DOCTOR WHO: THE TIME LORD LETTERS
released OUT NOW! 256 pages | Hardback Author Justin Richards Publisher BBC Books
This year’s oh-god- howthe-hell- do- we- do- yetanother-Who- book release. Coming up with new formats for these must be murder.
Features 128 documents written by, to, or occasionally just about the Doctor.
Some we already knew existed but didn’t see the exact contents of – like a warning note left for the Time Lords in “The Deadly Assassin”.
Others plug gaps – so hastily- departed ’ 60s companion Dodo finally gets a proper farewell.
Explanatory notes fill in the narrative context. Though if you had any interest in the letters, you’d probably know the stories already.
The Doctor doesn’t really seem like the type to sit still long enough to pen all these missives.
Intermittently mildly amusing, but soon starts to feel a mite pointless.