Sir Derek Jacobi is back today as The War Master in the Big Finish’s Doctor Who universe.
This four-part box set called The War Master: Anti-Genesis stars Sir Derek Jacobi and Mark Gatiss as The Other Doctor and goes back in time to the birth of the Daleks on Skaro:
In a Time War, there is a crime that not even the Daleks would dare consider. But the Master has more than considered – and he is ready to commit. When his TARDIS returns to Gallifrey carrying his corpse, a chain of events ensues that will change established history. Old friendships will be destroyed and dark alliances formed, as the Master exploits a terrifying truth. Even for the two most powerful races, time can be rewritten.
The four stories are written by Nicholas Briggs and Alan Barnes and directed by Scott Handcock:
From the Flames by Nicholas Briggs
After the Master’s TARDIS returns his remains to Gallifrey, in accordance with his final wishes, an intricate plot begins to change the nature of the universe forever. But even in death the Master threatens life. And only CIA Coordinator Narvin can hope to stop him.
The Master’s Dalek Plan by Alan Barnes
As the Master infiltrates the Kaled scientific elite, the Time Lords seek to counter his interference. But while Narvin and President Livia try to stabilise the past, a new and horrifying future dawns in the wastelands of ancient Skaro.
Shockwave by Alan Barnes
With all known history threatened, the Daleks take desperate action to preserve their established legacy. When they cross dimensions to recruit an alternative incarnation of the Master, an uneasy alliance is formed … But can either side truly trust the other?
He Who Wins by Nicholas Briggs
The Master has achieved an ultimate victory. But at what cost?
The War Master: Anti-Genesis is the fourth series in the The War Master Range. It is available on Big Finish’s website as a collector’s edition CD box set or a digital download. The first three series – Only the Good, The Master of Callous and Rage of the Time Lords – are also available from Big Finish Productions in a collector’s edition CD box set or digital download. You can also save money and buy a bundle of all four series at just £90 for the collector’s edition CD box set or £80 for the digital download.