|Main setting:||Omega One, Gallifrey; Keska|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Tom Webster|
|Part of:||Only the Monstrous|
|Release date:||14 December 2015|
|Format:||1 X 1 hour|
|The War Doctor|
|none||The Thousand Worlds|
The Innocent was the first audio story in the anthology Only the Monstrous. This was the first audio story to feature John Hurt as the War Doctor, his first time reprising the role in a full cast story since the 2013 50th anniversary special. It also featured Jacqueline Pearce in her debut as Cardinal Ollistra. It was notable for being the first Big Finish story to utilise a new series Doctor.
Publisher's summary Edit
Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?
If only the Doctor were still alive.
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- The War Doctor - John Hurt
- Cardinal Ollistra - Jacqueline Pearce
- The Nursemaid - Lucy Briggs-Owen
- Veklin - Beth Chalmers
- Bennus - Kieran Hodgson
- Arverton - Barnaby Edwards
- The Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- Seratrix - Alex Wyndham
- The Doctor self-induces sleep on Keska for over 150 days.
- The Doctor says that he has met "quite a few" genocidal peoples.
- Reference is made to the Eye of Harmony.
- The Keskan Collective is the ruling body of the Keskans.
- Taalyen attack ships have ballistic missiles.
- This story was recorded at The Moat Studios on 27 September 2015.
- This story incorporates a new theme tune composed by Howard Carter, reflecting a more militaristic Doctor.
- The TARDIS materialisation sound effect has been distorted.
- The Daleks use a fleet of timeships (TV: The Chase et al.) and stealth ships. (PROSE: Engines of War)
- Ollistra suggests the only way to defeat the Daleks is to wipe all of them from eternity. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)
- The Doctor blames himself for the Time War, citing being sent on a mission by the Time Lords to avert the creation of the Daleks. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)
- The Daleks identify the Time Destructor by its origin on Kembel, where it was used by the First Doctor to defeat the Daleks. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan) The Time Destructor was previously employed by the Daleks in PROSE: Natural Regression.
- The Daleks are preparing an invasion of Gallifrey. (PROSE: Engines of War, TV: The Day of the Doctor)
- The Doctor has renounced his title. (TV: The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor)
- The Doctor believes some Time Lords are no better than the Daleks. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)
- The Doctor feels an aversion to pressing big red buttons. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
- Rejoice comments on the TARDIS' inside. The Doctor's companions have often commented on this. (TV: The Three Doctors et al.)
- The Doctor says he no longer travels with companions. (PROSE: Engines of War)
- The Doctor says he is rather fond of Earth. (TV: Doctor Who et al.)
- The Doctor says that doing the unthinkable and necessary is his reason for being. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)
- The Doctor wonders if he is a good man. His twelfth incarnation would ponder the same question. (TV: Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Death in Heaven)