Big Finish Doctor Who: The Dark Planet

Published on September 18th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

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The Lost Stories Return with The Dark Planet

We welcome back to the Big Finish range this month the Doctor Who Lost Stories series that have been missed during the past year.

Doctor Who: The Dark Planet

To start things up in September is a long forgotten First Doctor tale that never made it to the small screen called The Dark Planet. But don’t fret, because now we can all experience it.

Somewhere far back in the early days of the universe the TARDIS lands on a world lit by a dying sun. Missing from the Doctor’s star maps and dotted with strange crystalline statues, it is a world ripe for exploration. But it is also a world of destruction.

Venturing out onto its surface, the time travellers find themselves drawn into an age-old conflict between the two species residing on the planet – people of Light and Shadow. Proving a catalyst for the escalation of the conflict, the Doctor and his friends need either to create a peace or to pick a side.

Because in times of war, nothing is ever black and white.

Originally written by Brian Hayles and adapted for audio by Matt Fitton, The Dark Planet is performed by William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Maureen O’Brien as Vicki and is supported by John Banks and Charlie Norfolk.

You can order The Dark Planet from www.bigfinish.com on CD for £16.99 or via download for £14.99.

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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!




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