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UNIT Return for Big Finish to Encounter Daleks and Sontarans!

Fresh from their adventures with previous members of staff – namely Jo Grant, Benton, and Mike Yates – UNIT return this November… to fend off the Daleks and the Sontarans!
Starring Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, this will be Big Finish’s fifth series, aka boxset, this one called UNIT: Encounters, featuring the latest incarnation of the UNified Intelligence Taskforce (although they’ll always represent the United Nations to us), and will further include returning actors, James Joyce as Captain Josh Carter, and Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi.
But what of their foes this time around? Take a peek at the official synopsis:

The Dalek Transaction by Matt Fitton

When a rogue guerrilla faction offer an alien artefact for auction, Kate Stewart and her team go undercover to the jungles of Central America. But they find that the prize on offer is far deadlier than its owners realise. Captive, desperate and alone. That’s when a Dalek is at its most dangerous.

Invocation by Roy Gill

It’s Hallowe’en, and Josh finds himself at a party where phantoms are becoming all too real. Osgood is working late and hears a voice from the skies making strange incantations. The next day, Kate has gone missing in the Scottish Borders, and the team head north to investigate. Ghosts from the past are haunting UNIT, and now they threaten the whole world…

The Sontaran Project by Andrew Smith

On a routine reconnaissance mission, Colonel Shindi finds more than he bargains for in the Forest of Ardennes. Back in England, an old colleague makes Osgood an offer she cannot refuse. The chance to take part in an exciting new scientific advance. Before long, UNIT is on collision course with a force of alien clones, and Kate must forge an unlikely alliance.

False Negative by John Dorney

When a strange travel capsule is activated in UNIT’s laboratory, Osgood and Josh find themselves in a whole new world of trouble. Soon, nobody at UNIT HQ is quite who they seem, and the team discovers that the greatest danger they could ever face comes from within…

Directed by Ken Bentley, Nick Briggs is of course back to provide the voices of the Daleks.
UNIT: Encounters is out in November and can be pre-ordered from the Big Finish site for £23 on CD or £20 as a download. Or you can save by purchasing this and future UNIT releases in a bundle.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

UNIT Return for Big Finish to Encounter Daleks and Sontarans!

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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