Review: Doctor Who – Stranded 3

Review by Jacob Licklider

Stranded as a miniseries ended its second set with the Doctor being thrust into the future with companions Liv, Helen, Tania, and Andy where the Earth has come under a fascist dictatorship run by Divine Intervention. Stranded 3 picks up where Stranded 2 left off and with any of the multi-set series from Big Finish, and especially for the Eighth Doctor Adventures, this is not going to be a set aimed at newcomers. It continues the character driven nature of the other sets and the general Earthbound nature of the previous two sets, but the TARDIS is now working enough so the Doctor can actually travel in time, none of the episodes being set in a normal 2020/2021, the closest we get being John Dorney’s finale dealing with some of Divine Intervention and setting up the final box set. As with the final story having the gimmick of starting at the end and going back to the beginning, that is how this review will be structured. We will be starting at the end and working our way back to the beginning as Stranded 3 brings something very different to the standard box set, even by the standards of Stranded making it some of the more interesting sets from Big Finish. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Stranded 1

Review by Jacob Licklider

2019 saw Big Finish ending their then current Eighth Doctor miniseries with Ravenous 4, leaving the Doctor, Liv, and Helen stranded in London, 2020.  The TARDIS has been destroyed and Baker Street provides the only refuge for the team in June 2020’s Stranded 1. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – Ravenous 1

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Following on from the Doom Coalition boxsets, the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann) and Med-Tech Live Chenka (Nicola Walker) are back; in search of their friend Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) and the insidious, multi persona’ed The Eleven (Mark Bonnar). Continue reading

Review: Doom Coalition 4

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Another  great series from Big Finish comes to an end with a bang! Continue reading

Review –  Short Trips: The World Beyond The Trees

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

I’ve said before in reviews for ‘Short Trips’ how I feel it is a difficult and brave thing to try to fit a whole story that would usually get 2 hours in Big Finish into 40 minutes. Even the TV show gets 45 minutes. So I had just one thought when I saw the Jonathan Barnes story ‘The word beyond the Trees’ was 34.25; what balls!
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