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Eric Roberts Returns in Big Finish’s MASTER!

24 years after his first appearance opposite Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor, Eric Roberts is back as the Doctor’s Time Lord nemesis, the Master, for audio company, Big Finish!

As originally seen in The TV Movie (1996), the Master has now escaped the Time Vortex to wreak havoc upon the universe in his very own boxset of brand new, full-cast audio adventures, MASTER!, due for release in March 2021.  

Along the way, he’ll meet old enemies, new companions, and the universe’s most glamorous and dangerous bounty hunter, Vienna Salvatori (a special guest appearance by Chase Masterson). Here’s the synopsis:

Abandoned in the Vortex, the Master’s lost incarnation is about to be thrown a lifeline. 

Earth rebuilds in the aftermath of invasion, and power rests with those who innovate. Genius Lila Kreeg makes a deal with the devil to see her dreams fulfilled. 

As the Master returns, there are those – like Vienna Salvatori – who wish to hunt him, and those upon whom he wishes vengeance himself… 

The Master will be doing his dastardly deeds in three thrilling new stories:  

  • Faustian by Robert Valentine 
  • Prey by Robert Whitelock 
  • Vengeance by Matt Fitton 

Director, Jamie Anderson, says:

“Entering this Blade Runner-esque world with the TV Movie Master was a real thrill for me, and it’s been a joy to hear our brilliant cast interacting with the effortlessly evil Eric Roberts. The future this writing trio have created is a thrilling place to adventure for three one-hour stories, and listeners are in for a treat when they get to meet the future Earth’s characters – both good and evil.”

Producer, David Richardson adds:

“The Master continues his cunning plan, by stealth, to take over the Big Finish release schedule – we have the War Master, we have Missy, and now the Movie Master has his own box set, reaching out for help from the Time Vortex – and finding new allies and new foes. Think Killing Eve in a dystopian future and you may just get a taster of what this new direction for the Master looks like.”

MASTER! is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

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.

Eric Roberts Returns in Big Finish’s MASTER!

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