The Tengobushi are here! Kate Stewart and her UNIT team return to defend the Earth in their second box-set from the New Series of Doctor Who…
The Unified Intelligence Taskforce – an international initiative to investigate and confront alien attacks across the planet Earth. From a secret headquarters in the Tower of London, the UK division is led by Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) – the daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart – an expert in combating the extra-terrestrial threats that seek to conquer the world.
UNIT’s latest threat comes in the form of the terrifying Tengobushi, a mysterious caste of alien warriors, whose reasons for arriving on Earth are linked to a dangerous new initiative. Listen to the trailer.
2.1 Power Cell by Matt Fitton
Osgood and Captain Josh Carter are sent to investigate the disappearance of a UNIT scientist.
Meanwhile, alien technology has fallen into the hands of Lyme Industries, and Kate Stewart can’t persuade the company’s CEO, Felicity Lyme, to give it back.
But UNIT find themselves fighting a third battle when innocent people start to die. Who are the mysterious assassins? And what does Felicity Lyme want with top secret alien technology?
2.2 Death in Geneva by Andrew Smith
With few people left to trust, and with assassins on their tail, Kate and Osgood race to UNIT Command in Geneva. Will General Blair be able to help them?
But when death follows UNIT all the way from the English countryside to the snowy slopes of the Alps, Captain Carter finds himself in a race against time.
As the body count rises, Kate struggles to separate friend from foe, danger circles Osgood ever closer, and, high in the mountains, Josh comes face to face with the enemy…
2.3 The Battle of the Tower by Andrew Smith
The threat is now clear, and Kate Stewart retreats to UNIT HQ with her most trusted colleagues. She has no choice but to place the Black Archive into lockdown, and the Tower of London is where UNIT will make its stand.
While the capital sleeps, an alien horde is gathering, ready to rise from the shadows to attack Earth’s greatest defence force inside its own stronghold.
The Tower is infiltrated, and UNIT must hold the line. At any cost. Lock and load…
2.4 Ice Station Alpha by Matt Fitton
Caught between human greed and an unstoppable alien power, Kate Stewart leads her closest allies on one final, desperate mission. This could be the very last chance for the human race.
But the UNIT team has been declared rogue, and ruthless military forces are in pursuit as they race across the globe. Kate calls Lieutenant Sam Bishop to their aid, while Josh and Osgood head out across the frozen Antarctic plains to try and prevent a disaster no-one else knows is coming.
Big Finish proudly present Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver, Warren Brown, James Joyce, Alice Krige, Asif Khan, Tyrone Huggins, Nigel Carrington, Beth Chalmers, Harry Ditson, Dan Li, Akira Koieyama, Stephen Billington and Jot Davies in UNIT: Shutdown, available to buy now for £20 on CD or to download!
You can also order the set as part of the UNIT: The New Series bundle, alongside 2015’s UNIT: Extinction, November’s UNIT: Silenced and a fourth box-set due for release in 2017.
With complimentary digital copies included with CD orders, you’ll be able to enjoy the new missions as soon as the box-set is deployed! Listen on the go with the official Big Finish Player app, available on iOS devices now.
The BBC have released their annual summer promo – watch it below:
May I just say I’m looking forward to more girl power and the heatwave that seems to be going on there? 😉
Enjoy a new interview with Jemma.
Discover the making of #LoveandFriendship in this featurette!
You can watch the video here.
The DeCourcys daughter, Catherine, writes to her parents in concern over Lady Susan’s influence.
Here’s another video of the Doctor Who panel which took place on Saturday.
Thanks for sharing, Richard!
Thanks to a lovely fan recording the DW panel at Wales Comic-Con, you can now watch it too! Enjoy:
I like that Jemma’s supporting the idea of a female time lord 🙂
Bernie finds herself working alongside an ex-army colleague. She is forced to face the truth behind her sudden exit from the army. With Jemma Redgrave, Hugh Quarshie and David Ames.
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions have dropped a trailer for Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, which received a very warm response out of its Sundance Film Festival premiere. Based on the Austen novella Lady Susan, the film follows a manipulative, charming woman who has run through her late husband’s fortune and is now on the prowl for a new hubby. However, she’s doing double-duty courtship, as she’s trying to marry off her daughter as well. Stillman told us at Sundance that he’s looking forward to the period piece being a date movie on the summer schedule, particularly with its May 13 release date. The trailer truly captures the filmmaker’s hysterical absurdist wit and Kate Beckinsale’s pitch-perfect performance. Read Lady Susan’s comments on one gentleman caller: “He’s handsome in a calf-like way”. Or even better the trailer’s button where Lady Susan rebukes a polite man after he greets her: “How dare you address me sir! Be gone or I’ll have you whipped!”. Then turning to her American friend Alicia Johnson (Chloe Sevigny), the Lady doth sayest, “I know him well, I would never speak to a stranger like that.” Love & Friendship marks the reunion between Beckinsale and Sevigny after Stillman’s 1998 The Last Days of Disco.
Here are some quick screen shots:
I can’t wait to see it! 🙂
Enjoy a preview clip from the next episode:
Bernie goes against Ric’s wishes & operates on his patient. Will Ric be able to forgive her?