An Adventure in Three Episodes
“Urban Myths” - A Single Episode Adventure
2007 sees the second release with the two story per release
|Exotron and Urban
by Paul Sutton and directed by Barnaby Edwards the
two stories for this month are "Exotron" -
An adventure in three episodes and "Urban Myths" -
A single episode adventure. Both are Fifth
starring Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant as companion
Peri. They were recorded on the
5th, 6th and 8th February 2007.
the Fifth Doctor and his companion Peri become involved
in a deadly battle with ravening monsters, called The
Farakosh, and corporate military powers on a desolate
alien planet. There they become involved with broken
hearts and bioengineered nightmares. This story also
stars; John Duttine, Isla Blair, Nick Brimble, Claire
Wyatt and Richard Earl.
Doctor and Peri arrive on a distant colonial outpost
of Earth where Peri becomes very interested in the plant
life. But strange things are happening – including
strange telepathic messages.
soon become separated when they are attacked by a large
creature which The Doctor and Peri soon learn is the
planet's most fearsome predator: the giant carnivorous
Doctor is rescued by large robot, known as an Exotron,
and carted off to the colony. Meanwhile Peri becomes
involved in two colonists who are part of a group of
terraformers who are under threat from the Farakosh.
Peri learns that all that stands between the colonists
and a grisly death are the Exotrons which are equipped
with devastating firepower and are designed by the outpost's
leader, Major Taylor.
Doctor gets to meet Major Taylor but the reception he
gets is not friendly. What is the outpost's leader hiding,
how are the Exotrons controlled, and where did the colonists
find the resources to build them? The Doctor wants answers
and Major Taylor is reluctant to provide them – especially
to The Doctor who soon finds himself accused of being
an Earth Authority spy and escorted under an armed guard
to be locked up in a detention cell.
also finds herself rescued by a group of Exotrons, when
she is attacked by the Farakosh, and carted off to the
colony along with Paula and an injured Shreeni. Peri
is soon to discover the reason why the Farakosh are attacking
the colonists and that maybe they have been trying to
communicate and that the Exotrons need to have attacked
strange telepathic messages becoming more frequent The
Doctor slowly discovers the colonist’s secrets
and that the Exotrons are being developed far beyond
their original concept and that they are not all robotic…
It is therefore
up to The Doctor and Peri to prevent the misuse of the
Exotrons and to stop the needless murder of the Farakosh.
But time is running out as outside the compound the Farakosh
All is not
as it seems and The Doctor is about to uncover a far
bigger outcome of the colonist’s presence, and
use of the Exotrons, on this alien world – an outcome,
if not stopped, will result in the senseless death of
all the colonists and the Farakosh who are far more intelligent
and civilised than originally realised...
Myths" involves planetary destruction, culinary
confusion and proves that the truth is always a matter
of perspective... or is there really something disturbing
going on in the world? This story also stars; Steven
Wickham, Douglas Hodge, Nicola Lloyd, Barry McCarthy
and Clare Calbraith.
on Earth three gourmets plan their evening in an expensive
restaurant. First item on their menu it seems is the
death of The Doctor – all because of his recent
interference on their planet. But unbeknown to the three
diners their waitress is The Doctor’s assistant
Peri and The Doctor himself is in the kitchen cooking
up the meals they are eating.
But our three diners are having a bit of trouble recalling
exactly what happened on their planet and exactly how
The Doctor interfered and made things worse when the
two time travellers arrived in the middle of an epidemic
that is killing the populace.
Did The Doctor
and Peri really make things worse or are the three diners
infected and so are not aware of the truth? Who are the
three diners and how was The Doctor able to infiltrate
himself and his assistant into the restaurant and what
is the ultimate price that Peri is going to have to pay
to assist The Doctor?
- Featuring the Fifth
Doctor and Peri.
- Serial Number: 6Q/AA
- Number of Episodes – "Exotron":
3 and "Urban Myths": 1
- Cover Length: 134 minutes
- Episode Lengths – "Exotron":
1 = 24'54", 2 = 24'01", 3 = 24'52" and "Urban
Myths": 1 = 22'57"
- Total Story Lengths – "Exotron":
73'47" and "Urban Myths": 22'57"
- Also features 48 minutes
of trailers and special behind-the-scenes interviews
with the cast and producers.
- Both stories take place between "Planet
of Fire" and "The
Caves of Androzani".
- Cover Illustration: Alex Mallinson
- Recorded: 5th, 6th and 8th February 2007
- Recording Location: Moat Studios
- Released: May 2007
- ISBN: 978-1-84435-177-0
On the Back Cover:
On a distant
colonial outpost of Earth, a group of terraformers
is under threat from the planet's most fearsome predator:
the giant carnivorous Farakosh. All that stands between
the colonists and a grisly death are the Exotrons
- huge robots equipped with devastating firepower.
But how are the Exotrons controlled, and where did
the colonists find the resources to build them? The
Doctor wants answers and Taylor is reluctant to provide
them. Meanwhile, outside the compound, the Farakosh
Bonus One-Part Adventure:
In an expensive
restaurant somewhere on Earth, three gourmets plan
their evening. First item on the menu: the death
of The Doctor.
|On the Inside Cover:
Director: Barnaby Edwards
like Paul Suttons work: he’s very good at painting
small stories against vast backdrops. And it doesn’t
get much vaster than a beleaguered Earth colony attacked
by giant alien hyenas and defended by enormous steel
Exotron, despite its monumental and momentous setting,
is really about little things: trifling infidelities,
minor misunderstandings, insignificant acts at betrayal.
Each of these modest human frailties - unimportant
in themselves - builds to a colossal chain of events
culminating in the threat of planet-wide genocide.
“It is a tribute to Paul’s script that
we attracted such a high calibre guest cast. I have
long admired the work of John Duttine with an ardour
verging on hero worship. The emotional rawness of
his scenes with the wonderful Isla Blair still gives
me a thrill to listen to. As do the remarkable multi-vocal
contributions of Nick, Richard and Claire.”
“Urban Myths” Writer’s
Writer: Paul Sutton
things sparked off Urban Myths. It’s been
said that these one-parters are reminiscent of
Tales of the Unexpected and The Twilight
short, to the point, and with a satisfying/shocking/funny
punchline. You can do anything with this format
so I took the opportunity to play with the absurd:
the CIA arguing in a bistro!
like to thank my friends here in Budapest forgiving their
time to the readthrough: Cath Palgrave, Chwee Sze Foong,
Jill Davidson, Neil McCutcheon and Gabris ‘Brindle
like everything, is for Kriszta, as always.”
The Fifth Doctor
First television appearance: "Castrovalva"
First chronological Big Finish audio appearance: "The
Land of the Dead"
has been exploring the universe for hundreds of years. He fights injustice. He
defeats evil. He helps people. In his fifth incarnation, The Doctor is more restrained
in temper, calmer in attitude and visually younger in appearance than he used
to be. He looks for the best in people and tries never to deliberately offend
or cause trouble. Some may underestimate him because of his comparatively youthful
nature. But those enemies who do, do so at their own risk...
First television appearance: "Planet
First chronological Big Finish audio appearance: "Red
Brown has been travelling with The Doctor for a while now. Their relationship
can be fractious - but is generally lighthearted and friendly. A keen botanist,
resourceful and compassionate, Peri also has an edgy side; a wry sense of humour
that can infuriate her travelling companion.
| Full Cast List:
The Production Team:
and Jason Haigh-Ellery