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Big Finish pitting Eric Roberts’ Master against Paul McGann’s Doctor in new adventure

May 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like Paul McGann’s Doctor is set to face-off against Eric Roberts’ Master for the first time in 23 years!

Roberts played The Master in the Doctor Who Movie in 1996 opposite McGann and now Big Finish is bringing the two back together for Ravenous Part 4 which is set to release this October.

But… Roberts won’t be the only version of The Master as it will also star Michelle Gomez’s Missy, Derek Jacobi’s War Master, and Geoffrey Beevers’ classic version of the character.

Ravenous 4 will see the past, the present, and the future conspire against the Doctor as he fights to defeat the only creature ever to strike fear into the hearts of a Time Lord, and will wrap up the arc that began in April 2018’s Ravenous 1 and continued with October 2018’s Ravenous 2, with Ravenous 3 set for release in April

The finale is comprised of the stories ‘Whisper’ by Matt Fitton, ‘Planet of Dust’ by Matt Fitton and the two-parter ‘Day of the Master’ by John Dorney.

On the pressure of writing such a big Doctor Who adventure, Dorney said: “Finishing off the Ravenous arc was a big enough responsibility on its own… but throw in wanting to give great material to Sir Derek Jacobi… and Michelle Gomez… and that’s before we even get to the heart-stoppingly fantastic prospect of bringing Eric Roberts’ Master back face to face with the Doctor again for the first time in over 20 years.

“Well, you can see why it might be intimidating! But honestly it was one of the best times I’ve ever had writing a Doctor Who story. I really hope the audience enjoy it as much as I did!”

On top of this, Roberts is set for his own solo adventure in March 2021 at Big Finish with Abandoned in the Vortex which will star Roberts and Chase Masterson.

It will be written by Robert Valentine, Robert Whitelock and Matt Fitton.

Abandoned in the Vortex, the Master’s lost incarnation is about to be thrown a lifeline.

Earth rebuilds in the aftermath of invasion, and power rests with those who innovate. Genius Lila Kreeg makes a deal with the devil to see her dreams fulfilled.

As the Master returns, there are those – like Vienna Salvatori – who wish to hunt him, and those upon whom he wishes vengeance himself…

Exciting times ahead for fans of Roberts’ Master!

You can pre-order here

Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 is also available for pre-order now. 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….