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The ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe ZarbiThe Zarbi


BOOK DETAILS

Pages 174
ISBN 0-426-10663-6
Publication date

16 September 1965

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

DOCTOR WHO lands his space-time machine Tardis on the cold, craggy planet of Vortis.

The Doctor and his companions, Ian and Vicki, are soon captured by the ZARBI, huge ant-like creatures with metallic bodies and pincer claws; meanwhile Barbara falls into the hands of the friendly MENOPTERA who have come to rid Vortis of the malevolent power of the ZARBI…

‘They’re well-written books-adventure stories, of course, but with some thought…the creation of the character of the Doctor had a touch of genius about it.’ Westminster Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. The Web Planet
  2. The Zarbi
  3. Escape to Danger
  4. The Crater of Needles
  5. Invasion
  6. Centre of Terror

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY

  • The First Doctor is mostly referred to as “Doctor Who” throughout the book, one of the few occasions where the standard naming protocol is broken.
  • The Menoptera Vrestin is male. The character was female in the televised story.
  • There is a reference made to the events of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, concerning the Doctor and Ian‘s imprisonment on the Dalek saucer.
  • The Animus plans “to pluck from the earth its myriad techniques… in its hundredth Christian millennium… !”, possibly indicating the time this story takes place.
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