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Big Finish Announce New UNIT Audio – UNIT vs Axos

Big Finish have announced the latest UNIT Boxset – and this time, UNIT will once again face the Axons. Synopsis and photo below (full size photo in the gallery).

UNIT V Axos
In four full-cast audio dramas, UNIT Chief Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) is back alongside Osgood (Ingrid Oliver), Captain Josh Carter (James Joyce), Naomi Cross (Eleanor Crooks) and Lieutenant Jimmy Tan (Chris Lew Kum Hoi).

Axos has been freed from the time loop in 1971’s Doctor Who TV story, The Claws of Axos, and is plotting to drain Earth’s energy. Without the Doctor’s help to stop the powerful space parasite, UNIT are forced to rely on a multi-personality renegade Time Lord… known as the Eleven (Mark Bonnar).

UNIT – Nemesis: Objective: Earth is now available to pre-order for just £24.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £19.99 (download only) exclusively here. The bundle, containing all four volumes in the UNIT: Nemesis series, can be pre-ordered for just £88 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £79 (download only).

The four explosive adventures are as follows:

The Vulpreen Encounter by Andrew Smith

By Jacqui McGee by Lisa McMullin

Axos Unleashed by Katharine Armitage

Time of the Vulpreen by Roland Moore

Producer Heather Challands said: “When you think of classic UNIT foes, you think of Axos. Axos and Axons are an amazing creation by Bob Baker and now the cosmic parasite is back to face our modern UNIT! Kate and Osgood might have the knowledge from UNIT files on their side, but will that be enough? Or is Axos about to have the best meal of its life?”

You can pre-order from Big Finish.

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Big Finish – Unit Nemesis: Agents of the Vulpreen – Now Available to Buy

Unit Nemesis: Agents of the Vulpreen is now available to buy/download:

UNIT has stopped the Eleven’s efforts to retrieve the Arch. But questions remain. How did an artefact imbedded with advanced technology become buried under a prehistoric lava flow? Why does it form a connection with an alien world? And just who are the Vulpreen, the alien race that live there?

Those questions are about to be answered…

2.1 The Man From Gallifrey by Andrew Smith
As Osgood works flat out to rescue a lost friend, Kate is at a demonstration of a new UK spaceship, the Starseeker. There she meets two people.

Lieutenant Jimmy Tan looks like potential UNIT material, and the stranger called Hasper knows a lot about UNIT and the Eleven. He should – he’s the Celestial Intervention Agency operative who sent the Eleven through the Arch millions of years ago.

2.2 Power of the Dominators by Kenneth Grant
Portstone New Town is a living space for the future. A dream community, or so the advertising promises. But UNIT discovers the developers are alien Dominators. Which means there’s a more sinister purpose behind Portstone, and the Dominators’ deadly killer robots – the Quarks – can’t be far away.

2.3 The War Factory by Lizzie Hopley
Temporal anomalies strike in the present and the past – 19th century infantry at Belmarsh Prison in the present day, and Brigadier Winifred Bambera is confronted by Tudor warships on the Thames in the late 20th century.

Enquiries by UNIT past and present lead them to the site of Woolwich Arsenal, where the Eleven is trying to create a bridge to another world. And UNIT will learn he’s not the only one on the side of their alien adversaries.

2.4 Ten Minutes in Hell by John Dorney
On the alien world on the far side of the Arch, the Vulpreen put their human prisoner through an ordeal. Osgood must lead a desperate rescue attempt – and she’s got ten minutes to do it.

You can order the CD at £24.99 or the digital version at £19.99 from Big Finish.

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Unit Nemesis 2 – Story Details and Cover Image from Big Finish

Big Finish have released the story details and cover image for “UNIT: Nemesis 2 – Agents of the Vulpreen” which is due for release in March 2022. It’s wonderful to see Angela Bruce back as Brigadier Winifred Bambera:

UNIT has stopped the Eleven’s efforts to retrieve the Arch. But questions remain. How did an artefact imbedded with advanced technology become buried under a prehistoric lava flow? Why does it form a connection with an alien world? And just who are the Vulpreen, the alien race that live there?

Those questions are about to be answered…

2.1 The Man From Gallifrey by Andrew Smith
As Osgood works flat out to rescue a lost friend, Kate is at a demonstration of a new UK spaceship, the Starseeker. There she meets two people.

Lieutenant Jimmy Tan looks like potential UNIT material, and the stranger called Hasper knows a lot about UNIT and the Eleven. He should – he’s the Celestial Intervention Agency operative who sent the Eleven through the Arch millions of years ago.

2.2 Power of the Dominators by Kenneth Grant
Portstone New Town is a living space for the future. A dream community, or so the advertising promises. But UNIT discovers the developers are alien Dominators. Which means there’s a more sinister purpose behind Portstone, and the Dominators’ deadly killer robots – the Quarks – can’t be far away.

2.3 The War Factory by Lizzie Hopley
Temporal anomalies strike in the present and the past – 19th century infantry at Belmarsh Prison in the present day, and Brigadier Winifred Bambera is confronted by Tudor warships on the Thames in the late 20th century.

Enquiries by UNIT past and present lead them to the site of Woolwich Arsenal, where the Eleven is trying to create a bridge to another world. And UNIT will learn he’s not the only one on the side of their alien adversaries.

2.4 Ten Minutes in Hell by John Dorney
On the alien world on the far side of the Arch, the Vulpreen put their human prisoner through an ordeal. Osgood must lead a desperate rescue attempt – and she’s got ten minutes to do it.

