Audio Review: The Omega Factor Series 2

Review by Ian McArdell


In 2015, Big Finish revived the late 1970s BBC science-meets-supernatural thriller series The Omega Factor to quite some acclaim. Indeed, one episode was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award.

Starring Louise Jameson; a member of the original cast, as Dr Anne Reynolds, the audio drama picked up the Edinburgh based tale of Department 7 in the present day. Fresh to this continuation of the show is John Dorney as Adam Dean, son of the original lead character Tom Dean (an investigative journalist who was played by the late James Hazeldine). Continue reading

Review: Jago & Litefoot Series 13

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Every time I listen to a J&L boxset I think they have nailed the characters even more than the last time and that surely they can’t do even better. Every time they surprise me and outdo the previous set. Series 13 is no exception! Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Dethras

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


MILD SPOILERS!

Without beating around the bush; it’s another pretty perfect 4th Doctor story! Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Alien Heart / Dalek Soul

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I love a little twist on the formatting that Big Finish do and again they have done it with these 2 interlinking stories in one release. Each getting an hour. So you get the pace of a modern 1 hour drama, cliffhangers in the middle and 2 stories that are different but one builds on the other. And in this way you technically get a 4 parter of sorts too
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Review: Torchwood – Dollhouse

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


If a year or two back when Big Finish started the Torchwood range you would have said they were going to do one with a new Torchwood crew, not involving any of our favourites I might have been dubious; but Big Finish’s Torchwood has been so good and diverse in it’s output that series producer James Goss has earned the right to do something completely new with it and earn’t my trust. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Spare Parts (Vinyl release)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s the second time that Big Finish have dusted off a classic release for the vinyl treatment and again they have chosen one of the best and most celebrated stories in their back catalogue.
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James Gunn Returning to Write and Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

James Gunn has dropped some news of galactic proportions.

The filmmaker will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he announced on Facebook.


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Review – Philip Hinchcliffe Presents (Vol 3) – The Helm of Awe

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Once again legendary Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe is back to Big Finish with another jam packed story, epic in scale. Continue reading

Audio Review: ‘Dan Dare Volume 2’

Review by Ian McArdell


Released April 2017 by B7/Big Finish

Beginning where December’s Volume 1 left off, B7’s reinvention of the classic British space hero continues with a second volume of Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures. Continue reading

BBC Confirms John Simm to return as The Master in Doctor Who

The BBC has today confirmed John Simm will return as The Master in Doctor Who. This follows a news story published by The Sun following the press launch event.
He will battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

John Simm says:

“I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back.  It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.

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