The Axis of Insanity
Peter Davison (the Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Caroline Morris (Erimem), Roy North (The Overseer), Garrick Hagon (The Jester), Liza Ross (Jarra To), Marc Danbury (Tog), Stephen Mansfield (Bird Trader), Daniel Hogarth (Carnival Barker)
What is… the Axis?
For the Doctor and his travelling companions, Peri and Erimem, it’s a twisted playground, where reality, morality and sanity no longer apply. Stranded within a dimensional nexus, beset by the molten fury of the Firebreed, they must unwrap a terrifying mystery of damaged timelines and dark science… before the corruption of the Axis spreads and reality itself crumbles.
Pitted against a warped and deadly mind, the Doctor faces his own past transgressions, and the very nature of what it is to be a Time Lord
- The Axis of Insanity was the fifty-sixth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
- When Time Lords die, their TARDISes do as well.
- Crucially, Erimem does not have a TARDIS key in this story. By Three’s a Crowd, however, she regularly wears a key around her neck.
- The subject of TARDISes dying when the Time Lord pilot dies is mentioned. The Eleventh Doctor’s journey to his gravesite on Trenzalore revealed his TARDIS was deteriorating after he perished in his final battle. Its dimension dams had also broken down, causing it to grow into a monolith. (The Name of the Doctor)