Published on February 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
The Doctor and Mel in Spaceport Fear
Coming this February from Big Finish is Spaceport Fear, a brand new Sixth Doctor audio drama written by William Gallagher and directed by Barnaby Edwards; featuring Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford, Ronald Pickup, Isabel Fay, Gwilym Lee and Beth Chalmers.
Welcome to Tantane Spaceport – where the tribes of Business and Economy have been at war for all of four hundred years.
Where a terrible creature called the Wailer prowls the corridors around the Control Tower, looking to eat the unwary.
Where there is one Arrival: a battered blue Police Box containing the time-travelling Doctor and his companion, Mel.
Where there are no Departures. Ever.
On her return to the Big Finish fold, Bonnie Langford spoke of the ‘Big Finish Effect’ and why she can’t keep away from the Doctor:
I think it’s partly to do with the ‘Big Finish effect’. Colin said the audios have allowed his Doctor to become more than he was on screen, and I think the same is true for Mel. She certainly spends less time screaming on audio!
…I was worried that the audios would be the same thing, I’d be a spare girlie part going, ‘But Doctor…’ And so it’s nice to do these because it gives me the opportunity to perhaps not be as stupid as I looked! There’s more to do and say and just to feel that it’s a positive input. It’s much nicer to be able to feel you can be more of a partner than a stupid sidekick.
Spaceport Fear is available to pre-order now from Big Finish for £14.99 on CD or £12.99 as a download.