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The Juggernauts was the sixty-fifth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Scott Alan Woodard and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush.

It was the first appearance of the Mechonoids in a performed story since TV: The Chase in 1965. This was Bonnie Langford's second audio story with Colin Baker, the first being AUDIO: The One Doctor.

Publisher's summary[]

In a small mining colony on the dark and distant planet of Lethe, strange events are occurring — the results of which could dramatically affect things on a universal scale. For within the dingy corridors of the artificial biosphere, the lone survivor of a devastating crash has expertly wormed his way into the lives of the colony's personnel.

A scientist known as Davros.

Separated from one another across space and time, the Doctor and Mel find themselves in very different predicaments: Mel has been employed on Lethe, while the Doctor has been imprisoned aboard an alien spacecraft. Both situations are inexorably linked, however, and at the apex of the two sits Davros and the terrifying possibility of a new threat even more powerful than the Daleks!

Rescuing Mel and stopping Davros should be the Doctor's primary goals, but could it be that this time, Mel does not wish to be rescued? And might Davros actually be working on something for the benefit of the civilised galaxies...?

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The Doctor[]

Individuals[]

  • Due to her programming skills, Mel became employed by the Outreach association.
  • Prior to her arrival on Lethe, the only computer languages at which Mel was adept were BASIC, COBOL and FORTRAN.
  • The ship carrying Davros to Skaro was attacked in the Beta Orianus system and was presumed to have destroyed with all hands.
  • Geoff has a cousin who lives in Australia. She is married with two children.

The Daleks[]

  • A Supreme Dalek is in charge of the Daleks who inform the Doctor of Davros' presence.

The TARDIS[]

Cultural references[]

  • Mel refers to George Orwell and quotes "Big Brother is Watching You" from his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • The Doctor refers to the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Mel refers to the Doctor as Fred Astaire while the Doctor refers to Mel as Ginger Rogers.
  • The Juggernaut prototypes are named Sooty, Sweep and Soo, after children's TV puppet characters.

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Notes[]

  • This story marks the first appearance of the Mechonoids in an audio drama.
  • Given his cameo appearance in AUDIO: The Next Life, this is the second consecutive audio drama in the main range to feature Davros.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 20 and 21 April 2004 at The Moat Studios.
  • The story was reissued in 2007 as part of The Complete Davros Collection DVD boxset.
  • Music from this story is available from composer Steve Foxon's Soundcloud.
  • This story was originally released on CD. It is now available as a download,

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