Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice
|Weapon of Choice|
|Big Finish Productions audio drama|
|Written by||Alan Barnes|
|Directed by||Gary Russell|
|Produced by||Jason Haigh-Ellery
|Release date||March 2004|
Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The series is set on the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey.
The Doctor is gone forever. Leela's husband is missing. And Romana's presidency is under threat. The Time Lords are now part of a coalition of temporal powers, along with less ancient civilizations such as the Monan Host, the Nekkistani and the Warpsmiths of Phaidon. Together, they curtail the efforts of less deserving species from making any major breakthroughs with time travel technology. Those that do are often shunted to a miserable little world called Gryben.
Some refugees on Gryben wish to strike back at their oppressors by forming a terrorist organization called Free Time. They weren't taken seriously by the temporal powers, until a rumor surfaced that they had acquired a top secret and highly unstable Time Lord weapon called a Timeonic Fusion Device. And a mysterious information dealer named Mephistopheles Arkadian won't reveal what he knows.
- President Romana - Lalla Ward
- Leela - Louise Jameson
- K9 - John Leeson
- Cardinal Braxiatel - Miles Richardson
- Coordinator Narvin - Sean Carlsen
- Commander Torvald - Andy Coleman
- Inquisitor Darkel - Lynda Bellingham
- Arkadian - Hugo Myatt
- Nepenthe - Helen Goldwyn
- Ba'aruk - Daniel Hogarth
- Scragbite - Stephen Mansfield
- Outsider - Trevor Littledale
- Romana and Leela first met in Zagreus, which took place shortly before this play.
- Co-ordinator Narvin replaces Co-ordinator Vansell, who died in Neverland.
- The Monan Host were previously heard in The Apocalypse Element.
- Inquisitor Darkel oversaw the Sixth Doctor's trial in the season-long TV story Trial of a Time Lord.
- Leela first met the savage outsiders beyond the Gallifreyan citadel in The Invasion of Time. She also met her future husband, Andred, a Time Lord officer, in that story.
- Romana and Leela believe that the Doctor is lost forever in a timeless universe, having seen him banish himself to it in Zagreus.
- Big Finish Productions - Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice
- Gallifrey: Weapon of Choice at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
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