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Un sorry of the edited script Still having finished the book and never feeling bored by it I m pretty ambivalent This was one of the weirdest Doctor Who books ever also very hard to follow at times However it still holds the feel and charm of the Classic Series and was a wonderful read The POV was constantly changing but I enjoyed that It allowed me to get inside the characters head in a way you can t when it s on screen The peeks inside Ace and the Doctor s heads were my favorite their thoughts on each other are often very sweet and family like Perhaps my favorite line was a scene where Ace was thinking about the Doctor and thought The Doctor was the first person for a long time who had even bothered to accept her for what she was a delinuent The Doctor and Ace enjoy some playful bickering not shown on screen such as this line after Ace is told to find something Victorian to wear And Alice he called after them I m not wearing a bustle came the retort At least try for a bit of parlour cred Also captured much better than in the series is Ace s internal struggle She s very afraid of being back in Perivale and especially at Gabriel Chase and isn t sure if she can still trust the Doctor When she finally confronts him after learning she s in Gabriel Chase she runs away from him She hadn t realized she could hate the Doctor so much He tried to take her arm but she pulled clear After ite a while she finally seems to forgive him and even confesses to him what happened in the house when she went there in the 80s and the Doctor is shows an amazing amount of comfort to her No Control Don t do it That s what I did in 1983 Please Don t do it again The Doctor caught her in his arms This was not what he had rehearsed in his head Ace You didn t tell me You re not my probation officer You don t have to know everything Oh how he sometimes wished that was true Ace He cradled her gently She buried her head in the Doctor s embrace The Doctor gently rocked Ace and hushed her tears It s all right Ace The Doctor himself is captured through the text as the wonderful scheming manipulator he is while maintaining the part of him that honestly cares deeply for Ace He continually thinks about her and before she discovers where they are a few comments he made caused me to think he may feel a little guilt at bringing her there After he harasses her to tell him about the house In at the deep end again he thought guiltily but the flood of complaints and abuse never came When he looked Ace was already fast asleep in her chair Poor Ace he said aloud and he tucked her discarded dinner jacket around her Thinking about it and I have been recently I think Ghost Light is possibly one of the most important Dr Who stories ever written It s been a while since I saw the TV episodes to the point where I ve pretty much forgotten what happens so now seemed like a good time to delve back into this one of my favourite eras of Dr Who looking this time at the novelisations which for some stories this Battlefield The Curse of Fenric and R It is no secret that several stories of the later years of the original series of Doctor Who suffered from edits made for reasons of running time rather then plot necessity Ghost Light was one of the best examples of this and it does indeed remain a Doctor Who story that raises a lot of Hot Seduction (Hotshot Heroes uestions Some of thoseestions through have been. Wner the reclusive and controversial naturalist Josiah Samuel Smith receives occasional visitorsThe Reverend Ernest Mathews for instance dean of Mortarhouse College has travelled from Oxford to refute Smith’s blasphemous theories of evolution.
The Doctor Who episode Ghost Light is known for being a bit hard to follow pon a first viewing The story was compressed and too much left out of the broadcast With multiple viewings especially in context of Ace s total character arc it makes sense I had been told the novelization fills in a lot of the gaps I suppose it does but the story remains one of the stranger but certainly one the most ambitious of any classic Doctor Who tales Props to Marc Platt for not following the same old formula I could almost say I d finished this being a little way into the final disc of 6 but the story was moving too slowly to stand driving round and round any longer to get it finished before returnreturnAfter enjoying most of Marc Platt s other work including his novelisation of Battlefield I was looking forward to reading this I m afraid I was disappointed Once again I realise just how vital the direction and acting of the TV version can be and the intensely visual and subtle original just loses most of its vitality and mystery on the printed page In particular we lose the striking visual appearance of Nimrod the Neanderthal and of Light himself who comes across as just some random and rather dull megalomaniac with super powersreturnreturnScrapes through the Bechdel test in most of the AceGwendolen scenes they are talking about Josias andor the Doctor and the one exception is when they fight and are then interrupted by Control A fight is barely a conversation but I suppose it will have to do MrsLady Pritchard appears to communicate with the maidserva Great 3 stars Ghost Light is a psychedelic tale about transformation The Doctor influences his companion Ace as evolution nfolds around them in a tense dramatic 19th century house inhabited by an alien survey team who have pretensions to become human Light the arch villain of the story is something Babys Watch / A Hero of Her Own uitenlike anything else ever seen in Doctor Who This novelisation captures the horror of the script and allows Desire Island - The Niece us the point of view of many of the characters thus enablings to better Sweet Valentine understand a dense storyline with dialogue that sounds like it was written on LSD Possibly the most bizarre Doctor Who story ever written Few stories better exemplify the newfound ambition of late 80s Doctor Who than Ghost Light There s a surfeit of ideas and influences Arthur Conan Doyle George Bernard Shaw Charles Darwin Richard O Brien and if they don t allite come together you can at least see they re all pushing in the same direction Ghost Light wants to be a story about class and religion and personal demons and all the rest of it all at once It s realised what Doctor Who can do and is so excited it s also a story about evolution versus stagnation Which is pretty fitting Throughout this whole book I kept thinking to myself I can t tell if this is really bad or really good I m going with really mediocre Like the original serial on which it is based this novelization had the potential to be one of the greatest Doctor Who stories ever The core story is there and it s good But the book feels like someone took the script which had probably already been bastardized and tried to make it into something it wasn t There main culprits here are the characters thoughts which we aren t privy to in the serial They hint at something than is shown but nfortunately feel like they re just hung on the husk bad story Perivale 1983A column of smoke rises from the blazing ruins of a forgotten decaying mansion Perivale 1883In the sleepy rural parish of Greenford Parva Gabriel Chase is by far the most imposing edifice The villagers shun the grim house but the
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Answered and have been for some time The Target novelization of the story published in 1990 and novelized by Marc Platt the same writer who wrote the television story shows that in some cases television stories work better on the printed page What shines through the most is the plot and the details of it lost in the television version due to the aforementioned editing done to it A novel or rather novelization be definition gives the author a chance to let the reader get inside the heads of character s and also to allow for depth in terms of the plot Ghost Light s novelization does exactly that Platt doesn t do any huge in depth backgrounds about character s but he gives them depth by adding little pieces here and there This means that things that perhaps weren t ite clear in television version such as who Light really is what s he doing and why he sets out to do what he attempts to do towards the end are all brought into greater focus There s also the neat addition of a couple of new scenes in the first chapter that help set Ice Wolves (Elementals, up the story and a major plot revelation that comes much later in the story The result is a story that is much coherent What also shines through is the characterization Ghost Light has the distinction of being one of the best acted of the original series stories or at least in my humble opinion anyway so that fact alone might be surprising But what the novelization reveals is that not only was much of that on the page all ready but also something else From Josiah Samuel Smith to the Reverend Ernest Matthews to Nimrod Control and the mysterious Light itself this novelized version of Ghost Light gives Platt a chance to shine This is large part thanks to his descriptions for the characters their mannerisms and the occasional change of point of view to them at just the right moment for dramatic effect Perhaps though the character s who come through the most are the Doctor and especially Ace This is very much an Ace story and from the new material in chapter one right through to the very end that fact is in abundance The result is that despite the complexity of the plot this remains very much a character driven story Yet despite all that it moves at a good pace Those additional bits here and there have some interesting conseuences The big one is that almost half the page count is takenp with just getting through what was the first part of the television story This is because of that Platt like in the television version builds Some Like It Hotter up the atmosphere of Gabriel Chase and then introduces a bewildering array of character s within it Yet once Ace goesnderground as it were the story really starts moving and building More Than a Convenient Bride (Texas Cattlemans Club: After the Storm up the tension for the dramatic reveal of Light before the Doctor deals with the madness that seems to consume everyone around him In that way Plattses the cliffhanger centered nature of his scripts to his advantage here with the novelization being filled with perhaps mystery and tension then its television counterpart Novelizations offer the opportunity to expand if not improve Marrying Well upon the original script that it is based on From his expansion of elements of the story to rich characterizations and its pacing Marc Platt s novelization of Ghost Light does all of that In fact it does then that It shows that despite being a story originally written for another medium Ghost Light is better served as a nove. And in a desertedpstairs room the Doctor and Ace venture from the TARDIS to explore the Victorian mansion Who – or what – is Josiah Smith What terrible secrets does his house conceal And why does Ace find everything so frightening familia.
Marc Platt is a British writer He is most known for his work with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor WhoAfter studying catering at a technical college Platt worked first for Trust House Forte and then in administration for the BBC He wrote the Doctor Who serial Ghost Light based on two proposals one of which later became the novel Lungbarrow That novel was greatly anticipated