The Vengeance of Morbius was the eighth and final story in the second series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Nicholas Briggs and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller.
It featured Morbius who had last appeared in the 2002 novel Warmonger and was introduced in the 1976 television story The Brain of Morbius. This was the first time that Morbius had appeared in an audio story and the first time since 1976 that he had appeared in a performed production.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
The Universe is in grave danger.
The very fabric of time and space is being altered.
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
- Morbius - Samuel West
- Zarodnix - Kenneth Colley
- Rosto - Alexander Siddig
- Straxus - Nickolas Grace
- Bulek - Barry McCarthy
- Haspira - Nicola Weeks
- Orthena, Headhunter - Katarina Olsson
References[edit | edit source]
- Lucie has seen Jurassic Park.
- After the death of Maren, Orthena is now the leader of the Sisterhood.
- Morbius takes the Statue of Liberty for his collection.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This audio drama was recorded on 23 August 2007 at The Moat Studios.
- The Vengeance of Morbius was originally titled simply as Vengeance.
- This audio story, along with Sisters of the Flame, is a sequel to The Brain of Morbius.
- The story was broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on 18 December 2008.
- This story was originally released on CD and download.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Sisterhood of Karn and Morbius previously appeared in TV: The Brain of Morbius. The Sisterhood would later play a role in the Eighth Doctor's demise. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)
- The Doctor explains to Lucie the events of TV: The Brain of Morbius, and comments about being "another time, another face".
- Straxus previously appeared in AUDIO: Human Resources.
- The end of the story is a cliffhanger which leads directly into the events of AUDIO: Orbis.
- The Doctor mentions that he was with Duke of Wellington on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815 during his second incarnation. (PROSE: World Game) The Sixth Doctor was also present for the battle but did not encounter Wellington on that occasion. (AUDIO: The Curse of Davros)
- The Fifth Doctor battled against Morbius in PROSE: Warmonger.
- Lucy calls the Doctor "Sarcasmo", a name she previously claimed was her superhero moniker. (AUDIO: Human Resources)
- By the time of his next encounter with the Doctor, Straxus had regenerated. On that occasion, the Doctor commented that Straxus still had the same supercilious expression irrespective of his incarnation. (AUDIO: The Great War)
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
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- Official Vengeance of Morbius page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for The Vengeance of Morbius at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide