|Return to the Web Planet
2007 sees another free subscriber release. Called "Return
to the Web Planet" it is written by Daniel O'Mahoney
and is directed by Barnaby Edwards.
story was recorded on the 22nd August 2007 and stars
Peter Davison, as the Fifth
Doctor, and Sarah Sutton,
as Nyssa. Joining them are guest stars: Sam Kelly (from
Allo, Allo! and previous audio "The
and Julie Buckfield (from Hollyoaks) as a renegade
Menoptra. Also starring are: Matthew Noble and Claire
a break with tradition Big Finish Productions
has commissioned an original piece of line
art, by Doctor Who Magazine artist
Anthony Dry, the cover.
revealed by Executive Producer Nicolas Briggs ‘We
thought it would be exciting to have something
in the style of the Target book of the original "Web
Planet" story for our
sequel and Anthony Dry was the obvious artist to
The Doctor and Nyssa arrive on the planet Vortis. The
Doctor has been to this insect world before but for Nyssa
it is her first visit. It has been hundreds of years
and several regenerations since The Doctor last visited
and much has changed and not necessarily for the better.
Before Vortis was a craggy, forbidding world but now
it is a green and pleasant place.
is soon to discover that Vortis though is not the paradise
it first appears. Soon after arriving she becomes separated
from The Doctor, by a stampede of Zarbi – large
ant like insects, and meets Hedyla – a butterfly-like
Menoptra who has lost the ability to fly but desires
to do so. Meanwhile The Doctor is rescued by Acheron – who
it turns out is Hedyla’s father.
malevolent is living out in The Desolation which The
Doctor discovers is a strange fertile area, for some
unknown reason, strewn with wrecked space ships. But
what force would cause such an event and why should the
Zarbi be so interested in creating a huge underground
Doctor discovers a Human Being controlled by the Zarbi
and who reveals to be a speaker for the colony and explains
the Zarbi are seeking the lost Load Seed - a gravitational
attractor that is being used to enrich the land but which
The Doctor deduces is what is responsible for the crashed
space craft and why the TARDIS was attracted to Vortis.
Doctor and Nyssa must find the Load Seed, before the City of Light is overrun
by the Zarbi and before all life on Vortis is destroyed…