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Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

The Macros

Out this month, The Macros is the concluding part of the first “Lost Series” from Big Finish, an audio dramatisation of an unproduced script from Doctor Who’s “missing” Season 23, cancelled when the show was put on hiatus in 1985.

Doctor Who - The MacrosStarring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, The Macros is written by Ingrid Pitt and Tony Rudlin – the same Ingrid Pitt who appeared in 1972′s The Time Monster and 1984′s Warriors of the Deep, not to mention countless cult TV and film appearances.

The TARDIS materializes on the USS Eldridge, after the Philadelphia Experiment has gone disastrously wrong. Most of the crew are dead, the ship is disintegrating, and the Doctor soon realizes that the problem comes from another dimension…

As they attempt to find a way to get the ship home, the Doctor and Peri visit the distant planet Capron and meet its tyrannical ruler Osloo. But the search for a possible solution only creates increasingly dire problems. Osloo’s horizons have been widened – and space and time are hers for the taking…

With guest appearances from Linda Marlowe, Jack Galagher, Rachael Elizabeth, Vincent Pirillo, Stewart Alexander, Paul David-Gough and Matt Addis, The Macros is available from Big Finish.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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