Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 128
ISBN 0-426-11658-5
Publication Date 17 February 1977

SYNOPSIS

1976 Target Books edition

In the snowy wastes of blizzard-swept Antarctica, a strange pod-like object is unearthed, buried deep in the ice. Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow – then horror when suddenly it cracks open and a snaking green tendril shoots out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim…

In London, the botanical experts are bewildered. DOCTOR WHO is called in to fight this unknown horror. But will he be in time to save the Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the KRYNOID, giant man-eating monster from an alien world?

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. Mystery under the Ice
  2. Death Stalks the Camp
  3. Hunt in the Snow
  4. Sabotage
  5. Betrayal
  6. A Visit to Harrison Chase
  7. Condemned to Die
  8. The Krynoid Strikes
  9. Siege
  10. The Plants Attack
  11. Trapped!
  12. The Final Assault

DEVIATIONS FROM THE STORY


  • The novelisation is shorter than the televised story and a number of scenes are excised, such as the final scene in Antarctica.
  • Winlett turns into the tentacle-version of the Krynoid immediately.
  • Chase is possessed after the Krynoid picks him up.
  • Moberley is renamed Moberly, while Chester is unnamed.
  • The plot thread of Amelia Ducat going to Chase’s house to spy for WEB is excised, with Thackeray and Dunbar watching the house alone.
  • The Doctor telling Moberly to amputate Winlett’s arm is played a lot less harshly.
  • The Doctor continues to attempt to persuade Chase of the dangers of the Krynoid while being prepared for the shredder, instead of repeatedly commenting that he doesn’t know what to say.
  • It is Sarah, rather than The Doctor, who invites Thackeray to join them on a trip in the TARDIS. Thackeray sees them dematerialise from outside the building.

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