03 March 2016

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 Out Now

The second volume of Doom Coalition, the latest chapter of the Eighth Doctor's audio adventures, has been released exclusively at bigfinish.com!

Doom Coalition 2 follows the first set's release last autumn and looks set to receive a similarly positive reaction. Stories come this time from Big Finish stalwarts Nicholas Briggs, John Dorney, Marc Platt and Matt Fitton - at least three of whom who wrote for the first collection.

Paul McGann, Nicola Walker and Hattie Morahan return to their roles of the Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair respectively, and are joined by Alex Kingston as River Song and Mark Bonnar as The Eleven for the box set's finale.

The official descriptions are as follows:
2.1 Beachhead by Nicholas Briggs
In an attempt to recharge his batteries after his confrontation with the Eleven, the Doctor takes Liv and Helen to the sleepy English seaside village of Stegmoor. But they find the village in turmoil and, to make matters worse, their arrival uncovers a mystery from the Doctor’s past which threatens the future safety of the planet. Can the Doctor prevent the Voord from invading Earth? And more importantly why have they come in the first place?

2.2 Scenes from Her Life by John Dorney
Investigating the appearance of the Voord on Earth, the Doctor, Liv and Helen follow a trail which takes them to the other side of the universe. There they discover a mysterious and almost deserted gothic city lost in space and time, in which the grotesque inhabitants are conducting a vile and inhumane experiment. The Doctor and his companions must hurry to save the lives of those in danger before the experiment is a success and the unimaginable consequences become all too real.

2.3 The Gift by Marc Platt
The TARDIS deposits its crew on Earth in San Francisco, 1906. There they find an actor-manager desperate to stage his definitive production of King Lear. But a real storm is headed their way when he becomes the possessor of a mysterious psychic ‘Gift’ which is hungry for power and intent on wreaking havoc and destruction. But exposure to so much psychic activity has the Doctor becoming increasingly erratic. Can he battle his demons and save the world?

2.4 The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton
On the other side of the galaxy a mining company is exploiting the already unstable planet of Syra for every precious mineral it contains. River Song is attempting to save the native people. She needs the Doctor’s help, but she also knows he mustn’t yet discover her true identity. The final confrontation sees the Doctor once again face his enemy the Eleven in an attempt to prevent the destruction of Syra and the genocide of its inhabitants.
Cover art comes from Tom Webster, sound design from Benji Clifford, music from Jamie Robertson and the entire set has been directed by and script edited by Ken Bentley.

Until at least the end of March, customers can enjoy a pre-order price of £20 for all five discs on CD or to download, including the hour-long behind-the-scenes feature.

The next set, Doom Coalition 3, will be released in October, before the saga concludes in Doom Coalition 4 next May. After that, Paul McGann will star in the five-disc set The Time War, due for release next November. In the meantime, there are plenty of other ways to get more McGann, such as July's Classic Doctors, New Monsters and the monthly Short Trips range.

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