Big Finish ♥ New Who
Tom MacRae’s Series 2 Pete’s World two-parter “Rise of the Cybermen”/”The Age of Steel” was inspired by Marc Platt’s Fifth Doctor audio Spare Parts, about the origins of the Cybermen on their home planet of Mondas (he’s even thanked in the credits). Russell T Davies has described Spare Parts as “some of the finest drama ever written for any genre, in any medium, anywhere.”
“The Ood-Sphere. I’ve been to this solar system before — years ago. Ages. Close to the planet Sense-Sphere.” — Tenth Doctor, Planet of the Ood
TENTH DOCTOR: Ancient Rome, anything goes. It’s like Soho…but bigger.
DONNA: You’ve been here before, then?
TENTH DOCTOR: Hm, ages ago. Before you ask, that fire had nothing to do with me…well, a little bit.
— The Fires of Pompeii