Technophobia by Matt Fitton

Technophobia (Doctor Who, #1.1)

by Matt Fitton

David Tennant and Catherine Tate arrive at Big Finish for brand new adventures as The Doctor and Donna Noble! When the Doctor and Donna visit London's Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don't go to plan. The most brilliant IT brain in the country can't use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives. Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on? Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia. This is the first of three Doctor Who stories released from Big Finish featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. As a young actor, David Tennant played a number of roles in Big Finish Doctor Who stories, unaware that one day he'd be playing the Doctor on TV as it became the UK's Number 1 show! Catherine Tate is one of Britain's leading lights on stage and screen, happily reuniting with David Tennant after enjoying a popular TV run as companion Donna Noble.Guest star Rachael Stirling recently appeared opposite Matt Smith in Doctor Who, alongside her mother, Avengers star Dame Diana Rigg!
CAST: David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Niky Wardley (Bex), Rachael Stirling (Jill Meadows), Chook Sibtain (Brian), Rory Keenan (Kevin), Jot Davies (Lukas).

Reviewed by Quirky Cat on

4 of 5 stars


The first story in this collection is probably also my favorite, and it's titled Technophobia. Written by Matt Fitton, it's a quirk adventure, but no shorter than any of the episodes. In it, Donna and the Doctor are reunited again (not literally – it's set before their parting). There is an alien race working hard to bring humanity backwards a few steps in their technology, and this was their plan.

“Good as new. Give it ten minutes, they'll knock up another dozen landscapes. You see, the beauty of robots is they only ever do what they're told to do.”

Technophobia was fast, fun, and supremely quirky. Just the way I like it! Having the Doctor and Donna yell at one another is something that I will never get sick of. Seriously, it's so funny. Even when the world is crumbling around them, they find a way. This is a perfect listen for anybody looking for a good laugh, and really just a Doctor Who adventure in general.

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