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Doctor Who: Short Trips: Time Tunnel by Nigel Fairs (CD review).

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Short Trips: Time Tunnel by Nigel Fairs (CD review).

‘Time Tunnel’ by Nigel Fairs sees the return of the Third Doctor in a ‘Short Trips’ adventure. The format of a 30 minute download is a growing trend in the output of Big Finish, more normally known for its yield of long form audio adventures of ‘Doctor Who’ and various spin-offs and stand -alone adventures. […]

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Doctor Who: The Mind Of Evil by Don Houghton (DVD review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Mind Of Evil by Don Houghton (DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (actress Katy Manning) attend a mind-altering demonstration at Stangmoor Prison where the prisoner Barnham (actor Neil McCarthy) has all the evil taken out of him with alarming consequences by the Keller machine process. The Doctor is alarmed about what happens to the evil and this worsens when […]

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Doctor Who: Mannequin Mania: Terror Of The Autons by Robert Holmes (DVD review).

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Mannequin Mania: Terror Of The Autons by Robert Holmes (DVD review).

I bought and reviewed ‘Spearhead From Space’ a couple years back and wasn’t aware that it was supposed to be part of a boxset and why it’s taken so long to get to ‘Terror Of The Autons’, even if I had to buy the first one again to get this story. There is a new […]

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Doctor Who: The Ambassadors Of Death by David Whitaker (DVD review).

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Ambassadors Of Death by David Whitaker (DVD review).

With ‘The Ambassadors Of Death’, ‘Doctor Who’ moved closer to Nigel Kneale territory. A returning spaceship from Mars without communication meets up with a rescue rocket. Unfortunately, when it docks and the single astronaut opens the communicating door, all contact there is also lost after a radio signal is given. The Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) […]

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Vienna: Series 2 Boxset by James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vienna: Series 2 Boxset by James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

If you haven’t met Vienna Salvatori (Chase Masterson) before, she is an intriguing woman from the future. Vienna inhabits the same universe as the Doctor but their paths only crossed once in ‘The Shadow Heart’ by Big Finish. The character of Vienna was expanded in the excellent ‘The Memory Box’ and then she moved into […]

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Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4 by John Dorney and Matt Fitton (CD review).

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4 by John  Dorney and Matt Fitton (CD review).

So here we are again back with the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and ready to rock and roll. ‘Dark Eyes 4’ takes us back to him and Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) in the TARDIS travelling together. 4.1 A Life in the Day by John  Dorney sees them in the Ritz in the 1920s and Liv feels […]

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Doctor Who: Gallifrey: Intervention Earth by Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn (CD review).

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Gallifrey: Intervention Earth by Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn (CD review).

Just when you thought it was all over, ‘Gallifrey: Intervention Earth’ rises. Apparently, the fans wouldn’t let it lie down and here is a new four part adventure helmed by the regenerated Romana (Juliet Landau). Ace (Sophie Aldred) is now a Celestial Intervention Agent and ponders on the nature of her job just before she […]

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Missy – the female Master – back in Dr Who series 9.

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Missy – the female Master – back in Dr Who series 9.

Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to rejoin the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of ‘Missy’ for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series. Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez says: “Things have been a little beige since I left […]

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Who Beyond 50: Celebrating Five Decades Of Doctor Who by Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson (book review).

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Who Beyond 50: Celebrating Five Decades Of Doctor Who by Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson (book review).

Does the world, let alone fans, need another guide to ‘Doctor Who’? There are now plenty available, some more general histories and others detailing story-by-story facts in minute detail. ‘Who Beyond 50: Celebrating Five Decades Of Doctor Who’ is an anthology of essays by Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson and falls into the former […]

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Doctor Who Short Trips: Flywheel Revolution by Dale Smith (E-audio review).

February 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Short Trips: Flywheel Revolution by Dale Smith (E-audio review).

The first ‘Short Trips’ from Big Finish for 2015 is ‘Flywheel Revolution’, a story about the First Doctor and is read by Peter Purves, who was the companion Steven. Being old enough to remember Peter’s narration of ‘Bleep And Booster’ on BBC’s ‘Blue Peter’ programme for kids in the 1960s may possible put me in […]

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