Voyage to Venus

Big Finish - Special Release

The first story where Jago and Litefoot actually travel with the Doctor is quite nicely done! Somehow they’ve kept the Elizabethan feel to the story while putting it quite firmly into the far, far future. Venusian women galore, very much of an “old school” feel to the story! The Doctor and Litefoot wander out into danger and find out what’s really going on while Jago gets to entertain the Venusian queen.

So a war is started in response to the overblown ambitions of Grand Empress Vulpina and the resolution is a bit too simplistic to me. Music? Really? It’s a seemingly too simple solution, especially with the singing voices that belt out the song! It does add more humor to the situation, too. Yet it’s still in the Jago and Litefoot vein. Very nicely done!

Colin Baker, Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot)

Writers: Jonathan Morris

Director: Ken Bentley

Release: November 2012

Laura Vilensky 2019