Review: Doctor Who – The Blood Furnace

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) & Mel (Bonnie Langford) arrive in a recently reopened dock yard in Merseyside 1991. But how has the dock reopened under the Dark Alloy Corporation? Soon our heroes find alien involvement and when it turns out an old college friend of Mel’s is in charge at the docks, she is offered a job. The Doctor and Ace go in search of one of the aliens who is assassinating people and Mel mulls over the offer whilst offering computer help in the meantime.

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London Film & Comic Con July 2017

Event Report by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


London’s biggest con is back and bigger than ever. There were stalls galore, the original 66 Batmobile flanked by the Bat boat and bike (a bittersweet reminder the late great Adam West was due to attend), a cosplay stage and talks both paid and unpaid throughout the 3 days of the event ran by Showmasters and held once again at London Olympia on 28th – 30th July 2017.

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“Meeting our heroes really can turn us all into children in the best possible way.”

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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 – 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

Audio Review: The Island of Dr Moreau

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Big Finish continue to work their way through the back catalogue of the legendary writer and futurist H G Wells. Although this one is set in the past it’s amazing how the themes of this one play out today in how we use animal organs for humans and we continue genetic research.

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Review: Doctor Who – The First Doctor Vol 2.

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Big Finish serve up another set of companion chronicles for the First Doctor, with a very pleasingly broad style and approach to each story. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Dethras

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


MILD SPOILERS!

Without beating around the bush; it’s another pretty perfect 4th Doctor story! 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
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Review – The First Men in the Moon

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


Coming off the success of their wonderful production of The Invisible Man’ featuring one of the last performances from one of the great actors of our time Sir John Hurt, Big Finish had a lot to live up to in the second release from their H.G Wells adaptions range. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Visiting Hours

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Mild Spoilers!

In TV Torchwood I loved how they fleshed out what to begin with were mere supporting parts. PC Andy becoming a sergeant and a proper ally to the team and not just the comic relief that got them into places as a cop sometimes.

So it was also with Gwen’s long suffering husband Reece played brilliantly by Kai Owen. He felt more and more like part of the team and whereas Miracle Day wasn’t everyone’s favourite adventure; he really shined in it and had a lot to do. Continue reading