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{{Infobox Story
 
{{Infobox Story
|name=Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy
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|image= Invisible Enemy novel.jpg
|image= Invisible_Enemy_novel.jpg
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|series= Publication order
|series=[[Target novelisation]]s
 
 
|number= 36 (given to later editions)
 
|number= 36 (given to later editions)
 
|doctor=Fourth Doctor
 
|doctor=Fourth Doctor
|companions= [[Leela]], [[K9 Mark I|K9]]
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|companions= [[Leela]], [[K9 Mark I]]
 
|enemy= The [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|Swarm]]
 
|enemy= The [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|Swarm]]
 
|setting= [[Titan Base]] and the [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[5000]]
 
|setting= [[Titan Base]] and the [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[5000]]
 
|novelisation of=The Invisible Enemy (TV story)
 
|novelisation of=The Invisible Enemy (TV story)
 
|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
 
|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
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|read by= [[John Leeson]]
 
|publisher= Target Books
 
|publisher= Target Books
 
|publisher2= W.H. Allen
 
|publisher2= W.H. Allen
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 110 Pages
 
|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 110 Pages
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20054-3
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20054-3
|prev=Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock
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|prev=Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (novelisation)
|next=Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl
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|next=Doctor Who and the Robots of Death (novelisation)
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|series2 = [[Target novelisation]] numbering
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|prev2 = Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time (novelisation)
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|next2 = Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken (novelisation)
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|series3 = [[List of Doctor Who television stories|TV series order]]
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|prev3 = Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock (novelisation)
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|next3 = Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl (novelisation)
 
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial ''[[The Invisible Enemy]]''.
   
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the [[1977 (releases)|1977]] television serial ''[[The Invisible Enemy]]''.
 
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space...
 
A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space...
   
A sudden energy flash and the [[Fourth Doctor]] is infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind.
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A sudden energy flash and [[Fourth Doctor|the Doctor]] is infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind.
   
 
Meanwhile, on [[Titan]], human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe.
 
Meanwhile, on [[Titan]], human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe.
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* Leela can fly the TARDIS despite not having seen the white console room before.
 
* Leela can fly the TARDIS despite not having seen the white console room before.
 
* A deleted scene where the Nucleus tries to reinfect the Doctor to no avail is reinstated.
 
* A deleted scene where the Nucleus tries to reinfect the Doctor to no avail is reinstated.
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* Leela's knife hits [[Meeker]] in the chest rather than the back.
== Writing and publishing notes ==
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* The Doctor feigns unconsciousness before trying to shoot Leela instead of hiding around the corner.
* ''To be added''
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* There are scenes onboard the [[Bi-Al Foundation]] supply shuttle, showing the crew being infected before crashing into the asteroid.
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* [[Lowe (The Invisible Enemy)|Lowe]] infects more of the hospital personnel than is seen on screen, having a small army during his second assault on the isolation room rather than simply himself and three others.
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* The nurses are described as wearing robes, rather than the tight-fitting trouser suits seen on screen.
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* It is mentioned that Professor Marius taught at [[New Heidelberg University]].
   
 
== Additional cover images ==
 
== Additional cover images ==
''To be added''
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
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File:HardbackInvisibleEnemy.jpg|1979 Hardback cover
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</gallery>
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== Writing and publishing notes ==
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''to be added''
   
 
== 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:
 
: Scheduled for a new edition in July [[1994]], but the release was cancelled.
 
: Scheduled for a new edition in July [[1994]], but the release was cancelled.
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== Audiobook ==
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This Target Book was released on [[2 August (releases)|2 August]] [[2018 (releases)|2018]] complete and unabridged by [[BBC Audio]] and read by [[John Leeson]].
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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]].
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<gallery position=center captionalign=center hideaddbutton="true" >
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File:Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy audiobook.jpg|Audiobook cover
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</gallery>
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [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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* [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:1979 novels]]
 
[[Category:1979 novels]]
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[[Category:The Swarm stories]]
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[[Category:K9 novels]]
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[[Category:Stories set in the 51st century]]
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[[Category:Novels set in the Sol System]]
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[[Category:Novels set on Titan]]

Latest revision as of 11:01, October 8, 2019

RealWorld

Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial The Invisible Enemy.

Publisher's summary Edit

A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space...

A sudden energy flash and the Doctor is infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind.

Meanwhile, on Titan, human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe.

In search of a cure, Leela takes the Doctor to the Foundation where they make an incredible journey into the Doctor's brain in an attempt to destroy the Nucleus.

But can the Doctor free himself from the Nucleus in time to reach Titan and destroy the Hive? Luckily he has help – in the strangely dog-like shape of a mobile computer called K9 ...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. Contact
  2. The Host
  3. Death Sentence
  4. Foundation
  5. Counter-Attack
  6. The Clones
  7. Mind Hunt
  8. Interface
  9. Nucleus
  10. The Antidote
  11. The Hive
  12. Inferno

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • What happens to the antibodies is expanded upon.
  • Leela can fly the TARDIS despite not having seen the white console room before.
  • A deleted scene where the Nucleus tries to reinfect the Doctor to no avail is reinstated.
  • Leela's knife hits Meeker in the chest rather than the back.
  • The Doctor feigns unconsciousness before trying to shoot Leela instead of hiding around the corner.
  • There are scenes onboard the Bi-Al Foundation supply shuttle, showing the crew being infected before crashing into the asteroid.
  • Lowe infects more of the hospital personnel than is seen on screen, having a small army during his second assault on the isolation room rather than simply himself and three others.
  • The nurses are described as wearing robes, rather than the tight-fitting trouser suits seen on screen.
  • It is mentioned that Professor Marius taught at New Heidelberg University.

Additional cover images Edit

Writing and publishing notes Edit

to be added

British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

Re-issues:

Scheduled for a new edition in July 1994, but the release was cancelled.

Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released on 2 August 2018 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by John Leeson.

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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