Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Destiny of the Doctor - Vengeance of the Stones

Article author: Alwyn Ash

The big celebration to see launch of exciting stories for every Doctor...

Eleven Doctors, eleven months! These magnificent tales continue with Destiny of the Doctor 3 adventure Vengeance of the Stones, featuring the Third Doctor (as regularly played by actor Jon Pertwee from 1970-74).

Written by Andrew Smith and directed by John Ainsworth, Vengeance of the Stones is sure to be a winner, following on from January's First Doctor story Hunters From Earth and this month's Shadow of Death. Richard Franklin and Trevor Littledale perform as Mike Yates and Garlin respectively.

"Two RAF fighter jets are on a training flight over North East Scotland when one of them is plucked from the air and promptly disappears. UNIT are called in, and the Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart are soon on the scene. They enlist the help of a local military officer - a young lieutenant by the name of Mike Yates. The Doctor discovers a link to the recumbent stone circles that are plentiful in this part of Scotland. The stones are thousands of years old, and are soon revealed to hold a terrible secret. Then Mike Yates disappears, abducted by an alien race that has a grievance with humanity. Their intention is to harness the power of the stones in order to take their revenge. For the Doctor and the Brigadier, the race is now on to save their new friend Mike and the entire planet Earth."

It has been worked out rather nicely so that the current Doctor (played by Matt Smith in the television series) will appear in his own title in November, the Anniversary month! All stories are produced by Big Finish for AudioGO. Performers for each adventure will be announced through the year.

These audiobooks will be available for download, or on a single CD (RRP £10.20). With music and sound design courtesy of Simon Hunt, what better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the greatest sci-fi show on Planet Earth than to add each of these to your audio collection...

Andrew Smith wrote the 1980 Doctor Who television serial Full Circle (and the Target novelisation that followed, released in 1982); and audio scripts The Invasion of E-Space and The First Sontarans for Big Finish.

Further reading: AudioGO - official website

These adventures can also be purchased via the official Big Finish website.