Audio Review – The Coming of the Martians

Review by Ian McArdell


Since going out of copyright, there have been a few projects based on H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds, adding to the extensive catalogue of adaptations already available.
While the most well-known versions might be Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio play or Spielberg’s Tom Cruise fronted movie, both shifted the location and moved the story to their present day. Slightly more faithful is Jeff Wayne’s musical interpretation, which at least keeps the setting correct – although it has claimed the title and forced this adaptation to be dubbed ‘The Coming of the Martians’; originally the title of the first part of the novel. With a fresh take on the novel by Nick Scovell, who may be known to some for his re-staging of Doctor Who classics, Sherwood Sound Studios’ approach has remained incredibly faithful to the original text; this is a tale of a Martian invasion of the home counties, with the action taking place across Surrey and Hampshire, as well as London. Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Who – Red Planets

Review by Kenton Hall


There are so many Seventh Doctors. From the clowning, malapropism-spitting first season, through to the increasingly sharp and mysterious Seven of Sylvester McCoy’s final two seasons, there has always been much to dissect about the era, not least of which is the happily temporary end of the show in 1989. Continue reading

Big Finish Review: Class – Volume 1 & 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Class is back. This time in audio form courtesy of the good folks at Big Finish. Continue reading

Review: Lady Christina – Series One

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After last being seen flying into the night sky on a London bus in Doctor Who on TV, Lady Christina (Michelle Ryan) is back in her own series. Continue reading

Review: Short Trips – Flight into Hull

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Camille Coduri is again back as Jackie Tyler with her continuing missions in the alternate universe with the Meta Crisis Doctor… born of war don’t you know?! Continue reading

Audio Review: Wireless Theatre Company – Red Moon (Parts 5 & 6)

Review by Ian McArdell



Across the Fifth and Sixth phases of Red Moon, The Wireless Theatre Company’s six-part alternate history of the space race, we finally get to the core of the conspiracy surrounding SpaceCom’s Eagle One nuclear base. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The 11th Doctor Chronicles

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After the success of the Tenth Doctor Chronicles, Jacob Dudman is back as the Doctor. Just this time as the Eleventh. Continue reading

Review: Bernice Summerfield – Treasury

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


As part of the celebrations of Bernice Summerfield turning 20, Big Finish kick off the festivities with a short story collection of 8 new stories from 8 writers; a lot of whom are legendary in the Big Finish, Benny and Doctor Who worlds. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Deadbeat Escape

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When Hywel Roberts (Gareth Pierce) decides to break up his journey home to his ailing father he stops at the Travellers Halt. The problem is, his stay might be for considerably longer than the night and the man who greets him with his room seems somewhat off and calls himself Billis Manger (Murray Melvin). Continue reading

Review: First Doctor Adventures (Vol 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


David Bradley is back with the new first Doctor crew for 2 new adventures in time and space with a slightly 60’s sensibility. Continue reading