Perhaps my favorite quote about Paul McGann’s work with Big Finish comes from Doctor Who producer, Steven Moffat: “Recently, on TV, we saw how the Paul McGann Doctor died – now it’s time to find out how he lived.”
The quote was in regards to the award-winning Big Finish series, Doctor Who: Dark Eyes, and I am pleased to report that the third installment, Dark Eyes 3, is set for release in November. The four-part audio story finds the Doctor racing to save his friend Molly O’Sullivan (Ruth Bradley) from the fiendish schemes of The Master (Alex Macqueen):
“In his quest for universal domination, the Master plans to exploit the terrifying Infinite Warriors of the mysterious Eminence. The Doctor’s friend, Molly, is key to that plan’s execution, and now, aided by corrupted genius Sally Armstrong, the Master is close to success. Paranoid and perplexed after his recent experience, the Doctor skirts the fringes of the fifty-year conflict between humanity and the Infinite Armies. Wary of changing the course of history, he fears that to fight the Eminence would be to do the Daleks’ bidding. But when Time Lord CIA agent Narvin provides the impetus for the Doctor to act, Liv Chenka joins him in a desperate race to save their friend and stop the Master. As the Doctor goes head to head with his oldest and deadliest rival, this war is about to get very personal indeed…”
The story is written by Matt Fitton and is broken down into four parts: The Death of Hope, The Reviled, Masterplan, and Rule of the Eminence. If all of this wasn’t exciting enough, Doctor Who alum and wife of Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Georgia Moffett, also stars in the closing chapter of the story as Engineer Tallow. It is safe to say that there has never been a better time to get in on the Big Finish Paul McGann action. To borrow from the Capaldi-led Series 8 logline, it’s time that you knew him.
Dark Eyes 3 is available for preorder now. Will you be picking this up to see “how the McGann Doctor lived?” Sound off below!