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Here There Be Monsters (audio story)

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Here There Be Monsters
Here There Be Monsters
Doctor: First Doctor
Companion(s): Susan, Barbara, Ian
Main enemy: Rostrum
Main setting: The Earth Benchmarking Vessel Nevermore
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Andy Lane
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Music: David Darlington
Sound: David Darlington
Release details
Release number: 3.1
Release date: July 2008
Format: 1 CD
Production code: BFPDWCC09
ISBN 978-1-84435-350-7
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Here There Be Monsters was the ninth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range. It was the first story of season 3 and was written by Andy Lane and featured Susan Foreman.

Publisher's summary Edit

A new adventure with the First Doctor as told by his grand-daughter, Susan.

“It was a terrible sound, like someone had just stabbed the universe and it was crying out in pain”

The distant future. The TARDIS, with the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara aboard, is drawn out of the Vortex and lands aboard the Earth Benchmarking Vessel Nevermore, where Captain Rostrum is navigating by punching holes in the very fabric of space. The Doctor is appalled by this act of vandalism, and fearful that it could unleash monsters from the dark dimensions.

As the benchmarking holes begin to fray, the fate of the universe is at stake. And while the Doctor contemplates a terrible sacrifice, Susan befriends the Nevermore’s First Mate — someone she will remember for the rest of her life…

Plot Edit

The Hole in Space (1) Edit

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Messages from the Other Side (2) Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

  • Susan claims that having a perfect memory is "the curse of her people."
  • When she travelled with her grandfather, Susan was already older than Ian and Barbara combined.
  • Despite the Doctor's apparent maturity, Susan knew that in Time Lord terms he would still be considered an adolescent. Susan herself was practically a baby.
  • Rostrum's species were created to pilot Earth's ships and spread the Human Empire.
  • Space has gravitational currents, akin to a sea. "Underneath" space is another universe with its own dimensions, which the Doctor thinks is populated by monsters just as the

. In truth, there are civilisations there and to them the real universe is underneath.

  • The Nevermore uses gravitational singularities to punch holes in space every tenth of a light-year. Eventually a fissure rips open between two holes, which Ian tries to understand by comparing it to fabric, paper, or layers of Arctic ice, but the fissure isn't like that.
  • The fabric of space (and time) is weak, more so in some areas.

Notes Edit

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