It was the fourth in a series of six audio stories featuring the Eighth Doctor.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
In a fight for survival, the Doctor must use all his wits against a deadly artificial life-form and an ancient race whose return to the Cimmerian System threatens suffering and death on an apocalyptic scale.
Plot[edit | edit source]
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Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Charley Pollard - India Fisher
- Orllensa - Nicola Boyce
- Ferras - Lee Moone
- Haliard - Mark McDonnell
- ROSM / Solarian / Cimmerian - Ian Brooker
- Cimmerian Voice - Nicholas Briggs
References[edit | edit source]
TARDIS[edit | edit source]
- Type 70 TARDISes emit a particular temporal energy discharge signature.
- Charley knows how to access the TARDIS' databank.
Technology[edit | edit source]
- ROSM is an acronym for Rescue Operational Security Module. It was designed by Professor Astrov.
Species[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor is aware of several species who refer to themselves as the Solarians.
Planets[edit | edit source]
Culture[edit | edit source]
- Ferras and Haliard play draughts.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This story was originally to have featured the Morestrans (who appeared in the television story Planet of Evil) instead of the Throxillians, but the rights could not be obtained from the BBC.
- This audio drama was recorded on 22 January, 25 January and 26 January 2001.
- The name of the robot ROSM is a reference to the 1921 play R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots by Karel Čapek which introduced the word "robot" to both science fiction and the English language.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- ROSM detects the anti-time infection in Charley's system but is unable to recognise it. (AUDIO: Neverland)
- The Doctor runs into a flotilla of Type 70 TARDISes in the Time Vortex and steers around them. He later learns the reasons for their presence from Lady President Romana during the anti-time crisis. (AUDIO: Neverland)
- The Celestial Toymaker would later refer to the Cimmerian in a riddle while Charley was playing his games in the Celestial Toyroom. (AUDIO: Solitaire)
- After Charley escaped from the Ever-and-Ever Prolixity, a Viyran agent was stationed in the Cimmerian system to search for her. (AUDIO: The Fall of the House of Pollard)
[edit | edit source]
- Official Embrace the Darkness page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Embrace the Darkness at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide
- Embrace the Darkness - Music by Jim Mortimore at Jim Mortimore.Bandcamp