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|The Dance of the Dead|
|Main character(s):||Bernice Summerfield|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||David Darlington|
|Cover by:||Adrian Salmon|
|Release date:||September 2002|
|Big Finish Bernice Summerfield audio stories|
|The Plague Herds of Excelis||The Mirror Effect|
|Big Finish Bernice Summerfield series|
|The Plague Herds of Excelis||A Life of Surprises|
The Dance of the Dead was the fourteenth Bernice Summerfield audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was the first Bernice Summerfield audio story to feature the Ice Warriors and only the second time they're appeared on audio. The first was in 2000 Doctor Who audio story Red Dawn.
Publisher's summary Edit
Illegally smuggled aboard a spaceship, hungover to the nth degree, all Benny Summerfield wants is to curl up in a ball and die. And it looks like she’s going to get her chance.
When disaster strikes the ship -- human error, or deliberate sabotage? -- Benny barely survives. Banding together with a party of Ice Warriors and a laconic steward, a hazardous, arduous race is on to find a way out of the wreck before it breaks up all together. But are her fellow escapees all they seem? Benny finds that’s hard to tell when your own mind’s being hijacked by the memories and emotions of a dead alien -- while a Martian Grand Marshall becomes your better half...
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- Professor Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Grand Marshall Sstac - Matthew Brenher
- Karter - Francis Magee
- General Azzar - Vivian Parry
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- This is the first (and only) appearance of the Ice Warriors and the second appearance of Doctor Who characters in a Bernice Summerfield audio.
- This audio drama was recorded on 22 August 2002.
- Iris Wildthyme placed Benny on the starship after their adventure on Excelis. (BFBS: The Plague Herds of Excelis)
- Before leaving, Iris states that she was going to a bar that she knew, leading into her adventure with the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Wormery)
- Official The Dance of the Dead page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Dance of the Dead at the Doctor Who Reference Guide