May 10: Doctor Who – The Ark In Space novelisation is published

Doctor_Who_and_the_Ark_in_Space1977: A novelisation of the 1975 Doctor Who adventure The Ark In Space, written by Ian Marter, was published by Target Books. It was subsequently reprinted by Virgin Publishing in 1991 with a new cover. This was Marter’s first novelisation for Target; he would go on to write seven more. Marter had wanted to correct some logical problems he had found in the story. He considered writing in first person from Harry’s point of view, but abandoned this when he realised that many important plot points took place when Harry was not present. Notably, Marter changed the spelling of “Wirrn” to “Wirrrn”. Marter alters the ending so that the travellers leave in the TARDIS.



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