space opera

Starry-Eyed

I’m going to break from the Seventh Doctor’s adventures here to catch up with some of the other incarnations. It’s all relative, you see…

Oh – and Adric. In the Main Range. GET IN.

Big Finish Folly, Part 0C – The Star Men, by Andrew Smith

The Star MenAstronomical navigation is a tricky business. To help Adric with his studies, the Doctor sets course for Gallius Ultima – a planet on the edge of the Milky Way, housing one of the most impressive observatories ever constructed.

But the TARDIS arrives to find Gallius U in a state of emergency, tracking the return of the Explorer-class ship Johannes Kepler from its mission into the heart of the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud. A mission that met with disaster…

To find out what overtook the crew of the Johannes Kepler, the Doctor and his companions must journey into the heart of the Cloud… and beyond, into the darkness of another reality altogether. The universe of the Star Men. (more…)

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Big Finish Folly, Part 15c – Tomb Ship, by Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby

Tomb ShipHard on the heels of their visit to Nathaniel Whitlock’s safari, the Doctor and Nyssa arrive in the dark interior of one of the fabled ark-tombs of the Arrit God-Kings, which drift through deep interstellar space waiting for revival and resurrection. Spooky enough, but Team Tardis is not alone – matriarchal tomb raider Virna has brought some of her sons to break in and claim the prize she has sought for years. But the road to that treasure is fraught with traps, tests and trials, and it will take all of the Doctor’s ingenuity to get through to the central chamber alive. And, waiting in the wings, is an explorer whose bravery rivals that of Indiana Jones…

Spoilers… (more…)