a real world point of view
|The Empire State|
|Main character(s):||Bernice Summerfield|
|Main setting:||The Empire State, 2606|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||November 2006|
|Big Finish - Bernice Summerfield Audio Drama|
|The Oracle of Delphi||The Tub Full of Cats|
A remarkable city once stood on a desert moon between six colony worlds: an entire city contained within a single vast tower. In honour of another great feat of architecture from an earlier age, the human pioneers who built the city christened it the Empire State.
The phrase 'once stood' would seem to imply that the city isn't there any more, and until yesterday it wasn't, having been destroyed almost a century ago. Indeed, Bernice Summerfield has reluctantly left behind a Braxiatel Collection in turmoil and launched an expedition to excavate the site of the Empire State, and noted archaeologists like her rarely concern themselves with things that haven't been broken, ruined or lost.
Yet now the Empire State has reappeared as if the last century never happened, and the members of Bernice's expedition have been scattered throughout the city. One member in particular proves difficult to track down, which is awkward as Bernice believes that she may hold the key to what's happening at the Empire State - and the means to save the Braxiatel Collection.
- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Jason Kane - Stephen Fewell
- Maggie - Sophie Louise Dann
- Rand - Simon Watts
- Saf - Philip Edgerley
- Benny gets stuck in a time loop.
- Benny is searching (and finds) Irving Braxiatel, it turns out he has a daughter.
- While Jason is 'present' for this audio, he's mostly on a communications relay rather than speaking to Benny in person.
- Official The Empire State page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Empire State at the Doctor Who Reference Guide