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Doctor Who Timewyrn; Genesys based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
How did the New Adventures ever get to where they ended up by starting with *this* book? The plot is pure Who-by-numbers, and that's fine, but the execution...my God, the execution! Peel's basic narrative prose is decent if uninspired, but if he had any familiarity with the seventh Doctor and Ace at all, it certainly doesn't show. The characterizations are screamingly off, to the point where Peel doesn't even seem interested; there are constant back-references to earlier adventures, and even cameos of a sort by the third and fourth Doctors. Wasn't the point of the New Adventures to look forward, and not constantly back? Worst of all, Peel has taken the "too broad and deep for the small screen" disclaimer to mean just two things: more sex, more violence. Lots of heads roll in this book, and Peel dwells on the concept of thirteen-year-old prostitute/priestesses far longer than is comfortable. I've never seen the phrase "bare breasts" used so many times for so little point. In later years, people talked about the New Adventures raising above their adolescent origins - apparently, this was the teenage nonsense they meant.