One of the best/worst things about Doctor Who is that you always get the feeling we the audience are only getting to see a snippet of all the adventures a particular Doctor and companion are having. They’re always coming from somewhere we’ve never seen and going off to somewhere we won’t experience the following week. It’s usually left to your imagination to fill in the rest, but thanks to Big Finish Productions, you can enjoy some of these between-the-episodes adventures through their fully-produced audio plays, allowing you to imagine what everything looks like!
Now, we get to have a little taste of the highly anticipated audio adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and arguably his most popular companion, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). The two actors are friends in real life and have worked together quite a few times, which was always very evident in their performances during series 4. None of that seems to have gone away in the trio of audio dramas which will be coming out in May, as evidenced by this new trailer.
As of publication, the trailer is a Radio Times exclusive, so you’ll have to go there to listen. But then come right back!
Are you back? Cool.
That sounds like it’s going to be a huge amount of fun, right back to the feel of series 4 and the Doctor and Donna’s good-natured ribbing. Plus, truly is there anything better than listening to Tennant’s Doctor rattle off a long, complicated sentence in the time it takes most of us to say “Um, I don’t know?” I submit that there is not.
The three adventures will be available to purchase individually or as a set. They include “Death and the Queen” by James Goss, “Technophobia” by Matt Fitton, and “Time Reaver” by Jenny T. Colgan. The Time Reaver looks like Cthulhu, fun fact. You can check out the individual story covers in the gallery below!
Are you excited for Ten and Donna to run around your mind palace? (Not meant to sound dirty but I’m still not changing it.) Are three new adventures going to satiate your thirst? Let us know in the comments below!
HT: Radio Times
Images: BBC/Big Finish Productions
Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor, a film and TV critic, and the resident Whovian for Nerdist.com. Follow him on Twitter!