Review: Bernice Summerfield – Treasury

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


As part of the celebrations of Bernice Summerfield turning 20, Big Finish kick off the festivities with a short story collection of 8 new stories from 8 writers; a lot of whom are legendary in the Big Finish, Benny and Doctor Who worlds. Continue reading

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Review: Torchwood – Instant Karma

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Tosh (Naoko Mori) wants some time out from her work mates and so the chance to follow up on some deaths; seemingly from natural causes that she believes to be suspicious, is the perfect chance. But how do you stop someone who can kill Just by wanting to? As the man in question is a bus driver, it might not take that much to annoy him. Can Tosh stop him in time? And will his friend help her, or follow him?
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Review: Short Trips – The Siege of Big Ben

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When is the Doctor not the Doctor? When he is the meta crisis Doctor Donna! I know, the old ones are the best!! Continue reading

Review: Jago & Litefoot Forever

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I have both been eagerly anticipating this release and also wanting the day never to come that I would know I’d be listening to the last new audio release from Messers Jago (Christopher Benjamin) & Litefoot (Trevor Baxter). Continue reading

Short Trips Review: The Turn of the Screw

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Yee Jee Tso returns in his Vault working Charlie Sato guise to deliver this 8th Doctor story. Charlie is on the hunt for an artefact that may be small in size but big in power. But when he gets caught and captured he runs into a torturer who turns out not to be as he seems who also wants the mysterious device. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who Early Adventures – The Wreck Of The World

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


This is a lovely second Doctor story with Jamie & Zoe that perfectly mirrors the style of the time the story would fit into on TV; but as writer Timothy X Atack tells us in the extras, maybe a script that might not have been made due to budget.

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Review: Short Trips – The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) awakes with his memory gone. Luckily he is soon told he is the squire to Sir Keeyoht of la Koura. He will follow his sire on a great quest battling dragons and seeking out the vile enchanter, the Doctor. This all sounds very familiar to Adric, but not quite right. Still, being the squire to Keeyoht with his teeth & curls feels right enough. Continue reading

Big Finish Review: King Lear

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare stories. It’s deceptive in its relatively simple premise. A King with a huge ego asks his daughters to profess their love for him in increasingly over the top ways. 2 of his daughters are all to happy to go along with this to get their share of his kingdom in exchange. The youngest and most beloved daughter knows better and won’t just say how much she loves him, as this knows the words mean nothing when said just to get his things. She gets pushed aside for this, whilst the 2 daughters who did inherit his kingdom start giving him less and less place within it, to the point where he ends up on the street with his fool and he learns what a fool he has been. 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: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Vol. 4

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


MILD SPOILERS!

Lisa Bowerman is back once again as the universe’s favourite archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield and as in Vol. 3 she is with David Warner‘s Unbound Doctor trying to save his dying universe. But now the Doctor is President of the Universe and Benny is starting to wonder if that is a good thing or not. Continue reading