It was the first audio story in a rough tetralogy of single-word title stories featuring each Doctor from Big Finish's range; aside from the Eighth Doctor story Zagreus, each features an individual from the TV series. The next story was Davros, followed by Master. It was originally set to feature the Celestial Toymaker instead of Omega.[source needed]
Publisher's summary Edit
Its motto is, "We don't go into history, we prefer to bring history to you".
When Omega's ship suddenly materialises in front of their shuttle, and one of their employees goes insane and tries to destroy his hands...
...suddenly it's not just a motto any more.
And Omega — and his madness — is closer than they think.
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Omega - Ian Collier
- Sentia - Caroline Munro
- Professor Ertikus / Luvis - Patrick Duggan
- Daland - Hugo Myatt
- Tarpov / Rassilon - Conrad Westmaas
- Zagreus - Jim Sangster
- Maven - Faith Kent
- Glinda - Anita Elias
- MediBot / VidiBot / Scintillans / Mugging Machine - Gary Russell
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor mentions that he is almost nine hundred years old.
- The Celestial Preservation Agency state that the Doctor is a great hero of their time in Gallifrey's history.
Energy and radiation Edit
- There is a high level of psionic radiation in the Sector of Forgotten Souls. It occasionally drives people mad.
- A member of the Celestial Preservation Agency arrives in what appears to be a Type 103 sentient TARDIS.
Time Lords Edit
- Rassilon was a Prydonian and stole all of Omega's glory for himself.
- Rassilon used to be nicknamed "Ras" but only Omega remained able to do so.
- Omega's original name is Peylix.
- The nickname "Omega" comes from when his old teacher Cardinal Luvis graded one of his essays with an Omega, the lowest mark possible which was the only time to ever be attributed to someone. Peylix explored the possibilities of increasing the Gallifreyan power by exploding a star, providing them enough energy to time travel. Luvis found this concept to be mad and purely idiotic and flunked Peylix. His peers then started calling him "Omega" to humiliate him, and the nickname stuck.
- Omega ignited the star of Jartus in the Sector of Forgotten Souls where time itself is oldest to get mastery over time.
- This story marks the first appearance of Omega in an audio drama.
- The Doctor is sitting in seat 6E on the tour shuttle. 6E is the production code for Arc of Infinity.
- This audio drama was recorded on 4 and 5 February 2003 at The Moat Studios.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured in DWM 334 with artwork by Martin Geraghty.
- Omega last appeared in TV: Arc of Infinity.
- Omega refers to the Sontaran invasion of Gallifrey. (TV: The Invasion of Time)
- While the Doctor is dealing with Omega in the Sector of Forgotten Souls, his companions Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka spend several days on holiday in Amsterdam in January 1983 before the three of them travel to Florana. (AUDIO: The Waters of Amsterdam, The Elite)
- The Doctor would later visit the "elephants' graveyard" of TARDISes in the company of Peri Brown and Erimem. (AUDIO: The Axis of Insanity)
- After Rassilon stole Omega's plans to make time travel possible for Gallifreyans, he used them to create the Eye of Harmony, utilising the limitless power of a collapsing star suspended in time. (TV: The Deadly Assassin, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
- Official Omega page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Omega at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide