Big Finish has released a video publicising its 50th Anniversary Audio and the three editions available soon. Together with the Standard Edition CD, there is also a Limited Collector’s Edition CD and a Limited Vinyl Edition. The Vinyl Edition, which retails for a whopping AUS $171.20, includes four 180g vinyl records in deluxe premium packaging, a 30cm x 30cm lenticular image, four-way gatefold sleeve and rigid slipcase. Like all editions it also includes an MP3 download. The 120 minute audio adventure is on three LPs, whilst the fourth LP is a 40 minute documentary, The Making of the Light at the End. The Limited Vinyl Edition is limited and numbered to 500.
The Special Edition CD is a five CD collection. Discs one and two are the audio adventure, The Light at the End, Disc three is a 70 minute documentary, The Making of the Light at the End. Disc four is a 70 minute documentary, This is Doctor Who at Big Finish, whilst Disc five is Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The Revenants performed by William Russell as Ian. Also included is a 32 page collectors edition book featuring a stunning array of photographs. The Special Edition CD is limited to 10,000 copies.
The Standard Edition CD includes the 2 CD audio adventure, The Light at the End, and an eight page booklet.
The Synopsis for The Light at the End, which was written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, is as follows:-
November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors…
It’s the day that Bob Dovie’s life is ripped apart…
It’s also a day that sets in motion a catastrophic chain of events which forces the first eight incarnations of the Doctor to fight for their very existence. As a mysterious, insidious chaos unfolds within the TARDIS, the barriers of time break apart…
From suburban England through war-torn alien landscapes and into a deadly, artificial dimension, all these Doctors and their companions must struggle against the power of an unfathomable, alien technology.
From the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved. By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.
Due for release in November The Light at the End stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri),Sophie Aldred (Ace), India Fisher (Charley Pollard), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master) with special guest stars!
Pre-orders are being taken now at Big Finish.
My wife got me the DL version for my birthday but this video is making me wish we’d sprung for a physical copy.
I haven’t pre-ordered yet but I’ll go for the Special Edition CD. It seems like the best value.
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