This is the beginning of really exciting times. Big Finish’s first release in their NuWho license is out now – and features characters who have only just been on the telly box!
Written by Matt Fitton and Andrew Smith, and directed by Ken Bentley, UNIT: Extinction stars Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, battling against the Nestene Consciousness and the Autons! Also starring Warren Brown (Luther), Steve John Shepherd (EastEnders, and for a while mooted to be the Twelfth Doctor), and Ramon Tikaram (Jupiter Ascending), the set comprises of four interlinked stories:
1. Vanguard by Matt Fitton
While UNIT attend a ‘skyfall’ incident under the eyes of watchful journalists, reclusive billionaire Simon Devlin is planning a product launch that will change the world…
2. Earthfall by Andrew Smith
Lieutenant Sam Bishop and Osgood are deployed to the Gobi desert in search of a Nestene energy unit. But there are Autons in the sand dunes…
3. Bridgehead by Andrew Smith
Captain Josh Carter has gone undercover inside Devlin Futuretech. But his safety is jeopardised by the activities of investigative journalist Jacqui McGee.
4. Armageddon by Matt Fitton
As UNIT leads the fightback on every front, every continent, against an implacable army, Kate Stewart must look to the past for some clue to defeat the plastic menace.
You can buy the set from Big Finish now, as both download only or a physical copy, before three further UNIT boxsets come out across next year and into 2017.
Go on – you won’t regret it. Look for our review very soon!