The details and cover for the second volume of the Doctor Who Unbound saga reveal a quest for the ultimate Time War weapon – the Key to Time!

Big Finish have revealed details for the second Doctor of War box set in the Doctor Who: Unbound range. Colin Baker returns as the Warrior, a new incarnation of the War Doctor, in three full-cast audio adventures this September. As the Time Lord explores a corrupt timeline of the Time War, he encounters Leela (Louise Jameson), the Master (Geoffrey Beevers), and Davros (Terry Molloy)!

The outstanding cast also includes Philip Hurd-Wood (The Sarah Jane Adventures) and Nichola McAuliffe (The Sound of Drums). Also featuring are Remmie Milner (His Dark Materials), Justin Salinger (Hanna), Anna Savva (The Durrells), and Akshay Khanna (Chloe).

The Warrior commences a search for the Key to Time, the legendary artefact which the Guardians of Time used to maintain the equilibrium of time itself. And he’s assigned a very unexpected new companion…

 

“It was a delight to do because it was chaotic and crazy”

Colin Baker describes the appeal of Doctor of War’s twisting, shifting narrative. “It’s a complicated story,” he says, “and it was a delight to do because it was chaotic and crazy. It’s all about confronting realities, being subsumed by them and being reborn and regurgitated.

He continues, “It’s a sequence of trials by combat and the poor old Warrior has to battle through them again and again. If I were a listener, I would be entranced by it because every time you think you’re standing on solid ground, the sand shifts and you’re somewhere else where something even worse is happening. It’s a fascinating tale.”

 

“What if that Time Lord [Leela meets] is the Master?”

Producer David Richardson also described the unique nature of Colin Baker’s Warrior and the Doctor of War arc, saying “I was thrilled by the massively positive response to the first box set. Unbound is a kind of creative madness – we’ve taken Doctor Who lore from the 70s, mashed it up with the Time War and gone in a brand-new direction. And that’s how this box set begins, as Leela is introduced into the life of a Time Lord. But what if that Time Lord was the Master?”

Doctor of War 2: Destiny. Cover by Claudia Gironi. (c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who Unbound Colin Baker War Doctor
Doctor of War 2: Destiny. Cover by Claudia Gironi. (c) Big Finish Productions

Doctor Who Unbound: Doctor of War — Destiny

Times have changed. A choice was made and the universe diverged. And now all of history is at war.

One man stands at the centre of it all. But whose side is he on? Is he with the angels? Or the demons? And does anyone even know which is which? He was a Doctor once, but now he is Doctor no more. He is the Warrior. The Doctor of War.

Who Am I? By Nigel Fairs

The Tesh and the Sevateem are at war, obeying the orders of their God Xoanon. But they cannot know their battle has a higher purpose, one led by the Time Lord responsible for Xoanon’s condition. A Time Lord called… the Master.

Time Killers By Lizzie Hopley

Arriving on Marinus in search of a temporal weapon, the Warrior and the Master are confronted by a place where time literally is money. As the Master finds himself in changed circumstances, the Warrior finds himself with a deadly decision to make.

The Key to Key to Time By Tim Foley

As battle continues to rage across the history of the cosmos, the White Guardian opts to provide the Warrior with a way out… located at the end of a dangerous quest, with an even more dangerous companion. But can a Time War ever truly end?

Doctor Who Unbound: Doctor of War — Destiny is now available to pre-order at just £19.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £16.99 (download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish listeners can save money and catch up on the preceding release in this range, Doctor of War — Genesis, by purchasing both volumes together in a bundle for just £38 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £33 (downloads only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed. But all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy listeners can immediately download or play on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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