The Dinosaur Invasion


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 141
ISBN 0-426-10874-4
Publication Date 19 February 1976

SYNOPSIS

The Doctor walked slowly forward into the cul-de-sac. The giant dinosaur turned its head to focus on the midget now approaching … The Doctor aimed his gun to fire … suddenly from behind came a great roar of anger. He spun round – blocking the exit from the narrow street towered aTyrannosaurus Rex, its savage jaws dripping with blood…

The Doctor and Sarah arrive back in the TARDIS to find London completely deserted – except for the dinosaurs.

Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  • Prologue
  1. London Alert!
  2. ‘Shoot to Kill!’
  3. The Time Eddy
  4. The Timescoop
  5. Monster in Chains
  6. The Spaceship
  7. The Reminder Room
  8. Escape!
  9. Operation Golden Age
  10. The Final Countdown

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY

  • The Whomobile does not appear at all;
  • The Doctor instead uses a borrowed army motorbike, which was to have been his mode of transport in the original scripts for the televised version.
  • The novelisation features a prologue about the dinosaurs and ends with
  • The Doctor consulting the Book of Ezekiel to determine the final fate of the Golden Age time travellers.
  • Butler is given the distinctive feature of a scar which he received as a result of falling through a plate glass roof whilst working as a fireman, rather than the untouched face he has the television story.
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