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Obras por Gary Russell

Beautiful Chaos (2008) 504 exemplares
The Twilight Streets (2008) 353 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia (2007) 275 exemplares
The Glamour Chase (2010) 262 exemplares
The Art of The Lord of the Rings (2004) 212 exemplares
The Scales of Injustice (1996) — Autor — 204 exemplares
Legacy (1994) 195 exemplares
Placebo Effect (1998) — Autor — 170 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Inside Story (2006) 166 exemplares
Divided Loyalties (1999) — Autor — 156 exemplares
Big Bang Generation (2015) 134 exemplares
Business Unusual (1997) — Autor — 134 exemplares
Spiral Scratch (2005) 118 exemplares
The Torchwood Archives (2008) 117 exemplares
Instruments of Darkness (2001) — Autor — 115 exemplares
Agent Provocateur (2008) 82 exemplares
Deadfall (1997) 77 exemplares
Zagreus (2003) — Autor; Director — 61 exemplares
Minuet in Hell (2001) — Autor — 53 exemplares
The Torchwood Encyclopedia (2009) 52 exemplares
Short Trips: Repercussions (2004) 50 exemplares
Doctor Who: Regeneration (2000) 50 exemplares
The Next Life (2004) — Autor — 41 exemplares
He Jests at Scars... (2003) — Autor; Director — 38 exemplares
Doctor Who Omnibus Volume 1 (2013) 36 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest [2007 animated serial] (2007) — director — 35 exemplares
Short Trips: The Solar System (2005) 34 exemplares
Lies (2005) 32 exemplares
Real Time (2002) — Autor; Director — 28 exemplares
Warriors of Kudlak (2007) 26 exemplares
Doctor Who Yearbook 1993 (1992) 24 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Star Beast (2023) 21 exemplares
Doctor Who: Dreamland [2009 animated serial] (2010) — director — 18 exemplares
Gallifrey IV (2011) 17 exemplares
The Lost Boy (2008) 16 exemplares
Adorable Illusion (2014) 15 exemplares
Doctor Who Yearbook 1996 (1996) 14 exemplares
The Last Sontaran (2008) 11 exemplares
The White Wolf (2009) 10 exemplares
Death of the Doctor (2010) 10 exemplares
Trigonometry (Tomorrow People) (2005) 8 exemplares
Doctor Who #1 (IDW Publishing) (2008) 6 exemplares
Doctor Who Magazine (issue 212) (1994) 3 exemplares
The Impressionists: Monet [2006 film] (2006) — Director — 3 exemplares
The Picture of Loretta Delphine (2013) 2 exemplares
The Eighth Doctor Authors (2002) — Moderator — 2 exemplares
Doctor Who Magazine 221 (1995) 2 exemplares
Cyberspace 3000 #1 1 exemplar
Doctor Who T01 (2012) 1 exemplar
The Twittering of Sparrows (2012) — Autor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições526 exemplares
Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic (2003) — Contribuidor, algumas edições307 exemplares
More Short Trips (1999) — Author "Missing, Part One: Business as Usual" and "64 Carlysle Street" — 137 exemplares
Short Trips and Side Steps (2000) — Author "Countdown to TV Action" — 137 exemplares
Through Time and Space (2009) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Storm Warning (2001) — Director — 71 exemplares
Shada (2003) — Adapter — 69 exemplares
Spare Parts (2002) — Director — 63 exemplares
The Stones of Venice (2001) — Director — 60 exemplares
Short Trips: Companions (2003) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Neverland (2002) — Director — 57 exemplares
The Fearmonger (2000) — Director — 55 exemplares
Seasons of Fear (2002) — Director — 54 exemplares
The Land of the Dead (2000) — Director — 54 exemplares
Scherzo (2003) — Director — 52 exemplares
Colditz (2001) — Director — 50 exemplares
Davros (2003) — Director — 48 exemplares
The Shadow of the Scourge (2000) — Director — 48 exemplares
The Natural History of Fear (2004) — Director — 48 exemplares
Bloodtide (2001) — Director — 47 exemplares
Omega (2003) — Director — 47 exemplares
The Fires of Vulcan (2000) — Director — 47 exemplares
Caerdroia (2004) — Director — 46 exemplares
The Maltese Penguin (2002) — Director — 46 exemplares
Short Trips: The Centenarian (2006) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Wormery (2003) — Director — 46 exemplares
Master (2003) — Director — 45 exemplares
The Creed of the Kromon (2004) — Director — 45 exemplares
The Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (2008) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The One Doctor (2001) — Director — 44 exemplares
Primeval (2001) — Director — 44 exemplares
The Harvest (2004) — Director — 43 exemplares
Terror Firma (2005) — Director — 43 exemplares
The Twilight Kingdom (2004) — Director — 42 exemplares
The Last (2004) — Director — 42 exemplares
Project: Lazarus (2003) — Director — 42 exemplares
Dust Breeding (2001) — Director — 42 exemplares
Sympathy for the Devil (Doctor Who Unbound) (2003) — Director — 41 exemplares
The Eye of the Scorpion (2001) — Director — 41 exemplares
The Church and the Crown (2002) — Director — 41 exemplares
Faith Stealer (2004) — Director — 40 exemplares
Project: Twilight (2001) — Director — 39 exemplares
Short Trips: Snapshots (2007) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Sandman (2002) — Director — 38 exemplares
The Council of Nicaea (2005) — Director — 37 exemplares
The Kingmaker (2005) — Director — 37 exemplares
Memory Lane (2006) — Director — 37 exemplares
The Gathering (2006) — Narrador — 37 exemplares
Flip-Flop (2003) — Director — 37 exemplares
Arrangements for War (2004) — Director — 34 exemplares
The Juggernauts (2005) — Director — 34 exemplares
Excelis Dawns (2002) — Director — 34 exemplares
The Reaping (2006) — Director — 33 exemplares
The Roof of the World (2004) — Director — 33 exemplares
Dreamtime (2005) — Director — 33 exemplares
Medicinal Purposes (2004) — Director — 33 exemplares
The Axis of Insanity (2004) — Director — 33 exemplares
Catch-1782 (2005) — Director — 33 exemplares
LIVE 34 (2005) — Director — 32 exemplares
Other Lives (2005) — Director — 32 exemplares
Singularity (2005) — Director — 31 exemplares
Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas (2007) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Cryptobiosis (2005) — Director — 30 exemplares
Year of the Pig (2007) — Director — 30 exemplares
Her Final Flight (2004) — Director — 30 exemplares
Red (2006) — Director — 29 exemplares
Three's a Crowd (2005) — Director — 29 exemplares
Night Thoughts (2006) — Director — 28 exemplares
Pier Pressure (2006) — Director — 27 exemplares
Sarah Jane Smith: Ghost Town (2002) — Director — 27 exemplares
The Settling (2006) — Director — 26 exemplares
Sarah Jane Smith: Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre (2002) — Director — 24 exemplares
Beyond the Sun [audio drama] (1998) — Director — 24 exemplares
Doctor Who Yearbook 1992 (1991) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
I, Davros: Corruption (2006) — Director — 23 exemplares
The Good Soldier (2015) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
I, Davros: Innocence (2006) — Director — 22 exemplares
I, Davros: Purity (2006) — Director; Narrador — 22 exemplares
I, Davros: Guilt (2006) — Director — 22 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Audio Scripts, Volume One (2003) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Grel Escape (2000) — Director — 17 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Audio Scripts, Volume Four (2005) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Doctor Who and the Library of Time (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Perfect Timing 1 — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Torchwood Archives Volume 2 (2017) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, Volume Two (2004) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Ground Zero (2019) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Nicholas Courtney Memoirs - A Soldier in Time (2002) — Host — 7 exemplares
In●Vision: Season 21 Overview (1998) — Contributor "The Twin Dilemma" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Season 22 Overview (1999) — Contributor Slipback supplement — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Revelation of the Daleks (1999) — Contributor "Borderline" and "Lashing Out" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Pyramids of Mars (1988) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Brain of Morbius (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Deadly Assassin (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Face of Evil (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Robots of Death (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Season 14 Overview (1990) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Voyage Through 25 Years of Doctor Who (1988) — "Season 21 (1984)" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Hand of Fear (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Mark of the Rani (1998) — Contributor "Too Many Crooks" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Timelash (1999) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Sun Makers (1990) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Trial of a Time Lord — Parts 9 - 12 — Terror of the Vervoids (2000) — Contributor "Borderline: Academic Tensions" and "Putting Down Roots" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Trial of a Time Lord (2000) — Contributor issue 90 & The Lost Season supplement — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Time and the Rani (2000) — Contributor "Borderline—Before" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Paradise Towers (2000) — Contributor "Borderline: Academic Recognition" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: Delta and the Bannermen (2000) — Contributor "Borderline: Again and Again" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (2001) — Contributor "Borderline" — 2 exemplares
In●Vision: The Trial of a Time Lord — Parts 13 - 14 — The Ultimate Foe (2000) — Contributor "Borderline: A Good Lawyer" and "Weighing Up the Evidence" — 2 exemplares
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: Day of the Daleks (1986) — Contributor "Day of the Daleks!" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: Prologue (1985) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: The Moonbase (1983) — Writer "Hobson's Choice" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: The Abominable Snowmen (1984) — Contributor ""The Yeti": Hit...or myth?" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: The Web of Fear (1984) — Contributor "The Yeti – Mark II" — 1 exemplar
The Frame — Issue Eighteen (1991) — Writer "Going Underground" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: The Time Monster (1986) — Contributor "Happy Families" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: Season Ten Special (1987) — Contributor "Taken for Granted?" and On Target" — 1 exemplar
Doctor Who — An Adventure in Space & Time: Season Eleven (1987) — Contributor "Mike Yates" — 1 exemplar
The Frame — Issue Seventeen (1991) — Writer "Milestones: The Claws of Axos" — 1 exemplar
The Frame — Issue Fourteen (1990) — Writer "Foreign Books: Part Three" — 1 exemplar
The Frame — Issue Thirteen (1990) — Writer "Foreign Books: Part Two" — 1 exemplar
The Frame — Issue Twelve (1989) — Writer "Foreign Books: Part One" — 1 exemplar
In●Vision: The TV Movie (2003) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1997 (2023) — Prefácio — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Martyn, Warren (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
1963-09-18
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK

Membros

Críticas

https://fromtheheartofeurope.eu/the-fourteenth-doctor-novelisations-the-star-bea...

This is a good start to the new regime. (One of my personal complaints about the Chibnall era is that little attention was paid to the spinoff publications.) As well as faithfully transferring the on-screen action to the page, we get more characterisation for the minor characters, especially Sylvia and Rose, and some delightful tips of the hat to the comic strip on which the story was based – the steelworks is called Millson Wagner, in a tribute to the original writers, and the original new companion, Sharon, makes an offstage appearance as Fudge’s friend. Basically it’s what you want from a novelisation.… (mais)
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nwhyte | 1 outra crítica | Jan 7, 2024 |
Extremely faithful to the episode, which should be no surprise.
 
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Jon_Hansen | 1 outra crítica | Dec 16, 2023 |
"Read" as an audiobook.
 
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JBarringer | 16 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Novelizations live or die on the quality of the scripts they are novelizing - either the plot, the dialogue, or both. TV pilots are particularly hard to novelize because they're usually focusing on introducing you to characters, concepts, and tone, and the plots are usually pretty perfunctory. That's essentially the problem with Doctor Who: The TV Movie, which was, naturally, a TV movie that also functioned as a backdoor pilot. The plot is hokum, and while the dialogue isn't terrible, a lot of the life that was brought to it came from the actors' performances (ranging from the very good to the extremely camp). As far as the actual script goes, there's not a whole lot of there there.

In some ways these limitations are similar to Russell T. Davies' Rose, and so it makes sense that when Davies came to novelize his own pilot script, he enriched it by expanding our understanding of the human characters, their lives, relationships, and experiences. The TVM isn't a totally different plot - it is, again, about a mystery man showing up in a world of ordinary people - but novelizing it is even more uphill climbing because the people are "TV-ordinary" (meaning, they're very idealized and as thin as cardboard). Worse, the script really doesn't care about them. It cares about the mystery man, the Doctor.

That's fine for me because I'm a Doctor Who fan, and when I was 12 years old, the TV Movie on TV was great, too. There's no mistaking why average TV viewers didn't like it, though: the interesting stuff was full of unfamiliar jargon, and the real-life stuff was very, very generic. Here, Gary Russell has almost doubled down on the trick. Huge portions of the novel are fine but unremarkable. He has tried to add a little - just a little - to the "ordinary" characters, although it sometimes bounces back on him; his Americans constantly slip into British argot. None of them ever really rise above their roots, though, and a couple of them are actually less memorable than they were on TV. Instead, where he really focuses his energy is on the Doctor, and the TARDIS, and on smoothing over the bits that seemed inconsistent between the TV Movie and the original Doctor Who series.

Some of Russell's "improvements" are incredibly enjoyable - I particularly loved the more extensive exploration of the new TARDIS - and I'm glad that he was able to add back in things he was forced to cut, even if some of them are a little silly (like the extended prologue with the seventh Doctor on Skaro). By and large, though, they felt like set pieces, and I spent the book waiting for the next one...and then the next one...and then the next one.

Ultimately, it's a pleasant, slightly campy read, perhaps deliberately more like an American movie novelization. It is, however, somewhat uneven in its pleasures.
… (mais)
 
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saroz | Sep 16, 2023 |

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Phil Ford writer
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Joseph Lidster Contributor
Alan Lee Illustrator
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Robert Shearman Contributor
Justin Richards Contributor
John Howe Illustrator
Eddie Robson Contributor
India Fisher Narrator, Actor
Paul McGann Narrator, Actor
Iain McLaughlin Contributor
Jim Mortimore Contributor
Nicholas Courtney Afterword, Narrator
Alison Lawson Contributor
Peter Anghelides Contributor
Peter Elson Cover artist
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Andy Russell Contributor
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Caroline Symcox Contributor
Nicholas Briggs Director, Contributor
Stefano Martino Illustrator
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German Torres Art Assist
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Peter Davison Narrator
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Todd Green Contributor
Andrew Collins Contributor
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Claire Bartlett Contributor
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Xanna Eve Chown Contributor
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Olivia Poulet Performer
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Paul Cornell Contributor
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Estatísticas

Obras
157
Also by
129
Membros
6,026
Popularidade
#4,087
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
117
ISBN
160
Línguas
6

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