Animal (audio drama)

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Animal
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who: The Lost Stories
Release no. 13
Featuring Seventh Doctor
Ace
Raine Creevey
Written by Andrew Cartmel
Directed by Ken Bentley
Executive producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production code BFPDWLS13
Release date 30 June 2011

Animal is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Plot

The Doctor and UNIT investigate a science laboratory at Margrave University, 2001.

Cast

Continuity

  • In the previous story, Crime of the Century, the Doctor encountered defensive government robots built by Margrave University in the 1980s.
  • UNIT officer Brigadier Bambera previously appeared with the Seventh Doctor and Ace in the 1989 story Battlefield.

Critical reception

Matt Michael reviewed the play favourably for Doctor Who Magazine. Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin was more restrained, calling it a "throwback" to the late 1980s. Both the reviewers noted the inclusion of Cartmelisms, particularly animal rights, although Michael found that this was handled more subtly than might have been expected.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: The Lost Stories 2.5: Animal". Sci-Fi Bulletin. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Michael, Matt (24 August 2011). "The DWM Review: Animal". Doctor Who Magazine. No. 437. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Panini Comics. pp. 70–71.

External links

  • Big Finish Productions
  • Hidden Planet Lost Scripts site

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