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9/30/2004 01:29:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


September 30, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Big Finish has released the titles of its forthcoming UNIT audio series. Part One is Time Heals by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett; part two is Snake Head by Jonathan Clements; part three is The Longest Night by Joseph Lidster; and part four is McLaughlin and BartlettÆs The Wasting. Also noted today is that a special 'prelude' adventure, The Coup by Simon Guerrier, with the new UNIT cast will be released with a forthcoming issue of Doctor Who Magazine prior to the start of the series (so likely, the November or December issue). More casting and other UNIT details were previously announced here on the OG news page.

Also updated today, the full list of stories for Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury edited by Paul Cornell. The stories include "Last Christmas" by Simon Guerrier, "UNIT Christmas Parties: First Christmas" by Nick Wallace, "In the TARDIS: Christmas Day" by Val Douglas, "Water's Edge" by Peter Adamson, "Who the Dickens?" by Juliet E. McKenna, "Spookasem" by Peter Anghelides, "Christmas Special" by Marc Platt, "Never Seen Cairo" by Darren Sellars, "The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas" by Mark Michalowski, "Last Minute Shopping" by Neil Perryman, "Every Day" by Stephen Fewell, "The Eight Doctors of Christmas" by Matthew Griffiths, "The Little Things" by Paul Beardsley, "UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce" by Terrance Dicks, "The Clanging Chimes of Doom" by Jonathan Morris, "Perfect Present" by Andy Campbell, "Present Tense" by Ian Potter, "Good Will Toward Men" by J. Shaun Lyon, "It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow" by Martin Day, "All Our Christmasses" by Steve Lyons, "Lily" by Jackie Marshall, "A Yuletide Tail" by Dave Stone, "Be Forgot" by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright, "The Feast of Seven. Eight (and Nine)" by Vanessa Bishop, "UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass" by Karen Dunn, and "Evergreen" by Stephen Cole, with linking material by Paul Cornell.

There has also been a clarification regarding Her Final Flight, the subscriber-only CD release that was numbered #65 as part of the regular relases. After repeated queries about this, "we've opted thus to take Her Final Flight out of the sequential system and list it instead alongside The Maltese Penguin (our previous subscriber-only free disc), Real Time and Shada as a 'special'. Thus January's regular release, The Game becomes 65, The Juggernauts, 66 and so on." We do know from several correspondents who have checked that the story will be released at some point later for general availability, but likely not for the first year. They also mention a another subscriber-only free disc towards the end of next year.

The Big Finish site also mentions that part five of the "Dalek Empire III" series, The Warriors, and the ninth Short Trips volume, Short Trips: Monsters are now in release; and that they have re-released the four-CD set The John Nathan-Turner Memoirs as part of their "Talk Back" series with a new cover illustration. Finally, Big Finish does clarify that the reissues of older stories on the play.com website do not have new covers; the different illustration was simply for benefit of that site.