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Here There Be Monsters was the first story of the third series of The Companion Chronicles, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Andy Lane, narrated by Carole Ann Ford and featured the First Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.

This was the first audio story to feature a non-Unbound version of Susan Foreman.

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A new adventure with the First Doctor as told by his grand-daughter, Susan.

"It was a terrible sound, like someone had just stabbed the universe and it was crying out in pain."

The distant future. The TARDIS, with the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara aboard, is drawn out of the Vortex and lands aboard the Earth Benchmarking Vessel Nevermore, where Captain Rostrum is navigating by punching holes in the very fabric of space. The Doctor is appalled by this act of vandalism, and fearful that it could unleash monsters from the dark dimensions.

As the benchmarking holes begin to fray, the fate of the universe is at stake. And while the Doctor contemplates a terrible sacrifice, Susan befriends the Nevermore's First Mate — someone she will remember for the rest of her life...


The Hole in Space (1)[]

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Messages from the Other Side (2)[]

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  • Susan claims that having a perfect memory is "the curse of her people."
  • Rostrum's species were created to pilot Earth's ships and spread the Human Empire.
  • The Nevermore uses gravitational singularities to punch holes in space every tenth of a light-year. Eventually a fissure rips open between two holes, which Ian tries to understand by comparing it to fabric, paper, or layers of Arctic ice, but the fissure isn't like that.
  • The fabric of space (and time) is weak, more so in some areas.
  • Susan mentions the TARDIS's time engines.


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