Paul McGann (the Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Graeme Garden (Geoffrey Vantage), James Fleet (O’Reilley), Duncan James (Timbo), Nick Brimble (The Kith), Samantha Hughes (President Varlon), Katarina Olsson (Judd Gilbride)
Welcome to Max Warp! Broadcasting live from the Sirius Inter-G Cruiser Show. Hosted by outspoken columnist and media personality Geoffrey Vantage, with spaceship-guru-extraordinaire O’Reilley and daredevil pilot Timbo ‘the Ferret’.
When a test flight of the new Kith Sunstorm ends in disaster, the Sirius Exhibition Station is plunged into a web of murder and intrigue. Someone – or something – is trying to re-ignite a war between the Varlon Empire and the Kith Oligarchy.
As the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, only two investigators, the Doctor and Lucie, can hope to uncover the truth.
So strap yourself in, engage thrust, and prepare for. Max Warp!
- Max Warp was the second release of the second series of Big Finish Productions’ The New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio stories.
- An advertisement for “Galactic Salvage and Insurance” can be heard. “Galactic Salvage and Insurance” was first mentioned in Nightmare of Eden.
“Monoid 18” is paged. The Monoids first appeared in The Ark.
- There is mention of a “Lazlar Lyricon custom job”. This was one of the spaceships in the “Milliways” car park in episode 5 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- The Doctor answers a question with the answer, “You might think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.” This brush-off was often used by Francis Urquhart, the Machiavellian protagonist of the TV serial House of Cards and its sequels.