Review: Torchwood – Sargasso

Review by Jacob Licklider


Sargasso is my first foray into Big Finish’s Torchwood range and aptly it is a story told from the perspective of the often audience surrogate Rhys Williams. Kai Owen on Torchwood was always; in my opinion, an under-utilised character until the Children of Earth miniseries; so it is fitting that Big Finish gives the character time to shine. Sargasso is also the final release in the “Torchwood vs. Monsters” miniseries, pairing the Torchwood characters with monsters from Doctor Who, this time being the Nestene Consciousness. The Nestene Consciousness is a villain which has been under-utilised on audio, only featuring in the first UNIT box set and a single Eighth Doctor Adventure. Even on television, they have never been used to comment fully on the danger of plastics and pollutions; something rectified here. Christopher Cooper’s script uses the setting of a cargo ship in the middle of the ocean surrounded by plastic pollution. Cooper uses the isolated setting to full effect, creating a horror story with the Autons.

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Review: The War Master – The Master of Callous

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In this second War Master set from Big Finish, they have; instead of 4 stand alone stories, given us one ongoing 4-part story of the Master on one world. A bold and ultimately inspired move. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – We Always Get Out Alive

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Gwen (Eve Myles) & Rhys (Kai Owen) are on the way back from another day saved as the ‘Torchwood Two’. But as they drive home in seemingly good spirits, trying to get back before the babysitter gives up on them, they find a quiet drive home may not be on the cards. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Aliens Among Us (Part 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Torchwood return for the second of their outings set after the events of Miracle Day (check out our review of Part 1 here). This set fleshes out the characters introduced in the first boxset and the larger new Torchwood world and deepens the plot with the new Alien menace. 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

Big Finish announce 10th Anniversary adventure ‘The Torchwood Archive’

To celebrate Torchwood’s tenth anniversary in October, Big Finish have announced an extra-special new release Torchwood – The Torchwood Archive; a two-disc special release coming in October from Big Finish, celebrating ten years of the massively popular Doctor Who spin-off by bringing together a host of familiar faces in a brand new adventure from writer and producer James Goss:

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Film & Comic Con Bournemouth March 2016

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of the Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Here is the low down on some of the stories of the stars in attendance at this weekends FCCB!!!! Continue reading