Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago are accustomed to the murky fog of Victorian London and the palatable pints of half and half at the Red Tavern. They are not used to travelling through time and space with their old friend the Doctor.
And now they find themselves whisked off to the planet Venus in the distant future, at a time when warrior women rule from a floating city in the clouds. There's a mystery here, one that the Grand Empress Vulpina intends to keep secret. Even if it means destroying these visitors from the long-dead planet Earth...
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Vulpina - Juliet Aubrey
- Felina - Catherine Harvey
- Ursina - Charlie Norfolk
- Vepaja / Thraskin - Hugh Ross
References[edit | edit source]
- Jago initially mistakes Venus for Borneo.
- Litefoot has visited India on numerous occasions.
- Jago suggests claiming Venus for Queen Victoria and the British Empire.
- The Doctor claims that he learned Venusian aikido on Venus several hundred years in the future during his second incarnation. He was travelling with Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield at the time.
- Litefoot compares the floating Venusian city Amtor to the flying island of Laputa from Gulliver's Travels.
- During this time period, Earth is a dead planet.
- Litefoot was born in Twickenham.
- The Doctor once met David Livingstone and claims that he could not read a map to save his life.
- The Doctor thinks about bringing Jago and Litefoot to the Voxnik Institute of Applied Toxicology for a drink.
- The Doctor contemplates taking Jago and Litefoot to Jastan 7.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Audio CD comes with a reversible cover: On one side it is styled as a Doctor Who release, numbered 1. On the other side it is styled as a Jago & Litefoot release, numbered 4.5. The download version includes only the Doctor Who version of the cover art.
- Voyage to Venus was written to mimic 19th century and early 20th century science fiction. Specific authors Jonathan Morris mentions include Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs. (BFX: Voyage to Venus)
- This is the first story in performed Doctor Who to take place on Venus.
- This audio drama was recorded on 6 January 2011 at The Moat Studios.
- After the 2019 redesign of the Big Finish website, this release was added to The Sixth Doctor Adventures.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Third Doctor knew a joke about trusting a Venusian Shanghorn with a perigosto stick. (TV: The Green Death)
- Jago refers to the Palace Theatre and Li H'sen Chang. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Litefoot knows what a body looks like after it has been mauled by a giant animal. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- The Doctor says that he wished he had a perigosto stick, an instrument he used to play on Gallifrey and in the Gallifrey Academy Hot Five. (PROSE: Deadly Reunion)
- Jago and Litefoot sing God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen to soothe the Shanghorn which Felina later decides would be a good basis for a lullaby. This would perhaps become the Venusian lullaby that the Third Doctor sang to Aggedor on Peladon. (TV: The Curse of Peladon, The Monster of Peladon)
- The Doctor says, "Always do what you're best at, that's what I say". (TV: Nightmare of Eden)
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- Official Voyage to Venus page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Voyage to Venus at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide