Destiny of the Doctor: Shadow of Death

Big Finish - Special Release

This audio does a great job, as usual, of showing off Frazer Hines’s amazing voice talents as he can play the Doctor and Zoe without a problem. This story lands the trio on an unknown planet after the TARDIS is “hit” by a pulsar. They’re immediately assumed to be the culprits causing earthquakes on the base built there by scientists, even though we later “see” the enemy that’s they’ve seen on the planet before, a shadow-like creature.

Ultimately, the time difference makes things work out though it causes some questions – how is the planet not already quarantined? Why did the humans think the trio was a threat when they saw the enemy previously? The aliens are threatening until they’re revealed, when they become friendly, as it were. So the first part is mysterious and creepy but the conclusion’s a bit of a letdown.

Read by: Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)

Release: February 2013

Laura Vilensky 2019