Recap: Big Finish Doctor Who CCS 8 E 5 The Beginning

Another tale told of how and why the Doctor and Susan left Gallifrey. It might not agree with some other stories, but with the Doctor, who knows? It can be true enough for now.

Part one of the Quadrigger Stoyn arc. Notable for starring original cast member Carole Ann Ford, and Terry "Davros" Molloy as Stoyn. Written by Marc Platt and directed by Lisa Bowerman.


  • Foil: Quadrigger Stoyn, who wants to very much to return to Gallifrey, is this to the Doctor, who wants very much not to go there.
  • Retcon: Par for the course in Doctor Who. The Archaeons on the Moon are seeding the planetary body above them with lightning, which the Doctor determined they were using to nurture life in a controlled environment. This A) disagrees with the idea that Moon appeared when Silurian civilization was at its height (Though that was always nonsense.) and B) contradicts the origin of life on Earth as seen in City Of Death.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: One of the few times it's averted. The TARDIS is still in its original shape.