David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor meets not only Missy (Michelle Gomez) in Big Finish’s Once and Future: The Martian Invasion of Planetoid 50, but also the Paternoster Gang, i.e. Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart), and Strax (Dan Starkey)!
This is part of the audio company’s 60th anniversary celebrations, with this latest instalment written by the prolific Jonathan Barnes.
Here’s the synopsis:
The First Doctor arrives in Victorian London amid a Martian invasion. But he discovers all is not what it seems when Missy appears…
Soon, the Doctor is propelled into a future incarnation – the Tenth – but he is not alone in battling Missy and her Martian invaders. The Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax – are also here to assist. But can they offer the Doctor any help in solving his own degeneration mystery?
And there’s a rather cool trailer!
“I always try to include a personal element in my stories so I was pleased to be able to write a sort of love letter to the work of HG Wells as well as the required ingredients.
“It’s a commentary on fandom too in some ways. The Doctor lands on a planet which seems to have been remodelled as an exact replica of the fictional London in Wells’s War of the Worlds… but who could be responsible for such devilry? Well, check out the front cover!
“Hopefully there are a few a surprises along the way too…”
Once and Future: The Martian Invasion of Planetoid 50 is available now to own as a single-disc CD (and download) for £10.99, or digital download only (£8.99). Or you can purchase all eight Once and Future audio adventures together in a bundle for £72 (CD and download) or £60 (download only).