Christopher Eccleston heads Into The Stars for three new Doctor Who audio adventures.
As the Ninth Doctor enjoys the Big Finish treatment, he’s getting the chance to meet a few old friends and foes.
This incarnation saw plenty of Dalek action onscreen, but missed tussling with some of the show’s other major monsters. Now, with his second coming on audio, he’s already faced the Cybermen and enjoyed a reunion with The Brigadier.
In the next boxset, Into The Stars, he’ll meet another famous foe: the Sontarans. However, this bunch are unlike any of the cloned warrior race he’s encountered before…
Following on from Back To Earth, the new boxset see the Doctor travelling out in the universe…
Distant worlds, alien cultures, vessels of exploration – the Doctor is never more at home than when he’s out among the stars.
But that’s where travellers face the greatest dangers, and where the Doctor’s help is needed most…
The three explosive stories in this boxset are:
Salvation Nine by Timothy X Atack
The Doctor happens upon an unusual outpost – and discovers it is about to be annihilated.
To save Salvation Nine, he must rally a people for whom war is an alien concept – and protect the future of the Sontaran race!
Last Of The Zetacene by James Kettle
The rich and the criminal rub shoulders on Stage Three spaceport – and play high-stakes games for valuable prizes.
The Doctor is always interested in endangered species, and the Zetacene is more endangered than most…
Break The Ice by Tim Foley
On a chilly space station, the Doctor meets a group of scientists experimenting with cryogenics.
But when one subject returns from extreme sub-zero temperatures, he does not return alone. A creature awakens that can freeze the soul with icy fingers – Jack Frost!
Although there are no other cast details at the moment, we do know that Dan Starkey will be playing the Sontarans. The actor has appeared as various iterations of the diminutive clone race since 2008, but is best known as Strax.
The Doctor’s favourite
Speaking of the cloned warriors’ return, Christopher Eccleston said:
“The Sontarans are my favourite enemies of Doctor Who and I love this story. The idea of the most evil creature in the galaxy having an off-shoot which is the most peaceful, innocent, and loving is immensely moving and funny.”
On the tone of the boxset, producer David Richardson added:
“The wonderful thing about Doctor Who is that there are so many tones and styles you can play with. If the previous Ninth Doctor box set was laced with heady emotions, then this one goes for fun and fear, running the spectrum between broad laugh out loud comedy and dark claustrophobic terror.”
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Into The Stars is available to pre-order from Big Finish, on download, CD or Limited-Edition vinyl.
The boxset is released in August 2022 and we look forward to bringing you our review.