The first adventure for the Eighth Doctor and his new companion takes them to the prison planet of Nevermore, in this new Doctor Who story from Big Finish.
Starring Paul McGann as the Doctor, we won’t reveal just yet who his new companion is, just in case you haven’t yet heard Situation Vacant – but you’ll be interested to know that this release also not only features Emilia Foxas Berenice but also Fenella Woolgar as Morella Wendigo.
Woolgar previously appeared as Agatha Christie in 2008’s TV episode The Unicorn and the Wasp, and is joined by another TV episode guest actor, Eric Loren, who in 2007 donned the tentaclur headgear of the first human Dalek, Sec, in Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks. Here he plays Pilot, which at this stage we’re unsure as to whether he is a pilot, “Pilot” is his name, or both. John Banks (Ravens)
A bizarre manifestation in the Control Room forces the TARDIS onto the Plutonian shores of the irradiated world Nevermore, whose sole inhabitant is the war criminal Morella Wendigo â€“ a prisoner of this devastated planet. But the Doctor and his new companion arenâ€™t Morellaâ€™s only visitors. Senior Prosecutor Uglosi fears the arrival of an assassin, after the blood of his prize prisoner. An assassin with clawsâ€¦
Thereâ€™s no escape from Nevermore, whose raven-like robot jailers serve to demonstrate Uglosiâ€™s macabre obsession with the works of the 19th century horror writer Edgar Allan Poe. An obsession that might yet lead to the premature burial of everyone on the planetâ€™s surface â€“ wreathed in the mist they call the Red Death!
Find out more by visiting www.bigfinish.com, where you can also purchase Nevermore on CD or MP3!