I love Jim Mortimore’s books. Words cannot adequately express the Campaign . The Doctor and his companions become separated during the years of Alexander the Great’s Persian campaign. With the TARDIS broken down and unusable. A (dis)continuity guide to the Doctor Who story Campaign. Campaign. Campaign cover. Author: Jim Mortimore. Published: October Doctor: First Doctor.
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Campaign by Jim Mortimore
I can see why the BBC baulked at publishing it, and in a way I’m glad they didn’t because we wouldn’t have gotten this book, they’d have insisted on numerous rewrites, and campaifn essential magic of the story would be lost.
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Like is it good? People who know that the names Biddy and Lola and Cliff are from original drafts of the TV characters, who recognise John and Gillian and Butch the dog, who have read “Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space” for some freak reason and who know there are continuities out there where the Doctor is actually called “Doctor Who”.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Anyway, there’s also a making-of section in the back which explains a lot. The universe is dead!
On the other hand, does it result in anything cohesive? On the other hand, the prose is really purple som So erm, not rating this one because The site was constructed using Drupal. On the other hand, the prose is really purple sometimes. Ian eventually beats the Game by committing suicide repeatedly, life after life, until there enough iterations of Ian to change the laws of reality within the Game and escape.
Susan, in particular, because she’s so problematic, is also someone that writers have historically loved playing with in retrospect. In a cocktail party of multiple Ians, Biddies and Lolas, it’s difficult to zero in on the plight of the ones we know and care about.
There is no way the BBC could have published it – by Mortimore’s own rather too extensively documented account, it is about a million light years away from the novel he actually agreed to write. But I am going to do some of them – ones of particular note or significance. The players memories, pasts and names change each time they die, so Ian becomes Cliff Chesterton, Barbara becomes Lola McGovern, and Susan becomes Bridget, amongst others. Just glimpses, fragments you might say, of images caught in a shattered prism and scattered through long hours and days and years of existence.
And, for that matter, lots of planets have an 18th century.
Time Can Be Rewritten: Campaign (Jim Mortimore, Self-Published, 2000)
Graham Pilato rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Once you have read it you can sort of understand why BBC book refused to publish it in the form that it was in, but you also wish that it had been published because it really would have been a major kick in the teeth for the books as this was so different to anything else that it had published before, or would publish again. Teresa rated it liked it Jan 13, The only long-term solution to this problem is the solution reached around characters like Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, and Hamlet – that the concept of Doctor Who enters the public domain.
Today, Jim Mortimore’s self-published novel Campaign. I have said that there is no inherent reason that Doctor Who ever needs to end.
It is the story of the First Doctor, his grand-daughter and the two people from s England who travel together, in the Tardis after an adventure with Alexander the Great and several ambiguous outcomes, trying to cope with the disappearance of the entire universe outside the Ship.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want mortumore read. There are references to H. Sontaran Dk rated it liked it Jan 31, If the TARDIS can sidestep into alternate universes, can it poach surviving personas to replace dead characters, and if it does, will everyone ignore the awkward irregularities and just be happy with the seeming resurrection?
Overall, a fascinating and frustrating read.
Doctor Who is both copyrighted and trademarked by the BBC. So erm, not rating this one because Lists with This Book.
Ian’s descent into madness, repeated murder of the Doctor and eventual realisation that he needs to commit suicide over and over again to win, combined with the knowledge that he’ll remember the pain each time, is haunting. He has also done music for other Big Finish productions.
Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years! Were this corporation to cease production of Doctor Who or to go belly up, in effect, Doctor Who stories would cease.
Which means, technically, and for what is probably the first and last time, I’m writing kortimore fanfiction here. Somewhere inside Ian’s mind a page turned. May 27, Doug rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is almost, but not quite, true.
Aaron rated it really liked it Feb 02, If you want to use what we’ve written, ask us and we might just say yes.
Stars and moons, planets, comets, put to the sword! But on the back of a stream mortimorw novelizations milking an established franchise, caring for the might-have-beens rings somewhat hollow. I mirtimore that this took a chance to explore some new ideas, and that it tries to do something different.
Which is fine, if you’ll indulge a moment of doctrinal ranting. Nov 11, James added it Shelves: Confusing, annoying, startling, illuminating, wildly imaginative and breathtaking it its scope, though it features the original TARDIS crew it’s very much Ian’s story, canpaign several of him anyway.
On the other hand, it’s going for surreality, so maybe that’s good? May 15, Adam Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: No infringement of any copyright is intended by any part of this site, which is an unlicensed reference and review site. Jan 15, David added it Shelves: The rights to various characters, alien races, and other fictional elements from the series are moortimore by the writers who created them.
Almost all references have basis in some spin-off medium or another; a subtextual nightmare if one is not very steeped in First Doctor lore.