It’s fitting that, with the recent release of The Ice Warriors on DVD, the last release of the year from Big Finish in their Doctor Who Lost Stories range pits the Second Doctor against his ice cold foes once again.
Forming a sort of prequel to Troughton’s first encounter with the creatures, Lords of the Red Planet takes the TARDIS crew to Mars itself, long before the water could give them any trouble…
The TARDIS crew land on Mars, home of the Ice Warriors, far back in its history. The Doctor is convinced it’s much too early for them to meet their frozen foes.. but the Doctor is wrong.
Far below the surface of the planet an evil scheme is in motion. A scientist works night and day at the command of an insane despot. A despot intent on creating a terrifyingly familiar army.
What exactly does Zaadur plan? What dark secret lies at the heart of the Gandoran mines? How far will the Doctor go to save his friends? In the deepest caves, the true Lords of the Red Planet are ready to emerge… Can anyone possibly survive their birth?
Originally conceived by Brian Hayles and adapted for audio by John Dorney, Lords of the Red Planet stars Fraser Hines as Jamie McCrimmon, Wendy Padbury as Zoe Heriot, Michael Troughton as Quendril, Abigail Thaw as Zaadur, Charlie Hayes as Veltreena and Nicholas Briggs as Aslor, Risor and The Ice Warriors .
Released in November 2013, Lords of the Red Planet can be purchased from Big Finish on CD for £16.00 or via download for £14.99.