Review: Short Trips – A Heart on Both Sides & All Hands On Deck

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the latest two short adventures in this range from Big Finish the 8th Doctor in both is reunited with old companions in the shadow of the Time War. If these haven’t been released closed to each other, it’s a funny coincidence & a welcome one as these stories complement each other very well.

A Heart On Both Sides” is read by Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. Since her work at Terminus Nyssa she has become a controller on the hospital ship Traken; which is parked close to Gallifrey in the shadow of the Time War. But the Timelords are not flavour of the month with most, even though Nyssa try’s to stay neutral. So when one of Nyssa’s staff is suspected of being a Time Lord there are questions to be answered, especially when things start going wrong on the ship. 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: 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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Review: Doctor Who – The Memory Bank and other stories

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I am always amazed at how many different types of storytelling Big Finish comes up with; Two hour stories divided up into episodes, hour long adventures, box sets with 3 or 4 interlinking hour long stories and short trips. Then they throw into the mix the 4 half-hour stories in one release!

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