This latest single disc story featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory is a sequel of sorts to writer Jones’ previous The Eye of the Jungle, revolving around the alien Nadurni race he created for that earlier story.
In this tale, the Doctor and his companions land on the Nadurni homeworld, which they find strangely derelict and deserted save for a small Nadurni research crew. Soon a seeming contagion leads to the planet being quarantined, and with Amy infected, the Doctor and Rory must travel to Nadurniss’ distant past to find a cure.
At 75 minutes, this audio packs in a great many ideas, and a plot spanning over 2,000 years (a period of time Rory knows only too well). The Nadurni are an interesting race, and the contagion, taking the form of a parasitic being bursting from the host body, evokes the body horror of Cronenberg and Alien. The description of the fate of those infected helps to drive the tension when Amy falls to the plague.
The tale is narrated in the first person by Rory, and with Arthur Darvill revisiting his role, this is a very effective reading. Evocative sound effects bring the scenes in the present, and Nadurniss’ past, vividly to life. As the Doctor uncovers a history of genetic manipulation, there are even echoes of Genesis of the Daleks.
This is a very welcome addition to the canon of Amy and Rory’s travels, and with Snakebite following in December, one gets the impression of a closing window before the tales of the Doctor and Clara/Oswin take their place. Make the most of these while you can.
Well, its not really series 7 is it, series 33 anyone?
Looks as if it will be 14 90 minuite episodes for the 50th anniversary year in 2013. Details as supplied by bbc below. What would you like to see in this epic year for Doctor Who – comment below!
This week filming started on series seven of Doctor Who in Cardiff. This series will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final, rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor.
Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?
On returning for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says: “It’s thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends.”
Karen Gillan adds: “It’s just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet.”
Plus new guest stars confirmed so far include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams.
Series seven will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.
Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales Production for BBC One.
BBC Worldwide confirmed today that Karen Gillan will be joining her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill at the Official Doctor Who Convention taking place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff?s Millennium Centre.
Karen Gillan said: ?I’m really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!?
Billed as the ?Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Event?, there are just 1500 tickets available for each of the days. Fans who manage to snap these up will gain unrivalled access to Eleventh Doctor star Matt Smith, Series Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and many more key members from the award-winning cast, crew and production team including Doctor Who Special FX Supervisor Danny Hargreaves,Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, Doctor Who Producer Marcus Wilson and the award-winning Millennium FX team
Karen Gillan joins a full contingent of Doctor Who professionals ready to give fans an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who. Everyone from the Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, responsible for Doctor Who?s eye-popping visuals to Casting Director Andy Pryor revealing what it takes to find a Doctor will be gathering in one place to celebrate the creativity (and elbow grease!) that goes into the series.
The Official Doctor Who Convention line up includes: Matt Smith; Steven Moffat; Karen Gillan; Arthur Darvill; Mark Sheppard; Nick Briggs; Ian McNeice; Raquel Cassidy; Neill Gorton; Danny Hargreaves; Tom MacRae; Toby Haynes; Barnaby Edwards; Caroline Henry; Stephen Pehrsson; Michael Pickwoad; Andy Pryor; Gary Russell; Simon Fisher-Becker and Marcus Wilson.
? Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir ticket.
? Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir lanyard and pass.
? Official Doctor Who Convention exclusive postcard pack.
? Official Doctor Who Convention bag.
Watch the video below to find out what else Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill (Rory) has been up to.
The tales of Max Carrados lie squarely in the classic English detective tradition, told in plain though polished prose. Max is an omniscient blind amateur detective with a wry sense of humour. Arthur Darvill reads five of his brings five of his finest adventures to life.
Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery books that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in the “Strand” magazine in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened. The author Ernest Bramah excelled in his detailed writing and uncovering of clues. The beneficiary of a large inheritance from an American relative, Carrados is foremost a gentleman who undertakes sleuthing only as an avocation.
Fantastic SILENCE cover and 5 Limited Edition 3D Art Cards on this limited edition release of the complete 6th season of Doctor Who.
Matt Smith’s second season of Doctor Who has produced some classic moments, from the ultimate death of the Doctor in the first episode, to the River Song (Alex Kingston) Reveal, to James Corden coming back.
Doctor Who Series 6 Episodes
? A Christmas Carol
? The Impossible Astronaut
? Day Of The Moon
? The Curse Of The Black Spot
? The Doctor?s Wife
? The Rebel Flesh
? The Almost People
? A Good Man Goes To War
? Let?s Kill Hitler
? Night Terrors
? The Girl Who Waited
? The God Complex
? Closing Time
? The Wedding Of River Song
Doctor Who Series 6 Special Features:
? 5 X Night And The Doctor Additional Scenes
? 2 X Comic Relief Sketches
? 4 X The Monster Files
? 4 X Prequels
? 14 X ?Doctor Who Confidential? Cut-Downs
? Doctor Who Confidential: A Nights? Tale
? Limited Edition Raised Silence Head Slip Case
? 5 3-D Art Cards