|Main enemy:||Headhunter, Molluscari|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Writer:||Alan Barnes and Nicholas Briggs|
|Post production:||Andy Hardwick|
|Cover by:||Simon Holub|
|Release date:||March 2009|
|Format:||1 CD - 2 parts|
|The New Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|The Vengeance of Morbius||Hothouse|
Orbis was the first release of the third series of Big Finish Productions' The New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio stories. It resolved the cliffhanger at the end of the previous audio and jumped forward in the Eighth Doctor's lifetime by approximately 600 years.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Doctor has fallen to his death. His companion, Lucie Miller, has returned to her life on Earth, grief-stricken. Then, one night, an alien visitor arrives at her front door and shoots her.
Could it be that Lucie’s days with the Doctor are not over? She will only find the answer on the planet Orbis. A planet where all forms of life are facing violent extinction.
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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
- Crassostrea - Andrew Sachs
- Selta - Laura Solon
- Headhunter - Katarina Olsson
- Saccostrea - Beth Chalmers
- Yanos - Barry McCarthy
- Lucie mentions; the Daleks, Red Rocket Rising, Aunty Pat and The Only Ones (whom she calls the Glam Rock Monsters)
- Lucie has a phobia of jellyfish.
- Lucie says that there is an entire library dedicated to the TARDIS manual.
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor lives on Orbis for six hundred years.
- The Doctor is known by the Keltans as "Old Doctor".
- The Doctor lost track of how old he really is aeons ago; he tends to round it down a bit, making a few adjustments for variations in year length across the cosmos.
- The Doctor refers to the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Autons and the Axons.
- This CD features a brand new Extras theme scored and edited by Jamie Robertson with some interesting hints about the rest of the series.
- This audio drama was recorded on 2 October 2008 at The Moat Studios.
- The story was initially released as a download on the Big Finish website on 7 and 14 March 2009. It was later broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on 16 and 23 May 2010.
- The Headhunter last appeared in AUDIO: The Vengeance of Morbius.
- Lucie mentions the Dalek invasion of Red Rocket Rising. (AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks) and Nadir Services on M26. (AUDIO: Horror of Glam Rock).
- The Doctor spends 600 years looking for Lucie. The Eleventh Doctor would later spend multiple centuries on one planet, staying on Trenzalore for 900 years. (TV:The Time of the Doctor) This makes the Eighth Doctor one of his oldest incarnations. (See: The Doctor's age)
- Official Orbis page at bigfinish.com
- Orbis at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Orbis at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide