The final story title has been announced for The Fourth Doctor Adventures, the forthcoming audio series from Big Finish starring Tom Baker, which launches in January 2012 - The Oseidon Adventure!
Following the first season line-up of Destination: Nerva, The Renaissance Man, The Wrath of the Iceni, Energy of the Daleks and Trail of the White Worm, the run climaxes with The Oseidon Adventure by Alan Barnes. The story again co-stars Louise Jameson as Leela, while Geoffrey Beevers reprises his role as the Master. There are no major prizes for guessing the identity of the monsters – the Kraals from the planet Oseidon are back to invade Earth again, after their foiled attempt in the 1975 TV story The Android Invasion.
'The Kraals are great villains,' says executive producer Nick Briggs. 'I was recently reminded of their great story potential when I presented a DVD documentary for The Android Invasion, strangely enough at the location where I first met Tom Baker on Myth Makers! They're one of those monsters that had, shall we say, some physical, visual shortcomings that are easily put right on audio! We're giving them a new, vibrant lease of life here.'
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