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"Excelis," a trilogy of Doctor Who New Audio Adventures from Big Finish (http://www.doctorwho.co.uk/).
  1. Excelis Dawns
  2. Excelis Rising
  3. Excelis Decays.

1. Excelis Dawns: Scheduled to be released February 11, 2002. Written by Paul Magrs, directed by Gary Russell, music by David Darlington. Double-CD.

Cast: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Anthony Stewart Head (Lord Grayvorn), Katy Manning (Iris Wildthyme), Patricia Leventon (Mother Superior), Posy Miller (Sister Jolene), Billy Miller (Zombie King).

Plot: "That terrible old reprobate and transdimensional adventuress Iris Wildthyme has gone and locked herself up in a nunnery on the savage world of Artaris. Here she is discovered by the Doctor and the reasonably brutal warlord Grayvorn. Together - with a peculiar nun they pick up en route - they must travel the forests and swamps of this ghastly world in Iris's double decker bus in order to tussle - to the death - with a horde of flesh-eating zombies for a mysterious and holy relic of unfathomable value and questionable pedigree. But what is the Mother Superior's part in all this?"

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  • Big Finish.
  • Tertiary Console Room.
  • Outpost Gallifrey.


    2. Excelis Rising: Scheduled to be released April 8, 2002. Written by David A. McIntee, directed by Edward Salt, music by David Darlington.

    Cast: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Anthony Stewart Head (Reeve Maupassant), Charles Kay (The Curator), James Lailey (Minister Pryce), Nicky Goldie (Inquisitor Danby), Patricia Leventon (Mother Superior), Rupert Laight (Solomon), Toby Walton (Thief).

    Plot: "A thousand years after his first visit to the planet Artaris, the Sixth Doctor returns. As the city of Excelis spreads her Empire throughout the globe, death follows a mysterious Relic through the halls of the Imperial Museum. As the Doctor helps the Curator and the local authorities with this mystery, he finds himself crossing paths with a familiar face from Excelis' history - but no-one lives for a thousand years, do they?"

    Related Links:

  • Big Finish.
  • Tertiary Console Room.
  • Outpost Gallifrey.


    3. Excelis Decays: Scheduled to be released June 10, 2002. Written by Craig Hinton, directed by Jason Haigh-Ellery, music by David Darlington.

    Plot: "When the Doctor last visited the city of Excelis, its citizens were about to enter an age of enlightenment and reason. But some centuries later, he discovers a vicious totalitarian regime at war with the rest of Artaris, living off the efforts of a drugged and broken underclass. Who is the mysterious Lord Sutton, and what hold does he have over the ruling classes? What are the Meat Puppets, and what role do they play in the eternal war? And why is the Doctor's arrival the final piece in a plan that has been centuries in the making? Throughout his lives, the Doctor has fought legends. But some legends refuse to die."

    Related Links:

  • Big Finish.
  • Tertiary Console Room.
  • Outpost Gallifrey.


    For more information about the Excelis series, see Big Finish news items dates 6 August 2001, 10 and 14 November 2001, and 10 January, 2002.

    Sources:

  • Big Finish - Doctor Who, the New Audio Adventures
  • Tertiary Console Room.
  • Outpost Gallifrey.


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