The Exxilons (#4.1)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

The Doctor gets a new nickname in this story, which just turns this story into a wonder for me, for some reason: Everywhere Man. This story begins in a rather unusual manner – a woman stumbles into the TARDIS just after it lands. A little odd, that, but from there, the Tarl and the Locoyans arrive. The Tarl are the natives on the planet and the Locoyans showed up and gave them technology in exchange for building a tower on their planet. A mysterious tower that has just been completed…

I don’t recall the 3rd Doctor story this is “based” on, with the Exxilons and their city, but I just loved this story! Calura seems almost to be a forgiving leader, which isn’t the standard for their race, apparently. But Trexa and Ergu, the Tarl leader, make this story for me. Trexa could be another companion, for sure. And Everywhere Man. Just hit the right cord for me and I loved it!

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Louise Jameson(Leela),John Leeson(K9),Daisy Dunlop(Trexa),Jacqueline King(Calura),Hugh Ross(Gethal)

Writer/Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: January 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019