Zygon Hunt (#3.8)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

Our heroes exit the TARDIS and wander into the line of site of Gregor Saraton, a Knight Commander protecting the Earth solar system with technology and tactics from all alien incursions. However, they’re on another planet far from Earth so I’m not sure why they are there. Except for a vacation. Solar knights indeed. They’re on a hunting vacation. And they immediately don’t like the Doctor and Leela, assuming them to be assassins as Saraton is a major target. Then we discover Mina’s secret and that there are other creatures wandering the planet – Zygons, obviously. They are there for one phase of their attack on Earth, to convert it to their new home world, expecting assistance from a force already on Earth that the Doctor has already defeated. All unfolding as the action continues with the Sarison creature of the Zygons.

This is a very well done and fun adventure, through and through. There are gun battles galore and the Doctor and Leela being shot at, running around, and escaping. They don’t even bother to try to talk to the main commander, Saraton, as they know it would be useless. Suspicious one, he is. Really, it’s a wonderful, fun story, well worth a listen!

Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Michael Maloney

Writer/Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: August 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019