a real world point of view
|Script release:||The Audio Scripts: Volume Two|
|Main enemy:||The Krill|
|Main setting:||Duchamp 331, the 26th century|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Clayton Hickman|
|Release date:||June 2001|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
Dust Breeding was the twenty-first monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions, published in 2001. It featured the Seventh Doctor and Ace. It also debuted in audio form the Master voiced by Geoffrey Beevers who had last played the role in The Keeper of Traken in 1981.
Publisher's summary Edit
Why is there a colony of artists on a planet that is little more than a glorified garage? What is the event that the passengers of the huge, opulent pleasure cruiser 'Gallery' are hoping to see? And what is hidden in the crates that litter the cargo hold?
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Bev Tarrant - Louise Falkner
- Mr Seta - Geoffrey Beevers
- Madame Salvadori - Caroline John
- Klemp - Mark Donovan
- Guthrie - Ian Ricketts
- Damien Pierson - Johnson Willis
- Jay Binks - Gary Russell
- Albert Bootle - Alistair Lock
- Maggie - Jane Goddard
- Skredsvig - Jez Fielder
- Mr Seta is an anagram of "Master."
- This story marks the first appearance of the Master in an audio drama.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured DWM 306 illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
- Some of the character names are derived from famous artists - Madam Salvadori (Salvador Dali), Klemp (Gustav Klimt) and Damien Pierson (Damien Hirst).
- In his art gallery, the Doctor has a copy of the Mona Lisa. He tells Ace the one in the Louvre has "This is a fake" written in felt tip. It is implied that the Doctor has the original. (TV: City of Death)
- The planet Duchamp is named after French-born US artist Marcel Duchamp. In 1920, Man Ray photographed the dust accumulating on the surface of Duchamp's "Large Glass" construction. The resulting image was titled Dust Breeding.
- Geoffrey Beevers previously played Private Johnson in TV: The Ambassadors of Death and the Master in TV: The Keeper of Traken. He would later reprise his role as the Master in AUDIO: Master, AUDIO: Trail of the White Worm and AUDIO: The Oseidon Adventure as well as playing Lord Prydon in AUDIO: Annihilation. He was the real life husband of Caroline John.
- This audio drama was recorded on 31 March and 21 and 22 April 2001.
- The first two editions of aHistory dated this story to circa 4260, but the third edition redates it to circa 5257 in keeping with the redating of The Genocide Machine.
- The Krill previously appeared in Storm Harvest.
- Bev Tarrant last appeared in The Genocide Machine and would later go on to appear in the Big Finish Productions Bernice Summerfield series.
- The Warp Core strips the Trakenite aspects of the Master's body, leaving only the decaying Time Lord, which contradicts PROSE: First Frontier, in which the Tzun cure the Master of the Cheetah Virus and the corrupted Trakenite DNA.
- The Doctor would encounter this incarnation of the Master once again on Perfugium in the far future. At that time, the Master believed himself to be a surgeon named "Doctor John Smith." (AUDIO: Master)
- Official Dust Breeding page at bigfinish.com
- Dust Breeding at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Dust Breeding at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide