If you’re a fan of Robots of Death – and who isn’t? – or Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor adventures – and who isn’t?! – we’ve got some great news for you: a new audio series will follow what companion, Liv Chenka got up to on her home of Kaldor.
The Robots is a 12-part series following the rise of intelligent machines, based on characters and the world of Kaldor created by Chris Boucher for the much-loved Fourth Doctor serial:
During the events of Doctor Who: Ravenous 2, Liv Chenka left the Doctor and the TARDIS behind. Just for one year. A year during which she would live on Kaldor, and get to know her sister Tula all over again.
But Kaldor is going through a period of tumultuous change. Technology is changing at an advanced rate – the robots are evolving, artificial intelligence is adapting, and with these changes so politics is altering too. Dangerously.
Can Liv and Tula make a difference during the most turbulent time in the world’s history?
Liv is once more played by the wonderful Nicola Walker, while Claire Rushbrook (The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit) plays her sibling, Tula.
There will be four boxsets, each consisting of three stories, with the first out in December 2019, and the second coming in June 2020. The third will follow in December 2020, then it’ll conclude in June 2021. Here’s the synopsis for The Robots: Volume One:
1.1 The Robots of Life by Roland Moore
Settling into life back on Kaldor, Liv investigates a medical centre where the patients are dying.
1.2 The Sentient by Robert Whitelock
Vissey is a young child – the sort of perfect young girl any parents would want to adopt. She is also artificial, and she sees the world in a very different way to humans.
1.3 Love Me Not by John Dorney
A widower goes to extreme lengths to keep the memories of his dead wife alive.
The Doctor first met Liv in his seventh incarnation in 2011’s Robophobia, and she joined Paul McGann’s incarnation of the Doctor in Dark Eyes 2 in 2014.