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{{Infobox Story
|image= Vulcan revised.jpg
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|image= Vulcan revised.jpg
 
|range = Main Range
 
|range = Main Range
 
|number in range = 12
 
|number in range = 12
|series=[[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
|number= 12
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|number = 12
|script=The Audio Scripts
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|script = The Audio Scripts
|doctor=Seventh Doctor
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|doctor = Seventh Doctor
|companions= [[Melanie Bush|Mel]]
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|companions = [[Melanie Bush|Mel]]
|enemy= [[Eumachia]], [[Murranus]]
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|featuring = Captain [[Muriel Frost]]
|setting= [[Pompeii]], [[1980]]; [[23 August|23]]-[[24 August]] [[79]]
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|enemy = [[Eumachia]], [[Murranus]]
|writer= [[Steve Lyons]]
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|setting = [[Pompeii]], [[1980]]; [[23 August|23]]-[[24 August]] [[79]]
|director= [[Gary Russell]]
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|writer = [[Steve Lyons]]
|producer= [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]] and [[Gary Russell]]
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|director = [[Gary Russell]]
|post production=[[Alistair Lock]]
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|producer = [[Jason Haigh-Ellery]] and [[Gary Russell]]
|publisher= Big Finish Productions
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|music = [[Alistair Lock]]
|cover=[[Clayton Hickman]]
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|sound = Alistair Lock
|release date= [[September (releases)|September]] [[2000 (releases)|2000]]
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|cover = [[Clayton Hickman]]
|format= 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
|production code= [[List of production codes|7F/A]]
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|release date = [[September (releases)|September]] [[2000 (releases)|2000]]
|isbn= ISBN 1-903654-02-5
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|format = 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
|trailer={{StoryTitle}}.ogg
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|production code = [[List of production codes|7F/A]]
|prev= The Apocalypse Element (audio story)
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|isbn = ISBN 1-903654-02-5
|next= The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)|featuring = Captain [[Muriel Frost]]}}{{Audio stub}}
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|trailer =
'''''{{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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|prev = The Apocalypse Element (audio story)
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|next = The Shadow of the Scourge (audio story)
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|made prev = The Apocalypse Element (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]].
   
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 [[Steve Lyons]]' first contribution to an audio story; he has also contributed to a number of novels and short stories.
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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 ==
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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]]
 
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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== 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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{{dwrefguide|who_bf12.htm|The Fires of Vulcan}}
 
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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?

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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.

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