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Project: Destiny
Project-Destiny
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Hex
Main enemy: William Abberton (Nimrod), The Forge
Main setting: London, April to May 2025
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Cavan Scott, Mark Wright
Director: Ken Bentley
Post production: Howard Carter
Cover by: Simon Holub
Release details
Release number: 139
Release date: September 2010
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7W/M
ISBN 978-1-84435-475-7
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Project: Destiny was the one-hundred-and-thirty-ninth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was a direct sequel, leading directly on from June 2009's The Angel of Scutari, the last Seventh Doctor story featuring Philip Olivier as Hex and Sophie Aldred as Ace. It was also the third in the "Project:" series of audio stories Project: Twilight (which featured the Sixth Doctor) and Project: Lazarus (which featured the Sixth and Seventh Doctors).

Publisher's summary Edit

1999: Leaving her infant son behind, a young mother named Cassandra Schofield departs Bolton, seeking a better life amid the lights of London.

2004: Despite the best efforts of the time-travelling Doctor, "Cassie" Schofield dies on Dartmoor, a vampirised victim of the sinister organisation called the Forge.

2021: All grown up, and a nurse at St Gart's Hospital, Thomas Hector Schofield, known as "Hex", meets and becomes a companion to that time-travelling Doctor… but remains unaware that his alien friend knew his mother, and watched her die.

1854: In the Crimean War, Hex takes a bullet, and is seriously injured. The Doctor promises to return him to St Gart's.

2025: Now. In a London ravaged by a deadly contagion… destiny awaits.

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Science Edit

  • It requires just a drop of family-blood to regenerate Cassandra Schofield's dusty remains into a body.

Species Edit

  • The "contagion" aliens exist as a hive mind.

Substances Edit

  • The Forge archive is reinforced with Dalekanium.

TARDIS Edit

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

  • The events of AUDIO: Project: Lazarus (to which this story serves as a sequel) are in the past but are in the Doctor's personal future. Nimrod informs the Doctor that he was present at the destruction of the Forge's alpha facility in 2008. The Doctor attempts to prevent Nimrod from telling him too much about his personal future so as not to disrupt the Web of Time.
  • The Seal of Rassilon is displayed above the inner doors of the TARDIS as is seen in TV: Doctor Who, confirming that the console room now looks as it did in the TVM.
  • The Fourth Doctor previously visited London on 30 January 2025 in the company of Leela. On that occasion, he encountered the Daleks. (AUDIO: Energy of the Daleks)
  • The Forge's files on Hex state that he was present during the Charnage Hospital incident in the north of France during World War I in 1917. (AUDIO: No Man's Land)
  • Ace mention that on their previous visit to St. Gart's Brookside Hospital, when the Doctor mentions her fire safety training, that she was the one in Human Resources and he was the caretaker, so there was no need to quote the book at her. (AUDIO: The Harvest)

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Footnotes Edit

  1. Project: Destiny - CD Extras, 2010, CD, Big Finish Productions
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