The Cannibalists

The Cannibalists
The Cannibalists

Regular Cast

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Phil Davies (Titus), Phill Jupitus (Servo), Nigel Lambert (Domitian/Diode), Teddy Kempner (Macrinus/Crusher), Oliver Senton (Probus/Ripper), Charlotte Fields (Minerva), Beth Chalmers (Elevator Voice)

Synopsis

The Haven hangs in space. A vast star city, devoid of life. Organic life, that is.

From their high spire, looking out over silent streets and empty plazas, the Assemblers are waiting for the day when the humans arrive. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting…

When the TARDIS brings The Doctor and Lucie to the Haven, it seems like the Assemblers’ long wait might be over. Living beings!

Without batteries! Protocol be praised!

Except – they’re headed for the lower levels. They don’t want to do that.

That’s where the Cannibalists live. And if the Cannibalists catch them – well, they won’t be living beings much longer…

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Notes


  • The Cannibalists was the sixth release of the third series of Big Finish Productions’ The New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio stories.
  • In Pirate Loop, the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones also arrive in a place populated only by robots waiting for the humans to arrive.
  • Lucie has watched a lot of Star Trek.
  • Lucie mentions meeting Cybermen and Autons. (Human Resources, Brave New Town)
  • Minerva recognises The Doctor as an”organic approximating human form”, and detects that he contains”human genetic content”. (The TV Movie)
  • Titus quotes Kurt Cobain by saying, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”.

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