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Unregenerate! (audio story)

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Unregenerate!
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Mel
Main setting: London, 1957 and 2007
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: David A. McIntee
Director: John Ainsworth
Music: Ian Potter
Post production: Ian Potter
Illustrator: Chris Gregory (CGI imagery)
Cover by: Lee Binding
Release details
Release number: 70
Release date: June 2005
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7D/A
ISBN 1-84435-158-0
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Unregenerate! was the seventieth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. A Seventh Doctor story, it is the only Big Finish story set explicitly and immediately after a Doctor's regeneration. Occurring in the wake of Time and the Rani, it is the Big Finish story which happens earliest in the Seventh Doctor's timeline. Moreover, it's likely the third Seventh Doctor story in all licensed fiction, behind only Rani and PROSE: The Useful Pile. It provides an account of greater post-regenerative distress than was indicated in Rani, suggesting that the Doctor's sixth regeneration was at least as problematic as his previous two.

The story is also significant for its thematic connections to TV: The Doctor's Wife. As in the 2011 story, Unregenerate! deals with the difficulties of transferring the consciousness of TARDISes into the brains of other species.

Publisher's summary Edit

In a run-down asylum, screams echo in the halls as mysterious creatures roam, terrorising the staff. Patients complain of betrayal rather than illness, and no-one is quite what they seem.

Mel knows that the Doctor is the best person to find the answers — but she is stranded on Earth, and the TARDIS has returned without him...

Why does a medical facility need to be under armed guard? What procedures are the staff carrying out, and to what purpose? What is the price that must be paid for making an agreement with those who run the asylum?

As the answers begin to be uncovered, the Doctor finds that the past may yet come back to haunt him...

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Books Edit

  • By the age of nine, Mel had read the entire canon of the Sherlock Holmes series.

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Time Lords Edit

  • Louis, Professor Klyst and Rigan are all Time Lords in the employ of the Celestial Intervention Agency. Rigan kills Louis with a staser-gun, triggering his regeneration into his second incarnation. Professor Klyst tells him that the first regeneration is always more painful than subsequent ones, suggesting that she was in at least her third incarnation.
  • Rigan suggests taking the Doctor back to Gallifrey and repatriating him into Time Lord society, which the recently regenerated Louis describes as "a fate worse than death."
  • The Time Lords use the Institute to study important scientific experiments.

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