Big Finish Review: King Lear

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare stories. It’s deceptive in its relatively simple premise. A King with a huge ego asks his daughters to profess their love for him in increasingly over the top ways. 2 of his daughters are all to happy to go along with this to get their share of his kingdom in exchange. The youngest and most beloved daughter knows better and won’t just say how much she loves him, as this knows the words mean nothing when said just to get his things. She gets pushed aside for this, whilst the 2 daughters who did inherit his kingdom start giving him less and less place within it, to the point where he ends up on the street with his fool and he learns what a fool he has been. Continue reading

Big Finish Review: Hamlet

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When Big Finish do Shakespeare they clearly aren’t shy of the big stuff.

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Review – Doctor Who: Zaltys

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the last of this run of 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) adventures with Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) the Tardis experiences a psychic attack and Adric and Tegan are taken. The Doctor and Nyssa on the trail find themselves on the planet Zaltys where the inhabitants have disappeared under strange circumstances. Adric and Tegan find themselves separated and facing challenges of their own whilst the Doctor & Nyssa look for their friends whilst trying to deal with treasure seekers who are plundering this ‘planet of the dead’.
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Review: Doctor Who – The Contingency Club

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I really have to hand it to the writers of the new Big Finish audio’s for really nailing the motives and ‘USP’ behind each character in the new ‘5th Doctor, Nyssa, Tegen & Adric’ series and Phil Mulryne really raises the bar in this respect.978-1-78178-793-9 Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The Star Men

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


First of all, let’s not overlook this is a title, it’s amazing they haven’t yet used it in Doctor Who. Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The War Doctor Vol 3. ‘Agents of Chaos’

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

See our review of The War Doctor: Vol 1: Only the Monstrous


The really impressive thing about the War Doctor range (yes apart from getting John Hurt to do it, the amazing scripts, wonderful directing and music) is the fact that each set whilst following a through-line has its own unique feel and theme. Agents of Chaos is no exception. The idea of having people and items that add a wild card to an already chaotic universe beset by the Time War is inspired.
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Big Finish announce the first monsters for Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2!!!!!

Ever since the July release of Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 1, fans have been waiting for news on volume 2……

First to be announced for 2017’s Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 are the devious giant spider race the Racnoss, from 2006’s Doctor Who – The Runaway Bride.

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Doctor Who – Empire of the Racnoss by Scott Handcock, sees the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) encounter the creatures in an earlier, chaotic time… Continue reading