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3/18/2003 07:06:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

Big Finish has announced some new information about summer and fall Doctor Who audio releases. Taped this past weekend was Flip-Flop starring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford, who were joined by actor Trevor Martin (who played the Doctor in the original stage play "Doctor Who and the Seven Keys to Doomsday"). Also, teaser synopses (as noted below) for three subsequent anniversary stories are available below:Omega by Nev Fountain, Davros by Lance Parkin and Master by Joseph Lidster. Finally, while Dalek Empire 2: Dalek War - Part Two is finally out after a month's delay, producer Nick Briggs announced the third installment would also be late, by as much as a few weeks, while the final chapter (part four) would be out in late April. (Thanks to Big Finish)

OMEGA by Nev Fountain

A strange telepathic message prompts the Doctor to travel to the 'Sector of Forgotten Souls', a place where, thousands of years ago, Omega's ship vanished whilst detonating a star.

He's not the only one journeying towards it. 'Jolly Chronolidays' prides itself on giving its tourists an experience of galactic history that is far better than mere time travel. Its motto is 'We don't go into history, we prefer to bring history to you'.

When Omega's ship suddenly materialises in front of their shuttle, and one of their employees goes insane and tries to destroy his hands… suddenly it's not just a motto anymore.

And Omega - and his madness - is closer than they think.

This story takes place between "Arc of Infinity" and "Snakedance".

Starring Peter Davison (the Doctor) and Ian Collier (Omega), with Caroline Munro (Sentia), Patrick Duggan (Professor Ertikus), Hugo Myatt (Daland), Conrad Westmaas (Tarpov), Jim Sangster (Zagreus), Faith Kent (Maven) and Anita Elias (Glinda). Directed by Gary Russell

DAVROS by Lance Parkin

AI stock has shot up by over fifteen percent on news that galaxy-famous scientist Davros, controversial creator of the Daleks, has been hired to work on unspecified technological projects.'

Davros has been given the chance to redeem himself.

Humanity stands on the verge of a new era, but it needs the help of the galaxy's greatest ever scientist. But Davros is dead... isn't he?

From the bunkers and shelters of ancient Skaro to the gleaming Domes of the Future Earth Empire, Davros has always been a man of destiny. Now he's working for mankind's benefit. But how much do we really know about Davros?

Has Davros really turned over a new leaf? The Doctor certainly doesn't think so. But is the Doctor always right?

This story takes place between "The Two Doctors" and "Timelash".

Starring Colin Baker (the Doctor), Wendy Padbury (Lorraine Bayes) and Terry Molloy (Davros), with Bernard Horsfall (Arnold Baynes), Eddie de Oliveira (Willis), Ruth Sillers (Kimberly Todd) and Katarin Olsson (Shan). Directed by Gary Russell.

MASTER by Joseph Lidster

Many years ago, on a dark and stormy night, the disfigured and enigmatic Doctor John Smith invited his closest friends, Inspector Victor Shaefer and his wife, to a dinner to celebrate his birthday. A mere few hours later all the occupants in that house had vanished - except for one. And that lone survivor had been scared witless. A mute witness to the events of that night.

What happened to the distinguished dinner guests on that evening? Perhaps, we'll never know. But two clues have led to much speculation - found outside the study window, a charred umbrella with a curved red handle and found inside the house, a message. A message scrawled on the wall in blood:

'One thousand years of darkness. Ten years of light. One night of Hell.'

This story takes place after "Survival". 

Starring Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor) and Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), further cast TBA. Directed by Gary Russell.