Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth was a novelisation based on the 1964 television serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
Publisher's summary Edit
1977 edition Edit
Chapter titles Edit
- Return to Terror
- The Roboman
- The Freedom Fighters
- Inside the Saucer
- Attack the Daleks!
- The Fugitives
- Reunion with the Doctor
- The Mine of the Daleks
- Dangerous Journey
- Trapped in the Depths
- Action Underground
- The Farewell
Deviations from televised story Edit
- As is common in many of the Target Novelisations, the wording of the dialogue is quite different, including the First Doctor's famous farewell speech to Susan. Some lines of dialogue are also given to different characters.
- When Ian asks how the Daleks survived, the Doctor, rather than claim the events of The Daleks took place "a million years in the future", merely suggests the Daleks had other colonies on Skaro that were not involved in the Thal attack and so the destruction was not as complete as everyone believed.
- Carl Tyler is renamed Jim Tyler. Similarly, Jack Craddock is renamed Bill Craddock.
- The Black Dalek is larger than the other Daleks.
- The Dalek Saucer Commander is not identified, although a second-in-command is present.
- The Doctor does not pass out like he does in Episode 4 and helps David disarm the Dalek firebomb (called a "blockbuster bomb").
- Some Robomen are present when Barbara and Jenny are arrested by the Daleks at the womens' hut.
- Instead of the two brothers killing each other in a struggle, Larry kills the robotised Phil by knocking his helmet off, then a Dalek arrives on the scene and kills Larry in his grief.
- The Doctor orders both the slaves and the Robomen to clear the mine area before the explosion. What happened to the Robomen after the Dalek invasion force is destroyed is left unexplained.
- A few scenes are changed to closer resemble the movie remake of the story starring Peter Cushing:
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- The original Target edition featured the artwork of Chris Achilleos. In the absence of an accurate photo reference, the Roboman and Dalek Saucer shown on the cover resemble those from the film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.. See below for information on editions with different covers. The Dalek has its gun stalk swapped with its plunger.
Additional cover images Edit
British publication history Edit
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
- Virgin Publishing Ltd. UK September 1990 Cover by Alistair Pearson (£2.50 UK)
- Virgin Publishing Ltd. UK May 1991 Cover by Alistair Pearson (£2.50 UK)
Editions published outside Britain Edit
- Published in France in May 1987 as Docteur Who Les Daleks envahissent la Terre (The Daleks invade Earth) translated by Roland C. Wagner and adapted by Corine Derblum. Illustrations by Jean-François Pénichoux.
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