Tomb Ship

Tomb Ship
Tomb Ship


Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Eve Karpf (Virna), Amy Ewbank (Jhanni), James Hayward (Hisko), Jonathan Forbes (Heff), Ben Porter (Murs), Phil Mulryne (Rek/Hologram-Fresco Voice)


The TARDIS brings The Doctor and Nyssa to a vast pyramid, floating in space. A tomb ship – the last resting-place of the God-King of the Arrit, an incredibly advanced and incredibly ancient civilisation, long since extinct.

They’re not alone, however. Another old dynasty walks its twisted, trap-ridden passages – a family of tomb raiders led by a fanatical matriarch, whose many sons and daughters have been tutored in tales of the God-King’s lost treasure.

But those who seek the God-King will find death in their shadow. Death from below. Death from above. Death moving them back and forward, turning their own hearts against them.

Because only the dead will survive.

Written By: Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby
Directed By: Ken Bentle


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  • Tomb Ship was the one hundred and eighty-sixth story in Big Finish’s monthly range.
  • The Doctor claims that the Arrit would have rivaled the Time Lords if their civilisation had survived.
  • The Arrit believed that their dead God-Kings became stars.
  • The Arrit-Ko were engineered to perform maintenance aboard the tomb ship as well as to worship the God-King.
  • Nyssa refers to Nathaniel Whitlock. (Moonflesh)
  • The Doctor refers to the TARDIS’ translation circuit. (The End of the World)
  • Virna compares the Arrit-Ko to the Wirrn. (The Ark in Space)
  • Hannah Bartholemew mentions that Edwin Tremayne told her about the TARDIS in Suffolk in October 1911. After the TARDIS door was left open due to a malfunctioning latch, she stowed away and travelled with The Doctor and Nyssa to the Arrit tomb ship. (Moonflesh)
  • The Doctor refers to the TARDIS’ Hostile Action Displacement System. (The Krotons)

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