How are the Doctor and Donna still this wonderful, years later?
Big Finish has released a small preview from their forthcoming Doctor Who audio dramas starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. Big Finish is renowned for bringing back previous Doctors for high quality audio dramas–they’re responsible for the entirety of the Eighth Doctors adventures–but this is the first time Tennant and Tate will reprise their roles.
Take a listen…
The old chemistry leaps right out of the speakers. It’s like they never left!
Radio Times has the rundown on their three new adventures, scheduled for release in May 2016:
The series begins with Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia, set in near-future London and written by Matt Fitton. “Mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology,” the synopsis explains. “Could there be an evil force at work?”
Episode two is called Time Reaver, written by Jenny T. Colgan. This episode is the one you can hear in the audio preview.
The Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.
The third and final episode in the run, Death and the Queen, is written by James Goss.
Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?
The new audio dramas will be released on the Big Finish website in May 2016, and are available to pre-order from today.
Big Finish also has an entire season of adventures coming in December that chronicle the trials and travails of John Hurt’s “War Doctor.”
Well…yeah, he is…you both are…but it’s still really exciting!