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Singularity (audio story)

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Singularity cover
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Turlough
Main enemy: Somnus Foundation
Main setting: Moscow, 21st century; Ember, far future
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: James Swallow
Director: Gary Russell
Music: Steve Foxon
Post production: Steve Foxon
Cover by: Lee Binding
Release details
Release number: 76
Release date: November 2005
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 6P/C
ISBN 1-84435-173-4
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Singularity was the seventy-sixth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was the third audio story to feature the Fifth Doctor and Vislor Turlough. It was released in November 2005, four years after Mark Strickson had appeared in the audio story Loups-Garoux.

It was the last story to feature only the Doctor played by Peter Davison and Turlough played by Mark Strickson together until The Memory Bank was released in 2016. However, there were many stories released within the 11 year gap which featuring the Doctor travelling with Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka together.

Publisher's summary Edit

Russia, the near future.

The Somnus Foundation knows the fate of mankind; they promise a tomorrow where humanity will evolve into a godlike form of infinite power. They will lead us there, to a destiny that spans the stars. This is how the future will unfold.

The Doctor knows the fate of mankind; the human race is destined to fight and struggle for their very existence, to survive disaster and war and carve an empire from an unforgiving universe. He has seen it with his own eyes. This is how the future will unfold.

Beneath the towering headquarters of the Somnus, in the streets of Moscow a dark power is building, and a conspiracy that stretches across eternity is nearing completion.

Time is fracturing and the Doctor and Turlough are at the heart of the chaos. History is about to change and the galaxy will burn in its wake...

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Tenth Planet variant cover

  • The phrases "instrumentality of mankind" and "death and rebirth," as well as the goal of the Somnus Foundation, appear to be references to the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Human Instrumentality Project from that series.
  • The Instrumentality of Mankind was also a concept used in the works of Cordwainer Smith.
  • This would be the final audio drama released in the main range featuring Turlough until AUDIO: Cobwebs in July 2010. However, he appeared in AUDIO: Freakshow in March 2010.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 9 and 10 August 2005 at The Moat Studios.
  • In co-operation with Big Finish, Tenth Planet released this audio in a limited edition with a different cover, designed by Stuart Manning, during the Dimensions convention in early November. They also sold the limited edition CD on their website.
  • The Doctor alludes to time being in flux when he explains to Turlough why he bothers to "stop and get involved" when fate is cast is stone.

Only the broad strokes have been laid down. Its in the moments between the ticks of the clock where life truly thrives, where we can make a difference.The Fifth Doctor [src]

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