a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||The Metatraxi|
|Main setting:||The Space Vessel Vancouver|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Writer:||Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch|
|Release date:||July 2011|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|The Lost Stories|
- You may be looking for the unproduced TV story of the same name.
Publisher's summary Edit
Welcome aboard the Space Vessel Vancouver. Its mission: to guard a vast shipment of grain from Earth to the planet Safenesthome.
Its medical officer is called simply ‘The Doctor’, and he’s perhaps not all he seems.
When mysterious ships target the Vancouver, the Doctor is pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, there’s something nasty in the grain containers. And it’s not very happy....
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Raine Creevy - Beth Chalmers
- Victor Espinosa - Paterson Joseph
- Shepstay - Nadine Marshall
- Yanikov - Basher Savage
- Lt Baraki - Ingrid Oliver
- The Metatraxi - John Banks
- Grub - Alex Mallinson
- The Doctor is aware that the Metatraxi have developed a rudimentary form of time travel.
- Raine Creevy is based on Raine Cunningham, the companion who was intended to come after Ace in the unproduced season 27. A feature in DWM 255 gave the character the name Kate Tollinger, but according to an interview with script editor Andrew Cartmel in DWM 433, the character was always intended to be named Raine. Cartmel had since discovered someone of the name Raine Cunningham existed in real life and changed the character's family name.
- Paterson Joseph (Victor Espinosa) previously played Rodrick in TV: Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways.
- This audio drama was recorded on 4 and 5 October 2010.
- The Doctor, Ace and Raine previously encountered the Metatraxi in the Kingdom of Sayf Udeen in the Middle East in October 1989. (AUDIO: Crime of the Century)
- Ace mentions that she almost became a cheetah on one occasion. (TV: Survival)
- The Doctor mentions that he has previously encountered another sentient planet, namely Symbios during his sixth incarnation in 2010. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)
- Ace is once again angered at being called small. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)