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[Read Kindle] Ü Image of the Fendahl ⚣ million years ago evolution went up a blind alley Image of the Fendahlis a fusion of the Gothic Doctor Who story with the colder post Gothic tradition of Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft It builds on the success of Chris Boucher s earlier scripts to create a classic of the series, and still works as an adventure drama for a modern audience It functions as a human drama, a scientific puzzle, a horror story, and a masterpiece of unease Simon Bucher Jones has written or co written five novels for Doctor Who and its spinoffs This is the first of the Black Archive series I ve read, and it certainly won t be the last I wasn t sure, at first, that you could write a book length examination of a single Doctor Who adventure, but Simon Bucher Jones proves you can, going into the Gothic roots of Image of the Fendahl, the actual and fictional histories of the Fifth Planet , an examination of the ultimate implications of what the Fendahl s evil really leads to, and a look at both the good and the bad points of the story its This is the first of the Black Archive series I ve read, and it certainly won t be the last I wasn t sure, at first, that you could write a book length examination of a single Doctor Who adventure, but Simon Bucher Jones proves you can, going into the Gothic roots of Image of the Fendahl, the actual and fictional histories of the Fifth Planet , an examination of the ultimate implications of what the Fendahl s evil really leads to, and a look at both the good and the bad points of the story itself.It was only halfway through the book that I realised I d never thought about the title of this particular story before Why Image of the Fendahl And right along comes a section exploring the different possible meanings of that word, image Bucher Jones has certainly deepened my appreciation of this Tom Baker adventure Good job There remain some hints of the over earnest fanzine essay early on, and a few frightful editing glitches once the fifth planet moves between Earth and Mars weird fiction author Ambrose Blackwood is the sort of composite anyone might birth when pissed, but shouldn t make it into print Still, this is muchthe personal, idiosyncratic exploration of a single Who story that I expected from the Black Archive series than the Dark Water volume was Of course, it may help that the source story i There remain some hints of the over earnest fanzine essay early on, and a few frightful editing glitches once the fifth planet moves between Earth and Mars weird fiction author Ambrose Blackwood is the sort of composite anyone might birth when pissed, but shouldn t make it into print Still, this is muchthe personal, idiosyncratic exploration of a single Who story that I expected from the Black Archive series than the Dark Water volume was Of course, it may help that the source story is so much better, though the section where Bucher Jones lists ten flaws in something he clearly loves is one of the highlights He s dead right about it being post gothic, rather than the frequent and lazy summary as just gothic, and I think he may be on to something when he suggests Amicus hadinfluence than Hammer My favourite section comes when he addresses his own prior engagement with the story, having co authored the excellent not quite sequel The Taking of Planet 5 I asked one of the authors Simon Bucher Jones, that is, me in a private interview, what he liked about Image Recursively he referred me to this whole book as his answer One of my all time favourite Dr Who stand alone stories.Delved into by the best of the NA and EDA authors when it comes to elder beings and the attendant mythos.Just a digital package of nerd heaven I watch Image of the Fendahl before reading this, then again a few months afterwards It added so much, in clear, obviously affectionate terms This is not a lecture by someone explaining this world to us, but a missive from someone sharing their own joy and deep understanding The is most highly re One of my all time favourite Dr Who stand alone stories.Delved into by the best of the NA and EDA authors when it comes to elder beings and the attendant mythos.Just a digital package of nerd heaven I watch Image of the Fendahl before reading this, then again a few months afterwards It added so much, in clear, obviously affectionate terms This is not a lecture by someone explaining this world to us, but a missive from someone sharing their own joy and deep understanding The is most highly recommended Black Archive I have read yet