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novel name=Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl|
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image=[[Image: Image_of_The_Fendahl_novel.jpg|250px]]|
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{{Infobox Story
series=[[Doctor Who]]-<br/>[[Target Novelisation]] |
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|image= Image of The Fendahl novel.jpg
number= 34 (given to later editions) |
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|series3=[[List of Doctor Who television stories|TV series order]]
doctor=[[Fourth Doctor]] |
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|novelisation of=Image of the Fendahl (TV story)
companions= [[Leela]], [[K-9]] |
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|number= 34 (given to later editions)
enemy= [[Fendahl ]]|
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|doctor=Fourth Doctor
year= Fetch Priory, [[Earth]], Present Day |
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|companions= [[Leela]], [[K9 Mark I]]
writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]|
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|enemy= The [[Fendahl]]
publisher= [[Target Books]], [[W.H. Allen & Co]]|
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|setting= Fetch Priory, [[Earth]], circa [[1970s]]
release date= May [[1979]] (hardcover)<br>July [[1979]] (paperback)|
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|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
format= Hardcover and paperback editions, 109 Pages|
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|publisher= Target Books
isbn= ISBN 0-426-20077-2|
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|publisher2= W.H. Allen
previous story=[[Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy]] |
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|novelisation of= Image of the Fendahl (TV story)|Image of the Fendahl
next story=[[Doctor Who and the Sunmakers]] }}
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|read by = [[Louise Jameson]]
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|cover= [[John Geary]]
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|release date= [[26 July (releases)|26 July]] [[1979 (releases)|1979]] (paperback)
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 109 Pages
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|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20077-2
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|prev3=Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy (novelisation)
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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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}}
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial ''[[Image of the Fendahl (TV story)|Image of the Fendahl]]''.
   
==Novelisation==
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== Publisher's summary ==
* This novelisation is based on the original television serial ([[DW]]): '' [[Image of the Fendahl]] '' which was shown from 29th October 1977 and written by [[Chris Boucher]]
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'The [[Fendahl]] ''is'' death,' said [[Fourth Doctor|the Doctor]]. 'How do you kill death itself?'
* The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of [[John Geary]]. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).
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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.
   
==Publisher's summary==
 
`The [[Fendahl]] is death,’ said [[Fourth Doctor|the Doctor]]. `How do you kill death itself?’ <br>
 
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. <br>
 
 
The Doctor and [[Leela]] fight to destroy the Fendahl, a recreated menace that threatens to devour all life in the galaxy.
 
The Doctor and [[Leela]] fight to destroy the Fendahl, a recreated menace that threatens to devour all life in the galaxy.
   
==Illustrations==
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== Chapter titles ==
* None
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# The Skull
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# Dead Man in the Wood
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# Time Scan
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# Horror at the Priory
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# The Fendahleen
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# The Coven
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# Stael's Mutiny
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# The Missing Planet
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# Ceremony of Evil
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# The Priestess
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# Time Bomb
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# The End of the Fendahl
   
 
== Deviations from televised story ==
 
== Deviations from televised story ==
''To be added''
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* Stael's background and motivation is explained in detail.
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* [[Fendelman]]'s name is spelled "Fendleman".
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* [[David Mitchell]]'s first name is changed to Harry.
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* [[Adam Colby|Colby]] is referred to both in the text and by [[Maximillian Stael|Stael]] as "Professor Colby", whereas on screen "Professor" seems to be simply a nickname given him by [[Martha Tyler]].
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* [[Ted Moss|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.
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* The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his [[the Doctor's sonic screwdriver|sonic screwdriver]] and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
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* Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into [[Fetch Priory]] the first time.
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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.
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* The Doctor does not refer to Mitchell by name, removing an oft-cited potential error in the televised version.
   
==Writing and publishing notes==
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== Writing and publishing notes ==
* ''To be added''
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* ''to be added''
   
==Additional cover images==
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== Cover gallery ==
''To be added''
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<gallery position=center captionalign=center hideaddbutton="true" >
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File:Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl Hardcover.jpg|1979 Hardcover edition
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</gallery>
   
==British publication history==
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== British publication history ==
''To be added''
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First publication:
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* Hardback
'''First Publication:'''
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: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
* Hardback
 
: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
 
 
* Paperback
 
* Paperback
: Target
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: Target
'''Re-issues:'''
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Re-issues:
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== Editions published outside Britain ==
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* Published in the USA by Aeonian Press in 1986 as a hardback edition; it was one of seven novelisations published in the mid-1980's.
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<gallery position=center captionalign=center hideaddbutton="true" >
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File:AeonianImageOfTheFendahl.jpg|US edition
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</gallery>
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== Audiobook ==
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This Target Book was released on [[6 February (releases)|6 February]] [[2020 (releases)|2020]] complete and unabridged by [[BBC Audio]] and read by [[Louise Jameson]].
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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]].
   
==Editions published outside Britain==
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<gallery position=center captionalign=center hideaddbutton="true" >
''To be added''
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File:Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl audiobook.jpg|Audiobook cover
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</gallery>
   
==External Sources==
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== External links ==
* '''[[The Target Book]]''' by [[David J Howe]] ([[Telos Publishing]] 2007)
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* [http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~ecl6nb/OnTarget/general/main.htm ''On Target'' a comprehensive guide to the Target novelisations by Tim Neal]
* [http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~ecl6nb/OnTarget/general/main.htm ''On Target'' a comprehensive guide to the Target novelisations by Tim Neal]
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[[Category:Target Novelisations]]
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[[Category:Fourth Doctor novelisations]]
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[[Category:Target novelisations]]
 
[[Category:1979 novels]]
 
[[Category:1979 novels]]
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[[Category:Fendahl novels]]
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[[Category:K9 novels]]
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[[Category:Stories set in 1977]]
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[[Category:Stories set in England]]
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[[Category:Target novelisations with audiobook readings]]

Latest revision as of 09:58, March 28, 2020

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 Edit

'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 Edit

  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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • to be added

Cover gallery Edit

British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

Re-issues:

Editions published outside Britain Edit

  • Published in the USA by Aeonian Press in 1986 as a hardback edition; it was one of seven novelisations published in the mid-1980's.

Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released on 6 February 2020 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Louise Jameson.

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 Edit

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