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 – 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: Cold Fusion

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. There is so much going on!

So lets start with the Virgin books. It was so exciting when they got the licence. The BBC at the time in their infinite wisdom had decided as well as booting off the TV Doctor Who, that books based on it weren’t worth it either. So Virgin books stepped in with some new fresh talented writers, like Mark Gattis and Russell T Davis (I wonder what happened to those 2?). These were obsessively written by some very talented fans of the show, for the fans. As such they loved swinging for the fences. Bringing in so much Doctor Who mythology as to make Omega take a peek from the antimatter universe to see what the fuss was all about. Not that there weren’t some great additions to the DWU, Bernice Summerfield being one of the most notable.
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Review – Doctor Who Short Trips: Rulebook

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Well, let’s just put it out there; this story was perfect as a short trip. It never felt rushed to fit the short time allowed, it made perfect sense and had a story that fells like it was longer than it was in the best way. Continue reading

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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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event 2016

Offical Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!

This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
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Big Finish Review: Fiesta of the Damned

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s really nice to still see a story come up in any part of the Doctor Who world that is based on real historical events and especially when it’s a part of history that is maybe less well used in modern fiction.

Now when you are dealing with a history based episode you have a few choices. You can go for a straight telling of the events and get the Doctor and companions mixed up in established events, like classic DW story ‘The Romans’. You can create a secret threat to history that the Doctor must defeat to save the timeline a-la ‘The Unquiet Dead’. Or you can add in a supernatural element that the writer makes part of the original events as they did in the ‘Fires of Pompeii’. This story tries to have its cake and eat it too on this front.978-1-78178-891-2

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Adric Returns to Big Finish !!!!

The TARDIS returns to 1982 as three companions join the Fifth Doctor for new stories brought to you by Big Finish !!!!!

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As first revealed in this week’s brand new Doctor Who Magazine, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) is back with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) for three more main range Doctor Who adventures!


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