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The Cannibalists was the sixth story in the third series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller.

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The Haven hangs in space. A vast star city, devoid of life. Organic life, that is.

From their high spire, looking out over silent streets and empty plazas, the Assemblers are waiting for the day when the humans arrive. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting...

When the TARDIS brings the Doctor and Lucie to the Haven, it seems like Assemblers' long wait might be over. Living beings! Without batteries! Protocol be praised!

Except — they're headed for the lower levels. They don't want to do that. That's where the Cannibalists live. And if the Cannibalists catch them — well, they won't be living beings much longer...


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  • Lucie has watched a lot of Star Trek.
  • Titus quotes Neil Young by saying, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".
  • The Assemblers cannot distinguish between men and women. As a result of this, they struggle to confirm that Lucie is human and repeatedly refer to her breasts as "unorthodox protrusions".


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