Destiny of the Doctor: Vengeance of the Stones

Big Finish - Special Release

The introduction of the Mike Yates character doesn’t show much of Yates, other than he’s pretty unflappable. But the action that goes on around him is crackin’ good stuff! The stones in England are alive with power, much like the many groups that still worship them today believe. But instead of Druids we have Armidians, who can manipulate stone with their telepathic powers. I like this concept though if they could manipulate stone that way, you would think they would be more of a presence in the universe. But that is neither here nor there.

This story covers this small group of Armidians who have woken up in 1960s Earth and don’t see humans as anything more than aggressive creatures that kill them. So they are determined to retaliate, ultimately. Things progress and for once, the contact from another Doctor fits in and actually makes sense here. Though it’s mysterious, that’s for sure. It adds another layer to the story and makes me keen to listen to the next one! Excellent story told in the style of the John Pertwee years.

Read by: Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Trevor Littledale (Garlin)

Writer: Andrew Smith

Director: John Ainsworth

Release: March 2013

Laura Vilensky 2019