Big Finish Doctor Who: The Beginning from Big Finish

Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Big Finish Reveals “The Beginning” Cover Art

Big Finish plans to take Doctor Who back to the very beginning in November 2013. Sure, they’ve got their Destiny of the Doctor series every month this year and a special multi Doctor tale in November but it’s the Companion Chronicle release in the same month that you’re really going to want to listen to because it’s taking us further back with the Doctor then we’ve ever been before…

Doctor Who: The Beginning from Big Finish

When the First Doctor and his grand-daughter Susan escape through the cloisters of Gallifrey to an old Type 40 Time Travel capsule, little do they realize the adventures that lie ahead… And little do they know, as the TARDIS dematerializes and they leave their home world behind, there is someone else aboard the ship. He is Quadrigger Stoyn, and he is very unhappy…

The Beginning stars Carole Ann Ford as Susan, and Terry Molloy (Davros, 1984-1989 on television, plus many other Big Finish audios and Eric Clapton lookalike) is Quadrigger Stoyn. The script is by Marc Platt, who wrote the brilliant yet slightly disorientating Doctor Who story Ghost Light. He has also written many other amazing Big Finish Doctor Who stories.

You can also have a look at the freshly released cover that has just been made available for viewing. This story is going to hopefully answer quite a few questions that have been on fans’ minds for the past 50 years!

You can preorder The Beginning from now.


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

5 Responses to Big Finish Reveals “The Beginning” Cover Art

  1. avatar James McLean says:

    Interesting, given Platt already did a history of the Doctor’s escape (and encounter with Susan) in Lungbarrow. Will he retcon or will it be open to interpretation?

    • I wouldn’t call it a “retcon” per se, because Lungbarrow and the looms and all that insanity has never been canon, it’s already an alternate-universe kinda thing to begin with.

      I base this on the fact that the show has directly contradicted Lungbarrow, and frankly, the show is the final authority on canon over all supplementary stuff.

      • Sorry, but yes it has been canon, if you believe in such a concept. It was at the very least canon until 2005, as you say, but to say it was never canon is just inaccurate.

        Virgin’s New Adventures were considered official Doctor Who at the time. Ergo…

  2. avatar mswholovesthedr says:

    how do we get this story? is it going to be on tv, online? in a book how?

    • This is by Big Finish, so will be available via the website linked to in the article in audio form.

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