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Topic: Virgin Missing Adventures

  Virgin New Adventures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Virgin New Adventures (often referred to simply as NAs within fandom) were a series of novels from Virgin Publishing based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which had been cancelled in 1989, continuing the story of the series from where the television programme had left off.
However, after the television series was cancelled at the end of 1989, Virgin were granted the licence to produce full-length original novels continuing the story from the point at which the series had concluded.
The New Adventures series continued with Bernice Summerfield, one of the new companions introduced for the New Adventures as the lead character, starting with her taking up a job as professor of archaeology at the St Oscar's University on the planet of Dellah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgin_New_Adventures   (1288 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Adventures In Babysitting review
Now, her copy of Adventures In Babysitting can be retired because the DVD can be used without fear of degradation.
Adventures in Babysitting stars Elizabeth Shue as Chris Parker, a nice from the suburbs of Chicago who gets stood up for a date at the last minute.
This is the first-ever widescreen release of Adventures in Babysitting and as such a new transfer had to be done.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_2/adventuresinbabysitting.htm   (865 words)

 DoctorWho.org.uk - Doctor Who Books - The Missing Adventures
The Missing Adventures were launched in July 1994 with the publication of Goth Opera.
A little boy goes missing a policewoman begins drawing cave paintings; and the employees at the mysterious Glasshouse are desperate to keep everyone away - the Doctor suspects it's all down to a group of homo reptilia.
Virgin Publishing Ltd and its predecessor companies have been publishing Doctor Who books, under license from the BBC, for twenty-four years.
www.doctorwho.org.uk /missing-adventures.html   (4641 words)

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Virgin continued publishing the 'New Adventures' until 1996, when the rights reverted to the BBC after the American TV Movie starring Paul McGann as the Doctor.
Interestingly, Russell T Davies, the Executive Producer/chief writerhead honcho/big cheese of the new Doctor Who series also wrote a Virgin New Adventure (Damaged Goods), as have Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss, both of whom are contributing episodes for the new series.
There are also 'Missing Adventures', featuring previous incarnations of the Doctor and his companions in adventures set during the series' past.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=8403811&postID=109588271364243784   (381 words)

 BBC - Doctor Who - Classic Series - Ebooks - Introduction - License Revoked -
The Well-Mannered War was the third part of my Fourth Doctor trilogy for Virgin's Missing Adventures.
It was written against the background of Virgin losing the Who license; I think we always knew that it would get a smaller print run than normal because legally Virgin wouldn't be able to sell any copies to the shops after May 1996.
I knew it was the last Virgin Missing Adventure; I knew it was the last Who book I'd do for a while at least because I'd started doing TV; and I knew there was going to be a general election in May 1997 when the book was going to be published.
www.bbc.co.uk /doctorwho/classic/ebooks/well_mannered_war/intro/page1.shtml   (163 words)

 The TARDIS Library: New Adventures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The first New Adventure novels were published by Virgin Books in 1991.
From the beginning, the New Adventures consciously strove to break the mould of "typical" Doctor Who stories, and while several established villains appeared (Cybermen, Ice Warriors, the Master, etc.), the overall tone of the NAs was more edgy and provocative than previous Who novelisations.
Also, some NAs have been dramatised by Big Finish as part of their series of Bernice Summerfield audio adventures.
www.timelash.com /tardis/list.asp?na   (238 words)

 Harry's Adventures : Chapter 32   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The scapular was a picture of the Virgin Mary enclosed in brown cloth that hung from braided strings.
So, I prayed to Mary and had a vision of her inside my head and she showed me where the bullet would go when the dude pulled the trigger and how I could dodge it by moving quickly too the left just as the dude started to pull the trigger.
Might have been a subconscious thing, and not some Virgin Mary, but whatever it was I believed it saved his life.
harrysbook.blogspot.com /2005/01/chapter-32.html   (1208 words)

 The TARDIS Library: Missing Adventures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Missing Adventures were a monthly series of novels from Virgin Books, featuring past Doctors and companions — original stories, never seen on TV.
The first MA appeared in July 1994, and they were published on a monthly basis until May 1997, when Virgin's licence to publish Doctor Who fiction expired.
The MAs mostly starred one of the first 6 Doctors (the Seventh Doctor featured in the New Adventures instead), alongside established television companions.
www.timelash.com /tardis/list.asp?ma   (140 words)

 theLogBook.com presents the Doctor Who LogBook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This guide lists the television serials, the original novels (Virgin and BBC Missing Adventures and New Adventures), and the various radio and audio stories, in their order of series continuity.
Many of the books occur in similar "gaps" between TV stories, and in most cases the books and audios have very specific clues about where they occur in the continuity.
The author(s) make no attempt - in using the names described herein - to supercede the copyrights of the copyright holders, nor are these files officially sanctioned, licensed, or endorsed by the shows' creators or producers.
www.thelogbook.com /tardis/time.html   (180 words)

