Fans of Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson will be able to hear the actress in two new audio roles based in the Doctor Who universe.
Masterson will be heard in Doctor Who: The Shadow Heart and Doctor Who: Night of the Stormcrow.
The roles came about after meeting up with several people associated with the project at GalaxyFest earlier this year. “At GalaxyFest in February, I met the enigmatic Frazer Hines, who played Jamie McCrimmon opposite Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, (as well as in The Five Doctors in 1983 and The Two Doctors in 1985),” said Masterson. “Frazer is a well-loved, classic British actor from far too many projects to elaborate on, and one of the all-time favorite Companions on the show. I also met David J. Howe, noted Doctor Who media historian and author of virtually every go-to book on the series, and the delightful award-winning author Sam Stone. It’s tough not to have fun with the Brits, and over the course of an unforgettable weekend, they mentioned that they thought I should do Big Finish, and Fraz referred me to the producers.”
Masterson was warmly welcomed by Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Sylvester McCoy, who have roles in the two audio dramas. “They were all absolutely charming and very welcoming to me, and it was big fun to see them exude the same playfulness and brilliant quirks that they displayed on screen,” said Masterson. “Tom and Sylvester were particularly generous with stories of working with other British greats, including Olivier and Gielgud and McKellen, and I even got Sylvester to do a command performance on the spoons. (If you don’t know what I mean, look this up. You’re welcome.)”
In The Shadow Heart, due out next month, “One empire has fallen and another has taken its place. The race known as The Wrath are expanding into new territory. Only the Earth Empire stands in their way.
“It’s been fifty years since the Doctor last visited this sector of space. And one man in particular has been awaiting his return. As the mistakes of his past come back to haunt him, and with a price on his head and bounty hunters on his tail, the Doctor is heading for a last reckoning.
“The pieces are finally coming together. Somewhere deep within The Shadow Heart.”
Masterson plays Vienna Salavatori in The Shadow Heart.
The second audio drama, Doctor Who: Night of the Stormcrow, will debut next December, and Masterson plays Peggy Books in this Who adventure.