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The Shadow Heart (audio story)

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The Shadow Heart
Shadow Heart, The cover
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Main enemy: Kylo Sorsha
Vienna Salavatori
The Wrath
Main setting: Temperance VII
The marsh moon of Magros V
Thagros
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Jonathan Morris
Director: Ken Bentley
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Sound: Wilfredo Acosta
Release details
Release number: 167
Release date: November 2012
Format: 2 CDs, 4 Parts
Production code: 7Z/I
ISBN 978-1-78178-021-3
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The Shadow Heart was the third story in a 2012 multi-Doctor trilogy, beginning with the Fifth Doctor and ending with the Seventh Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

One empire has fallen and another has taken its place. The race known as the Wrath are expanding into new territory. Only the Earth Empire stands in their way.

It's been fifty years since the Doctor last visited this sector of space. And one man in particular has been awaiting his return. As the mistakes of his past come back to haunt him, and with a price on his head and bounty hunters on his tail, the Doctor is heading for a last reckoning.

The pieces are finally coming together. Somewhere deep within the Shadow Heart.

Plot Edit

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References Edit

  • The Wrath War was fought approximately fifty years earlier, shortly after the Sixth Doctor's departure from Cawdor. As he programmed them to uphold the rule of law no matter what, the Wrath Justice Fleet attacked and invaded any planet which they considered unjust. It is rumoured that they have abducted thousands of people and transported them to the Wrath homeworld which is known as the Shadow Heart.
  • According to the bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori, the Doctor is the "most wanted man in the twelve constellations."
  • Earlier in his personal timeline, the Doctor met a future version of Vienna on the planet Thagros.
  • Horval describes the Magros swamp as smelling like "an Ogron's armpit."
  • The Wrath have offered a substantial reward for the capture of Kylo Sorsha.
  • Kylo's palace on Thagros is an exact replica of the Sorshan Royal Palace, which was destroyed by Princess Aliona eighty years earlier.
  • The Doctor comments that his voice sounds nothing like that of his sixth incarnation.
  • The Earth Empire war galleon Trafalgar is the flagship of the Seventeenth Earth Fleet.

Notes Edit

  • Even before the release of this story, a series featuring the character of Vienna Salvatori, appropriately titled Vienna, started with The Memory Box in February 2013. However, Big Finish's David Richardson has stated in a podcast that he does not consider the series to be a spin-off, but rather a new series that is not connected to the DWU.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 16 and 17 May 2012.

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