[size=4]Death to the Daleks![/size]
Doctor Who’s newest battlefield? A BBC graphic novel!
Tue, 5 October, 2010
When the UK’s largest TV station, the BBC, decided to create their first graphic novel, they obviously had to choose which of their hit shows to adapt. Would it be ‘Top Gear’, a captivating series about driving cars? Would it be ‘Mary Queen of Shops’, in which a retail expert revives floundering boutiques? Or would it perhaps be ‘Doctor Who’, the longest running sci-fi show in TV history? The choice was clear.
Unfortunately, ‘Mary Queen of Shops’ must have said no, because the BBC went with ‘Doctor Who’. Available stateside starting today, the graphic novel “The Only Good Dalek” finds Doctor Who’s reigning Time Lord once again fighting the series’ most popular foe, the vicious robotic Daleks. The story takes place on a base called Station 7, the most secret location in all of Earth-Space, where humans send all captured Dalek equipment for analysis. Oh, and also, they send captured Daleks there too. So, as you can imagine, it’s a pretty bad scene when the Daleks learn the base exists.
The graphic novel features the current incarnation of the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith on the show. And the book’s title is actually taken from a longer quote: “The only good Dalek is a dead Dalek.” Which is actually a pretty harsh statement.
You’d never hear anything that mean from ‘Mary Queen of Shops’.