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Recap: Big Finish Doctor Who Specials UNIT Dominion
A special four hour long release, released October, 2012, featuring the Seventh Doctor, Raine Creevynote , Elizabeth Kleinnote  and... the Other Doctor.

The story begins simply enough, as UNIT, lead mainly by their scientific advisor Elizabeth Klein, finds it acting as the first line of defence against a whole new spat of alien invasions. Thankfully, help has arrived in the form of a tall, bald, oddly dressed, ridiculously camp man calling himself "The Doctor".

Meanwhile, the Seventh Doctor and Raine find themselves pulled through the dimensional barriers to arrive on a barren, dying world. Following a short visit by his aforementioned bald, future self, where he's told explicitly not to help the planet's residents, Seven decides to jump in to the mess and get to the bottom of it all...

UNIT: Dominion contains examples of:

  • Continuity Nod: Both past and future - UNIT makes mention of "The Omega Incident", and in turn when Raine suggests the reason the dimensions are leaking is because the Time Lords may not be around in the future, the Seventh Doctor snaps "Don't be ridiculous!"
  • Flying Face: One of first "invasions" consists of about two-dozen giantnote  flying baby heads. A lot is made of just how damned odd an invasion this is.
  • Foreshadowing: The Other Doctor is shown to be ever-so-slightly more selfish and callous than viewers are used to, which he claims is a result of his deciding to focus on saving the entire planet rather than the individuals around him. But in reality, it's because he is known as The Master.
  • Future Me Annoys Me/I Hate Past Me: The Other Doctor considers his past self a clueless fool, while the Seventh Doctor finds his future self's cavalier attitude very off putting, and hard to trust. With very good reason.
  • Giant Spider: An invasion of them... that spray lava.
  • Not So Different: The Doctor considers the similarities between himself and The Master, when speaking with Klein at the end.
  • The Nth Doctor: The Deuteragonist of the story (or tritagonist if you consider Klein). He apparently comes far from the Doctor's future, and so his memory of his past self's life is a bit sketchy - his personality is a mixture of Six's bravado and Three's distaste for military authority. It's not an act. But he's not the Doctor.
  • The Reveal: Advertised expressly as a future incarnation of the Doctor, yet not played by Paul, John, Chris, David, Matt or the other Peter, viewers knew some sort of revelation about the Other Doctor's origins was in the cards. Of course, he's not the Doctor at all. He is the Master. Hello you.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: The plot of the Seventh Doctor and Raine's adventures in the dying dimension run parallel to Klein's and the Other Doctor's story of fighting the invasions on Earth, with both coming together near the end.
  • Wham Line: The end of episode 3:
    Other!Doctor: [to the Seventh Doctor] I made my TARDIS look like yours because I needed everyone to think I... was you.

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