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|series = '''[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories]]'''
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|range = Main Range
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|number in range = 189
 
|number = 189
 
|number = 189
 
|doctor = Seventh Doctor
 
|doctor = Seventh Doctor
|companions = [[Ace]], [[Hex|Hector]]
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|companions = [[Ace]], [[Hex]]
|enemy = [[The Nucleus]] of [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|the Swarm]]
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|enemy = [[The Nucleus]], [[Hector Thomas]]
|setting = [[Pelisipodron]]<br>[[Titan Base]], [[4920]]<br>The [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[4920]]<br>The [[K4067]] [[Hypernet]] relay station, the [[52nd century]]<br>The [[Hypernet]], the [[52nd century]]
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|setting = [[Pelisipodron]], [[Titan Base]], [[4920]]; [[Bi-Al Foundation]], [[4920]]; [[K4067]] [[Hypernet]] relay station, [[52nd century]]; [[Hypernet]], [[52nd century]]
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
 
|writer = [[Jonathan Morris]]
 
|director = [[Ken Bentley]]
 
|director = [[Ken Bentley]]
 
|music = [[Andy Hardwick]]
 
|music = [[Andy Hardwick]]
 
|sound = [[Andy Hardwick]]
 
|sound = [[Andy Hardwick]]
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|cover = [[Tom Webster]]
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
 
|release date = [[15 August (releases)|15 August]] [[2014 (releases)|2014]]
 
|release date = [[15 August (releases)|15 August]] [[2014 (releases)|2014]]
 
|format = 4 Parts, 2 CDs
 
|format = 4 Parts, 2 CDs
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|production code = 7W/WA
 
|isbn = ISBN 978‒1‒78178‒330‒6
 
|isbn = ISBN 978‒1‒78178‒330‒6
|prev = Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories (audio anthology)
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]'' stories
|next = Mask of Tragedy (audio story)|Mask of Tragedy
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|prev = The Curious Incident of the Doctor in the Night-Time (audio story)
|cover = [[Tom Webster]]}}
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|next = Mask of Tragedy (audio story)
'''''Revenge of the Swarm''''' was the one hundred and eighty-ninth story in [[Big Finish]]'s [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly range]].
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'''''Revenge of the Swarm''''' was the one hundred and eighty-ninth story in [[Big Finish]]'s [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Jonathan Morris]] and featured [[Sylvester McCoy]] as the [[Seventh Doctor]], [[Sophie Aldred]] as [[Ace]] and [[Philip Olivier]] as [[Hector Thomas]].
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Serving as both a sequel and prequel to ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'', the [[The Nucleus|Nucleus]] returns for the first time since 1977.
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
[[The Doctor]] thought he had defeated the microscopic [[The Nucleus|Nucleus]] of [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|The Swarm]] in his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]]. He was wrong. It survived within [[The Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]], and now it has brought it back to [[Titan Base]], back to the point of its own creation. It has a plan that spans centuries, a plan which will result in the Nucleus becoming more powerful – and larger – than ever before.
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[[The Doctor]] thought he had defeated the microscopic [[The Nucleus|Nucleus]] of [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|the Swarm]] in his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]]. He was wrong. It survived within [[The Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]], and now it has brought it back to [[Titan Base]], back to the point of its own creation. It has a plan that spans centuries, a plan which will result in the Nucleus becoming more powerful – and larger – than ever before.
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To defeat it, [[Seventh Doctor|the Doctor]], [[Ace]], and [[Hex]] must confront the Nucleus within its new domain — the computer-world of the [[Hypernet]], the information network crucial to the survival of the human empire. But if the Doctor is to save the day, he has to risk everything and everyone he holds dear...
   
To defeat it, [[Seventh Doctor|the Doctor]], [[Ace]], and [[Hex]] must confront the Nucleus within its new domain - the computer-world of the [[Hypernet]], the information network crucial to the survival of the human empire. But if the Doctor is to save the day, he has to risk everything and everyone he holds dear…
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== Plot ==
==Plot==
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=== Part one ===
=== Part One ===
 
 
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=== Part Two ===
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=== Part two ===
 
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=== Part Three ===
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* [[The Nucleus|The Nucleus of the Swarm]]/Computer - [[John Leeson]]
 
* [[The Nucleus|The Nucleus of the Swarm]]/Computer - [[John Leeson]]
 
* [[Shafira]] - [[Mandi Symonds]]
 
* [[Shafira]] - [[Mandi Symonds]]
* [[Root]]/Receptionist - [[Maggie Service]]
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* [[Root (Revenge of the Swarm)|Root]]/Receptionist - [[Maggie Service]]
 
* [[Vonchef]] - [[John Heffernan]]
 
* [[Vonchef]] - [[John Heffernan]]
 
* [[Oksana Kilbracken|Professor Oksana Kilbracken]] - [[Phyllida Nash]]
 
* [[Oksana Kilbracken|Professor Oksana Kilbracken]] - [[Phyllida Nash]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
* The Doctor and Ace visit [[Pelisipodron]], a planet of [[jewel]]s. According to the guidebook written by the Doctor, "Beneath the ice crust is an ocean heated by tidal friction. Every now and then the pressure becomes so great the water bursts forth, only to freeze instantaneously forming spectacular fountains and waterfalls."
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* The Doctor and Ace visit [[Pelisipodron]], a planet of [[jewel]]s.
* In the [[50th century]], phonetic spelling is common in the [[English language]]. For instance, "Emergency Exit" is spelled "Emergensee Eggsit" and "Service Elevator" is spelled "Servis Ellyvator".
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* In the [[50th century]], phonetic spelling is common in the [[English language]].
 
* Four crewman is typical for a [[moonbase]] the size of Titan Base. The base's crew all died from the [[Saturnian plague]].
 
* Four crewman is typical for a [[moonbase]] the size of Titan Base. The base's crew all died from the [[Saturnian plague]].
 
* The Swarm seeks to ensure its own creation by returning to the [[Bi-Al Foundation]] on [[K4067]], where it mutated from the Saturnian plague.
 
* The Swarm seeks to ensure its own creation by returning to the [[Bi-Al Foundation]] on [[K4067]], where it mutated from the Saturnian plague.
* [[Oksana Kilbracken|Professor Oksana Kilbracken]] developed a process of [[Clone|cloning]] on [[Earth]] in [[4880]].
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* Professor Oksana Kilbracken developed a process of [[Clone|cloning]] on [[Earth]] in [[4880]].
 
* In the [[52nd century]], the [[Hypernet]] has records of the Doctor and Ace's appearances from the previous visit to K4067 in 4920 as well as of the [[Fourth Doctor]] and [[Leela]] from their visit to the asteroid in [[5000]].
 
* In the [[52nd century]], the [[Hypernet]] has records of the Doctor and Ace's appearances from the previous visit to K4067 in 4920 as well as of the [[Fourth Doctor]] and [[Leela]] from their visit to the asteroid in [[5000]].
 
* The Doctor refers to his fourth incarnation as "the fellow with the [[The Doctor's scarf|scarf]]".
 
* The Doctor refers to his fourth incarnation as "the fellow with the [[The Doctor's scarf|scarf]]".
 
* Talin describes the Hypernet as "a network linking together the entire [[Human Empire]] using transmissions sent through hyperspace using a process of quantum entanglement."
 
* Talin describes the Hypernet as "a network linking together the entire [[Human Empire]] using transmissions sent through hyperspace using a process of quantum entanglement."
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* The Doctor and Ace ride [[light bike]]s on the Hypernet.
 
* While in 4920, the Nucleus cloned itself and uploaded its mind to the Bi-Al Foundation computer. Using the TARDIS' [[Relative Dimensional Stabiliser]] and the power of the Hypernet, it intends to recreate itself and become corporeal.
 
* While in 4920, the Nucleus cloned itself and uploaded its mind to the Bi-Al Foundation computer. Using the TARDIS' [[Relative Dimensional Stabiliser]] and the power of the Hypernet, it intends to recreate itself and become corporeal.
 
* Using a [[neural interface helmet]], it is possible for an individual to upload their mind to the Hypernet while their body was kept alive in a cataleptic trance.
 
* Using a [[neural interface helmet]], it is possible for an individual to upload their mind to the Hypernet while their body was kept alive in a cataleptic trance.
 
* Ace refers to ''[[Top of the Pops]]'', ''[[The Matrix (film)|The Matrix]]'' and ''[[Space Invaders]]''.
 
* Ace refers to ''[[Top of the Pops]]'', ''[[The Matrix (film)|The Matrix]]'' and ''[[Space Invaders]]''.
* Ace set off fire alarms at school to miss double French lessons.
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
* This story was recorded on [[20 February (production)|20]] and [[21 February (production)|21 February]] [[2014 (production)|2014]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
 
* This story was recorded on [[20 February (production)|20]] and [[21 February (production)|21 February]] [[2014 (production)|2014]] at [[The Moat Studios]].
* This story is both a prequel and a sequel to [[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]''. [[John Leeson]] reprises his role as [[The Nucleus|the Nucleus of the Swarm]] from that story.
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* This story is both a prequel and a sequel to the television ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]''. [[John Leeson]] reprises his role as [[The Nucleus|the Nucleus of the Swarm]] from that story.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
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* [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|The Swarm]] has been dormant within the TARDIS' computer since it was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and Leela on Titan Base in 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
 
* [[The Swarm (The Invisible Enemy)|The Swarm]] has been dormant within the TARDIS' computer since it was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and Leela on Titan Base in 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
 
* The Doctor retains an immunity to the Swarm from his previous infection in 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
 
* The Doctor retains an immunity to the Swarm from his previous infection in 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
* Shafira refers to Ace as a [[spacenik]]. In 5000, [[Marius|Professor Marius]] assumed that the Fourth Doctor was "one of those good-for-nothing spaceniks". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
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* The Doctor doesn't recommend dematerialising with the doors open. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Enemy of the World (TV story)|The Enemy of the World]]'', ''[[The Web of Fear (TV story)|The Web of Fear]]'')
* Professor Kilbracken refers to the fact that [[humanity]] will begin to spread through the [[star]]s in several decades. Her prediction was accurate as the [[Great Breakout]] was underway by 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
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* Shafira refers to Ace as a [[spacenik]]. In 5000, [[Frederick Marius|Professor Marius]] assumed that the Fourth Doctor was "one of those good-for-nothing spaceniks". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
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* Professor Kilbracken refers to the fact that [[human]]ity will begin to spread through the [[star]]s in several decades. Her prediction was accurate as the [[Great Breakout]] was underway by 5000. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Invisible Enemy (TV story)|The Invisible Enemy]]'')
 
* The Doctor describes Ace as an explosives expert. ([[TV]]: ''[[Dragonfire (TV story)|Dragonfire]]'', et. al)
 
* The Doctor describes Ace as an explosives expert. ([[TV]]: ''[[Dragonfire (TV story)|Dragonfire]]'', et. al)
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* Ace recalls the buggies on [[Terra Alpha]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Happiness Patrol (TV story)|The Happiness Patrol]]'')
 
* The Doctor decides to take Ace and Hector to [[Athens]], [[Greece]] in [[BC#5th century B.C.|421 B.C.]] to relax after defeating the Swarm. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mask of Tragedy (audio story)|Mask of Tragedy]]'')
 
* The Doctor decides to take Ace and Hector to [[Athens]], [[Greece]] in [[BC#5th century B.C.|421 B.C.]] to relax after defeating the Swarm. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mask of Tragedy (audio story)|Mask of Tragedy]]'')
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* The Doctor and Ace previously had their minds uploaded to an electronic network. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Love and War (novel)|Love and War]]'')
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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Revenge of the Swarm was the one hundred and eighty-ninth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Philip Olivier as Hector Thomas.

Serving as both a sequel and prequel to The Invisible Enemy, the Nucleus returns for the first time since 1977.

Publisher's summary

The Doctor thought he had defeated the microscopic Nucleus of the Swarm in his fourth incarnation. He was wrong. It survived within the TARDIS, and now it has brought it back to Titan Base, back to the point of its own creation. It has a plan that spans centuries, a plan which will result in the Nucleus becoming more powerful – and larger – than ever before.

To defeat it, the Doctor, Ace, and Hex must confront the Nucleus within its new domain — the computer-world of the Hypernet, the information network crucial to the survival of the human empire. But if the Doctor is to save the day, he has to risk everything and everyone he holds dear...

Plot

Part one

to be added

Part two

to be added

Part three

to be added

Part four

to be added

Cast

References

  • The Doctor and Ace visit Pelisipodron, a planet of jewels.
  • In the 50th century, phonetic spelling is common in the English language.
  • Four crewman is typical for a moonbase the size of Titan Base. The base's crew all died from the Saturnian plague.
  • The Swarm seeks to ensure its own creation by returning to the Bi-Al Foundation on K4067, where it mutated from the Saturnian plague.
  • Professor Oksana Kilbracken developed a process of cloning on Earth in 4880.
  • In the 52nd century, the Hypernet has records of the Doctor and Ace's appearances from the previous visit to K4067 in 4920 as well as of the Fourth Doctor and Leela from their visit to the asteroid in 5000.
  • The Doctor refers to his fourth incarnation as "the fellow with the scarf".
  • Talin describes the Hypernet as "a network linking together the entire Human Empire using transmissions sent through hyperspace using a process of quantum entanglement."
  • The Doctor and Ace ride light bikes on the Hypernet.
  • While in 4920, the Nucleus cloned itself and uploaded its mind to the Bi-Al Foundation computer. Using the TARDIS' Relative Dimensional Stabiliser and the power of the Hypernet, it intends to recreate itself and become corporeal.
  • Using a neural interface helmet, it is possible for an individual to upload their mind to the Hypernet while their body was kept alive in a cataleptic trance.
  • Ace refers to Top of the Pops, The Matrix and Space Invaders.

Notes

Continuity

External links

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