Review: Doctor Who – Subterranea

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Jonathan Morris gives us the script for this Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) Adventure featuring Lalla Ward as Romana and featuring a lovely ‘off camera’ excuse for why K9 does not feature in this adventure.

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Review: Doctor Who – The Haunting of Malkin Place

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I love the 4th Doctor range and usually only have good things to say; so where as this adventure isn’t without it’s charms, it’s with a heavy heart that I say it misses on a number of levels.
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Review: Doctor Who – Dethras

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


MILD SPOILERS!

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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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Big Finish: Doctor Who Short Trips – A Full Life

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When you have a story called ‘A Full Life’ read by Matthew Waterhouse as Adric; when the one thing you know about Adric is he didn’t have a full life you know you’re in for a story that is probably going to break your heart. This is that story!
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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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Doctor Who Experience – Regenerated

dwexp-logo-blackThe Doctor Who Experience (Cardiff) is one of the largest and most ambitious Doctor Who exhibitions ever staged. Featuring props and costumes from throughout the shows 51 years (both classic and modern era’s).

There are two separate areas of this exhibition.

Firstly an interactive experience which stars Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, this exclusive adventure – especially written by Joseph Lidster (Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Doctor Who) – puts the audience at the heart of an unmissable experience! Continue reading