Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Classic Doctors take on modern monsters in new Big Finish set

After the success of the previous 'Classic Doctors, New Monsters' audio drama set, Big Finish have announced Volume 2, featuring four classic Doctors taking on some more odd choices of modern Who villains.

This time around, the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Doctors will be pitted against the Vashta Nerada, Racnoss and the Carrionites in four brand new, full cast audio dramas.

Night of the Vashta Nerada
Featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor
Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased. Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task. Joined by the Fourth Doctor and being picked of one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.

Empire of the Racnoss
Featuring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor
When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe. The Fifth Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions... The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.

The Carrionite Curse
Featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor
Katy Bell returns to her Midlands home to find strange goings-on at the buskers fair. A witch trial in the 1980s. A bonfire ready to be lit... Luckily, a colourful visitor is already investigating, and the local vicar, Katy's dad, is versed in tales of the macabre. Terrifying forces are on the loose, and the town hall holds a secret. There is black magic in the Black Country, and the Sixth Doctor has the name of his enemy on the tip of his tongue... Something wicked this way comes.

Day of the Vashta Nerada
Featuring Paul McGann the Eighth Doctor
As the Time War rages, Cardinal Ollistra of Gallifrey seeks to create ever more dangerous weapons to deploy against the enemy. When the Eighth Doctor stumbles across Synthesis Station, he discovers that the Time Lords have sponsored a project to weaponise already-lethal creatures. But in doing so, Eva Morrison and her team have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with a very unfortunate history of humanoid contact. The Doctor finds himself leading a desperate race for survival, in which the shadows may be the least of their worries...

Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 is a 5 CD set starring which will be available from the Big Finish website from 30th September 2017.

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