Big Finish have released cover art and details for the final two parts of the ambitious eleven-Doctor DESTINY OF THE DOCTOR series, one of the many celebrations leading up to DOCTOR WHO’s fiftieth anniversary this November. The tenth Doctor story, DEATH’S DEAL by Darren Jones, will be read by Donna herself, Catherine Tate, alongside actor Duncan Wisbey, while the eleventh Doctor story, THE TIME MACHINE (haven’t we heard that title before?), will be read by current companion Jenna Coleman, with Michael Cochrane and the voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs.
Here’s what to expect:
DEATH'S DEAL by Darren Jones
Release date: 3rd October
Responding to multiple maydays, the TARDIS lands on the planet of Death’s Deal, but the distress calls are old, the final echoes of terrified lost souls. This is an exotic world of lethal creatures, nicknamed ‘The Deadliest Planet in the Galaxy’, and only the brave, foolhardy or greedy would ever dare to visit.
Finding themselves stranded among a motley bunch of space-tourists, the Doctor and Donna must lead a struggle for survival against the frenzied wildlife, as they slowly realise that other members of the group have very different agendas.
And soon the Doctor learns of an even bigger threat hiding on Death’s Deal. Somewhere deep below the surface, is something that must never be unearthed. Time is running out, and only an impossible survivor holds the key…
THE TIME MACHINE by Matt Fitton
Release date: 7th November
23 November 2013. In an Oxford laboratory, graduate Alice Watson helps Professor Chivers assemble the final pieces of an impossible machine. A time machine.
The scientist and his assistant believe they are making history, little suspecting that the project’s completion will threaten the existence of the entire universe. But someone has sensed the danger, and when the mysterious Doctor arrives, Alice is taken on a desperate race from libraries and dreaming spires all the way to the nightmare world of Earth’s future.
The monstrous Creevix are coming. They seek control of time itself and are certain that the Doctor is already too late to stop them. But can the key to saving the future lie in the Time Lord’s past lives?
Read our review of Ninth Doctor instalment Night of the Whisper here.
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