Shadow Planet was the first of two stories comprising the two hundred and twenty-sixth release of Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by AK Benedict and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Philip Olivier as Hex.
Publisher's summary Edit
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Ace / Shadow Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Hex / Shadow Hex - Philip Olivier
- Mrs Wheeler - Belinda Lang
- Sandy - Sarah Thom
- Professor Grove - Nickolas Grace
- Loglan / Shadow Loglan - Ben Mansfield
- Ace speculates that the planet Hair is composed entirely of hair. Hex does not find this prospect very appealing, claiming that Hair sounded as if it resembled a coughed up hairball.
- The sand on Unity is blue.
- According to her shadow self, Ace is afraid of dentists.
- Unity was formerly called Umbra. Its native people were called the Umbrans, who were enticed to leave the planet and take up residence on one of the moon colonies. The Doctor visited Umbra during one of his first six incarnations.
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- The Doctor once again refers to Hex as "Mister Hex". (AUDIO: The Harvest)
- The Doctor previously visited another sentient planet, Symbios, during his sixth incarnation. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)