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Sword of Orion (audio story)

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Sword of Orion
Sword of Orion cover
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Charley Pollard
Main enemy: The Cybermen
Main setting: The Garazone System, 2503
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Post production: Nicholas Briggs
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 17
Release date: February 2001
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 8C
ISBN 1-903654-15-7
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Sword of Orion was the seventeenth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. This was a double first, being the first Big Finish story to feature the Cybermen, and the first Eighth Doctor story to feature the Cybermen. This is also another of Big Finish's stories which was originally created as part of the Audio Visuals, a fan produced series which featured many people who went onto create and work for Big Finish and BBV Productions. Nicholas Briggs filled many roles in the production of this story — he provided the voice of the Cybermen, sound design, music, direction, and writing.

Publisher's summary

The human race is locked in deadly combat with the "Android Hordes" in the Orion System. Light years from the front line, the Eighth Doctor and Charley arrive to sample the dubious delights of a galactic backwater, little suspecting that the consequences of the Orion War might reach them there. But High Command's lust for victory knows no bounds.

Trapped aboard a mysterious, derelict star destroyer, the Doctor and Charley find themselves facing summary execution. But this is only the beginning of their troubles. The real danger has yet to awaken.

Until, somewhere in the dark recesses of the Garazone System, the Cybermen receive the signal for reactivation...

Plot

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Cast

References

Conflicts

Cybermen

  • A Cybermat is present on the Cybermen's ship.

Weapons

  • Deeva has in her possession a powerful gun which is able to destroy Cybermen.

Notes

Sword of Orion comic preview

Illustrated preview from DWM 301.

  • Sword of Orion is a remake of the Audio Visuals audio drama of the same name.
  • An illustrated preview for this story by Lee Sullivan appeared in DWM 301.
  • This story marks the first appearance of the Cybermen in an audio drama.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 16 and 17 May 2000 at studios in Bristol.

Continuity

  • The Cybermen refer to their encounter with the Doctor on Planet 14. (TV: The Invasion)
  • A secret government organisation called Scorpius was formed in the aftermath of the Sword of Orion incident. (AUDIO: Scorpius)

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