The Wasting was the final story in the UNIT series. It featured David Tennant's final appearance in a Big Finish Productions audio story before assuming the role of the Tenth Doctor.

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A deadly flu-like infection is sweeping the planet. Its first cases appeared in Britain, but now millions are infected worldwide and there is no sign of a cure. The emergency services can't cope with what the press have dubbed a plague...

Under attack from all sides, UNIT in Britain is in disarray. It faces a stark choice -- to close its doors and concede defeat, or to fight back, whatever the cost... and the injured Colonel Emily Chaudhry knows UNIT has never backed down from a battle.

If UNIT is to fight back, it's going to need the services of its missing commander, Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood, and the experience of the Brigadier, who can never refuse when duty calls...


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  • The Brigadier reflects that Captain Yates was very good at paperwork, but Sgt. Benton was not.
  • The media compares the pandemic to SARS and Ebola.
  • The Brigadier interacts with Commodore Sullivan at NATO.
  • Chaudry discusses the role of Scientific Advisor and how the Doctor used to hold the title with the Brigadier, and promotes him to the role.



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