments of black humour , it s clearly a story he is enthusiastic aboutand the result is another satisfying novelization from the 4th Doctor s era.


  10. Mike Farris Mike Farris says:

    I didn t really know anything about Doctor Who before I read this and I really enjoyed it I think I ll check out the TV show now.


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