Review: Doctor Who – The High Price of Parking

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


John Dorney writes this 7th Doctor adventure in which the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) and Mel (Bonnie Langford) visit the planetoid ‘Parking’ to park the Tardis on the way to its host planet Dashrah. Unfortunately things have gone awry on this planet-sized car park; as our Tardis crew find out when some rather suspicious parking wardens mistaken them for ‘Free Parkers’. But what are the free parkers? Why are they out to blow ships up on Parking? And what exactly is going on in the lower levels of Parking? Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Shadow Planet / World Apart

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 7th Doctor is the next to get the 2 one hour stories in one release treatment and they even resurrected Hex for the occasion!

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Review – The Diary of River Song: Series 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Now this one was released during the Christmas period, but my, what a perfect way to kick of the new year!

River Song (Alex Kingston) is paired with not 1, but 2 Doctors in this set; those being 6 & 7, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. And they manage to do it without River taking a back seat at anytime. Of course it helps when you have as strong a character as River, but it would be easy to have a writer accidentally turn it into a Doctor Who set by another name, this does not happen.drs02_slipcase_1417sq_cover_large Continue reading

Review – Short Trips: The Hesitation Deviation

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s another great start to a short trip with the narration device being Bernice Summerfield explaining to a medical robot why it needs to delete her memory.
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Review – Doctor Who: Cold Fusion

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. There is so much going on!

So lets start with the Virgin books. It was so exciting when they got the licence. The BBC at the time in their infinite wisdom had decided as well as booting off the TV Doctor Who, that books based on it weren’t worth it either. So Virgin books stepped in with some new fresh talented writers, like Mark Gattis and Russell T Davis (I wonder what happened to those 2?). These were obsessively written by some very talented fans of the show, for the fans. As such they loved swinging for the fences. Bringing in so much Doctor Who mythology as to make Omega take a peek from the antimatter universe to see what the fuss was all about. Not that there weren’t some great additions to the DWU, Bernice Summerfield being one of the most notable.
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Big Finish Review: Doctor Who – Maker of Demons

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I could almost feel like when Matthew J Elliott wrote ‘Makers of Demons’ that he had read my review of ‘Fiesta of the Damned’. I am not enough of an ego-maniac to think so (and he wouldn’t have had enough time) but it’s like he missed any of the pitfalls I found in ‘Fiesta’ to deliver a wonderful story (with due respect to the fore mentioned story!)

The story is straight-forward and engaging. The Doctor and Mel have been to the planet Prosper to settle some humans in with the locals (the Mogera) and negotiate a treaty to make this possible. Leaving behind a new and sustainable energy source ‘Doctorium’ (discovered and named by guess who!). Years later The Doctor, Mel & Ace return to the planet; but the peace has been shattered and the Mogera have been transformed into monsters, seemingly by Doctorium; but as you might guess there is more to this than meets the eyes.

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Doctor Who TV Movie 20th Anniversary: Interview with Matthew Jacobs

MatthewJacobsOnSetToday marks the 20th Anniversary of the first broadcast of the Doctor Who TV Movie in the USA.

We spoke with the film’s writer Matthew Jacobs who has also been involved with The Emperor’s New Groove, Lassie and the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

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Doctor Who TV Movie 20th Anniversary: Interview with Yee Jee Tso

 

downloadToday marks the 20th Anniversary of the first broadcast of the Doctor Who TV Movie in the USA.

We caught up with actor Yee Jee Tso known for his role as ‘Chang Lee’ to talk about the lasting impact of the film 20 years later. Continue reading