Hereos Of Sontar
Peter Davison (the Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), John Banks (Fleet Marshal Stabb/Trooper Jorr/Witch Guard), Duncan Wisbey (Field-Major Thurr/Adjutant/Orbital Command), Alex Lowe (Sergeant Mezz/Trooper Nold), Andrew Fettes (Corporal Clun), Derek Carlyle (Trooper Vend)
Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur’s misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans…
Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.
The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries… and a deadly, decades-old curse.
- Heroes of Sontar was the one hundred and forty-sixth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. Released in April 2011, it was the first story in that year’s trilogy of stories featuring the Fifth Doctor along with Tegan Jovanka,
- Vislor Turlough and an older Nyssa who rejoined them in Cobwebs. This was the first Big Finish audio story to feature the Sontarans.
- Tegan’s aunt Vanessa was seemingly fond of saying, “Bog off.”
- Corporal Clun is 35 years old, which is very old for a Sontaran.
- Nyssa uses the name of her late father Tremas as her access password. (The Keeper of Traken)
- Turlough refers to the underground complexes on Heiradi. (Frontios)
- The Doctor visited Samur approximately thirty years earlier.
- The planet Samur marked the point of the Sontaran’s furthest incursion into Rutan space.