Merchandise Doctor Who: The King of Sontar

Published on May 23rd, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Big Finish Reveals The King of Sontar Cover!

Big Finish is due to yet again mark a number of firsts as well as welcome back some familiar faces!

Doctor Who: The King of Sontar

As we reach the endgame for the second series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures, we already have the third series to look forward to come January 2014 and there’s no slowing the old Time Lord down.

The new series opening story, The King of Sontar, will see a welcome return of the Sontarans as they face off against the intrepid TARDIS team that is the Fourth Doctor and Leela and you can now view the cover for the adventure as well. Blurring the lines between Doctor Who’s current television adventures and the Big Finish universe, the company have enlisted the talents of Dan Starkey to play Sontaran Strang. If Starkey’s performance alongside Baker is anything like his performance alongside Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor (and we’re sure it will be) then we’re in for a real treat!

Once again, the Time Lords sense trouble and dispatch the Fourth Doctor to take care of it:

Dowcra base. The third Elite Sontaran Assassination Squad closes in on its target. A dozen trained killers, but even they will be unable to bring down the invincible Strang…


Manipulated by the Time Lords, the TARDIS also arrives on Dowcra. And the Doctor is set to encounter the greatest Sontaran ever cloned…

Reuniting Tom Baker and Louise Jameson once again as well as including Sapphire & Steel regulars David Collings (Poul from The Robots of Death), David Seddon, Jenny Funnell, Big Finish stalwart John Banks and the brillaint Dan Starkey, The King of Sontar will be a fine way to start off 2014!

You can pre order The King of Sontar on CD or via download from now, the release date is marked as January 2014.


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5 Responses to Big Finish Reveals The King of Sontar Cover!

  1. avatar James V says:

    That’s awesome that they got Starkey. He’s my favorite Sontaran(s)!

  2. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Its is cool that they got Dan Starkey to be a Sontaran on audio. Although this story does seem to ret-con “The Invasion of Time”, which was Leela’s first encounter with the Sontarans.

    • avatar Random Comments says:

      I think they mentioned in Vortex that they have a plan, and wait and see.

  3. avatar SiG says:

    BF isn’t canon though, is it? Shouldn’t affect what happens in the TV show.

    • avatar Jim McLean says:

      BF is canon, just DW’s canon is very loose – even within the TV show. BF is canon, but DW carries a sensibility (as I recall Cornell noted about RTD), that the less people have seen the less important it is to keep consistency – so trying to adhere to BF’s massive catalogue when airing a mainstream show would be as sensible as ensuring Coal HIll School looked identical in Day of the Doctor. By and large there aren’t massive issues I’ve noted between BF and the show. BF is good like that. :)

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