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Friday, August 21, 2009

Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside...Review

About the book:
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a brutal deep-space prison colony. Can they stay out of gaol long enough to discover who - or what - is behind the sinister scientific plot that threatens billions of human lives? The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes?

Much better than the first one I read. It seems to take place early in the series. The Ninth Doctor and Rose find themselves taken captive on a deep-space prison colony. Justicia is a prison camp, 500 years into Earth's future, spread over seven planets. Separated from each other, Rose finds herself in a teenage prison and the Doctor finds himself in a sort of scientific labor camp. As they try and find each other, they discover and old enemy: the Slitheen, as well as estranged relations of the Slitheen called the Blathereen.

The Slitheen are up to their old antics and it's up to the Doctor and Rose to find each other and stop them.

I always get a kick out of the Slitheen. Margaret the Slitheen in the episode Boom Town, is one of my favorite Doctor Who villains. And, the characterizations here are terrific. I thought it a fun, easy read. Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow.

Read 8/09

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