It’s been a long time, Dr. Martha Jones. The beloved Tenth Doctor companion, former UNIT officer, Torchwood collaborator, and freelance alien hunter hasn’t been on fans’ screens in many years but now Martha Jones is coming back for an audio episode! Big Finish Audios announced Freema Agyeman’s return to the role in Torchwood: Dissected. It’s the latest installment in the company’s Torchwood monthly range series.
The Torchwood: Dissected teaser doesn’t give away much information outside of Martha’s discontentment with her current career status. It will be interesting to see exactly what she’s doing now. Martha Jones will appear alongside Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) in a joint adventure and, according to Big Finish’s website, this will be a fun ride:
Gwen Cooper turns up on Martha Jones’s doorstep with a dead body in tow. She needs to ask one final favour of her. And to find out why they stopped being friends.
A lot’s happened to Torchwood since Martha left. A lot’s happened to Martha since she left Torchwood. And there’s something very odd about the dead body Gwen’s brought with her. Tonight Gwen’s going to be getting more answers than she bargained for.
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) September 9, 2019
Big Finish has always been a perfect way to explore additional stories and character development for Whoniverse characters. Martha was a force on Doctor Who as a modern companion with a clear direction of her own life and the insight to walk away from the TARDIS on her own volition. She didn’t always get the love she deserved from some of the fandom, but her intellect, bravery, and heart are worthy of praise.
And, her life became even more interesting after The Doctor with her time at UNIT and Torchwood, so this is a great way to go deeper into her post-TARDIS world. It’s not clear exactly where this falls in her timeline nor if there will be any mention of her family, but a team-up between Gwen and Martha is definitely worth a listen.
Torchwood:Dissected is slated for a February 2020 release, but pre-orders are already available.
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