Wed, 30 April 2014
In this special “Irwin Allen” edition of The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast, we read and discuss Steve Lyons’ 1995 Virgin Missing Adventure Time of Your Life featuring the Sixth Doctor. From the back cover:
‘Organic bugs must be purged from the system,’ the screen told him. Then, more succinctly, ‘You die.’
The Network broadcasts entertainment to the planets of the Meson system: Death-hunt 3000, Prisoner: The Next Generation, Bloodsoak Bunny… Sixteen channels, and not one of them worth watching. But for the citizens of poverty-stricken Torrok, television offers the only escape from a reality too horrible to face.
Angela, a young inhabitant of Torrok, leaps at the chance to travel to the Network with a hermit who calls himself the Doctor. However, all is not well on the giant, chaotic space station. A soap star has murdered his wife’s lover; the robotic regulars of Timeriders are performing random kidnappings; and a lethal new game show is about to go on air.
Can the Doctor uncover the cause of the apparently random disturbances – or will his appearance as a competitor on Death-hunt 3000 be the last of his life?
We’re firm believers of “In Lyons We Trust” on this podcast, thus our sterling reviews of his books Conundrum and The Crooked World. Will Time of Your Life be any different? Grab a tasty glass of boiling water, sit back, and relax as we discuss it!