Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor was a 2019 home entertainment production featuring elements from the Doctor Who universe. It saw Nabil Shaban return to the role of Sil for the first time since the Big Finish story Antidote to Oblivion and the first time on screen since the 1980s. The story was also written by Sil's original creator, Philip Martin.
SIL is worried, very worried, which doesn't keep his reptilian skin in the best condition! Confined in a cold detention cell on the moon, awaiting a deportation hearing for trial on drugs offences on Earth, he faces a death sentence if the application is successful and he is found guilty. And his employers at the Universal Monetary Fund aren't pleased either. Not at all.
As time runs out and friends desert him, SIL must use all of his devious, vile, underhanded, ruthless, and amoral business acumen to survive.
Can he possibly slime his way out of this one?
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- Sil - Nabil Shaban
- Kiv - Christopher Ryan
- Mistress Na - Sophie Aldred
- The Adjudicator - Janet Henfrey
- Erica Larnier - Sakuntala Ramanee
- Guard Monk - Jim Conway
- Guard Peterson - John Michael Rooke
- Piers Larnier - Jay Ramanee-Murphy
- Writer - Philip Martin
- Director - Keith Barnfather
- Producer - Keith Barnfather
- Production & Costume Designer - Phil Newman
- Director of photography - Rob Thrush
- Sil & Prosthetics Designer - Philip Thomas Robinson
- Sil's travel unit creator - Ray Phillips
- Creature Make-up - Begona F Martin
- Sound design and Music - Alistair Lock
- Colourist - Sara Buxton
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- On 14 November 2019, Nabil Shaban gave Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a Blu-ray copy of Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor during his visit to the National Mining Museum. Images of Corbyn holding the Blu-ray appeared in The Mirror and The Guardian.
- Mistress Na, played in this story by Sophie Aldred, originated in the Big Finish audio story Antidote to Oblivion. This marked the first time any concept from Big Finish appeared in a Reeltime Pictures direct-to-video production.
- When Sil's citizenship profile is brought up thirteen minutes into the second episode, information pertaining to games from the Pokemon series can be seen as part of his profile.
- One of the extras can be seen wearing a Boba Fett costume from Star Wars.
- Sakuntala Ramanee and Jay Ramanee-Murphy are real-life mother and son.
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DVD and VOD releases
- This story was released simultaneously as DVD, Blu-ray, Download and Stream on 4 November 2019.