Audio Review: Survivors Series 7

Review by Ian McArdell


Terry Nation’s Survivors, which ran for three series in the mid-1970s, told the story of the population ravaged by a deadly virus and how the few who survived it struggled to keep going in a familiar, yet utterly changed world.

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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: Doctor Who – Time In Office

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


This release is a special one for me. Not only does it take place in one of my favourite times in Doctor Who with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) but it goes against conventional logic to really satisfying results. Continue reading

Audio Review: The Omega Factor Series 2

Review by Ian McArdell


In 2015, Big Finish revived the late 1970s BBC science-meets-supernatural thriller series The Omega Factor to quite some acclaim. Indeed, one episode was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award.

Starring Louise Jameson; a member of the original cast, as Dr Anne Reynolds, the audio drama picked up the Edinburgh based tale of Department 7 in the present day. Fresh to this continuation of the show is John Dorney as Adam Dean, son of the original lead character Tom Dean (an investigative journalist who was played by the late James Hazeldine). Continue reading

Review – Philip Hinchcliffe Presents (Vol 3) – The Helm of Awe

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Once again legendary Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe is back to Big Finish with another jam packed story, epic in scale. Continue reading

Review: The War Doctor. Vol 4 – Casualties of War

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It was so bitter sweet listening to this one. Knowing with each world we were hearing the last performance of the War Doctor and what I think is the last of John Hurt at Big Finish.

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Review – Running Through Corridors Vol 2: The 70’s

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I didn’t catch the first instalment of the ‘Running Through Corridors’ story, so wasn’t sure exactly what to expect.

I know of Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke and have had the pleasure of interviewing them for my podcast; both had mentioned the book and I had always meant to get round to it. So when the second instalment came out and Mad Norwegian Press asked me to review it I jumped at the chance.
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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event 2016

Offical Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!

This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
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Big Finish: Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents Doctor Who – The Genesis Chamber

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Phillip Hinchcliffe had a lot to live up to from his much esteemed producing of Doctor Who when he re-joined Tom Baker for the Big Finish adventures. With his first couple of adventures he more than delivered; as he does with The Genesis Chamber.

Set at a human colony where half the people live inside a domed city and procreate using a genesis chamber and the other half live outside in the wild in a tribe and do their procreating the old fashioned way. At the start the Doctor and Leela meet up with some joy riding nobles from the domed city; who crash land in the tribe and from then on nothing will be the same for either of the peoples on the planet again.

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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event returns for 2016!!!!

 

The critically acclaimed Regenerations Doctor Who convention returns for 2016, and once again it’s planned to be very special!

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