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Shadow of Death (audio story)

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Shadow of Death
Shadow of Death
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Jamie, Zoe
Featuring: Eleventh Doctor
Main setting: A planet in orbit of a pulsar, 2724
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions, AudioGO
Writer: Simon Guerrier
Director: John Ainsworth
Music: Simon Hunt
Sound: Simon Hunt
Read by: Frazer Hines
Evie Dawnay
Release details
Release number: 2
Release date: 1 February 2013 (download)
7 February 2013 (CD)
Format: 1 disc
ISBN 978-1-4713-1168-0
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Shadow of Death was the second release of the Destiny of the Doctor audio series, produced by Big Finish Productions for AudioGO.

Publisher's summary Edit

Following an emergency landing, the TARDIS arrives on a remote world orbiting a peculiar star – a pulsar which exerts an enormous gravitational force, strong enough to warp time.

On further exploration the Doctor and his friends, Jamie and Zoe, discover a human outpost on the planet surface, inhabited by scientists who are there to study an ancient city. The city is apparently abandoned, but the scientists are at a loss to explain what happened to its sophisticated alien architects.

The Doctor discovers that something dark, silent and deadly is also present on the world - and it is slowly closing in on the human intruders...

Plot Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

  • Jamie was born in 1724.
  • Zoe has recently joined the TARDIS crew, while Jamie estimates that he has been travelling with the Doctor for "two or three" years.
  • The Doctor refers to his first incarnation's former companion Steven Taylor.
  • Dr. Sophie Topolovic and her colleagues Woodbridge, Callaghan, Miles and Gough are members of the Fifth Galactic Surveyor Corps. Sophie blames the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe for Woodbridge's death.
  • The Eleventh Doctor sends the Second Doctor a message using his psychic paper.
  • The Second Doctor, who briefly views the future Doctor via a psychic link, describes his eleventh incarnation's bow tie as "rather fetching."
  • The Doctor spends several years on the surface of the planet, while only a few hours pass for Jamie and Zoe.

Notes Edit

  • This audio drama was recorded on 28 September 2012.
  • Although his presence is implied in the previous story, this story features the first direct appearance of the Eleventh Doctor in a Big Finish production.
  • At 57 minutes and 48 seconds, this has the shortest running time of any release in the Destiny of the Doctor range.

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