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|name=Death to the Daleks
 
 
|image=Death To The Daleks novel.jpg
 
|image=Death To The Daleks novel.jpg
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|number= 20 (given to later editions)
 
|number= 20 (given to later editions)
 
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|cover= [[Roy Knipe]]
 
|cover= [[Roy Knipe]]
 
|release date= [[20 July (releases)|20 July]] [[1978 (releases)|1978]]
 
|release date= [[20 July (releases)|20 July]] [[1978 (releases)|1978]]
|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 15 Chapters, 125 Pages
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 125 pages
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20042-X
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20042-X
|prev=Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion
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|series = Publication order
|next=Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon
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|next = Doctor Who and the Android Invasion (novelisation)
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|prev2 = Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin (novelisation)
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|next2 = Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks (novelisation)
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|series3 = [[List of Doctor Who television stories|TV series order]]
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|prev3 = Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1974 television serial ''[[Death to the Daleks (TV story)|Death to the Daleks]]''.
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the [[1974 (releases)|1974]] television serial ''[[Death to the Daleks]]''.
 
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
=== 1978 edition ===
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=== 1978 Target Books edition ===
A mysterious power-loss strands [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] on [[Exxilon]], a sinister fog-shrouded alien planet. Forced to brave the dangers of the planet, [[Third Doctor|the Doctor]] meets the survivors of a beleaguered expedition from [[Earth]] searching for a precious mineral that can save the galaxy from a terrible [[space plague|space-plague]]. [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah]] finds a mysterious super-City and becomes a captive of the savage Exxilons, and, worst of all, the Doctor's greatest enemies, the dreaded [[Dalek]]s, arrive on a secret mission of their own.<br />
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A mysterious power-loss strands [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] on [[Exxilon]], a sinister fog-shrouded alien planet. Forced to brave the dangers of the planet, [[Third Doctor|the Doctor]] meets the survivors of a beleaguered expedition from [[Earth]] searching for a precious mineral that can save the galaxy from a terrible [[space plague|space-plague]]. [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah]] finds a mysterious [[Great City of the Exxilons|super-City]] and becomes a captive of the savage Exxilons, and, worst of all, the Doctor's greatest enemies, the dreaded [[Dalek]]s, arrive on a secret mission of their own.
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What terrifying power makes captives of all who come to the planet? What is the secret of the mysterious deserted City with its great flashing beacon? And what sinister plan has brought the Daleks to Exxilon? The Doctor and Sarah must risk their lives time and again in a desperate attempt to foil the Daleks and save millions of humans from the horrific plague.
 
What terrifying power makes captives of all who come to the planet? What is the secret of the mysterious deserted City with its great flashing beacon? And what sinister plan has brought the Daleks to Exxilon? The Doctor and Sarah must risk their lives time and again in a desperate attempt to foil the Daleks and save millions of humans from the horrific plague.
   
=== 1991 edition ===
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=== 1991 Target Books edition ===
"It's as if [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] is dying," whispered [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah]]...
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'IT'S AS IF THE TARDIS IS DYING,' WHISPERED SARAH...
   
Mysteriously drained of its energy by a strange force, the TARDIS and its occupants are stranded on the planet [[Exxilon]], a planet inhabited by a savage and degenerate race. But it's here alone that the cure for the hideous space plague can be found, a cure so vital that even the [[Dalek]]s are willing to join forces with [[Third Doctor|the Doctor]] in order to find it...
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Mysteriously drained of its energy by a strange force, the TARDIS and its occupants are stranded on the planet Exxilon, a planet inhabited by a savage and degenerate race. But it's here alone that the cure for the hideous space plague can be found, a cure so vital that even the Daleks are willing to join forces with the Doctor in order to find it...
   
Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks was first broadcast in [[1974]] and was written by [[Terry Nation]], the creator of the Daleks. This novelization was written by [[Terrance Dicks]], who was script editor of the series for five years and who has novelized more than sixty Doctor Who television stories.
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Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks was first broadcast in [[1974 (releases)|1974]] and was written by [[Terry Nation]], the creator of the Daleks. This novelization was written by [[Terrance Dicks]], who was [[script editor]] of the series for five years and who has novelized more than sixty Doctor Who television stories.
   
 
Doctor Who is currently being reshown on BSB television.
 
Doctor Who is currently being reshown on BSB television.
   
