Review by Jacob Licklider
Terror of the Master is a bonus audiobook included in the limited edition of Masterful written by Trevor Baxendale and narrated by Jon Culshaw. Unlike other releases from Big Finish Productions, this is not an audio drama, but an audiobook with the occasional sound effects and as such it can only rely on the actual prose of the storytelling and the narration. Culshaw is an excellent narrator, using his impressive vocal range and variety of impressions to bring to life the Jon Pertwee era. While Masterful was a celebration of the Master, the incarnation played by Roger Delgado was not included due to Delgado’s tragic passing in 1973, so for the limited edition only Trevor Baxendale was commissioned to write a three and a half hour story featuring the Third Doctor, UNIT, and the Master; set right after The Green Death. Like many of the Pertwee serials, ‘Terror of the Master’ has a political bent, once again tackling pollution and the increasing global temperatures with a kindly scientist promising to fix Earth’s problems with a revolutionary new process that only he can know the exact details of and behind him is the Master. The Master has plans to take over the world using an alien creature in a story that most closely resembles that of The Claws of Axos with Dr. Drake in place of Axos and the Axons, without the Tory MP. On that front Terror of the Master is a fairly standard affair from Baxendale, with a prose style (and runtime) that intentionally feels like that of a Target Novel of a standard serial that would have been released during that time period.
Doctor Who: The Collection’ returns with Season 8, featuring Jon Pertwee as the iconic Time Lord.
Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, the man behind the revival in 2005 and subsequent spin offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, has released online a brand new conclusion to The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Doctor Who fans across the globe have had plenty to watch, interact and keep themselves entertained with over the last few weeks of lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There has been countless episode tweet-a-longs featuring the cast and crew sharing their thoughts and behind the scenes info as well as new stories being released including the Rose prequel and sequel to coincide with NuWho’s 15th anniversary.
Former showrunner Russell T Davies, the man behind the revival in 2005 and subsequent spin offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, has revealed another brand-new story.
BBC & Demon Records has released two Classic Doctor Who radio dramas ‘The Paradise of Death‘ and ‘The Ghosts of N-Space‘ Continue reading
Doctor Who fans across the land – get ready to clear your schedules as the biggest Doctor Who Classic collection ever streamed in the UK launches on BritBox from Boxing Day.
Review by Michael Goleniewski
The Third Doctor Adventures range has always been a very strong one boasting many memorable stories under its belt. Volume 5, however, is a particularly exciting one as for the first time we not only have an actor taking over the voice of the Third Doctor but also a new actor to play Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and a new actress for the role of Liz Shaw after the passing of Nicholas Courtney and Caroline John in recent years.
Review by Kenton Hall
While this is the third volume of Big Finish’s full-cast Third Doctor Adventures, its release comes at a time when re-casting in Doctor Who is at peak discussion levels, whether it’s the impending arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, in the form of Jodie Whittaker; or David Bradley clasping the lapels of William Hartnell’s First Doctor come Christmas.
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
I didn’t catch the first instalment of the ‘Running Through Corridors’ story, so wasn’t sure exactly what to expect.
I know of Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke and have had the pleasure of interviewing them for my podcast; both had mentioned the book and I had always meant to get round to it. So when the second instalment came out and Mad Norwegian Press asked me to review it I jumped at the chance.
Written by guest writer Doctor Squee
Big Finish Presents: Doctor Who Short Trips 5.03 – The Time Tunnel
Doctor: 3rd Doctor
Companions: Jo Grant, The Brigadier
Narrator: Katy Manning as Jo Grant
I have heard a lot about Big Finishes short trips range, but this was my first listen to one. I had heard that these were now used as an alternative to the free specials that subscriber’s used to get (to some people’s displeasure). Continue reading