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9/21/2012 12:15:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Big Finish have released details on the latest adventures for the Doctor and his companions in September.
Gods and Monsters sees the long-awaited rematch between the Seventh Doctor and his arch enemy Fenric. "With four companions, a multitude of godlike creatures and an army of Haemovores, this will be a battle to remember," says producer David Richardson. Written by Mike Maddox and Alan Barnes, Gods and Monsters finds the Doctor in grave danger, with his latest manipulations having gone wildly out of his control. And he's got a lot of explaining to do to four companions wanting to know just why they've all been brought together... Gods and Monsters is the epic conclusion to the latest trilogy of Seventh Doctor main range adventures, and pulls together threads which have been building since Ace's first appearance way back in the TV story Dragonfire and which have continued through recent audio range releases!

The Burning Prince - Peter Davison and Caroline Langrishe. Photo: Big FinishPrepare for a journey into the heart of the Drashani Empire, as three different Doctors take turns paying a visit and discovering that time can change many things... The Burning Prince begins the new linked trilogy, starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor. "I have to admit this is one of my favourite scripts of the year," David says. "John Dorney has delivered a rollercoaster ride of a story, which takes the Fifth Doctor into the direst peril. Strap yourselves in and enjoy!"

Project Nirvana is the latest in Cavan Scott and Mark Wright's 'project' series of tales, which traditionally deal with the sinister secret organisation known as The Forge. In this latest tale, former Forge operative Lysandra Aristedes and Private Sally Morgan take a trip into the past on the Doctor's orders and learn some surprising things... Tying in to events in the recent Doctor Who main range releases Black and White and Gods and Monsters, Project Nirvana explores the backgrounds of these two very different soldiers and gives some insight into what the Black TARDIS team was up to before they were 'discovered' by Ace and Hex.

Finally, Season Three of The Lost Stories concludes this month with The Rosemariners, a four-part Second Doctor story that has been completed by Donald Tosh which finds the Second Doctor and his companions examining the mysteries of a closing Earth Station. Frazer Hines once again provides his recreation of Patrick Troughton.

As a special promotion, episode one is available for FREE as the latest Big Finish podcast. The episode can be heard via the Big Finish website.

Gods and Monsters (available to order)
by Mike Maddox and Alan Barnes
starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Philip Olivier, Maggie O'Neill, and Amy Pemberton

The TARDIS travellers arrive in a bizarre landscape seemingly immune to the physical laws governing the rest of the universe. Ace, Hex, Sally and Lysandra battle to rescue the Doctor from the trap he's walked into… soon realising that the odds are stacked against them.

Because the Doctor is playing an old adversary again: Fenric, shatterer of worlds. But the gods and monsters who inhabit this strange realm loaded the dice against them long ago, in the dim and distant past – and defeat's their only option.
 
The Burning Prince (available to order)
by John Dorney
starring Peter Davison and Caroline Langrishe

The Drashani Empire – a galaxy-spanning civilisation, the glory of Rome set among the stars. But for decades now, the Royal Houses of Gadarel and Sorsha have been at war, each claiming the Imperial throne.

The wedding of Prince Kylo and Princess Aliona was meant to change all that – a blessed union between the Houses, a new hope for the Empire. Until Aliona's wedding galley crash-landed on the planet Sharnax – and all contact was lost.

The TARDIS lands aboard the ship carrying the fiery Kylo in search of his lost princess – but with a sabre-toothed monster roaming its corridors, the Doctor soon discovers he's not the only alien presence aboard.
 
Project Nirvana (available to order)
by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
starring Maggie O’Neill, Amy Pemberton, and Sylvester McCoy

The place is Eastern Europe. The year is 2015.

The TARDIS lands in mid-air, and Captain Lysandra Aristedes is dropped into a daring mission in her own past. There are enemies and creatures out there in the night, and the Doctor is waiting at the rendezvous point.

Because this is all part of his bigger picture. And Aristedes is going to learn something about herself...
 
The Rosemariners (available to order)
by Donald Tosh
starring Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, with David Warner and Clive Wood

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves on an almost deserted space lab. Earth Station 454 is being closed down, mothballed, its staff relocated. Years of research and co-operation are coming to an end and only distinguished xeno-botantist Professor Arnold Biggs remains on board.

But is there more to the closure than meets the eye? For the operation is being supervised by the Rosemariners of the planet Rosa Damascena. Their terrifying Commander, Rugosa, seems to have something to hide. Who is he? What do the Rosemariners want with the scientists? And what is the secret of Rosedream?

In a world where no one is quite what they seem, and deadly plants lurk around every corner, the Doctor will have to use all his ingenuity just to stay alive... just to stay himself.