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Robophobia (audio story)

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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Liv Chenka
Main setting: The Lorelei
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Post production: Jamie Robertson
Cover by: Simon Holub
Release details
Release number: 149
Release date: July 2011
Format: 2 CDs, 4 parts
Production code: 7Z/AA
ISBN 978-1-84435-577-8
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Robophobia was the one hundred and forty-ninth monthly Doctor Who audio release produced by Big Finish Productions. Released in July 2011, it featured the Seventh Doctor played by Sylvester McCoy without any companions. This story began a series of four stories with him travelling in the "black TARDIS", a plot point resolved in Black and White.

This story also featured a reappearance of the Sandminer robots. They had last appeared in an audio story in Magic Bullet Productions' Storm Mine, part of their Kaldor City audio series released in 2004.

Publisher's summary Edit

Nothing has ever been officially confirmed, but there is a rumour that on a Sandminer bound for Kaldor City, the robots somehow turned homicidal and nearly wiped out the entire crew. Can that really be true?

The robot transport ship Lorelei has a cargo of over a hundred fifty-seven thousand robots on board, all deactivated. So even if there were any truth in the rumour of that massacre, there'd still be no danger. Surely, there wouldn't...

But then, the Doctor witnesses a murder.

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  • The Doctor's TARDIS is described as being black.

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Notes Edit

  • This story marks the first use of the Sandminer robots in a Big Finish audio drama.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 7 and 8 March 2011.
  • Writer/producer Nicholas Briggs suggests in the CD extras accompanying this story's release that this story is set a couple of months after TV: The Robots of Death. If this comment is taken into account it creates something of a continuity clash with Kaldor City, which is set 10 years after TV: The Robots of Death.
  • Subscribers whose subscription included this story received the bonus story Twilight's End, originally printed in the Defining Patterns anthology, read by Beth Chalmers.

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