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Kamelion joins the Main Range

Kamelion joins the Main Range

12 January 2019

The final details have been confirmed for our new trilogy kicking off this year’s Doctor Who Main Range releases. The Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough are joined in a Big Finish first by Kamelion, played by legendary impressionist Jon Culshaw.

The Fifth Doctor returns to the Main Range this month, and he’s joined by a companion who many thought long gone. Kamelion, the robot who could change shape, was set to be one of the most exciting companions of the 1980s. Operated by computer technology on the studio floor, it was a television production first, however, the opportunity was cut short by the tragic death of its operator, Mike Power.

But now Kamelion is back! This unexplored chapter of Doctor Who history will be uncovered in three new releases starting this month with Devil in the Mist by Cavan Scott.

The TARDIS deposits the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and their android ally Kamelion aboard a prison ship. A ship with just one prisoner: Nustanu, last warlord of the Zamglitti – monstrous, mind-bending mimics able to turn themselves into mist.

A ship that's in trouble, and about to make a crash-landing... On a planet of mists.

Two stories feature in February’s Main Range release with Black Thursday / Power Game.

BLACK THURSDAY by Jamie Anderson

1902. Deep beneath the Welsh village of Abertysswg, men have worked the black seam for generations. Until the day of the disaster. The day that a blue box from the future materialised inside the mine... and things would never be the same again.

POWER GAME by Eddie Robson

Welcome to the Incredible Power Game, in which three brave Earthlings enter the Void Pit in search of strange gems to help return the alien Hostess to her home dimension. Today's contestants include Graham, Sadia... and Tegan, an air stewardess from Brisbane!

And in March’s release we delve into the origins of Kamelion in The Kamelion Empire by Jonathan Morris.

Once upon a time, a people of great artistry and great knowledge ruled the planet Mekalion: the Kamille. For a thousand years, they prospered peacefully.

Then came disaster, when their sun set forever. Facing extinction, the Kamille made the Locus, a device to sustain their minds; and fashioned shape-changing machines, to act out their wishes on the physical plane…

Servants they called the Kamelion.

Jon Culshaw said of his new role: “He’s a very elegant soul, Kamelion. A cross between C-3PO and a suit of armour. He is sinister, and has a graceful presence about him, it was beautifully unnerving. A fascinating character.”

Main Range releases are available each month from at £14.99 on CD or £12.99 on download. All CD purchases unlock a download option via the Big Finish app and the Big Finish website.

Or you can save money by getting a subscription to the Doctor Who Main Range. When you subscribe you'll get 30% off the price, free specially recorded Short Trips stories, PDFs of the scripts, and extended downloadable extras. You can subscribe for either 6 or 12 releases.

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