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{{Infobox Novel|
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novel name=Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy|
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image=[[Image: Invisible_Enemy_novel.jpg|250px]]|
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{{Infobox Story
series=[[Doctor Who]]-<br/>[[Target Novelisation]] |
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|image= Invisible Enemy novel.jpg
number= 36 (given to later editions) |
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|series= Publication order
doctor=[[Fourth Doctor]] |
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|number= 36 (given to later editions)
companions= [[Leela]], [[K-9]] |
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|doctor=Fourth Doctor
enemy= [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|The Swarm]]|
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|companions= [[Leela]], [[K9 Mark I]]
year= [[Titan Base]], [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[5000]]’s ? |
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|enemy= The [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|Swarm]]
writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]|
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|setting= [[Titan Base]] and the [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[5000]]
publisher= [[Target Books]], [[W.H. Allen & Co]]|
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|novelisation of=The Invisible Enemy (TV story)
release date= March [[1979]]|
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|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
format= Hardcover and paperback editions, 110 Pages|
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|read by= [[John Leeson]]
isbn= ISBN 0-426-20054-3|
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|publisher= Target Books
previous story=[[Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock]] |
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|publisher2= W.H. Allen
next story=[[Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl]] }}
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|novelisation of= The Invisible Enemy
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|cover= [[Roy Knipe]]
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|release date= [[29 March (releases)|29 March]] [[1979 (releases)|1979]]
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 110 Pages
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|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20054-3
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|prev=Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (novelisation)
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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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}}
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1977 television serial ''[[The Invisible Enemy]]''.
   
==Novelisation==
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== Publisher's summary ==
* This novelisation is based on the original television serial ([[DW]]): '' [[The Invisible Enemy]] '' which was shown from 1st October 1977 and written by [[Bob Baker]] and [[Dave Martin]]
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A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space...
* The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of [[Roy Knipe]]. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).
 
   
==Publisher's summary==
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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.
A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space...<br>
 
A sudden energy flash and [[Fourth Doctor|the Doctor]] is infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind. <br>
 
Meanwhile, on [[Titan]], human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe. <br>
 
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. <br>
 
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 [[K-9|K9]] …
 
   
==Illustrations==
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Meanwhile, on [[Titan]], human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe.
* None
 
   
== Deviations from televised story ==
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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.
''To be added''
 
   
==Author, Writing and Publishing Notes==
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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]] ...
* ''To be added''
 
   
==Associated Images==
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== Chapter titles ==
''To be added''
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# Contact
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# The Host
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# Death Sentence
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# Foundation
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# Counter-Attack
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# The Clones
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# Mind Hunt
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# Interface
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# Nucleus
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# The Antidote
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# The Hive
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# Inferno
   
==Publishing History (UK)==
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== Deviations from televised story ==
''To be added''
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* What happens to the antibodies is expanded upon.
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* Leela can fly the TARDIS despite not having seen the white console room before.
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* 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.
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* The Doctor feigns unconsciousness before trying to shoot Leela instead of hiding around the corner.
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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]].
   
'''First Publication:'''
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== Additional cover images ==
* Hardback
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
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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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This was originally to be reprinted in spring 1994, along with [[Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock (novelisation)]]. The cover art would've been by [[Alister Pearson]].
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== British publication history ==
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First publication:
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* Hardback
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: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
 
* Paperback
 
* Paperback
: Target
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: Target
'''Re-issues:'''
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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.
   
==International Editions==
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== Audiobook ==
''To be added''
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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 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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Latest revision as of 09:52, March 28, 2020

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

This was originally to be reprinted in spring 1994, along with Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock (novelisation). The cover art would've been by Alister Pearson.

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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