This title was released in February 2024. It will be exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until 31 March 2024, and on general sale after this date.
The Master and Vienna Salvatori form an unlikely alliance when they’re forced into joining an expedition to a forbidden planet. Accompanied by elite marines, government scientists and a corporate mercenary with access to some very old UNIT files, they go in search of an ancient, subterranean labyrinth infested by an alien lifeform the Master knows all too well…
3.1 Basilisk by Robert Whitelock
Vienna finds herself prisoner on a warship. Private contractors working with the military's scientific division want her to help them resurrect the Master. Why? Because they need a guide into the bowels of a nameless planet... and the Master is their man.
3.2 Axos Rising by Barnaby Kay
The Master and Vienna are joined at the hip as they head into the alien labyrinth. But deadlier things than ancient booby-traps await them. Deep in the subterranean darkness, they discover the terrifying entity that has been waiting for millennia to be set free. Vienna is horrified... but the Master knows an opportunity when he sees one.
3.3 Hellbound by Robert Valentine
With the countdown ticking, the Master and Vienna are desperate to escape, but if Axos gets loose, the entire galaxy is doomed. Vienna needs a miracle, and perhaps she's found one. But probably not the miracle she was expecting.
Recorded on: 20-22 February 2023
Recorded at: The Soundhouse and Private Island LA
Producer David Richardson said: "Our approach to the Master! box sets was always to have a strong sense of place and characters – for each one to have a standalone overall concept. In Planet Doom we have the Master and Vienna thrown towards a strange alien world which they investigate in the company of the military. The secrets buried beneath the surface of this world are a surprise even to the Master himself… and a reunion awaits!"
Eric Roberts said: "I always have so much fun playing the Master – he’s as charming as he is evil. And even more so when I’m working alongside the fabulous Chase Masterson. This time, they may well have met their match with Axos – but the Master always has a few tricks up his sleeve!"
Chase Masterson added: “I love Vienna Salvatori. Vienna is super-fun and she’s come such a long way, having started out as Sylvester McCoy’s nemesis in The Shadow Heart. Her dynamic with the Master is delicious – we hate each other, we want to destroy each other, and yet we enjoy each other. Eric Roberts is just wonderful.
“It takes somebody pretty damn big, scary and powerful to go up against the Master, and that is Axos. Axos is all-consuming, all-powerful, and takes many forms. It’s wonderful to see another villain like the Master who’s on that level – the unpredictability is what’s so powerful.”
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