Hot on the heels of releasing this month’s Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan story Aquitane, Big Finish have uploaded more information about upcoming stories in their monthly range to their website.
The range currently features 13 four-part, two-disc stories every year, and rotates between Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy’s Doctors for a trilogy at a time. At the time of writing, we’re in the middle of Davison’s latest trio of stories, with March’s The Peterloo Massacre concluding events.
April to June will see a very special arc released. As previously announced, the Fifth Doctor will face Geoffrey Beevers’ incarnation of the Master (in April’s And You Will Obey Me), Colin Baker Alex Macqueen’s (in May’s Vampire of the Mind) and Sylvester McCoy will have to defeat both in June’s climax – The Two Masters by John Dorney.
You can listen to the trailer for And You Will Obey Me below, or click any of the titles to visit their page on the BF site to learn more and pre-order.
The official description of The Two Masters is as follows:
The future is dying. All over the universe, gaps are beginning to appear. From the space lanes terrorised by the rag-tag remnants of the once-mighty Rocket Men, to the empire of the Gorlans, stricken by a terrible civil war. Gaps in space/time, portents of the end of everything.
Only three beings might prevent it. The Doctor, a renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey. The Master, another renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey. And another Master, yet another renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey.
One Doctor. Two Masters. What could possibly go wrong?
From July to September comes another exciting trilogy as Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred join McCoy’s Seventh Doctor as Mel and Ace. Quite how this pairing will work or at what point in each of their timelines this is set is yet to be established.
The writers of these stories are yet to be announced, but the titles are A Life of Crime, Fiesta of the Damned and Maker of Demons.
Ordinarily, September would see two titles published in the main range, but this year that has been changed to December. Coming in October is the annual anthology release, consisting of four single-part stories. Very little is known about this at this stage, other than its title – The Memory Bank and Other Stories – and that it stars Peter Davison. Whether he’s travelling alone or not has not yet been announced. It would seem that October is an important date to release this story as the double-release month has been changed (for one year only). And surely it must be coincidence October also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cybermen’s first appearance in The Tenth Planet..?
Following in November is the first in the second Sixth Doctor and Constance trilogy. Miranda Raison returns as Colin Baker’s companion, having gone down very well last year in her first four stories. The three titles starring this pairing due to be released across November and December are Order, Absolute Power and Quicksilver.
Peter Davison will return once more in January, though once again we don’t yet know who he will be travelling with. The first two titles of 2017 are The Star Men and The Contingency Club.
To find out more about any of these releases, or to purchase them, visit the Doctor Who Main Range page here.