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Heroes of Sontar was the one hundred and forty-sixth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Alan Barnes and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka and Mark Strickson as Turlough.

Released in April 2011, it was the first story in that year's trilogy of stories featuring the Fifth Doctor along with Tegan, Turlough and an older Nyssa who rejoined them in Cobwebs. This was the first Big Finish audio story to feature the Sontarans.

Publisher's summary Edit

Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur's misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans...

Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.

The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries... and a deadly, decades-old curse.

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Culture Edit

  • The Latin phrase Dulci et decorum est pro patria mori (translated into English as "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country") is inscribed on the scroll of honour of Brendon Public School, dedicated to the former students who were killed in wars.

Individuals Edit

  • Tegan's aunt Vanessa was seemingly fond of saying, "Bog off."
  • Corporal Clun is 35 years old, which is very old for a Sontaran.

Planets Edit

  • The Doctor visited Samur approximately thirty years earlier.
  • The planet Samur marked the point of the Sontaran's furthest incursion into Rutan space.

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