The Space Museum was a novelisation based on the 1965 television serial The Space Museum.
The TARDIS materialises on what, at first sight appears to be a dry and lifeless planet, serving only as a graveyard for spaceships.
Then the TARDIS crew discovers a magnificent museum housing relics from every corner of the galaxy. These have been assembled by the Moroks, a race of cruel conquerors who have invaded the planet Xeros and enslaved its inhabitants.
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Deviations from televised story
- Much of Dako's part, such as the first meeting with Tor and Sita and capturing the Doctor, is given to a new character, Bo. Dako is changed to the Xerons' contact among the slave workers and doesn't appear until he goes to find Barbara.
- Another new character, Gyar, accompanies the Xerons to the armoury and takes on Sita's role of going with Vicki to find Barbara.
- The Morok commander is named as Ogrek and the Morok that Ian captures is named Pluton. Pluton saves Dako and Gyar's lives by telling his superiors they are dead; in return, the Xerons spare him when they storm the headquarters and he accompanies them when they kill Lobos and Ogrek.
- Lobos is given a robot companion, Matt, who he destroys in a fit of rage.
- The Doctor's explanation for why they jumped a time track is omitted, with him simply producing the component which caused it.
Writing and publishing notes
- Inside back cover includes in colour Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers!
- The original Target edition featured the artwork of David McAllister.
Additional cover images
British publication history
- Hardback (January 1987)
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK ISBN:0491032951, copies priced £7.25 (UK))
- Paperback (June 1987)
- Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. Single paperback edition, estimated print run: 32,500, priced £1.80 (UK).
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