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{{Infobox Story
|name= The Fires of Vulcan
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|image= Vulcan revised.jpg
|image= The Fires of Vulcan cover.jpg
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|range = Main Range
|series=[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|number in range = 12
|number= 12
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
|script=The Audio Scripts
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|number = 12
|doctor=Seventh Doctor
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|script = The Audio Scripts
|companions= [[Melanie Bush|Mel]]
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|doctor = Seventh Doctor
|enemy= [[Eumachia]]
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|companions = [[Melanie Bush|Mel]]
|setting= [[Pompeii]], [[23 August|23]]-[[24 August]] [[79]] and [[1980]]
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|featuring = Captain [[Muriel Frost]]
|writer= [[Steve Lyons]]
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|enemy = [[Eumachia]], [[Murranus]]
|director= [[Gary Russell]]
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|setting = [[Pompeii]], [[1980]]; [[23 August|23]]-[[24 August]] [[79]]
|producer= [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]] and [[Gary Russell]]
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|writer = [[Steve Lyons]]
|post production=[[Alistair Lock]]
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|director = [[Gary Russell]]
|publisher= Big Finish Productions
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|producer = [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]] and [[Gary Russell]]
|cover=[[Clayton Hickman]]
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|music = [[Alistair Lock]]
|release date= [[September (releases)|September]] [[2000 (releases)|2000]]
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|sound = Alistair Lock
|format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
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|cover = [[Clayton Hickman]]
|production code= [[List of production codes|7F/A]]
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
|isbn= ISBN 1-903654-02-5
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|release date = [[September (releases)|September]] [[2000 (releases)|2000]]
|trailer={{StoryTitle}}.ogg
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
|prev= The Apocalypse Element (audio story)
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|production code = [[List of production codes|7F/A]]
|next= The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)}}
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|isbn = ISBN 1-903654-02-5
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the twelfth [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|monthly ''Doctor Who'' audio story]] produced by [[Big Finish Productions]]. This was the third full story to feature [[Sylvester McCoy]] as the [[Seventh Doctor]] but the first audio story to feature [[Bonnie Langford]] as [[Melanie Bush]], a role which she last played in the non-canonical [[Children in Need]] sketch ''[[Dimensions in Time]]'' in 1993. This was also writer [[Steve Lyons]]' first contribution to an audio story; he has also contributed to a number of novels and short stories.
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|next = The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)
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|made next = Winter for the Adept (audio story)
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the twelfth story in [[Big Finish]]'s [[Main Range|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Steve Lyons]] and featured [[Sylvester McCoy]] as the [[Seventh Doctor]] and [[Bonnie Langford]] as [[Melanie Bush]].
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This was the third full story to feature the Seventh Doctor but the first audio story to feature Mel, a role which she last played in [[Children in Need]] presentation ''[[Dimensions in Time (TV story)|Dimensions in Time]]'' in 1993. This was also writer Lyons' first contribution to an audio story; he has also contributed to a number of novels and short stories.
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
Two thousand years ago, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption wiped the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] city of [[Pompeii]] from the face of the Earth. It also buried [[the Doctor's TARDIS]]...
 
Two thousand years ago, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption wiped the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] city of [[Pompeii]] from the face of the Earth. It also buried [[the Doctor's TARDIS]]...
   
Arriving in [[Pompeii]] one day before the disaster, the [[Seventh Doctor]] and [[Melanie Bush|Mel]] find themselves separated from their ship and entangled in local politics. With time running out, they fight to escape from the shadow of [[Vesuvius|Mount Vesuvius]]. But how can they succeed when history itself is working against them?
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Arriving in Pompeii one day before the disaster, the [[Seventh Doctor]] and [[Melanie Bush|Mel]] find themselves separated from their ship and entangled in local politics. With time running out, they fight to escape from the shadow of [[Vesuvius|Mount Vesuvius]]. But how can they succeed when history itself is working against them?
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
At an excavation in the ruins of Pompeii in 1980, Professor Scalini informs an officer of [[:Unified Intelligence Taskforce|UNIT]], Muriel Frost, of a remarkable discovery, which turns out to be the Tardis, buried in the remains of an ancient tomb and having been there for nearly 2000 years.
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''To be added.''
 
   
 
== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
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* [[Scalini|Professor Scalini]] - [[Anthony Keetch]]
 
* [[Scalini|Professor Scalini]] - [[Anthony Keetch]]
 
* [[Muriel Frost|Captain Muriel Frost]] - [[Karen Henson]]
 
* [[Muriel Frost|Captain Muriel Frost]] - [[Karen Henson]]
* [[Tibernus]] - [[Robert Curbishley]]
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* [[Tibernus]] / [[Roman legionary|Roman Legionary]] - [[Robert Curbishley]]
 
* [[Popidius Celsinus]] - [[Andy Coleman]]
 
* [[Popidius Celsinus]] - [[Andy Coleman]]
 
* [[Valeria Hedone]] - [[Nicky Goldie]]
 
* [[Valeria Hedone]] - [[Nicky Goldie]]
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* [[Aglae]] - [[Gemma Bissix]]
 
* [[Aglae]] - [[Gemma Bissix]]
 
* [[Priest (The Fires of Vulcan)|Priest]] - [[Toby Longworth]]
 
* [[Priest (The Fires of Vulcan)|Priest]] - [[Toby Longworth]]
* [[Roman legionary|Roman Legionary]] - [[Robert Curbishley]]
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[[File:Vulcan revised.jpg|thumb|Revised cover art]]
 
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
=== The Doctor ===
 
=== The Doctor ===
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=== Earth history ===
 
=== Earth history ===
* According to the Roman calendar, [[23 August]] is the tenth day before the Calends of [[September]].
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* According to the Roman calendar, [[23 August]] is the tenth day before the Kalends of [[September]].
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
[[File:The Fires of Vulcan cassette cover with cassettes.jpg|thumb|Cassette cover and cassettes.]]
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* This story was originally released on both CD and cassette.
*This story was originally released on both CD and cassette.
 
