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Mummy's favouriteDec 2 2000
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One of the most enjoyable of the Doctor Who serials in 1975 is adapted here by Terrance Dicks. The Doctor is still trying to return Sarah to UNIT headquarters in modern-day London, when the TARDIS is drawn off-course by a mysterious course and ends up materialising in the right place but the wrong time - 1911, and there are strange happenings in Edwardian England. The Priory, the home of Egyptologist Professor Marcus Scarman, is being occupied by Ibrahim Namin, supposedly a colleague of the professor, and Laurence Scarman is not allowed in. The Egyptian artifacts are more than they seem, mummies start to walk, and the small cast of the story are soon trapped within a force barrier, as Sutekh, an ancient evil, tries to return to wreak his revenge... The book lacks the wonderful scenery and period costumes of the original TV serial, but the period feel is retained. This is the story where the Doctor is plainly cutting his strong ties to UNIT, and becoming once more a wanderer: "I'm a Time Lord, remember, not a human being... I walk in eternity." As well as retelling this great story in the novel format, Terrance Dicks adds both a prologue and an epilogue that add to the story. It's a great piece of Doctor Who, enjoyable in this book or on video (or both).