 Jeff's Doctor Who Collection-The Virgin Missing Adventures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
With the great success that Virgin was experiencing with the Seventh Doctor in his New Adventures, it seemed only natural that they could have similar success with previous Doctors and companions going on their own new adventures.
Of course, they couldn't both be known as NA's, so Virgin opted for the very-appropriate moniker of Missing Adventures.
These books were always slotted neatly between two television stories and, as the number of books increased, they were also put between TV stories and other books or sometimes just between two books.
www.creighton.edu /~jelston/virgin_ma.html   (158 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Well-Mannered War (Doctor Who the Missing Adventures)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The sharp wit he had been using in his last two Missing Adventures ("The Romance of Crime" and "The English Way of Death") is funnier than ever, without ever going over the top like he did in his other two novels.
This novel commemorates two endings - it's the last of Virgin's Missing Adventures, set at the end of the period during which Graham Williams produced the TV series.
The book consequently has a slightly more melancholy tone than Gareth Roberts' other Missing Adventures, but the wit that made his other stories such a joy to read is still present.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0426205065?v=glance   (1515 words)

 Stan Cottrell II: The Booklist - 1999
The real fun of reading these "Missing Adventures" is that they are so firmly rooted in the Doctor Who mythos.
Straight-up historical adventure, faithful to the Second Doctor's era, which means it feels slightly dated from today's perspective.
Nice beginning for the new Doctor, but since the writers don't have much of a handle on him yet, and since Virgin gets to keep Bernice, most of the story is about her.
www.cs.cuc.edu /~scottrel/books99.html   (2472 words)

 98 News in Review
adventures such as Galaxy 4, The Smugglers, Evil of the Daleks and Fury from the Deep along with a near complete Hartnell/Troughton regeneration scene and Episode Three of The Underwater Menace.
was as Kemmel in the Troughton adventure The Evil of the Daleks.
In June, Doctor Who Magazine Issue 265 printed the results of a reader's poll that ranked the Doctor's television stories and his adventures in the Virgin novels.
home.earthlink.net /~qstnmark/iw_news/98news.htm   (771 words)

 THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT WRITERS GUIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
That’s not to say that these companions would not have changed in their time away from the Doctor, it’s just that they should not have changed in the same way as in the novels/audios.
This incarnation makes the most of life and values every second, he wont blunder into evil plots, he'll be hiking in the mountains, camping on alien worlds, visiting the 7 wonders of the universe, the monsters will come to him.
She has an adventurous soul but little capacity for trust - especially with adults - so she remains aloof and suspicious of attention from others.
thedoctorwhoproject.freeservers.com /writersguide.htm   (2096 words)

 The Internet Adventures Homepage - Home
Originally arising from the alt.drwho.creative newsgroup just prior to the 1996 telemovie, they've taken on an existance of their own: there are now over fifty IAs of various sorts.
When the decision was made to do a past Doctor RR, those stories were for quite obvious reasons called Missing Internet Adventures after the second range of Virgin novels.
Every time a new IA spin-off was created, the letter in front of IA was changed, thus producing the acronyms visible on the menu bar above.
www.angelfire.com /ia3/aeon/main.html   (659 words)

 Doctor Who Internet Adventures - Programme Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Internet Adventures (IA's) are a series of moderated round-robin stories launched by Becky "The Moderator" Dowgiert [bb708@freenet.carleton.ca] to allow fans and amateur writers everywhere to add their own contributions to the world of Doctor Who in the most popular DW fan fiction forum on the Internet, alt.drwho.creative.
The Internet Adventures are a series of loosely linked stories following the adventures of the 8th Doctor after the time of the TV movie, taking place before he meets Sam of the BBC novels.
The Missing Internet Adventures (MIA's) are IA's which feature past Doctors and companions, much like the Virgin Missing Adventures series and the new BBC Books past Doctor novels.
www.cix.co.uk /~who/old/guide.html   (255 words)

 Romana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Outside of the television programme, the character has made appearances in spin-off novels published by Virgin Publishing and BBC Books, and in Doctor Who audio plays produced by Big Finish as well as a separate series of audio plays produced by BBV.
In the licensed Virgin Missing Adventures novel Goth Opera, Romana is given a seat on the High Council of time Lords, and subsequently becomes Lady President of Gallifrey.
In the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novels, Romana undergoes a third regeneration, and her new incarnation (Romana III) is far less sympathetic and far more ruthless than the other two.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/R/Romana.htm   (978 words)

