The Sixth Doctor is back and travelling with companions Philippa ‘Flip’ Jackson and Constance Clarke in a recently released, brand new full-cast audio drama, Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss.
Part political drama, part disaster epic, Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss sees The Doctor, Constance, and Flip crash-land on an alien planet. While the TARDIS begins to repair itself, they set off to discover the cause of the crash but very quickly become embroiled in the on-going political crisis of the Vultriss – the bird-like species which rules the planet. If that wasn’t enough for The Doctor to deal with, a group of alien ambassadors called the Ice Warriors arrive, and he discovers the Vultriss are hiding a centuries old secret that may have terrible consequences for the galaxy.
Violently ejected from the Space-Time Vortex, the TARDIS crash lands on the remote planet of Cygia-Rema, a mountainous world ruled by the bird-like Vultriss. Their newly crowned Queen Skye is expecting first contact with alien ambassadors – Ice Warriors – and the sudden arrival of the Doctor, Flip and Mrs Constance Clarke causes confusion.
However, Skye is no ordinary ruler, she is the Fabled One gifted with the deadly power of ‘The Cry.’ The queen who will enable the Vultriss to fly once again – at any cost.
Actor Colin Baker said: “The Doctor suffers a bit from ‘species guilt’ in this one. The Time Lords have been responsible for the initial problem that created the rift in space they’re trying to close. It always adds a layer of interest to a story when we go back to the ghastly Time Lords, who arguably could be seen as the biggest villains of the whole lot.”
Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss is available to own as a collector’s edition CD or digital download from just £12.99 at Big Finish today.