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Review: Aliens and Enemies

Posted by: Whochick

Book: Aliens and Enemies

Doctor Who: Aliens and Enemies by Justin Richards is a companion book to Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains, and it was just as fun to read as its predecessor. All sorts of new and classic foes are discussed within its 95(or so) full-color pages, and even a few friends ,such as K-9, make an appearance. I loved the pictures of the Clockwork Robots especially. The author also treats us to some behind the scenes insight into how some of the effects were created for the show. Did you know that the gas masks used in the episodes “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances” were actually specially made for the show? Cool, eh? Some bits of information that have not appeared in the show are included as well, so keep your eyes peeled for them. The only downside to this book that I can see are the couple of factual errors that I encountered. (For example, on p. 49 it states that “The Five Doctors” was originally shown in the UK on 25 November 1963, when it was really first shown on 25 November 1983.) Aliens and Enemies is fun and informative. If you are the sort of person that likes a bit of extra insight, this is the book for you. (By the way, am I the only one who wants to know for sure that The Rani died in the Time War?)

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About the Author

Whochick is a huge Doctor Who fan. She loves the show so much that she not only co-authors a blog on the topic, but also a podcast that you should listen to. Whochick resides in California with her husband (the Shadow Architect), and occasionally refers to herself in the third person.

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