Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Return of the Ice Warriors
Big Finish’s series The Lost Stories continues with Mission to Magnus – a tale originally intended for broadcast in 1985 but cancelled due to the BBC enforced hiatus that saw Doctor Who forced off-air for 18 months.
Starring Colin Baker as the Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri, and featuring the return of Nabil Shaban as the Mentor, Sil, Mission to Magnus is written by Philip Martin and also sees the return of a race of huge green aliens from Mars – the Ice Warriors!
The Doctor and Peri face enemies at every turn on the planet Magnus. There’s the Time Lord bully Anzor, who made the Doctor’s life hell during his time at the Academy. There’s also Rana Zandusia, the matriarchal ruler of the planet, who seeks to prise the secret of time travel from these alien visitors.
Also on Magnus is the slug-like Sil, still bitter from his defeat on the planet Varos and seeking to make his fortune from the most potentially destructive ends. And, deep within the planet, there is something else. Another old enemy of the Doctor’s. And the future is looking decidedly colder…
Available this month, Mission to Magnus can be purchased on CD or MP3 from www.bigfinish.com!