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May 31st, 2022 12 comments

Big Finish The Ninth Doctor Adventures 2.2 Into the Stars

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The Ninth Doctor v Sontarans!

Story details are revealed for three brand-new full-cast audio adventures for the Ninth Doctor from Big Finish Productions, including the return of the Sontarans.

Christopher Eccleston stars in Doctor Who – The Ninth Adventures: Into the Stars, due for release in August 2022.

Leaving Earth behind for his next box set of audio dramas, the Ninth Doctor meets the Sontarans, but not as we know them – because they’ve evolved. Doctor Who’s most warmongering race have taken up gardening and developed a particular fondness for music!

Christopher Eccleston said: “The Sontarans are my favourite enemies of Doctor Who and I love this story. The idea of the most evil creature in the galaxy having an off-shoot which is the most peaceful, innocent, and loving is immensely moving and funny.”

Alongside the Sontarans, these audio adventures also pit the Ninth Doctor against an ancient trickster by the name of Jack Frost, and a circle of gamblers determined to beat the odds at any cost.

The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Into the Stars is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) or a digital download only (for just £19.99) from

Distant worlds, alien cultures, vessels of exploration – the Doctor is never more at home than when he’s out among the stars.

But that’s where travellers face the greatest dangers, and where the Doctor’s help is needed most…

The three explosive stories in this box set are:

Salvation Nine by Timothy X Atack

  • The Doctor happens upon an unusual outpost – and discovers it is about to be annihilated. To save Salvation Nine, he must rally a people for whom war is an alien concept – and protect the future of the Sontaran race!

Last Of The Zetacene by James Kettle

  • The rich and the criminal rub shoulders on Stage Three spaceport – and play high-stakes games for valuable prizes. The Doctor is always interested in endangered species, and the Zetacene is more endangered than most…

Break The Ice by Tim Foley

  • On a chilly space station, the Doctor meets a group of scientists experimenting with cryogenics. But when one subject returns from extreme sub-zero temperatures, he does not return alone. A creature awakens that can freeze the soul with icy fingers – Jack Frost!

Producer David Richardson said: “The wonderful thing about Doctor Who is that there are so many tones and styles you can play with. If the previous Ninth Doctor box set was laced with heady emotions, then this one goes for fun and fear, running the spectrum between broad laugh out loud comedy and dark claustrophobic terror.”

The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Into the Stars is now available to pre-order for just £24.99 (collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set + download) or £19.99 (download only) from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures series two together in a bundle at £88 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £78 (download only).

Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at

Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyl will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.

Products are sold in £ sterling on Big Finish’s website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date. 

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Monthy Series


  • [email protected]

    June 8th, 2022 - 11:18pm

    The fact that Chris is doing Big Finish suggests it was easy money for an actor to make during lockdown (We don’t know exactly when these were produced) so knowing he’d be ‘facing’ Sontarans it’s not out of the question that he’d perhaps watch a couple of Sontaran stories as prep for this.

    It’s great he’s doing these by the way. Just need Peter Capaldi onside now.

    • [email protected]

      June 8th, 2022 - 11:20pm

      Sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be a standalone comment. In my head i was replying to Prof Litefoot.

  • Jamie

    June 1st, 2022 - 8:36pm

    I’d like him to do a box set with Billie Piper.

    • Chaz

      June 5th, 2022 - 11:30pm

      Me too but sadly I’m not getting hopes up for it. Hopefully since Billie has recorded recently, 3 or 4 will feature her, but I don’t think they’d do Rose halfway through Series 2 of this range.

  • Ben Miller

    June 1st, 2022 - 8:05pm

    I hope he does get the chance to face Sutekh in either the second or third volume of the second series of The Ninth Doctor Adventures

  • Neil

    June 1st, 2022 - 11:27am

    I’m sure he mentioned that he liked the Sontsrans when he got interviewed on Blue Peter as well..

    • Robbie Martin

      June 12th, 2022 - 9:56pm

      he also mentioned it at a convention the other day

  • Professor Litefoot

    May 31st, 2022 - 4:29pm

    Chris talking about the sontarans this way is super suspect. Famously, he didn’t watch Doctor Who as a child except for regenerations and when they showed the inside of a Dalek, and he openly doesn’t watch any of the new stuff. I’m extremely curious as to how he developed such a strong opinion on… the sontarans, of all things. Deeply weird.

    • Seanoff

      May 31st, 2022 - 5:35pm

      Yeah, it weird, isn’t it? Almost as though he’s trying to take an interest in his job…

    • pupbenny

      May 31st, 2022 - 5:57pm

      In interviews when he was cast as The Doctor back in 2004 he seemingly considers the Sontarans as being one of the things that stuck out to him from seeing Doctor Who on TV. Idk if I’m allowed to post links (will send another comment immediately after with the link if so) but there’s a video on YouTube called ‘BBC Breakfast with Christopher Eccleston’ where (at 7:36 into the interview) he says the Sontarans were the ones that frightened him the most. The fact that his immediate response back in 2004 to ‘Are there going to be old enemies’ is to mention the Sontarans even though they never appeared in his era I guess backs up him calling them his favourite enemy.

    • pupbenny

      May 31st, 2022 - 5:57pm

      Here’s the link:

    • Professor Litefoot

      June 1st, 2022 - 1:40am

      Oh interesting, never seen that before. Still strikes as a bit strange, but I guess there’s precedent.

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