The Black Archive #39: The Silurians by Robert Smith? (Obverse Books, 2020) A wide-ranging, clearly written analysis that recasts The Silurians’ apparent failings as strengths and offers, by considering aspects of the serial from a rational, scientific standpoint and giving them a societal context, something of a reappraisal of the Third Doctor more broadly.
Doctor Who: The Silurian Candidate by Matthew J. Elliott (Big Finish, 2017) A rehash of the usual ‘humans versus Silurians’ ethical quandary, offering little new and debased still further by the Silurians acting (and sounding) like Daleks and also a ‘strewth, bloody awful’ excuse for an Australian character. What humour there is falls flat.
Dr. Eleventh by Adam Hargreaves (BBC, 2017) Hargreaves, in his usual clumsy way, has Matt Smith’s Doctor and River Song run a pointless gamut of monsters… but can only think of three (Zygons, Silurians, Weeping Angels) before resorting to snakes and spiders! The ending is as tiresome as ever.