 
* An illustrated preview for this story appeared in ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]'' [[DWM 295|issue 295]] with art by [[Lee Sullivan]].
 
* An illustrated preview for this story appeared in ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]'' [[DWM 295|issue 295]] with art by [[Lee Sullivan]].
 
* [[Muriel Frost]] becomes the first character created for the ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comic strip to be featured in an audio drama. She will later be followed by [[Frobisher]], [[Izzy Sinclair]], [[Maxwell Edison]] and others.
 
* [[Muriel Frost]] becomes the first character created for the ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comic strip to be featured in an audio drama. She will later be followed by [[Frobisher]], [[Izzy Sinclair]], [[Maxwell Edison]] and others.
* Although this was the first audio drama to feature Mel in terms of release date, it is her final chronological appearance in the main range.
 
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[11 March (production)|11]] and [[12 March (production)|12 March]] 2000 at [[The Moat Studios]].
 
* This audio drama was recorded on [[11 March (production)|11]] and [[12 March (production)|12 March]] 2000 at [[The Moat Studios]].
* Alistair Lock's soundtrack to the story was released on CD on ''[[Music from the New Audio Adventures - Volume 2 (soundtrack)|Music from the New Audio Adventures Volume 2]]'', alongside the scores for two other Seventh Doctor stories, ''[[Last of the Titans (audio story)|Last of the Titans]] ''and ''[[The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)|The Shadow of the Scourge]].''
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* Alistair Lock's soundtrack to the story was released on CD on ''[[Music from the New Audio Adventures - Volume 2 (soundtrack)|Music from the New Audio Adventures Volume 2]]'', alongside the scores for two other Seventh Doctor stories, ''[[Last of the Titans (audio story)|Last of the Titans]] ''and ''[[The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)|The Shadow of the Scourge]]''.
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=== Cover gallery ===
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
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The Fires of Vulcan cassette cover with cassettes.jpg|Cassette cover and cassettes
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The Fires of Vulcan cover.jpg|Original CD cover art
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Vulcan revised.jpg|Revised CD cover art
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</gallery>
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* An older version of the Seventh Doctor would later return to Pompeii in August 79 in the company of [[Ace]] ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Algebra of Ice (novel)|The Algebra of Ice]]''), as would the [[Tenth Doctor]] and [[Donna Noble]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii (TV story)|The Fires of Pompeii]]'') and his future travelling companion [[Jack Harkness|Captain Jack Harkness]], on multiple occasions ([[TV]]: ''[[The Doctor Dances (TV story)|The Doctor Dances]]'').
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* An older version of the Seventh Doctor would later return to Pompeii in August 79 in the company of [[Ace]] ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Algebra of Ice (novel)|The Algebra of Ice]]''), as would the [[Tenth Doctor]] and [[Donna Noble]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii (TV story)|The Fires of Pompeii]]'') and his future travelling companion [[Jack Harkness|Captain Jack Harkness]], on multiple occasions ([[TV]]: ''[[The Doctor Dances (TV story)|The Doctor Dances]]'').
* The Seventh Doctor is unaware that the eruption of [[Vesuvius|Mount Vesuvius]] was triggered by his tenth incarnation in order to kill the [[Pyrovile]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii (TV story)|The Fires of Pompeii]]'')
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* The Seventh Doctor is unaware that the eruption of [[Vesuvius|Mount Vesuvius]] was triggered by his tenth incarnation in order to stop the [[Pyrovile]]s. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii (TV story)|The Fires of Pompeii]]'')
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* {{bigfinish|releases/v/the-fires-of-vulcan-635|The Fires of Vulcan}}; note that it is out of print and is available as download only.
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* {{tetrap|7/fires.html|The Fires of Vulcan}}
 
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Latest revision as of 03:59, December 5, 2019

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The Fires of Vulcan was the twelfth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Steve Lyons and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush.

This was the third full story to feature the Seventh Doctor but the first audio story to feature Mel, a role which she last played in Children in Need presentation Dimensions in Time in 1993. This was also writer Lyons' first contribution to an audio story; he has also contributed to a number of novels and short stories.

Publisher's summary Edit

Two thousand years ago, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption wiped the Roman city of Pompeii from the face of the Earth. It also buried the Doctor's TARDIS...

Arriving in Pompeii one day before the disaster, the Seventh Doctor and Mel find themselves separated from their ship and entangled in local politics. With time running out, they fight to escape from the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. But how can they succeed when history itself is working against them?

Plot Edit

to be added

Cast Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

Individuals Edit

The Master Edit

  • The Doctor uses his voice to compel a guard and later Popidius into handing over a key and going to sleep, a skill previously demonstrated by the Master.

Earth history Edit

  • According to the Roman calendar, 23 August is the tenth day before the Kalends of September.

Notes Edit

Cover gallery Edit

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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