The Triumph of Davros

Audio ‐ October 18, 2021
The Triumph of Davros
  • Release Date: 10/2021

Released October 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With Movellan and Dalek warships floating above a familiar planet, mistakes of the Doctor’s past return to haunt him as the inevitability of the Time War takes form around him in Dalek Universe’s conclusion, ‘The Triumph of Davros.’

Isolated from Anya for a significant portion of the story as the pure logic that dictates the conflicting and resolute actions of the Daleks and Movellans destructively continues, the Tenth Doctor here is at his most vulnerable, helpless to inflict any sort of change on the ultimate progression of the Daleks’ might and trying his best simply to keep …

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The Dalek Defence

Audio ‐ October 16, 2021
The Dalek Defence

Released October 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Caught between battling Movellan and Dalek forces as Dalek Universe 3 continues with Matt Fitton’s ‘The Dalek Defence,’ the Doctor and Anya find that only Earth’s intervention can help get them out of trouble. However, when the Doctor discovers that the humans have none other than Davros as their prisoner, he finds himself confined by the established events of his own history while struggling to keep everyone alive.

Without question, the reunion of the Tenth Doctor with Davros- albeit a version of the latter from far in the former’s past- is the highlight of this release, and …

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The First Son

Audio ‐ October 16, 2021
The First Son

Released October 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

As Dalek Universe begins its final set of three stories with Lizzie Hopley’s ‘The First Son,’ the Tenth Doctor is still searching for a way back to his side of the Time War. Lured by an all too frightening variation of an all too familiar and friendly voice, however, he also finds himself embroiled in the height of the war between the Daleks and Movellans.

The Movellans, for their part, are one of the more intriguing races in Doctor Who, an android race with a penchant for aesthetics and a logicality to successfully combat the Daleks that …

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Missy Series Three: Missy and the Monk

Audio ‐ September 26, 2021
Missy Series Three: Missy and the Monk

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Stuck with the Monk in a TARDIS that requires both of them to function, Missy must learn to live with her fellow Time Lord in the third series of Missy, aptly titled Missy and the Monk.

Wasting no time with any prologue or setup, James Goss begins this series with ‘Body and Soulless’ and Missy having realized that she only needs the Monk’s brain to fly his TARDIS. Landing in the middle of a planetary war that sees one side’s dead loved ones become the other side’s hosts, the Time Lords are quickly confronted with the prospects …

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The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume Two

Audio ‐ September 21, 2021
The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume Two

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

The Companion Chronicles successfully allowed Big Finish to explore the eras of the earliest Doctors with a small cast and interwoven narration, and it’s no surprise that the company looked to that format to bring the eras of the more modern Doctors into its fold without many of the lead actors reprising their roles. However, Big Finish has steadily shifted away from narrated stories to full-cast adventures in order to increase the scope and dynamics of the stories being offered, and The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume Two has followed suit with Jacob Dudman’s iteration of the …

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Curios

Audio ‐ September 17, 2021
Curios

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

The enigmatic Bilis Manger instantly became a standout character during Torchwood’s run on television, and it’s no wonder that this mysterious figure who so often leaves a trail of bodies in his wake continues to find further life in the monthly audio adventures. In James Goss’s ‘Curios,’ Bilis Manger’s saga continues among a trove of art treasures in a Welsh coal mine during World War II, hunted by something in the dark and soon joined by the disgraced Jill Anderson who has been sent to catalogue the collection.

With no core members of Torchwood in its many …

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Nightmare of the Daleks

Audio ‐ September 14, 2021
Nightmare of the Daleks

Released September 2021

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Unexpectedly drawn to a drilling rig on the planet XB93, the TARDIS lands among a crew suffering from nightmares of metallic creatures hunting its members through the base and killing them while they sleep in Martyn Waites’s ‘Nightmare of the Daleks.’ Even the Daleks have nightmares, however, and the Doctor is determined to ensure that theirs come true as well.

Much like ‘The Lost Resort’ to open this set, ‘Nightmare of the Daleks’ creates a far darker and tenser atmosphere than is typical for Fifth Doctor adventures. The claustrophobic confines of the rig itself are already used …

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The Perils of Nellie Bly

Audio ‐ September 12, 2021
The Perils of Nellie Bly

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Over the years, the Fifth Doctor has become something of the face for Big Finish’s historical adventures featuring no science fiction elements. With his everyman demeanour and appearance and his oftentimes larger supporting retinue, he often allows the times and places of Earth’s past to come to life vividly with a proper sense of scope and intimacy. In Sarah Ward’s ‘The Perils of Nellie Bly,’ the TARDIS lands aboard the RMS Oceanic as the intrepid journalist enters the final leg of her attempted journey to traverse the world in under eighty days.

Nellie Bly, without question, is …

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The Lost Resort

Audio ‐ September 11, 2021
The Lost Resort

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

At least part of the reason Big Finish chose to end the monthly range of adventures featuring the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors was because of the sheer number of instalments which could seem overwhelming to newcomers looking to delve into those classic eras of Doctor Who. Similar to The Companion Chronicles which long ago switched from a monthly release format to that of the occasional box set, the 1980s Doctors have followed suit and left Torchwood as the only monthly range in Big Finish’s increasingly diverse offerings. However, just as the first First Doctor box …

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Elevation

Audio ‐ September 08, 2021
Elevation

Released September 2021

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Arriving once more on Molaruss, the Doctor and Constance find the planet under the successful and benevolent governance of the Eleven and his consort Miskavel as The Eleven draws to a close in Chris Chapman’s ‘Elevation.’ The Eleven has a plan for his populace to achieve a new level of enlightenment, however, and he wishes for none other than the Doctor to witness his glorious triumph.

In many ways, ‘Elevation’ is the most traditional script of this set, but that’s only because it must follow the progression of explaining the Eleven’s initially ultimate success and then inevitable …

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