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Big Finish Unveils Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Event, Once and Future: A Genius for War

Big Finish has released details about the next part of its Doctor Who 60th anniversary event, Once and Future — and this time, the Seventh Doctor and Davros are heading into the Time War!

Does Dalek-creator Davros (Terry Molloy) hold the key to the mysterious weapon which injured the Doctor during the Time War? Or is he pursuing a more terrible agenda?

Sylvester McCoy stars as the Seventh Doctor in A Genius for War, and he’s joined by Ken Bones as the Time Lord General and Beth Chalmers as Commander Veklin.

In the midst of the Time War, the Time Lords have received a communication from Falkus, the prison moon of Skaro. Its sole inmate, Davros, wishes to make them an offer.

He will help them win the Time War… but only if the Doctor comes to his rescue.

Terry Molloy said:

“The thing I’ve always said about Davros and the Doctor is that they have a kind of a touching respect for each other as well as hatred because they know they’re both on the same intellectual level. And they know they’re both alone.

“So, for them, and for me, the joyous bit is the intellectual chess game they play with each other, as to who’s going to win, rather than the bangs and the whistles. At the end of it, it’s all about the battle of minds.

“Sylvester McCoy and I have worked together many times in the past. We have known each other for a long time, way before Doctor Who. It’s always great fun to get together with him again.”

Once and Future: A Genius for War, written by Jonathan Morris, is now available to pre-order as a single-disc collector’s edition CD (and download) for £10.99, or digital download only (for £8.99). Or you can pre-order a bundle of all eight Once and Future audio adventures for £72 (on collector’s edition CD and download) or £60 (download only).

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.

Big Finish Unveils Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Event, Once and Future: A Genius for War

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