Noel Clarke, who previously played Mickey Smith will be playing the lead role but Big Finish is keen to point out that this is not a return of Mickey Smith. Noel plays Kade, a tough, hard-bitten soldier. 'It's a completely different character for Noel,' explains writer and director, Nick Briggs, 'and it was a delight to watch him lap it up. I think people will see a side to Noel they never knew about. He has such incredible range as an actor, and breath-taking emotional power. You wait until you hear Kade angry. I'm surprised the Daleks didn't just pack up and go home!'
While Noel appeared in the very latest incarnation of Doctor Who on television, his Dalek Empire co-star was involved in the earliest days of the series. Maureen O'Brien was the First Doctor's companion, Vicki, but here she plays a very different sort of character. 'I knew I wanted Maureen to be in this the moment I saw her working on The Companion Chronicles last year,' says Nick. 'She plays General Agnes Landen, a really tough lady, single-minded, convinced she's right. And she and Kade clash!
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The Daleks are conquering our galaxy. Nothing can stop them. But Commander Agnes Landen has an idea.
On the outer planet Talis Minor, Salus Kade is struggling to keep his colony alive. The last thing he needs is a war to fight.