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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:53 pm

I just wanted to share these, some of my favourite covers from the classic Target/W.H Allen novelisations of the 1970s and 1980s, which back then-in the days before home video-were the only way to revisit classic stories from the TV show...














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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:54 pm

And not forgetting...


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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:27 am

On the cover of Doctor Who and the Robots of Death, Tom Baker looks like he's preparing to artificially inseminate a cow.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:04 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:On the cover of Doctor Who and the Robots of Death, Tom Baker looks like he's preparing to artificially inseminate a cow.
Perhaps he is. Everybody's entitled to have a hobby.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:32 am

You reckon that's a hobby??!? affraid

Oh, wait, you live in Suffolk. Never mind.

D'you know who the artists are for those covers?

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:33 am

The Daleks, The Crusaders, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Zarbi, The Cybermen, The Web of Fear, The Cave Monsters, The Curse of Peladon and The Sea Devils are all by Chris Achilleos, John Geary painted The Robots of Death and The War Games, Jeff Cummins  The Horror of Fang Rock, and Andrew Skilleter State of Decay and K9 & Company. I'd have to check on the other one. Achilleos actually created over thirty covers for the range.

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Post by Mbast1 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:39 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Oh, wait, you live in Suffolk. Never mind.

Ah, the healthy humor of the British Tommy...

Yeah, I have no idea what this meant...

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:58 am

Mbast1 wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Oh, wait, you live in Suffolk. Never mind.

Ah, the healthy humor of the British Tommy...

Yeah, I have no idea what this meant...
Suffolk is a very rural county. It is traditional for the inhabitants of the more urban areas, particularly Londoners and other big city dwellers, to mock those of us out in the sticks as yokels who spend all our time doing dubious things with livestock. Likewise, everyone in Wales is reckoned by the rest of the UK to have an unhealthy interest in sheep and an abiding hatred of the English, and the population of Norfolk are well known to be hopelessly inbred and have webbed feet.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:41 pm

...plus six digits on each hand.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:...plus six digits on each hand.
N.F.N

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:20 pm

Mike, that means "Normal for Norfolk."

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:13 pm

tony ingram wrote:It is traditional for the inhabitants of the more urban areas, particularly Londoners and other big city dwellers, to mock those of us out in the sticks as yokels who spend all our time doing dubious things with livestock.

See, we DO have things in common!

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Mike, that means "Normal for Norfolk."

Cool.
There's an uncommon expression here "Not for Nothing", but I didn't think that was it.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:50 am

Also, a Tommy is a British soldier, and I'm not in the army.

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