a real world point of view
|The Two Irises|
|Main character(s):||Iris Wildthyme|
|Main enemy:||Roger the Naxian|
|Main setting:||Rome, the Roman Empire, the 1st century|
The Independent State of Malaga, Spain, 2108
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||April 2009|
|Big Finish - Iris Wildthyme|
|The Land of Wonder||The Panda Invasion|
Publisher's summary Edit
On Earth in the year 2108, the North Bloc and the South Bloc teeter on the edge of terrible nuclear war. The fate of the whole world rests on a not-very-good disco in Spain. One run by the dastardly alien Naxians…
Iris Wildthyme is as dead as a doornail. But her new incarnation is going to have to get stuck in. Poor bloke doesn't stand a chance.
- Iris Wildthyme - Katy Manning
- Panda - David Benson
- Iris Wildthyme - Daniel Hogarth
- Roger the Naxian - John Dorney
- Barry - Scott Handcock
- Iris saves Panda's life by making and feeding him a Bat's Milk Cheesecake.
- The Iris Hilary Wildthyme (the male version) is a projection generated by the bus.
- The male version of Iris mentions "his" former companions Tom, Jenny and Martha as well as Bernice Summerfield.
- The male version of Iris and Panda attend a party thrown by the Roman Emperor Caligula in Rome during the 1st century. However, Panda claims that the real Iris would never be associated with a madman like Caligula, no matter how good the party was.
- Panda has a bottle that contains the soul of Noel Edmonds.
- Iris claims that she hasn't been practical for nine hundred years.
- This story parodies elements from several 1980s Doctor Who stories, including TV: Warriors of the Deep, TV: The Caves of Androzani and TV: The Two Doctors, as well as TV: Human Nature / The Family of Blood and TV: Utopia from the revived series.
- This audio drama was recorded on 25 May 2008.
- The South and North Bloc states were first seen in TV: Warriors of the Deep.
- Several references are made to the Radio Yesterday gambit. (AUDIO: The Sound of Fear)
- Iris mentions an adventure with her other selves. (AUDIO: Excelis Dawns, PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)
- Official The Two Irises page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Two Irises at the Doctor Who Reference Guide