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TRAP OF STEEL

The novelisation of Galaxy 4 was first published by Target Books in 1985. Four years later Doctor Who Magazine visited the writer, William Emms, to discuss some of the ways the novelisation departed from his original script.
The paperback edition of William Emms’ novelisation was published by Target Books in April 1986. The cover illustration was by Andrew Skilleter.

One of the most evocative passages in William Emms’ Galaxy 4 novelisation occurs in chapter two, Trap of Steel, where the Doctor and Steven Taylor fall into a deep trap excavated by the Chumbley robots. I told the author that it was hard to imagine William Hartnell’s Doctor dangling over a pit, grasping the edge of a Chumbley. “He never did”, said Emms. “Only in the book. It would have been hilarious, but you couldn’t do that, especially with him. The impossible sod wouldn’t have done it.”

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Robots have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades. The latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine includes features on classic robot stories such as Galaxy 4, Pyramids of Mars and The Robots of Death. Other highlights include interviews with the actors, writers and directors who helped to create some of these episodes. Packed with exclusive content and rare images, this 116-page bookazine is a must-have for fans