== Chapter Titles ==
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== Chapter titles ==
 
* Prologue
 
* Prologue
 
# Death of a TARDIS
 
# Death of a TARDIS
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== Deviations from televised story ==
 
== Deviations from televised story ==
* The Dalek's [[Firearm|replacement weapons]] are referred to as "machine guns" (i.e., fully automatic slug-throwers); in the television story, the weapons appeared to function as semi-automatics.
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* The Dalek's [[Firearm|replacement weapons]] are referred to as "machine-guns" (i.e. fully automatic slugthrowers). In the television story, they appeared to function only as semi-automatics.
* The Doctor remains examining the frozen figure instead of walking away when Sarah goes back to the TARDIS.
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* The Doctor remains to examine the frozen figure in the mists, instead of wandering away when Sarah goes back to the TARDIS.
* [[Richard Railton|Railton]] is said to be a scientist rather than a marine captain, although he is still specified as being senior to [[Dan Galloway|Galloway]]. His first name is not mentioned.
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* [[Richard Railton|Railton]] is said to be a scientist rather than a Marine Captain, although he is still specified as being senior to [[Dan Galloway|Galloway]]. His first name is not mentioned.
* Galloway is said to have lost his entire family in the Dalek wars, grown up in a refugee camp and worked his way up through the ranks of the [[Marine Space Corps|Space Corps]]. He feels [[Stewart (Death to the Daleks)|Stewart]] has been blocking his promotion because of disagreements on previous missions.
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* Galloway is said to have lost his entire family in the Dalek Wars, having grown up in a refugee camp and worked his way up through the ranks of the [[Marine Space Corps|Space Corps]]. He feels [[Stewart (Death to the Daleks)|Stewart]] has been blocking his promotion because of disagreements on previous missions.
* [[Jill Tarrant|Jill]] is stated to be blonde: On screen, she has red hair.
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* [[Jill Tarrant|Jill]] is stated to be blonde whereas, on screen, she has red hair.
* Instead of saying they didn't find [[Spaceman (Death to the Daleks)|Jack]], Railton and Galloway state they found his body and buried him.
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* Instead of saying they didn't find [[Jack (Death to the Daleks)|Jack]], Railton and Galloway state that they found his body and buried him.
* It is specified that the MSC party was originally ten, with the others being lost in two ambushes.
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* The Marine Space Corps party were originally ten in total with the remaining members lost to two previous ambushes from the Exxilons.
* The Exxilons capture three Daleks rather than two. The fourth is knocked down with a boulder and it is specified the Exxilons' battering triggered its self-destruct.
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* The Exxilons capture three Daleks rather than two. The fourth is knocked down with a boulder and their battering triggers its self-destruct.
* The surface Exxilons have no recorded dialogue: Sarah is unable to understand their language and it is stated that Galloway and the Dalek leader communicate with them in "pidgin standard".
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* The surface-based Exxilons have no recorded dialogue.
* Galloway and [[Peter Hamilton|Peter]] are given four bombs by the Daleks rather than two, meaning they attach three to the beacon. It is said the beacon has four struts rather than the single pillar seen on screen.
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* Sarah is unable to understand the Exxilons during their ritual in the temple and it is stated that Galloway and the Dalek leader communicate with them verbally through a kind of "pidgin galactic", which the former finds difficult to follow.
* The probe that attacks the digging emerges from the sand rather than a pool.
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* Galloway and [[Peter Hamilton|Peter]] are given four bombs by the Daleks rather than two, meaning they attach three to the beacon. The beacon is described as having four struts like a "miniature Eiffel tower" rather than the single pillar as seen in the televised story.
* [[Gotal]] is introduced to the Doctor and Sarah by Bellal; on screen, he is only named in the credits. The subterranean Exxilon spying on the Daleks is named as [[Jebal]].
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* The probe that attacks the digging emerges from the sand rather than a pool. Hamilton attempts to pull one of the Exxilons clear before it can strike to no avail.
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* [[Gotal]] is introduced by name to the Doctor and Sarah by Bellal. On screen, he is only identified in the credits. The subterranean Exxilon spying on the Daleks is named as [[Jebal]].
 
* Sarah is strapped to the altar during her aborted sacrifice.
 
* Sarah is strapped to the altar during her aborted sacrifice.
 
* It is made clearer that the Daleks do not bother to supervise Galloway onboard their ship.
 
* It is made clearer that the Daleks do not bother to supervise Galloway onboard their ship.
* [[Great City of the Exxilons|The City]] generates a group of [[Exxilon antibody|antibodies]] rather than the two seen on screen.
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* [[Great City of the Exxilons|The City]] generates a group of [[Exxilon antibody|antibodies]] rather than the two seen in the televised story. Rather than forming from a series of columns, they emerge from "translucent screens" like windows into a vast "shadowy room filled with swirling mists." Once activated, they attack the control room indiscriminately and drive the Doctor and Bellal to the back wall.
* The Doctor and Bellal cross the patterned floor in a mixture of red and white tiles; on screen, they only use white tiles. The floor is said to be in a large hall rather than a corridor.
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* The Doctor and Bellal cross the patterned floor in a mixture of red and white tiles. On screen, they only use white tiles. Additionally, the floor is said to be set in a large hall rather than a corridor.
* The Dalek who lets Jill escape does not self destruct.
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* The Dalek from whom Jill escapes panics, but doesn't self destruct.
* The heroes attempt to reach their ships before the Daleks launch the missiles. Bellal has dialogue commenting on the destruction of the City (on screen he is silent during the closing sequence) and there is extra dialogue between the Doctor and Sarah at the end where the Doctor wants to resume the journey to [[Florana]] but Sarah just wants to go home.
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* The Doctor's party attempt to reach their respective ships before the Daleks launch their plague missiles to contaminate the planet. While he was silent on-screen, Bellal whispers their success on destroying the City in the novelisation. The Doctor wishes to continue their journey to [[Florana]], but Sarah asks him to instead concentrate on getting her home.
   
 
== Writing and publishing notes ==
 
== Writing and publishing notes ==
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== Additional cover images ==
 
== Additional cover images ==
 
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<gallery position=center captionalign=center hideaddbutton="true" >
File:2DeathtotheDaleks novel.jpg|1991 Target reprint, cover by [[Alister Pearson]]
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File:HardbackDeathToTheDaleks.jpg|1978 Hardback edition
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File:2DeathtotheDaleks novel.jpg|1991 edition.<br /> Cover by [[Alister Pearson]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
== British publication history ==
 
== British publication history ==
 
First publication:
 
First publication:
* Hardback
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* Hardback
: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
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: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
 
* Paperback
 
* Paperback
: Target
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: Target
 
Re-issues:
 
Re-issues:
 
: 75p
 
: 75p
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== Editions published outside Britain ==
 
== Editions published outside Britain ==
''to be added''
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* Published again in Germany by Goldmann Verlag in 1989 as a paperback edition, translated by Bettina Zeller and published as ''Dr. Who und der Tod den Daleks!'', it was one of six German novelisations published in the late 1980’s and early 1990's.
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File:GermanDeathToTheDaleks.jpg|German edition
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</gallery>
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==  Audiobook ==
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This Target Book was released on [[3 March (releases)|3 March]] [[2016 (releases)|2016]] complete and unabridged by [[BBC Physical Audio]] and read by [[Jon Culshaw]] with Dalek voices by [[Nicholas Briggs]].
   
== Audiobook ==
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The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by [[David J. Howe]]. Music and sound effects by [[Simon Power]].
This Target Book was released [[3 March (releases)|3 March]] [[2016 (releases)|2016]] complete and unabridged by [[BBC Physical Audio]] and read by [[Jon Culshaw]] with Dalek voices by [[Nicholas Briggs]].
 
   
 
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
Death_to_the_Daleks_CD.jpg
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Death_to_the_Daleks_CD.jpg|Audiobook cover
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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[[Category:1978 novels]]
 
[[Category:1978 novels]]
 
[[Category:Dalek novels]]
 
[[Category:Dalek novels]]
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[[Category:Sarah Jane Smith novels]]
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[[Category:Novels set in Mutter's Spiral]]

Revision as of 10:05, October 8, 2019

RealWorld

Death to the Daleks was a novelisation based on the 1974 television serial Death to the Daleks.

Publisher's summary

1978 Target Books edition

A mysterious power-loss strands the TARDIS on Exxilon, a sinister fog-shrouded alien planet. Forced to brave the dangers of the planet, the Doctor meets the survivors of a beleaguered expedition from Earth searching for a precious mineral that can save the galaxy from a terrible space-plague. Sarah finds a mysterious super-City and becomes a captive of the savage Exxilons, and, worst of all, the Doctor's greatest enemies, the dreaded Daleks, arrive on a secret mission of their own.

What terrifying power makes captives of all who come to the planet? What is the secret of the mysterious deserted City with its great flashing beacon? And what sinister plan has brought the Daleks to Exxilon? The Doctor and Sarah must risk their lives time and again in a desperate attempt to foil the Daleks and save millions of humans from the horrific plague.

1991 Target Books edition

'IT'S AS IF THE TARDIS IS DYING,' WHISPERED SARAH...

