Synopsis: When Zoe re-attaches an old piece of equipment to the TARDIS console, she, Jamie and the Doctor are very lucky to avoid a collision.
But the place they find themselves in maybe even more dangerous – because there they encounter another Doctor, a space pilot named Steven… and a young woman called Katarina who really shouldn’t be there….
Review: I’m giving Doctor Who: Daughter of the Gods a perfect 10. This story is everything it needs to be and made me shed the best possible tears.
The First Doctor was very young. He didn’t yet understand about cultural relativity in practical terms. That ignorance — coupled with the drive to fill the voids left by Vicki and Susan — drove One to make truly tragic choices. Writer David K Barnes captures this psychology unflinchingly. He also fleshes out Katarina in a way I wish they could have done during her original tenure.
Additionally, Barnes crafts truly lovely dynamics between The Second Doctor and Katarina, as well as Jamie and Katarina. Peter Purves and Frazer Hines continue to be brilliant in their respective double roles, as they play opposite Ajjaz Awad as Katarina. Awad brings modern performance sensibility to a pseudo-historical character created for a different audience. It’s not an easy task to blend such different entertainment mandates, and she does so gracefully.
Thank you, Big Finish, for remembering Katarina. Thank you for realizing what her story should have always been.
Peter Purves (Steven Taylor / The Doctor), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon / The Doctor),
Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot / Narrator), Ajjaz Awad (Katarina), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
Ian Crowe (Chancellor Atrias / Varx / Krell), Laura Elphinstone (Captain Parlos),
Max Keeble (Piril / Togrok)
Cover Artist Tom Webster
Director Lisa Bowerman
Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Music Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Sound Design Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Written by David K Barnes
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