Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
From the unique mind of Douglas Adams, legendary author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes Shada, a Doctor Who story scripted for the television series Doctor Who, but never produced--and now, transformed into an original novel...
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is...
The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University, where among the other doddering old professors nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. He took with him a few little souvenirs--harmless things really. But among them, carelessly, he took The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Even more carelessly, he has loaned this immensely powerful book to clueless graduate student Chris Parsons, who intends to use it to impress girls. The Worshipful and Ancient Law is among the most dangerous artifacts in the universe; it cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.
The hands of the sinister Time Lord Skagra are unquestionably the wrongest ones possible. Skagra is a sadist and an egomaniac, bent on universal domination. Having misguessed the state of fashion on Earth, he also wears terrible platform shoes. He is on his way to Cambridge. He wants the book. And he wants the Doctor...
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LOVE IT! Out of all the Doctor Who books I've read, this is my favorite so far (Followed closely by The Wheel of Ice) I have both video versions of this story (The orginal unfinished/untelevised version with Tom Baker and the animated adaptation for Paul McGann's doctor) in my opinion, both pale in comparison to the book. Will definately be reading this again. Had me laughing frequently and out loud.
Review: Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas AdamsUser Review - Dan Schwent - Goodreads
The Doctor and Romana receive a mysterious distress signal, leading them to Cambridge University, home of The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord, Professor Chronotis. Chronotis inadvertantly ... Read full review