 PDA range: 2002 an overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
On of the most pleasing features of 2002 for readers of the BBC Past Doctor Adventures has been the number of new writers to have emerged during the year.
Five of the year’s nine published PDAs (two titles having been lost, due to the decision to reduce output to one novel per month) were contributed by writers new to the BBC’s two Doctor Who ranges.
The revelation of the identity of one of the Doctor’s missing friends brings gasps at the author’s daring.
www.who-central.co.uk /PDA2002.html   (968 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
THE DOCTOR WHO MISSING ADVENTURES: STATE OF CHANGE by Christopher Bulis Reviewed by Sylvia Thomas ---------------------------------------------------------------------- COVER BLURB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- "In less than 25 years the Romans have invented electricity generation, airships, radio and who knows what else.
The Roman Empire is preparing for devastating war -- using weapons from the future capable of destroying the entire world.
The adventure takes place between the television stories REVELATION OF THE DALEKS and TRIAL OF A TIME LORD.
www3.sympatico.ca /mudthehut/docs/change.txt   (637 words)

 Doctor Who Books - Series Overview
The Virgin New and Missing Adventures are now out of print while Virgin's Benny books and the BBC's 8th Doctor and Past Doctor series are continuing to be published.
There is a drop to the other two Virgin series and then another to the current BBC 8th Doctor series.
The BBC Past Doctors and Virgin Benny series are the most consistent as well as being the highest rating, showing they have consistently hit their target audience's expectations.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~gnealon/dwbooks/totalseries.html   (404 words)

 ++ Flight Through Eternity: The Complete First Doctor Who ++
Her actions lead the TARDIS crew into terrible jeopardy, and her latent telepathy threatens to help the tragedy escalate way out of control...
In the eye of the hurricane they must individually face the possibility of being stranded, alone, in a culture bunker in which they do not belong.
On a blasted world, the Doctor and Susan find themselves in the middle of a war they cannot understand.
www.geocities.com /p3jedi/novels.html   (1805 words)

 skonnos: merchandise oddities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
An unknown artist painted this unused cover, which appears to be a close-up view of a larger painting.
This is the original, gorier version of the cover for the first of Virgin's new Missing Adventures series.
It was allegedly toned down at the behest of W H Smith's book buyer.
freespace.virgin.net /mark.campbell10/odd.htm   (327 words)

 A Talking Picture
This is not an easy film to absorb; it may take several viewings for all the subtleties in the dialog to sink in.
It has very little in common with de Oliveira's "Benilde or the Virgin Mother," which was screened at the 39
"Benilde or the Virgin Mother" makes us feel claustrophobic and invites the viewer to share in the purifying suffering of the main character.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /20038q/id1975.htm   (389 words)

 Doctor Who In Detail 4 - Tom Baker - Virgin Missing Adventures
Children have gone missing at the local boarding school, the young Rudyard Kipling has set up searh parties.
Lights have been seen beneath the waters of the bay, and fishermen have been pulled from their boats and mutiliated.
The Doctor, Romana and K-9 plan to take a rest after their recent adventures, but the TARDIS warns them of time pollution in the locality.
www.mentalis.f9.co.uk /dwid4/4/ma   (877 words)

 eBay.co.uk - the virgin, Fiction Books, Records, CDs items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
search.ebay.co.uk /the-virgin_W0QQfmcZ1QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1   (487 words)

 The Dark Path
This adventure takes place between the television stories THE WEB OF FEAR and FURY FROM THE DEEP, and after the Missing Adventure TWILIGHT OF THE GODS.
DAVID A. has written three New Adventures and two previous Missing Adventures.
Unlikely as it seems, he is in touch with reality - he says it's a nice place to visit, but he wouldn't like to live there.
www.fortunecity.com /tattooine/spock/388/Stories/2nd/ma32.html   (269 words)

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First, we start with the thoughts and opinions of several Doctor Who fans who are AOL members, and move on to checklists of the book series, including one for the Decalog books.
The Missing Adventures were much better at the characterization of the TARDIS crew...possibly because the writers had to match their attitudes and mannerisms to those the cast presented in that era of the show.
All of the Missing Adventures feature one of the first six Doctors, although in Downtime he assumes a cameo role.
members.aol.com /saroz/fever.htm   (2593 words)

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The Missing Adventures were less than a runaway success for Virgin, who didn't really have much confidence in the line, often using it as a place to send rejected NAs.
Very few of them seemed to have anything to say and their success rate in capturing the eras they were set in was quite variable.
System Shock remains my favourite Missing Adventure, being a level of quality above most of the MAs of its kind and confident and enjoyable enough to succeed where some of the braver Virgin MAs often failed.
www.pagefillers.com /dwrg/mills.htm   (3134 words)

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