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In May the hissing and whispering sound coming from your CD player was the Ice Warriors
making their audio debut in the Big Finish Audio
Adventure Red Dawn.
starred Peter Davison as the Doctor with Nicola Bryant as Peri and Matthew Brenher as
Commander Zzarl. The adventure is set during the first successful landing on Mars and the
discovery of evidence that an ancient civilization once lived below the surface of the red
planet. The story was written by Justin Richards (System Shock, Theatre of
War) and directed by Gary Russell (Legacy,
Originaly slated for release April, Red Dawn would have made the Ice Warriors
the first "monsters" from the TV series to make an appearance in the Audio
Adventures. However, at the last minute the May audio, The Genocide Machine
featuring the Daleks, was moved up in the schedule. The official explaination was problems
in post production, but we at IW
News feel it was more likely that the Daleks
didn't like being beaten to the microphone by a bunch of lizards.
Old friends were also be heard from during 2000 with appearances by Sarah Sutton as
Nyssa, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier in a story opposite the
6th Doctor. The 6th Doctor was also joined this year in his wanderings by a new companion
named Dr. Evelyn Smythe played by Maggie Stables.
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up-to-the-minute news about all the Audio Adventures.
Sources: Big Finish - Doctor Who & Outpost Gallifrey