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December 7th, 2012 39 comments

Hunters of Earth (Destiny of the Doctor 1)

Doctor Who: Hunters of Earth (Destiny of the Doctor 1)

Audio producers Big Finish and AudioGo are working together on a series of eleven special Doctor Who stories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show next year.

The series will feature one Doctor per month.

Shoreditch, London, 1963. The Beatles have beaten John Smith and the Common Men to No. 1 and satellites are being launched in outer space. Back down on Earth, strange goings-on are occurring: The normally placid teenagers of Coal Hill are running riot and a master thief is stealing highly specialised equipment. Schoolgirl Susan Foreman just wants an easy life for herself and her grandfather, the mysterious Doctor.

She wants to be liked and accepted by Cedric and all the other pupils at Coal Hill School. But there’s trouble in in the streets and bombsites around Totter’s Lane. The teenagers are becoming dangerous…. Their mission: to hunt down anyone different, or alien…. Susan’s quiet life is about to spiral out of control. Having inadvertently started drawing attention to herself she finds herself drawn into a desperate situation. Suddenly, the chase is on and she and her grandfather are now the hunted…


Categorised under: Audio stories, CD

39 comments

  • the man from outer space

    March 4th, 2013 - 11:43am

    shiver my private place. is it true?.

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  • The TARDIS

    December 9th, 2012 - 6:37pm

    Is there a sort of ongoing theme throughout these, or are they just a series of stories with an overall name. I would rather the second, I think a contrived arc would be a bit too much for a celebratory story.

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    • GL

      January 8th, 2013 - 2:18pm

      There is indeed an ongoing theme, which is strongly hinted at early in this first story story, and made plain at the end.

  • Fezmeister

    December 9th, 2012 - 6:18pm

    The general template is all right, but the cover image itself is ridiculously boring and lacking.

    Reply
    • The TARDIS

      December 9th, 2012 - 6:42pm

      I like it, it’s nice and simple. Nothing too bright or extravegant.

  • MasterKasterborous

    December 9th, 2012 - 2:35pm

    Any chance of a signing with Nigel Robinson or Carole Ann Ford anywhere? I’d love to meet them both.

    Reply
  • Douglas Fir

    December 8th, 2012 - 11:30am

    Anyone have a link to this on Amazon as I’m sure I saw it on there but now can’t find it?

    Reply
  • That Snowman over there

    December 7th, 2012 - 8:35pm

    :D Can’t wait for this! :D :D

    Reply
  • Mr Evil Fez

    December 7th, 2012 - 7:27pm

    What a brilliant cover! Perfect!

    Reply
  • Professor When

    December 7th, 2012 - 5:36pm

    Looks Great! :)

    Reply
  • The TARDIS

    December 7th, 2012 - 5:31pm

    Looking forward to getting this! From the fourth Doctor onwards, will they be Companion Chronicles style, or full-cast audios?

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    • Some bloke

      December 7th, 2012 - 5:35pm

      I expect from 4th doctor onwards (I hope at least) that they’ll be more like full cast audios. I hope they are more like the big finish audio, rather than the bbc fourth doctor adventures (Hornets nest ect.) cos they are rubbish. Its just tom reading the story with a couple of acting bits. I much prefer the big finish audios!

    • Esterath

      December 7th, 2012 - 10:48pm

      Hornet’s Nest isn’t rubbush! It’s AMAZING!

    • The TARDIS

      December 9th, 2012 - 9:00am

      I really enjoyed the Hornet’s Nest series, the stories were great and I think that the method of storytelling was nice in a very different way. The Doctor Chronicles, I like to describe it as :smile:

  • Anonymous

    December 7th, 2012 - 4:55pm

    the cover has been added on the amazon page, booboo

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    • booboo

      December 7th, 2012 - 4:59pm

      yes got it thanks

    • Anonymous

      December 7th, 2012 - 5:23pm

      that’s ok

  • Some bloke

    November 23rd, 2012 - 4:46pm

    Just pre-ordered itfor £7.49!!! :) Super excited

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:10pm

    Where did you get this info from booboo

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  • McGann is the Doctor

    November 23rd, 2012 - 10:07am

    Read about this yesterday, do they have proper sound and music like a big finish story ? :?:

    I hope they do.

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    • Anonymous

      November 23rd, 2012 - 3:00pm

      yes to both. Music and sound design is by Simon Hunt.

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:59am

    there may be daleks in it!

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    • McGann is the Doctor

      November 23rd, 2012 - 10:08am

      There won’t be.

      It takes place before an Unearthly Child (the first Televised episode) and “the Daleks” which is the first time the Doctor meets the Daleks.

  • Some bloke

    November 22nd, 2012 - 6:45pm

    But do you guys understand where i’m coming from?

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    • booboo

      November 22nd, 2012 - 7:14pm

      I do, but short of getting someone who sounds like him not sure what else they could do

    • Some bloke

      November 22nd, 2012 - 7:16pm

      I know, but I’m still VERY excited for the full run of this series to be released, should be a great listen!

    • Jimmy

      November 22nd, 2012 - 11:36pm

      I love the CCs, but had hoped they might get in the guy who did the recon of Planet of the Giants. Would be good to have a full cast story with the first team for the 50th!

  • Some bloke

    November 22nd, 2012 - 5:29pm

    This CD is going to be made in the style of the companion chronicles, which I don’t think is right to celebrate such a MASSIVE cornerstone. And I know everyone’s gonna reply sarcastically saying ‘So what, you think they should resurrect Hartnell and bring him back for this story?’, no, I just don’t think it will do it justice.

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    • Esterath

      November 22nd, 2012 - 6:00pm

      So what, you think they should resurrect Hartnell and bring him back for this story?

    • Some bloke

      November 22nd, 2012 - 6:45pm

      LOL

  • Esterath

    November 22nd, 2012 - 4:15pm

    Sad. 5 years ago, we lost Verity Lambert. RIP, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for creating a show that will sear onto our hearts for ever. You will be remembered for generations… The story goes on…

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    • doctorwhoone

      November 22nd, 2012 - 4:24pm

      Don’t forget Sydney Newman, William Hartnell and Jaqueline Hill who also helped begin the greatest TV series on earth.

    • cyberking3

      November 22nd, 2012 - 4:24pm

      Never forget Sydney Newman too.

    • Esterath

      November 22nd, 2012 - 4:25pm

      Never forget.

  • doctorwhoone

    November 22nd, 2012 - 3:52pm

    Nice. I read in the latest Doctor Who Magazine that an audio is being produced, set before ‘An Unearthly Child’.

    Guess this is it.

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    • CG

      November 22nd, 2012 - 10:39pm

      If this is it, I will be getting it!!!

    • Anonymous

      December 7th, 2012 - 7:46pm

      Yes this is set before ‘An Unearthly Child’ ;)

  • oscarwho

    November 22nd, 2012 - 3:21pm

    cool story

    Reply

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