Mysteriously drained of its energy by a strange force, the TARDIS and its occupants are stranded on the planet Exxilon, a planet inhabited by a savage and degenerate race. But it's here alone that the cure for the hideous space plague can be found, a cure so vital that even the Daleks are willing to join forces with the Doctor in order to find it...

Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks was first broadcast in 1974 and was written by Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks. This novelization was written by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series for five years and who has novelized more than sixty Doctor Who television stories.

Doctor Who is currently being reshown on BSB television.

Chapter titles

  • Prologue
  1. Death of a TARDIS
  2. The Ambush
  3. Expedition from Earth
  4. The Deadly Arrivals
  5. A Truce with Terror
  6. The Sacrifice
  7. Escape to the Unknown
  8. Bellal
  9. The Pursuit
  10. The City Attacks
  11. The Trap
  12. The Nightmare
  13. The Antibodies
  14. The Last Victory

Deviations from televised story

  • The Dalek's replacement weapons are referred to as "machine-guns" (i.e. fully automatic slugthrowers). In the television story, they appeared to function only as semi-automatics.
  • The Doctor remains to examine the frozen figure in the mists, instead of wandering away when Sarah goes back to the TARDIS.
  • Railton is said to be a scientist rather than a Marine Captain, although he is still specified as being senior to Galloway. His first name is not mentioned.
  • Galloway is said to have lost his entire family in the Dalek Wars, having grown up in a refugee camp and worked his way up through the ranks of the Space Corps. He feels Stewart has been blocking his promotion because of disagreements on previous missions.
  • Jill is stated to be blonde whereas, on screen, she has red hair.
  • Instead of saying they didn't find Jack, Railton and Galloway state that they found his body and buried him.
  • The Marine Space Corps party were originally ten in total with the remaining members lost to two previous ambushes from the Exxilons.
  • The Exxilons capture three Daleks rather than two. The fourth is knocked down with a boulder and their battering triggers its self-destruct.
  • The surface-based Exxilons have no recorded dialogue.
  • Sarah is unable to understand the Exxilons during their ritual in the temple and it is stated that Galloway and the Dalek leader communicate with them verbally through a kind of "pidgin galactic", which the former finds difficult to follow.
  • Galloway and Peter are given four bombs by the Daleks rather than two, meaning they attach three to the beacon. The beacon is described as having four struts like a "miniature Eiffel tower" rather than the single pillar as seen in the televised story.
  • The probe that attacks the digging emerges from the sand rather than a pool. Hamilton attempts to pull one of the Exxilons clear before it can strike to no avail.
  • Gotal is introduced by name to the Doctor and Sarah by Bellal. On screen, he is only identified in the credits. The subterranean Exxilon spying on the Daleks is named as Jebal.
  • Sarah is strapped to the altar during her aborted sacrifice.
  • It is made clearer that the Daleks do not bother to supervise Galloway onboard their ship.
  • The City generates a group of antibodies rather than the two seen in the televised story. Rather than forming from a series of columns, they emerge from "translucent screens" like windows into a vast "shadowy room filled with swirling mists." Once activated, they attack the control room indiscriminately and drive the Doctor and Bellal to the back wall.
  • The Doctor and Bellal cross the patterned floor in a mixture of red and white tiles. On screen, they only use white tiles. Additionally, the floor is said to be set in a large hall rather than a corridor.
  • The Dalek from whom Jill escapes panics, but doesn't self destruct.
  • The Doctor's party attempt to reach their respective ships before the Daleks launch their plague missiles to contaminate the planet. While he was silent on-screen, Bellal whispers their success on destroying the City in the novelisation. The Doctor wishes to continue their journey to Florana, but Sarah asks him to instead concentrate on getting her home.

Writing and publishing notes

  • An unused and unfinished piece of cover artwork for this title by Roy Knipe was later finished and and sold privately in the early 2000s.

Additional cover images

British publication history

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback
Target

Re-issues:

75p
1991 Target Books / Virgin Publishing with a new cover by Alister Pearson priced £2.50 (UK)

Editions published outside Britain

  • Published again in Germany by Goldmann Verlag in 1989 as a paperback edition, translated by Bettina Zeller and published as Dr. Who und der Tod den Daleks!, it was one of six German novelisations published in the late 1980’s and early 1990's.

 Audiobook

This Target Book was released on 3 March 2016 complete and unabridged by BBC Physical Audio and read by Jon Culshaw with Dalek voices by Nicholas Briggs.

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

External links

to be added

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