The Planet Skaro
audios began in 2006 with an adaptation of a novella previously written by Si
Hunt and Simon Hart in 2002, Echoes of the Protii. A partial sequel to Nightmare
of Eden, this story unleashed the popular Vera Jundrey on an unwitting world,
along with her wayward adopted grandson Scott who would both return in a future
adventure. Paul Monk took on the role of the Doctor, with Dave Tudor and Steven
Alexander playing his companions, Nick and Rob McCow.
Made by volunteers from the Planet Skaro forum, Echoes of the Protii went down
well with the forum and raised over £200 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
It was soon decided that a follow up could be made, and so in early 2007, a
second story was recorded, Soap of Fatal Death which again adapted a novella
written in 2003. This saw the Doctor investigate mysterious goings on behind the
scenes of popular soap opera Clear Waters (which had featured in Echoes of the
Protii and ended with a massive cliffhanger which apparently featured the demise
of the Doctor.
With both the Doctor and Nick missing, Rob took centre stage for a present day
Earth adventure, Keepsake which featured the return of The Celestial Toymaker.
Nick and the Doctor returned in Magical History Tour, which is perhaps the most
ambitious story attempted yet. Set in 2007, 1967 and the mid 1700s, this time
spanning adventure brought back the Doctor and the TARDIS, and brought Nick and
Rob to the fore, as they both struggled to deal with a life without the Doctor.
At the end of the adventure, Nick is still angry and upset, and a mini-episode
was made to reconcile this, Consequences which restored their relationship and
left everything happy before the crew visited the planet of Tinsel in the
constellation Bauble for the fun Christmas adventure, Doctor Who and the
The Christmas Gnomes saw the return of Vera, now married to Father Christmas
himself and the return of her evil Grandson, Scott, now teamed up with the
Minister of Peace, Kestero. With reindeer, gnomes and Father Christmas this
adventure was great fun!
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