Review: Doctor Who – Dethras

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


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Review – Doctor Who: The Silent Scream

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Sometimes you just catch lightning in a bottle; this is one of those times. James Goss has written a story that exists in a very specific moment in time; when movies went from silent to ‘talkies’. When you get a time like that there is a natural fear from those involved in silent film to draw on as a story. This is just fun from beginning to end.
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Review: Doctor Who – The Eternal Battle

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The writing partnership of Cavan Scott and Mark Wright return to Big Finish with the 4th Doctor adventure, The Eternal Battle (the kind of title that sounds like it should have been done before).978-1-78178-711-3The thing I am struck by with these guys is the fact that I never feel like it’s a Scott & Wright book / audio / any other projects as you might with other writers. I find more importantly; I get a great story that fits perfectly in the style of the Doctor they are writing in and then when I go to look at who wrote it, I then think, of course, they are great writers. With Cavan Scott I think he is particularly good at finding angles on the Doctors that sometimes adds and enhances the character but fits in with them. Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The Beast of Kravenos

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The latest 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) Adventure see’s him reunited with his old friends Messer’s Jago & Lightfoot (Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter) in this fun and engaging story.

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Review: Doctor Who – Destiny of the Doctor (The Complete Adventure)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


2013, the year we had all waited for when Doctor Who was turning a history-making 50 years old. We got to see Two regenerations, Two new doctors, an amazing multiple-doctor story on TV and another on audio with Big Finish. Everyone wanted a part of the celebrations and to put out something amazing. The now defunct Audio Go was no exception. Partnering up with Big Finish they came up with the idea of releasing one audio story a month; based on one of the then Eleven Doctors. As the anniversary was in November, starting at the beginning of the year in January made it all work perfectly. They assembled companions from most of the Doctors as the narrators for the stories, aside from the 9th (although getting in Nicholas Briggs is no bad replacement) and pared them with another actor to co-star. It seemed like quite a coo as well to get the then current companion Jenna Coleman involved. A big shout of to all of the wonderful writers in this set too including Andrew Smith, Matt Fitton and Nev Fountain to name just a few.
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Big Finish – Doctor Who: 4th Doctor Adventures – The Pursuit of History / Casualties of Time

Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


I have been looking forward to this 2-part adventure! Not only is it always a pleasure to have Tom Baker stepping back into his role as the 4th Doctor, but to have the return of David Warner as Cuthbert and Toby Hadoke as Mr Dorrick is something not to be missed. These characters were originally introduced at the end of 4th Doctor series 2 (The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase) alongside Tom and Mary Tamm’s Romana 1. So it is a little bittersweet when you hear on the extra’s Nicholas Briggs talking about how bringing in Lalla Ward for this series meant that they could continue some of the storylines left open from Tamm’s adventures. As always though the trick of making you feel like it’s the same person no matter which Romana you are dealing with is achieved; something we maybe take for granted sometimes.

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