(epub / Pdf) Spore (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #8) by Alex Scarrow

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In a small town in the Nevada desert an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime When the Eighth Doctor arrives he realise. This is the eighth book of the 50th Anniversary short stories event featuring the 11 doctors with 11 different companions Now it s the turn of the Eighth Doctor and he has a totally new companion for this short story Captain Evelyn ChanThe GoodIt s an interesting story a rather simple with a typical plot However it s engaging to read and it adds a peculiar variation in the theme of viruses from outer spaceA new companion Captain Evelyn Chan When you meet her and she starts to interact with the Eighth Doctor you know that she is a new companion and a really interesting oneNew villain The Spore Some kind of outer space virus with particular phases of developmentThere is a reference to UNIT that it s cool and really helpful to keep advancing the plot without delaysThe B

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Spore (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #8)

Tories a year long celebration of Doctor Who The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own uniue adventure about the time travelling Time Lord. Spore in the eighth Doctor e book and features him trying to save the world from a spore that has landed on the Earth determined to turn all organic matter into some sort of soup The story was set in the Nevada desert in the US and features a single story companion in the shape of one of the military bods who were trying to isolate this infection to just one small area without much success it has to be said until the Doctor turns up that is This is a tried and tested story format for science fiction stories and it works well here as well I would say that the portrayal of the Doctor is pretty good and he does seem like his eighth persona here rather a generic Doctor which is nice

Alex Scarrow ✓ 8 SUMMARY

S this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race the Time LordsEleven Doctors eleven months eleven s. There s a sleight of hand you need to pull off to make a Doctor Who story work It s the same trick you need for James Bond certainly the film incarnation and Indiana Jones in fact it s a crucial element of all invincible hero stories Even though the readers or viewers minds tells them that all will be okay at the end that this is The Doctor or James Bond or Indiana Jones and there s no way this adventure is going to conclude with them pushing up daisies and being uietly mourned the viewer or reader must still be convinced that what is unfolding in front of them is real peril We have to believe for the length of the tale that somehow incredibly and impossibly everything could go wrong and the narrative will lead to our hero dying Yes it


10 thoughts on “Spore (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #8)

  1. says:

    This is the eighth book of the 50th Anniversary short stories' event featuring the 11 doctors with 11 different companions Now it's the turn of the Eighth Doctor and he has a totally new companion for this short story Captain Evelyn ChanThe GoodIt's an interesting story a rather simple with a typical plot However it's en

  2. says:

    One of the better stories just a bit on the predictable side

  3. says:

    If you've read my previous reviews on this series you'll know my view that Tom Baker and possibly Patrick Troughton aside there has been a lot of pretty good writing let down by both the length of these novellas and a feelin

  4. says:

    Spore the Eight Doctor story in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary series is well it's a perfectly passable story The writing is decent the plot okay there's some nice bits about Gallifreyan history the brand new supporting character created by Scarrow considering Eight rather lacks TV canon travel companions making up a new stand in was uite okay by me wasn't particularly remarkable or memorable but neither was she awfulThree stars because

  5. says:

    Simple but entertaining read More of a 3 star as it was predictable but Eight is adorable so that alone gives the short story another star

  6. says:

    There’s a sleight of hand you need to pull off to make a Doctor Who story work It’s the same trick you need for James Bond certainly the film incarnation and Indiana Jones in fact it’s a crucial element of all invincible hero stories Eve

  7. says:

    This was probably my favourite of the 50th anniversary short stories With the Eighth Doctor being my favourite Doctor that's no surprise What makes it even better is that Alex Scarrow is one of my favourite authorsI loved the fact that this book was set in America especially with how disastrous the TV movie is considered to be which was a pretty brave choice I thought that the twist on the alien virus was prett

  8. says:

    Spore in the eighth Doctor e book and features him trying to save the world from a spore that has landed on the Earth determined to turn all organic matter into some sort of soup The story was set in the Nevada desert in the US and features a single story companion in the shape of one of the military bods who were trying to isolate this infection to just one small area without much success it has to be said until the Doctor turns up that

  9. says:

    Nice story nice horror And the Doctor's head gets invaded by a tentacle I liked it Very YA in style not surprisingly it's written by a YA author but it doesn't shy away from anything The Eighth Doctor's voice is spot on Also nice to see a companion with an Asian sounding name and not having any attention drawn to her rac

  10. says:

    Spore is a short story written by Alex Scarrow and is a part of the year long celebration for the fiftieth anniversary for Doctor Who 2013 This short story is the first installment of what would eventually be twelve parts – one for each Doctor Spore focuses on the Eighth Doctor Paul McGannAs an aside apart from the first few docto