30 days of summer Doctor Who → day 8
what’s your favorite Doctor Who audio adventure?
Big Finish: Gallifrey (2004-
Starring Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, Seán Carlsen, and John Leeson, with Miles Richardson and Lynda Bellingham.
Romana and K-9 Mark II have returned from E-Space, and she has assumed the title of Lady President. Along with her advisers Chancellor Braxiatel and Coordinator Narvin, and her friends and bodyguards Leela and K-9 Mark I, she aims to make Gallifrey a more transparent society. But truth becomes the first casualty of what is later called the Time War.
If you listen to one Big Finish title, please make it Gallifrey. I cannot give it enough praise. Conceived as a sequel to Neverland and Zagreus, there’s enough information packed in that very little background in Big Finish or even the Classic series is necessary. I would recommend being familiar with former companions Romana and Leela, and maybe Gallifreyan structure. The rest is all taken care of by the amazing writing.
The stories are perfectly suited to the audio medium; no visual representation could ever capture Gallifrey’s opulence and its decaying core. It’s too easy to imagine Leela and Narvin running through the catacombs dodging staser blasts, Braxiatel pacing around his Collection, or the lights of House Heartshaven coming ablaze as Romana approaches.
It’s very worth it, and only over at Big Finish.