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04 October 2015 @ 03:21 pm
Images not appearing in this Doctor Who Story  
daniel_saunders commented on my review of The Crusade, that he'd not managed to get hold of a copy of the novelisation. I'm not actually sure that any of the illustrations in the novelisation are from telesnaps, though some are closer to the televised episode than others. Under the cut are three from scenes that definitely didn't take place in the actual show.

El Akir whips Barbara

Ian duels El Akir

Haroun strangles El Akir

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/173541.html.
parrot_knight: Hartnell wordsparrot_knight on October 4th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
As I've already linked elsewhere, the illustrations in the 1967 Dragon paperback were much tamer, though still suggesting violence.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on October 4th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)

are, as I have said elsewhere, pretty close analogues of the pictures in the Dragon edition.

It's still all interesting. Despite its dubious flirtations with sadism, I think the novelisation is better than the televised story. It's interesting that the illustration were original in both editions though - do we know if the illustrations in the Web Planet/Zarbi novelisation are original or copied from tele snaps?
parrot_knightparrot_knight on October 4th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I don't have Doctor Who and the Zarbi with me, but I think they are a combination of original drawings and those influenced by production photos and perhaps also telesnaps. That the book's illustrator, John Wood, has the same name as the serial's designer, suggests that he had a unique advantage, though I've not seen it confirmed that they are the same person.

ETA: Having seen some of the illustrations on Google images, they are inspired by rather than copies of the production; like Henry Fox, Wood has at least access to images of the characters as they appeared on screen.

Edited at 2015-10-04 08:15 pm (UTC)
bunnbunn on October 4th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
Barbara looks like she's swearing a really pungent swear at him.

I suppose illustrators often take liberties with characters and scenes, but somehow it seems odder when the original source is visual rather than written.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on October 4th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
These scenes absolutely appear in the book, so I'm not sure its the illystrator taking liberties exactly. But its certainly interesting that for a source where images were available for every couple of minutes of viewing time, the artist has chosen to depict the scenes that don't appear - and has chosen his/her own version of scenes that do appear (see above comment to parrot_knight).

Until last week, it had never occurred to me that these images weren't in the original episode.