Review: The Ninth Doctor Adventures – Ravagers

Review by Jacob Licklider


Raise your hand if you weren’t expecting Christopher Eccleston to come back to Doctor Who? Okay, whoever doesn’t have your hand up is clearly lying, because it was one of those things that nobody ever thought would happen, and even more so, would happen so soon, but here we are, May 2021, and the first of four Ninth Doctor Box sets from Big Finish Productions are out in the world. Ravagers was written and directed by Nicholas Briggs showing just how much enthusiasm he had for the first Doctor he worked with on television when Doctor Who came back, and structured like a three part miniseries. This format is actually really good for Doctor Who, as single hour long stories which aren’t connected in any way becomes incredibly difficult to properly develop a new setting and new characters all in a single episode. While each episode has its own title (Sphere of Freedom, Cataclysm, and Food Fight) as this is a miniseries, this review will be looking as Ravagers as one continuous story, which is the best way to look at this box set anyway as each episode ends in a cliffhanger before the final episode opens up the series of box sets to what is clearly going to become a new era of Ninth Doctor adventures.

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Upcoming Doctor Who Target book range includes Thirteenth Doctor adventure

Seven Doctors in seven unforgettable adventures join the Doctor Who Target book range, all publishing on 11th March 2021, each with newly commissioned cover artwork by Anthony Dry.

These latest novelisations, almost all written by the original writers of the TV episodes, will help Target fans finally complete their classic-era collection, and take the Target range into its next incarnation.


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Ninth Doctor Adventures details revealed for Big Finish

Cover artwork and story titles for the first volume of Big Finish Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures starring Christopher Eccleston has been unveiled today.

Due for release in May 2021, Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers is a full-cast audio drama box set comprising three fantastic stories all written by Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs.


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Big Finish teases return of Christopher Eccleston to Doctor Who

Big Finish Productions previously announced that in association with BBC Studios Christopher Eccleston would reprise the role of the Ninth Doctor in a brand new series of audio adventures. Today they posted a photo eccleston with his script, further confirming his return and the set is now available for pre-order from BigFinish.com.

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Christopher Eccleston returning to Doctor Who with Big Finish

Big Finish Productions, in association with BBC Studios, today announced the return of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor in a brand new series of audio adventures.

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Doctor Who Dalek: The Prequel Released Online

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Dalek the sixth episode of the revived first series of Doctor Who, the team behind #DoctorWhoLockdown have created a prequel to the events of the episode.


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Doctor Who Rose: The Sequel Released Online

Following on from the release of Rose: The Prequel, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has released online a sequel to his original 2005 ‘pilot’ for the rebooted version of NuWho.


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Doctor Who Rose: The Prequel Released Online

Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies revealed earlier this week that a long-lost “piece of history” will be released online ahead of the 15th anniversary simulcast of Rose – Davies’ original 2005 ‘pilot’ for the rebooted version of NuWho.

 

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‘New Who’ 10th Anniversary

Written by Lewis Mainwaring


When Doctor Who came back to our TV screens in 2005 both audiences and critics were wowed as it ushered in a new era of time and space antics.

Russell T Davies was the mastermind behind the shows reintroduction and turned the programme from ‘a bit of a joke’ into TV gold over-night following a 16 year gap (not including the TV movie).

The casting of Christopher Eccleston as as the post time war doctor and Billie Piper as his companion was great casting and started the show off with a bang. Continue reading