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The Axis of Insanity (audio story)

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The Axis of Insanity
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Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Peri, Erimem
Main enemy: Jarra To
Main setting: The Axis
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Simon Furman
Director: Gary Russell
Music: Gareth Jenkins
Post production: Andy Hardwick
Cover by: Lee Binding
Release details
Release number: 56
Release date: April 2004
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 6Q/E
ISBN 1-84435-094-0
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The Axis of Insanity was the fifty-sixth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was writer Simon Furman's sole contribution to audio-based Doctor Who. Before and after this story, he wrote Doctor Who and Torchwood comic stories.

Publisher's summary Edit

What is... the Axis?

For the Doctor and his travelling companions, Peri and Erimem, it's a twisted playground, where reality, morality and sanity no longer apply. Stranded within a dimensional nexus, beset by the molten fury of the Firebreed, they must unwrap a terrifying mystery of damaged timelines and dark science... before the corruption of the Axis spreads and reality itself crumbles.

Pitted against a warped and deadly mind, the Doctor faces his own past transgressions, and the very nature of what it is to be a Time Lord.

Axis of Insanity Preview

Illustrated preview from DWM 342 by Martin Geraghty.

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Notes Edit

  • An illustrated preview for this story featured in DWM 342 with artwork by Martin Geraghty.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22 and 23 January 2004 at The Moat Studios.
  • The animated X-Men series featured "the Axis of Time" through which all time travellers passed, which also included a crazed maintenance worker.
  • Erimem does not have a TARDIS key in this story. By the audio story Three's a Crowd, however, she regularly wears a key around her neck.

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