Big Finish Review – The Time War

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Big Finish go back to the early days of the Time War with the 8th Doctor. As with a few other recent release we get to explore how the Doctor struggles to keep hold of who he is when the universe around him turns dark and bitter in the midst of war. Continue reading

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: Short Trips – Flashpoint

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Andrew Smith once again returns to the Doctor Who world to pen this Sheridan Smith read 8th Doctor adventure.

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Review: Doom Coalition 4

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Another  great series from Big Finish comes to an end with a bang! Continue reading

Review: Short Trips – The Man Who Wasn’t There

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


There are so many places to take short trips and the writers over at Big Finish being ever inventive haven’t run out of styles of storytelling yet. Continue reading

Short Trips Rarities – Museum Peace / Sound The Siren And I’ll Come To You Comrade

Review by Kenton Hall (Director of ‘A Dozen Summers)


Once again, a pair of Short Trips that illustrate just how flexible both the format of Doctor Who itself and the particular style of these narrated short stories can be. These two stories; initially available as subscriber-only bonuses to Big Finish’s main Doctor Who range are now available to all for download. They should both be cherished as they are prime example of what can be done within the format.
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Big Finish Review: Doctor Who – Doom Coalition 3

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After just listening to and reviewing ‘The Chimes at Midnight’ for its Vinyl release it was really interesting to go from the early audio days of the 8th Doctor, when the character was so young and carefree, back into the sometimes darker world of the Doom Coalition series. Definitely the same character, but as we know less about this Doctor on the whole, they have really been able to do a character arc with him, that they might have less freedom to do with the other Doctors.

But back to Doom Coalition 3 and as always with the Doom Coalition series and the 8th Doctor, this delivers hard!

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Big Finish – Doctor Who: The Chimes of Midnight Limited Vinyl Edition

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When Big Finish first got the rights to add the 8th Doctor to their line-up it was such an exciting moment. At the time we only had one TV outing for this Doctor and a few books. Yes, the first adventure sets a tone for a Doctor but there was still so much to know about him. So once we were getting 8th Doctor audio’s what would they do with him? Some of these first audio’s seemed to lean into the suggested psychic powers from the TV movie; others tended more toward a sense of mystery, but the best included a heavy sense of wonder and excitement to them and an adventuring spirit buoyed on by his new companion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Pollard (Edwardian Adventurer).

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Review: Doctor Who Experience 2016

Written by Lewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The Doctor Who Experience (located in Cardiff Bay, South Wales) is one of the largest and most ambitious Doctor Who exhibitions ever staged. Featuring props and costumes from throughout the shows history encompassing both the classic and modern era of Who.

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Big Finish: Doom Coalition 1 Review

Written by Doctor Squee

Another boxset from Big Finish surrounding the 8th Doctor played by Paul McGann. With the events in the 4 Dark Eyes box sets having drawn to a conclusion, the 8th incarnation of our favourite Timelord is in need of a new mission. And so the scene is set for him and his companion Liv to meet the Eleven…

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