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The Acheron Pulse (audio story)

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The Acheron Pulse
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Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Main enemy: Tenebris
The Wrath
Main setting: Cawdor
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Rick Briggs
Director: Ken Bentley
Music: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Sound: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Release details
Release number: 166
Release date: October 2012
Format: 2 CDs, 4 Parts
Production code: 7CPRE-A/A-3
ISBN 978-1-78178-020-6
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The Acheron Pulse was the second story in a 2012 multi-Doctor trilogy, beginning with the Fifth Doctor and ending with the Seventh Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

The planet Cawdor. Deep in the heart of the Drashani Empire.

The Doctor lands thirty years after the Succession of Blood brought Empress Cheni to the throne. For most of her reign there has been peace and prosperity. The Empire flourished. But five years ago, the War came. And nothing was ever the same again. Now the Drashani are at war with the mysterious alien race known as the Wrath, led by the Warlord Tenebris. As more and more planets fall to their advance events are rushing to a head.

What exactly does Tenebris want? What is the secret of the Wrath's weapon, the terrifying Acheron Pulse? As the Doctor races to save an Empire, he may not like the answers he finds.

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Notes Edit

  • This is the first audio drama released in the main range to feature the Sixth Doctor travelling alone since AUDIO: Urgent Calls in April 2007.
  • This audio was recorded on 23 and 24 April 2012.

Continuity Edit

  • During his fifth incarnation, the Doctor visited Sharnax, another planet in the Drashani Empire 30 years earlier. (AUDIO: The Burning Prince)
  • The Doctor tells Chief Advocate Vincol that, immediately before his death, Ambassador Tuvold gave him the royal carcanet from Princess Aliona's wedding jewellery. He has kept it in the TARDIS ever since. (AUDIO: The Burning Prince)
  • The extermination of the Royal House of Sorsha and Cheni's accession became known as the Succession of Blood. Although Tuvold told the Doctor that there were recording devices on Princess Aliona's shuttle, they were unsalvageable and the circumstances of the Succession of Blood remain shrouded in mystery. The Doctor tells Dukhin that Aliona was responsible for wiping out House Sorsha and cut off her fiancé Prince Kylo Sorsha's right hand before pushing him out an airlock. (AUDIO: The Burning Prince)
  • The Doctor tells Dukhin, Boritz and Teesha that he had a different face when he last visited the Drashani Empire. (TV: The Caves of Androzani)
  • The Doctor refers to the destruction of his sonic screwdriver by the Terileptil leader in September 1666. (TV: The Visitation)
  • This incident marked the beginning of the Wrath War. As the Doctor programmed the Wrath to uphold the rule of law no matter what, the Wrath Justice Fleet attacked and invaded any planet which they considered unjust. This policy eventually led to the fall of the Drashani Empire. It is rumoured that they have abducted thousands of people and transported them to the Wrath homeworld which is known as the Shadow Heart. (AUDIO: The Shadow Heart)

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