UNIT: The Wasting

Big Finish UNIT stories

WOW!!! This one is FABULOUS! There is an infection spreading across the globe, turning people into mindless monsters, an organization accusing UNIT of killing civilians and trying to turn the tide of public opinion against them, and some crazy shootouts and double-crossing galore. Oh, and just THE BRIGADIER! I am quite glad I received this from a friend but I wish I had listened to this before Unit: Dominion as this is even one step better than that story, which is also very good. I really loved hearing Nicholas Courtney in action again and the UNIT team just works great together to face the threat. If there’s one thing they have plenty of it’s the “I” in United Nations Intelligence Taskforce.

The only complaint I had, and this is totally nitpicky, is that there sure is a lot of ineffective gunfire going on constantly. Lots and lots of gunfights and very few people seem to be “noticed” to be going down from it. I won’t ruin the many surprises in this story but I can’t recommend it highly enough.


Nicholas Courtney (the Brigadier), Siri O’Neal (Colonel Emily Chaudhry), David Tennant (Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood)

Writer: Iain McLaughlin & Claire Bartlett

Director: Edward Salt

Release: June 2005

Laura Vilensky 2018