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June 30th, 2018 16 comments

Big Finish UNIT The New Series – Revisitations

Available to order from www.bigfinish.com

Kate Stewart and her UNIT team investigate and confront alien attacks on the planet Earth in this new 5 disc boxset.

7.1 and 7.2 Hosts of the Wirrn by Chris Chapman
7.3 Breach of Trust by David K Barnes
7.4 Open the Box by Roy Gill

Deploying November 2018

Directed By: TBA

Cast

Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), more details to follow

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor TBA
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs

16 comments

  • Doctor Mysterio

    July 4th, 2018 - 10:09pm

    Now Big Finish are dipping their toe into the Star Trek Universe, what are the chances of any Trek spin offs or cross overs? Maybe UNIT could come into contact with Section 31…

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    • Anonymous

      July 6th, 2018 - 12:50am

      Cannon in the whoniverse is questionable anyway, so why not…

    • MatBlakemoon

      July 8th, 2018 - 10:14am

      They did those crossover comics, and as someone previously said Canon is debatable so I feel like they could easily. I’d love to see stuff like that, just light hearted stuff not meant to be taken too seriously, just dan service

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    June 30th, 2018 - 11:12pm

    Is it just me or do the Big Finish story writers have more exciting and less convoluted stories to tell than what we see on tv with Doctor Who?

    I mean, how much more excited would we be as fans to find out the Wirrn are returning than say having to suffer rubbish (in my opinion) like The Girl Who Lived and The Woman Who Died?

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    • The Outcast

      July 1st, 2018 - 11:36am

      Yeah, Big Finish usually tends to have better stories or story ideas than what we’ve had on TV in the last few years. That is likely in part to the fact they need to make good stories to make a profit.

    • Jamie D

      July 1st, 2018 - 7:52pm

      Id much rather have new stories with new characters than bringing back the Wirrn or the Zarbi for the sake of nostalgia and appealing to a very narrow spectrum of old fans.

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2018 - 9:08pm

      Yeah but the wirrn were in 1 TV story in the 70s, its refreshing to see Big Finish bring them back rather than have the constant Dalek/Cyberman/Sontaran/Zygon/Silurian combo that we’ve had over the past few years.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      July 1st, 2018 - 11:09pm

      New fans would be ignorant of them so would seem fresh to them anyway, surely?

    • Anonymous

      July 2nd, 2018 - 3:34am

      Yes but classic fans may feel let down as we couldnt expand on them much at first. First, we would have to get the new viewers caught up to date with what these creatures are (ie. Many of the issues people have with the silurians in series 5)

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      July 2nd, 2018 - 6:18pm

      I think most fans issue with the Silurians was they looked nothing like the original ones.

    • J45ON96

      July 3rd, 2018 - 12:32pm

      Let’s not forget, by the way, that the Audio medium has no budget! Stories can be as blockbusting as possible without the worry of a visual effects budget, or a budget at all, for that matter! Just the cast, and a script, and a good combo of director/sound editor/composer!

    • 100,000BC

      July 5th, 2018 - 8:00pm

      Interestingly when radio 4 extra have repeated specific runs of Big Finish Adventures, they have omitted the following stories:
      Hothouse, Wirrn Dawn, The Eight Truths/Worldwide Web, The Feast of Axos, The Nightmare Fair, Mission to Magnus, The Hollows of Time and The Macros…
      All but The Macros feature obscure classic monsters/villains (some of their repeats of the 5th Doctor omit The Cradle of the Snake although the original run included it – and by obscure I mean for the casual viewer, ie ones which haven’t appeared in the new series)
      Clearly for the ‘casual listener’ market, extra continuity baggage is not ideal.

  • THE ERGON

    June 30th, 2018 - 10:21am

    These spin off boxsets like UNIT from the New Series are very good. And Wirrn this time. Love those Osgood knowing references to old enemies etc with her knowledge through the old UNIT files and the cast just gel so well together. Maybe they could get Josh and colonel Shindi into the next TV outing.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      June 30th, 2018 - 10:25pm

      I’d say the best you could hope for from Josh and shinbi in the tv series would be a minor cameo. If the TV show ever wants to focus on unit personel other than kate and osgood, they will create their own original characters.

    • THE ERGON

      July 1st, 2018 - 10:16am

      Cameos would be fine just as an acknowledgement to Big Finish, although i have to say i would much rather have had UNIT as a TV spinoff than any Class or Torchwood.

    • In the know

      July 1st, 2018 - 8:53pm

      UNIT won’t be returning for the new tv series

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