The War Doctor Volume 2: Infernal Devices

  Big Finish Special Release


The first two of these stories are extremely good. I loved them! They show off the Doctor as he has to be during battle and how he still tries to save everyone.

Legion of the Lost by John Dorney

This story delves into reincarnating Time Lords using technomancer “technology” of the long dead past. And a Time Lord weapon to wipe people out of existence – from all of time. And Co-ordinator Jarad is in charge of the project with the technomancers and he’s a bit of a weak man. He questions nothing and does only his job. But this all wouldn’t be possible without him! And the War Doctor opens with him looking to destroy a Time Lord weapon. And he has plenty to go through and destroy so this series could go on for a very long time.

A Thing of Guile by Phil Mulryne

Dalek experiment K006 is discovered on Asteroid Theta 12 and this Dalek, though viable, isn’t what anyone wants. Cardinal Ollistra wants to find out what the experiment means for the Daleks and the Time Lords in the war. This story is the absolute best of the bunch! I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. Even though the Doctor becomes a “War Criminal,” thanks to Cardinal Ollistra, he manages to turn everything to his advantage. Even when they think they control him, he’s at his very best as friend and foes underestimate him. Excellent stuff!

The Neverwhen by Matt Fitton

Though this story is good, it just doesn’t live up to the cleverness and unique nature of the first two stories somehow… Though the Neverwhen is a strange, unique landscape where the war is played out multiple times over for both sides. Once again a Time Lord weapon was deployed that has the warriors being constantly “reborn” to fight again. And again. And again.

These stories just play out fantastic and the acting is wonderful, too. Well worth the listen!

John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), David Warner (Shadovar), Jamie Newall (Co-ordinator Jarad), Zoë Tapper (Collis), Robert Hands (Captain Solex), Oliver Dimsdale (Commander Trelon), Laura Harding (Navigator Valis), Barnaby Kay (Commander Thrakken), Jaye Griffiths (Daylin), Tim Bentinck (General Kallix), Tracy Wiles (Commander Barnac), and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. Other parts played by the cast.

Writer: John Dorney, Phil Mulryne, Matt Fitton

Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: February 2016

© Laura Vilensky 2019