It’s been a long time since I’ve dipped back into Doctor Who. Frankly, after David Tennant, I had a hard time losing myself in the series.
But sometimes it’s fun to read some of the stories (don’t ask me if it’s fanfic or transcribed episodes, I’m not always sure). In this case, Remembrance of the Daleks, by Ben Aaronovich, was a fleshed out story of an episode.
Obviously, the Doctor has landed in London and discovers Daleks in town. Relying on the help of some government troops, the Doctor must try to orchestrate his plan to destroy two warring Dalek factions–without destroying earth.
One of the reasons I found it hard to get into the story was because I couldn’t quite put it into the timeline. It was some classic Doctor Who, old episodes I haven’t seen. But I think I also had a hard time because the Doctor didn’t seem familiar to me.
It was also challenging for me to follow along with who was who and where they were. All in all, I’m not sure taking an episode and trying to write it into a book was a full success. But, it was written in the ’90s, and I haven’t seen the episode in question, so it may be better than I think.