SHADA, Douglas Adams DOCTOR WHO Story, Will Be Novelized


Don’t panic! SHADA, the ‘lost’ DOCTOR WHO story from Douglas Adams is set to become a novel in March of 2012. Adams is best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and while this story was first airing on BBC radio, Adams was also writing stories for Doctor Who.

According to Guardian UK, Shada was going to be a six part drama that would close the 17th season of Doctor Who, with Tom Baker as the Doctor.

In Shada, the Doctor comes to Earth to visit a Professor from the Doctors own home planet Gallifrey. Professor Chronotis has in his possession a book – The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey, which happens to be the most powerful book in the universe. The book is being pursued by the evil Skagra.

Adams wanted to work on the novelization of Shada himself, but never quite had the time to complete the novel. Gareth Roberts, a screenwriter for the Doctor Who series, will now pick up where Adams left off.

According to BBC Books editorial director Alber De Petrillo, Shada is a “holy grail” for Doctor Who fans. De Petrillo stated: “Douglas Adams’s serials for Doctor Who are considered by many to be some of the best the show has ever produced. Shada is a funny, scary, surprising and utterly terrific story, and we’re thrilled to be publishing the first fully realised version of this Doctor Who adventure as Douglas originally conceived it.”

What do you think Adams fans? Are you excited for this new novel? I know I am!

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