Review: Torchwood – Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4

Review by Michael Goleniewski


Torchwood as a spinoff and as an organisation is no stranger to bouts of experimentation. In the course of its existence both on and off-screen, the series has delivered some of the oddest sci-fi stories ever created answering questions such as ‘what would happen if people stopped dying?’ to ‘what would happen if there was sentient gas who existed on the energy of orgasms to survive?’ But ‘Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes’ is perhaps the most experimental Torchwood story yet; answering the question: what would happen if you made a sci-fi adventure out of a self-help stress release tape without any of the main cast and only one voice moving you through?

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James Bond Actress Dies Aged 94

Honor Blackman the English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers, Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, Julia Daggett in Shalako and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts has died.


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Review: The Lives of Captain Jack (Vol. 3)

Review by Jacob Licklider


The three sets thus far in The Lives of Captain Jack are an interesting experiment as while the Torchwood range is a continuation of that show and that very adult brand; The Lives of Captain Jack is contained with the ‘from the worlds of Doctor Who‘ banner. This means that there isn’t explicit adult content which expands the audience for this release to a much wider range of listeners. The third volume is the first story to be released by Big Finish Productions to feature both Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman and Alex Kingston’s River Song; bringing together two of the most memorable characters from the revival. This gives fans a story that they have been asking for since both characters made a lasting imprint and Jack was supposed to appear with River in ‘A Good Man Goes to War’.

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Doctor Who Rose: The Sequel Released Online

Following on from the release of Rose: The Prequel, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has released online a sequel to his original 2005 ‘pilot’ for the rebooted version of NuWho.


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Doctor Who Rose: The Prequel Released Online

Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies revealed earlier this week that a long-lost “piece of history” will be released online ahead of the 15th anniversary simulcast of Rose – Davies’ original 2005 ‘pilot’ for the rebooted version of NuWho.

 

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Review: Doctor Who – Subterfuge

Review by Jacob Licklider


Helen Goldwyn writing a Doctor Who story set in World War II is an excellent pitch for Big Finish Productions to take up.  Goldwyn has extensive acting and directing experience, being a part of Big Finish Productions since the very beginning with her first work being in The Spectre of Lanyon Moor and The Secret of Cassandra.  Most recently she showed an incredible understanding of wartime as one of four writers on Louise Jameson’s Big Finish Original ATA Girl.  Subterfuge takes place at the tail end of World War II and deals with Winston Churchill’s campaign as leader of the Conservative Party and eventual loss to Clement Attlee, the Labour leader of the time who took the position of Prime Minister.  Ian McNeice returns to the role of Winston Churchill and is brought into conflict with Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor and Rufus Hound’s Meddling Monk.  Subterfuge juggles two distinct storyline tied into the campaign: first is the Monk’s attempts to get Churchill reelected and the second is a series of terrorist attacks by a group of aliens and spies that the Doctor has to find a solution to while dealing with the Monk’s meddling.

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Review: Doctor Who – First Doctor Adventures (Vol 4)

Review by Michael Goleniewski


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Doctor Who Series 12 DVD/Blu-Ray details confirmed

Now that Doctor Who Series 12 has ended we can confirm the details for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.

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The Master will return in a new collection of stories!

BBC Books will publish Doctor Who: I Am the Master – Tales of the Renegade Time Lord, a collection of stories featuring the Doctor’s best enemy.

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Daleks to return in Doctor Who festive special!

With the fate of the Doctor seemingly hanging in the balance following the climactic ending to Series 12, Doctor Who will next return in the 2020 festive programming season for a special episode entitled Revolution of the Daleks. Continue reading