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November 23rd, 2010 11 comments

Big Finish – Return of the Sontarans

Return of the Sontarans


The Sontarans are to make their debut in a Big Finish Doctor Who audio production in 2011. Executive producer Nicholas Briggs has revealed that the squat clone soldiers, which first appeared in the 1974 TV story The Time Warrior, will do battle with the Fifth Doctor next April.

“It’s strange to think that, in over 140 monthly Doctor Who plays, we’ve never featured the Sontarans,” Briggs told DWM. “However, Alan Barnes has written a storming story for them, and Steven Moffat was kind enough to give his blessing for us to use them.

“These are definitely the Sontarans of old, dressed in their black armour, and from the same brood hatching as Commander Linx. Of course, casting the Sontarans is going to be an interesting challenge – they’re a monster with a very specific voice quality, and I’m very keen we get actors who can capture the stark military mindset.”

The Sontarans featured in four stories during the classic TV series: the aforementioned The Time Warrior, The Sontaran Experiment, The Invasion of Time and The Two Doctors. This as-yet-untitled adventure will be the first time that the Fifth Doctor has confronted them – although his companion Tegan met them alongside the Sixth Doctor and young Gareth Jenkins in the Jim’ll Fix It skit A Fix With Sontarans. “Yes, it’s unlikely that we’ll go there,” laughs Briggs

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  • doctorwhoforever

    February 10th, 2011 - 4:15pm

    geez man sorry! I was only asking!

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    December 27th, 2010 - 11:17pm

    -My favourite is the sour-juicy apple flavoured one. Oh soory! Thought you were reffering to sweets or lollipops or sumthang there, I see you are infact debating about those brightly coloured Chunk-Bots of painted pots designed by Mark gatiss and distributed by the Beeb to make little children be fixated and spend truckloads of cash on them.
    Fixated by them are you? Shame on you. An orange Dalek? Howabout the proper ones?!! Bronze and made of real metallic casing, that shined. It was real battle-armour. These are just coloured plastic 👿

  • Doctorwhoforever

    November 24th, 2010 - 5:17pm

    I think it’s a very good idea to use the Sontarans
    in an auidio and i definly hop they do more. I would
    love a Big Finish with the eighth Doctor battling those
    potato heads from outta space. By the way booboo out
    of the white cased Supreme, the mysterious yellow cased
    Eternal, the blue cased Stratagists, the orange cased scientists
    and the red Drones – which is you favorite? My fave is the
    Stratagist! 🙂

  • superdalek

    November 24th, 2010 - 4:47pm

    I don’t think the 5th doctor’s good with the sontarans. they look wrong for him. 😕

  • C@A

    November 24th, 2010 - 4:22pm

    I think they might hire a recent Sontaran actor like Christopher Ryan or Dan Starkey to do the voice.

    I think that’s unlikely.

  • pupbenny

    November 24th, 2010 - 3:12pm


  • who crazy!

    November 24th, 2010 - 7:34am

    I like sontarans. 😛

  • The Pandorica

    November 23rd, 2010 - 8:22pm

    I think they might hire a recent Sontaran actor like Christopher Ryan or Dan Starkey to do the voice.

  • doctor stu

    November 23rd, 2010 - 6:23pm

    oh you mean like a classic audio episode with the sontarans :mrgreen:

  • booboo

    November 23rd, 2010 - 5:20pm

    i dont understand this

    Big finish will be using the Sontarans for the first time in one of their classic stories on CD

  • doctor stu

    November 23rd, 2010 - 5:18pm

    i dont understand this 😕


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