You can pre-order the CD at £24.99 or the digital version at £19.99 from Big Finish.

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Big Finish – UNIT Nemesis: Between Two Worlds – Now Available to Buy

Finally! The new UNIT audio from Big Finish – “UNIT Nemesis: Between Two Worlds” is now available to buy/download. There is also a cracking trailer where Jemma as Kate introduces the team:

The four stories in the set are:

The Enemy Beyond by Andrew Smith

In a UNIT facility beneath Edinburgh Castle, Kate and Osgood work to unlock the mystery of a stone arch discovered buried in a prehistoric rock formation.

When the arch takes one of their number away to a strange, bleak world, it leads to an encounter with a Time Lord. One with multiple personalities. Soon the Eleven is loose on the streets of Edinburgh and plotting to seize the arch from UNIT by any means necessary.

Fire and Ice by John Dorney

When Kate needs Harry Sullivan’s help with a threat from the Eleven, she and Osgood travel to Australia to meet him. He’s there with Naomi Cross, investigating footage of an apparent UFO crash that turned up on social media.

They find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict between Ice Warriors. And one Ice Warrior isn’t so icy – in fact, he’s red hot. And getting hotter…

Eleven’s Eleven by Lisa McMullin

A series of jewel robberies in London and the Home Counties draws the attention of UNIT when it’s discovered that some of the stolen gems are alien in origin.

The robberies are the work of an organised criminal gang led by East End villain Ava Drake. But Ava has a new, ruthless partner. The Eleven has promised her riches, and for him the gems are a means to defeat UNIT and regain the arch.

The Curator’s Gambit by Andrew Smith

The arch is taken to the Under Gallery for safe keeping, under the protection of the Curator. When the Eleven penetrates the Gallery’s security, the Curator initiates an emergency plan. He and UNIT play a game of cat and mouse with their pursuers within the Under Gallery’s original location, Hampton Court Palace.

The audio is available to buy at Big Finish for £24.99 on CD and £19.99 for download.

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Big Finish – UNIT: Nemesis – Trailer Released.

Big Finish have released the trailer for the next UNIT Audio – UNIT Nemesis – which is due to be released in November 2021. You can listen to it on the player below or head over to Big Finish to listen/download.

UNIT: Nemesis will be released in November and is available to pre-order now for £19.99 Digital or £24.99 CD.

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“UNIT: Nemesis” Feature in new Vortex Magazine by Big Finish

There is a cracking feature on the new “UNIT: Nemesis” audio that is to be released in November 2021 in the new Vortex Magazine. The magazine is a free download from Big Finish and you can download it from their website.

The magazine features this rather wonderful photo that has been added to the gallery:

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UNIT: Nemesis 1 – Story Details and Cover Image from Big Finish

Big Finish have released the story details and cover image for “UNIT: Nemesis 1” which is due for release in November 2021. Rather wonderfully, the Curator – Tom Baker – is involved:

An ancient artefact, a stone arch anachronistically imbedded with electronic circuitry, is recovered following a rupture in an undersea stretch of the Mull lava group in North West Scotland, a geological feature dating from tens of millions of years ago.

UNIT’s investigation will unlock a link to another world and bring them face to face with a new and powerful threat…

1.1 The Enemy Beyond by Andrew Smith

In a UNIT facility beneath Edinburgh Castle, Kate and Osgood work to unlock the mystery of a stone arch discovered buried in a prehistoric rock formation.

When the arch takes one of their number away to a strange, bleak world, it leads to an encounter with a Time Lord. One with multiple personalities. Soon the Eleven is loose on the streets of Edinburgh and plotting to seize the arch from UNIT by any means necessary.

1.2 Fire and Ice by John Dorney

When Kate needs Harry Sullivan’s help with a threat from the Eleven, she and Osgood travel to Australia to meet him. He’s there with Naomi Cross, investigating footage of an apparent UFO crash that turned up on social media.

They find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict between Ice Warriors. And one Ice Warrior isn’t so icy –in fact, he’s red hot. And getting hotter…

1.3 Eleven’s Eleven by Lisa McMullin

A series of jewel robberies in London and the Home Counties draws the attention of UNIT when it’s discovered that some of the stolen gems are alien in origin. The robberies are the work of an organised criminal gang led by East End villain Ava Drake. But Ava has a new, ruthless partner. The Eleven has promised her riches, and for him the gems are a means to defeat UNIT and regain the arch.

1.4 The Curator’s Gambit by Andrew Smith

The arch is taken to the Under Gallery for safe keeping, under the protection of the Curator. When the Eleven penetrates the Gallery’s security, the Curator initiates an emergency plan. He and UNIT play a game of cat and mouse with their pursuers within the Under Gallery’s original location, Hampton Court Palace.

Deploying November 2021

To pre-order head on over to Big Finish.

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New UNIT Audio Available for Pre-Order – Big Finish – Jemma Redgrave

It’s been a long wait but, finally, UNIT are back on audio! Big Finish have announced a new UNIT audio is due for release in November 2021 and it is available for pre-order now on the Big Finish site.

An ancient artefact, a stone arch anachronistically imbedded with electronic circuitry, is recovered following a rupture in an undersea stretch of the Mull lava group in North West Scotland, a geological feature dating from tens of millions of years ago.

UNIT’s investigation will unlock a link to another world and bring them face to face with a new and powerful threat…

As the Ice Warriors are my favourite Doctor Who monster then I’m really looking forward to this one!

The CD is £24.99 and the digital download is £19.99.

Pre-order at Big Finish.