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The Ninth Doctor Reaches for the Stars!
The Ninth Doctor discovers a freakishly wholesome colony of the merciless Sontarans in a brand-new box set of full-cast audio drama, released today by Big Finish Productions.
Christopher Eccleston returns in three exciting new adventures, as the TARDIS encounters the last surviving member of an endangered species, a syndicate of high-stakes gamblers, and a troop of dancing spiders. And in the closing story, the Doctor squares up to a powerful ice-cold villain!
Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Into the Stars is now available to own as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) or a digital download only (for just £19.99) exclusively here.
Joining Christopher Eccleston is a galaxy of stars, including comedienne and EastEnders star, Josie Lawrence, and Maureen O'Brien — best known to Doctor Who viewers for playing the First Doctor’s companion Vicki opposite William Hartnell.
The stellar ensemble cast also includes acclaimed actor Pip Torrens (The Crown, Poldark), Pooja Shah (EastEnders, Class), Dan Starkey (Doctor Who), Alice Feetham (Boiling Point, Save Me), Lily Bevan (Doctor Who), Nicolas Colicos (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Thalissa Teixeira (Ragdoll, Anne Boleyn), and Amy Manson (Spencer, Once Upon a Time).
Distant worlds, alien cultures, vessels of exploration – the Doctor is never more at home than when he’s out among the stars.
But that’s where travellers face the greatest dangers, and where the Doctor’s help is needed most…
The three intergalactic audios in this box set are:
Salvation Nine by Timothy X Atack
The Doctor happens upon an unusual outpost – and discovers it is about to be annihilated.
To save Salvation Nine, he must rally a people for whom war is an alien concept – and protect the future of the Sontaran race!
Last Of The Zetacene by James Kettle
The rich and the criminal rub shoulders on Stage Three spaceport – and play high-stakes games for valuable prizes.
The Doctor is always interested in endangered species, and the Zetacene is more endangered than most…
Break The Ice by Tim Foley
On a chilly space station, the Doctor meets a group of scientists experimenting with cryogenics.
But when one subject returns from extreme sub-zero temperatures, he does not return alone. A creature awakens that can freeze the soul with icy fingers – Jack Frost!
Christopher Eccleston said: “Working with Maureen O'Brien was lovely. She has a very magical quality to her and it was very interesting to hear her tales.
“I’m not supposed to say this but Salvation Nine is my favourite. I love the script. The idea of the evilest creature in the Galaxy having a peaceful, innocent and loving offshoot is incredibly moving and funny. It’s nice to see the Doctor genuinely surprised.
“In Last Of The Zetacene, I noticed the Doctor’s hard centre. He completely understands the creature’s desire for revenge. It was interesting to revisit that slightly brutal side of the Doctor and at the end, you get an insight into his loneliness.
“Break The Ice is brilliantly written which means it’s very easy for the actors to perform it. There was great energy in the studio and an absolutely brilliant villain – Jack Frost!”
Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Into the Stars is now available to own for just £24.99 (collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set + download) or £19.99 (download only) from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures series two together in a bundle at £88 (on CD + download) or £78 (download only).
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website.
Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyl will also receive the behind the scenes extras as a bonus download.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.