Review: Doctor Who – Tartarus

Review by Michael Goleniewski


Tartarus is an unusual Main Range release in that it mixes two different casts together i.e a Doctor Who TARDIS team and the cast of one of Big Finish’s original releases, Cicero. Taking place in ancient Rome, Cicero centers around the tales of the real-life orator, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher who was a prominent player in the latter days of the Roman republic and the early days of the Roman empire. It’s a set that this reviewer has yet to hear at the time of writing but have heard fantastic things about and hope to tackle in the very near future. Thus, bringing these two casts and settings together seems like a novel idea for a great Who story a la ‘Fires of Pompeii’ (or ‘Fires of Vulcan’ from Big Finish’s main line) as well as a nice introduction in getting listeners excited to check out the other set.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Review: Doctor Who – The Kamelion Empire

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Jon Culshaw wraps up his first trilogy as robo-companion Kamelion alongside 5th Doctor (Peter Davison), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson).

Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Devil In The Mist

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The Doctor (Peter Davison), Tegan (Janet Fielding), Turlough (Mark Strickson) & Kamelion (Jon Culshaw) land on a prison ship that is soon crashing. Surviving the crash they find that the prisoner the ship was transporting can turn himself to mist and may have survived the crash. Things get worse when Kamelion runs into some familiar problems. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Serpent In The Silver Mask

Review by Christian Basel


First off, very happy to be joining Doctor Squee on a new adventure not only talking Doctor WHO on his podcast, Gallifrey Stands Podcast, but enjoying the new adventures of the Doctor in Big Finish audios. This is not my first time listening and enjoying the extended life spans of all the Big Finish audios, but now, you get to hear my take on them. Having said that, here’s my first go with the Fifth Doctor’s audio, ‘Serpent in the Silver Mask’.

Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Kingdom Of Lies

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 5th Doctor, Peter Davison is back with his full Tardis crew of Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Tegan (Janet Fielding) & Adric (Matthew Waterhouse). Continue reading

Review: Short Trips – The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) awakes with his memory gone. Luckily he is soon told he is the squire to Sir Keeyoht of la Koura. He will follow his sire on a great quest battling dragons and seeking out the vile enchanter, the Doctor. This all sounds very familiar to Adric, but not quite right. Still, being the squire to Keeyoht with his teeth & curls feels right enough. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Time In Office

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


This release is a special one for me. Not only does it take place in one of my favourite times in Doctor Who with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) but it goes against conventional logic to really satisfying results. Continue reading

Review: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol. 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the second release in this range the the 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th Doctors come face to face with the Vashta Nerada, the Racnoss, Carrionite’s & well, the Vashta Nerada again. 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
Continue reading