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Ultimate Code Red! Big Finish's first box set based on the New Series of Doctor Who is deploying soon...
The Unified Intelligence Taskforce – an international initiative to investigate and confront alien attacks across the planet Earth. From a secret headquarters in the Tower of London, the UK division is led by Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), the daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and expert in combating the extra-terrestrial threats that seek to conquer the world.
UNIT: The New Series teams the UNIT chief with her onscreen assistant Osgood (Ingrid Oliver), a genius tech specialist and fan of the Doctor. Leading the troops is Colonel Shindi (Ramon Tikaram) a UNIT veteran who has led assaults on more aliens then he can name – ably assisted by Captain Josh Carter (James Joyce), a fearless young officer ready to take any risk in defending the Earth. Overseas, Kate deploys her international troubleshooter Lieutenant Sam Bishop (Warren Brown) to undergo secret engagements – with the fate of the entire world often resting on his shoulders.
The series begins on November 9th with the release of UNIT: Extinction – which takes place between Kate's appearances in the Doctor Who TV episodes The Power of Three and The Day of the Doctor. UNIT once again faces the terror of the Nestene Consciousness (Nicholas Briggs), a race of plastic-controlling entities first encountered in the classic Doctor Who story Spearhead from Space. With a new plan to enslave the world delivered to them by industrialist Simon Devlin (Steve John Shepherd), UNIT will need to call on forty years of experience if it hopes to hold the line!
The new series is produced by David Richardson, directed by Ken Bentley and written by Matt Fitton and Andrew Smith. Check out the trailer below:
The four stories that make up UNIT: Extinction are:
1. Vanguard by Matt Fitton
While UNIT attend a 'skyfall' incident under the eyes of watchful journalists, reclusive billionaire Simon Devlin is planning a product launch that will change the world...
2. Earthfall by Andrew Smith
Lieutenant Sam Bishop and Osgood are deployed to the Gobi desert in search of a Nestene energy unit. But there are Autons in the sand dunes...
3. Bridgehead by Andrew Smith
Captain Josh Carter has gone undercover inside Devlin Futuretech. But his safety is jeopardised by the activities of investigative journalist Jacqui McGee.
4. Armageddon by Matt Fitton
As UNIT leads the fightback on every front, every continent, against an implacable army, Kate Stewart must look to the past for some clue to defeat the plastic menace.
Other guest stars in the box set include Karina Fernandez as Jenna Gold, Tracy Wiles as Tim Stevens and Derek Carlyle as Tim Stevens.
You can pre-order UNIT: Extinction today at the special pre-order price of just £20 on both CD or Download. A Bundle of the whole series is also available, including the second series UNIT: Shutdown and the two further releases.
For more stories from the world of the New Series of Doctor Who, check out our range page here. Upcoming guest stars include Dan Starkey as Strax the Sontaran in Jago & Litefoot & Strax, Alex Kingston as River Song in The Diary of River Song: Series 1, and Ian McNeice as Winston Churchill in Doctor Who: The Churchill Years.
Two new series Doctors will also appear, as John Hurt returns to the Time War in Doctor Who: The War Doctor and David Tennant is joined by Catherine Tate in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures. All of Big Finish's Doctor Who New Series releases are available to pre-order at a special discounted price, with Bundles also available.