Review: Masterful (Celebrating 50 years of ‘The Master’)

Review by Jacob Licklider


“I am usually referred to as the Master…universally.”

This immortal line, first aired 50 years ago, introduced Doctor Who fans to Roger Delgado and the Doctor’s arch enemy the Master. And now, to celebrate this momentous occasion, Big Finish Productions has brought together all surviving TV incarnations of the Master and a host of others for a three hour audio drama, ‘Masterful’. Released 50 years to the day of Episode One of ‘Terror of the Autons‘, there are two editions of this release; the standard three disc edition and the limited eight disc edition which contains a disc of bonus features, an original audiobook by Trevor Baxendale, and two previously released Short Trips. This review is only looking at Masterful the story (see our Terror of the Master review here) So, should you buy Masterful? Short answer, yes, of course you should, James Goss provides three hours with a brilliant cast pitting Master against Master, playing to each incarnation’s strengths and giving listeners a real treat to see how dysfunctional each incarnation can be when forced to cooperate. Continue reading

Third Doctor’s adventures to get Blu-ray release

Doctor Who: The Collection’ returns with Season 8, featuring Jon Pertwee as the iconic Time Lord.

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Review: Doctor Who- The Third Doctor Adventures (Vol 6)

Review by Michael Goleniewski



Poison of the Daleks by Guy Adams

UNIT has been employed to handle security concerns at a new air filtration center that promises to help rid the planet of atmospheric pollution forever. The Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Sergeant Benton arrive to lend their expertise (and hopefully their endorsement) as necessary despite the Doctor’s personal suspicions and the somewhat rude comments of the leading professor on the project. But something strange is going on behind the scenes hinted at when a strange battered man suddenly appears out of nowhere asking for help before dying right in front of them. It’s not long before the UNIT family discover a dark connection to a whole other planet filled with killer plants, oddly familiar robot men, and occupied by an old foe lurking in the shadows waiting to strike…..

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Review: The Third Doctor Adventures (Vol 5)

Review by Michael Goleniewski


The Third Doctor Adventures range has always been a very strong one boasting many memorable stories under its belt. Volume 5, however, is a particularly exciting one as for the first time we not only have an actor taking over the voice of the Third Doctor but also a new actor to play Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and a new actress for the role of Liz Shaw after the passing of Nicholas Courtney and Caroline John in recent years.

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Review: Torchwood – The Green Life

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Captain Jack (John Barrowman) is joined on his latest mission by field specialist, Jo Jones (Katy Manning). They are on the trail of some rather familiar large maggot creatures, but they have changed. Can the best of Torchwood and the Doctor’s friends raise to meet the challenge? Can they agree on the best methods to do so? Continue reading

Third Doctor’s Adventures to get Blu-ray Release

Doctor Who: The Collection’ returns with Season 10, featuring Jon Pertwee as the iconic Time Lord.

 

All 26 episodes have been newly restored for Blu-ray and packed with hours of new and existing bonus material.


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Review: Doctor Who – Muse of Fire

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In Paris in the 1920’s it should be a hive of the most talented artist to ever put paint to easel. But when The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Ace (Sophie Aldred) & Hex (Phillip Olivier) arrive they find artist fleeing in their droves. Irish Wildthyme (Katy Manning) is also on the scene and seems involved in the artists finding Paris a hostile environment. Can the Doctor’s old friend really be responsible for unmaking an artistic revolution?

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‘Doctor Who – The Unsaved Planet’

Following on from “Doctor Who: The Time Trap” & “Doctor Who: Death as Christmas” the Gallifrey Stands Podcast team are back for another charity full cast audio drama, this year to raise money for LGBT charity Stonewall UK.

Review: UNIT – Assembled

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Since the launch of the modern day UNIT range, they have always gone big. Stories that feel ‘action-packed’ and with great drama all with the UNIT team of today. Only one thing they haven’t done… bring back the classic UNIT crew. Now that particular box can be ticked too. Continue reading

Film & Comic Con Cardiff March 2017

Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 4th & 5th of March 2017.


img_0253Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

  • Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Torchwood)
  • Clive Russel (Game of Thrones)
  • Jimmy Vee (Star Wars, Doctor Who)
  • Dave Prowse (Star Wars)
  • Alistair Petrie (Star Wars, Sherlock)
  • Teri McMinn (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • John Dugan (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • Katy Manning (Doctor Who)
  • Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who
    And many more!

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