Gods and Monsters was the one hundred and sixty-fourth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Mike Maddox and Alan Barnes and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace, Philip Olivier as Hex, Amy Pemberton as Sally Morgan and Maggie O'Neill as Lysandra Aristedes.

Publisher's summary Edit

The TARDIS travellers arrive in a bizarre landscape seemingly immune to the physical laws governing the rest of the universe. Ace, Hex, Sally and Lysandra battle to rescue the Doctor from the trap he's walked into... soon realising that the odds are stacked against them.

Because the Doctor is playing an old adversary again: Fenric, shatterer of worlds. But the gods and monsters who inhabit this strange realm loaded the dice against them long ago, in the dim and distant past — and defeat's their only option.

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References Edit

  • Ace once again refers to Sally as "Private Benjamin".
  • Lysandra was born in 1982. As a young child, her favourite television series was Jimbo and the Jet-Set.
  • Ace mentions the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Sally does not understand the reference.
  • Fenric takes Ace back to Perivale in 1987, the day that she was taken by the time storm, in an attempt to convince her to change history by preventing her younger self from leaving.
  • Fenric also takes Sally and Lysandra into their personal future, where they will both die, when a fleet of white ships will destroy the entire universe. He does this to convince them to kill themselves, before they experience this potential future.
  • Hex is a Catholic while Ace belongs to the Church of England.
  • Weyland's shield has the ability to make one of his pawns invisible whenever they hold it. But it can grant an Elder God even greater omnipotent power.
  • Weyland is an Elder God, who has manipulated the lives of the TARDIS crewmembers, in a similar way that Fenric previously did, so he can win his game against Fenric for the shield.
  • Ace compares Weyland to Freddie Mercury due to his moustache.
  • Peggy is working for Weyland, after he kidnapped Albert. However, when Peggy retrieves Weyland's shield, he kills Albert and Peggy.
  • Sally suffers from athazagoraphobia, which was caused by Weyland manipulating her life, to foreshadow the invisibility effect of Weyland's shield.
  • Weyland prevented Hex's death after being shot by Brigadier-General Bartholomew Kitchen in Scutari, because he would be a crucial pawn in his game against Fenric.
  • The Elders play their games in a dimension called the Board.

Notes Edit

  • This story marks the first appearance of the Haemovores in an audio drama.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 23 and 24 January 2012.
  • Subscribers whose subscriptions included this story also received the audio short story A Room With No View.

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