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{{Infobox Story
 
|image= Image of The Fendahl novel.jpg
 
|image= Image of The Fendahl novel.jpg
|series=[[Target novelisation]]s
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|series3=[[List of Doctor Who television stories|TV series order]]
 
|novelisation of=Image of the Fendahl (TV story)
 
|novelisation of=Image of the Fendahl (TV story)
 
|number= 34 (given to later editions)
 
|number= 34 (given to later editions)
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 109 Pages
 
|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 109 Pages
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20077-2
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20077-2
|prev=Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy
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|prev3=Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy (novelisation)
|next=Doctor Who and the Sunmakers
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|next3=Doctor Who and the Sunmakers (novelisation)
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|series = Publication order
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|prev = Doctor Who and the Robots of Death (novelisation)
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|next = Doctor Who and the War Games (novelisation)
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|series2 = [[Target novelisation]] numbering
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|prev2 = Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors (novelisation)
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|next2 = Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time (novelisation)
 
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial ''[[Image of the Fendahl (TV story)|Image of the Fendahl]]''.
 
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial ''[[Image of the Fendahl (TV story)|Image of the Fendahl]]''.
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* The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his [[sonic screwdriver]] and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
 
* The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his [[sonic screwdriver]] and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
 
* Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into [[Fetch Priory]] the first time.
 
* Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into [[Fetch Priory]] the first time.
* The [[Fendahl Skull]] does not start glowing until after the Doctor innocently touches it, rather than him touching it after it has started glowing.
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* The [[Eustace (Image of the Fendahl)|Fendahl Skull]] does not start glowing until after the Doctor innocently touches it, rather than him touching it after it has started glowing.
 
* The Doctor does not refer to Mitchell by name, removing an oft-cited potential error in the televised version.
 
* The Doctor does not refer to Mitchell by name, removing an oft-cited potential error in the televised version.
   

Revision as of 22:03, November 12, 2018

RealWorld

Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial Image of the Fendahl.

Publisher's summary

`The Fendahl is death,' said the Doctor. `How do you kill death itself?'

The ultra-modern technology of the Time Scanner combines with the ancient evil of Fetch Wood, and brings to life a terror that has lain hidden for twelve million years.

The Doctor and Leela fight to destroy the Fendahl, a recreated menace that threatens to devour all life in the galaxy.

Chapter titles

  1. The Skull
  2. Dead Man in the Wood
  3. Time Scan
  4. Horror at the Priory
  5. The Fendahleen
  6. The Coven
  7. Stael's Mutiny
  8. The Missing Planet
  9. Ceremony of Evil
  10. The Priestess
  11. Time Bomb
  12. The End of the Fendahl

Deviations from televised story

  • Stael's background and motivation is explained in detail.
  • Fendelman's name is spelled "Fendleman".
  • David Mitchell's first name is changed to Harry.
  • Colby is referred to both in the text and by Stael as "Professor Colby", whereas on screen "Professor" seems to be simply a nickname given him by Martha Tyler.
  • Moss is mentioned as fingering a lucky charm during his first meeting with the Doctor and Leela, a detail edited out of the broadcast version.
  • The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his sonic screwdriver and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
  • Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into Fetch Priory the first time.
  • The Fendahl Skull does not start glowing until after the Doctor innocently touches it, rather than him touching it after it has started glowing.
  • The Doctor does not refer to Mitchell by name, removing an oft-cited potential error in the televised version.

Writing and publishing notes

  • to be added

Cover gallery

British publication history

First publication:

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

Re-issues:

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