Audio Review – The Coming of the Martians

Review by Ian McArdell


Since going out of copyright, there have been a few projects based on H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds, adding to the extensive catalogue of adaptations already available.
While the most well-known versions might be Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio play or Spielberg’s Tom Cruise fronted movie, both shifted the location and moved the story to their present day. Slightly more faithful is Jeff Wayne’s musical interpretation, which at least keeps the setting correct – although it has claimed the title and forced this adaptation to be dubbed ‘The Coming of the Martians’; originally the title of the first part of the novel. With a fresh take on the novel by Nick Scovell, who may be known to some for his re-staging of Doctor Who classics, Sherwood Sound Studios’ approach has remained incredibly faithful to the original text; this is a tale of a Martian invasion of the home counties, with the action taking place across Surrey and Hampshire, as well as London. Continue reading

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Big Finish Review: Class – Volume 1 & 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Class is back. This time in audio form courtesy of the good folks at Big Finish. Continue reading

Audio Review: Wireless Theatre Company – Red Moon (Parts 5 & 6)

Review by Ian McArdell



Across the Fifth and Sixth phases of Red Moon, The Wireless Theatre Company’s six-part alternate history of the space race, we finally get to the core of the conspiracy surrounding SpaceCom’s Eagle One nuclear base. Continue reading

Big Finish Review – The Time War 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor takes us deeper into his stint in proceedings in the earlier days of the Time War and we see more hints at how he becomes the disillusioned man we see in Night of the Doctor. Continue reading

Audio Review: The Wireless Theatre Company – Red Moon 3&4

Review by Ian McArdell


With the third and fourth instalments of Red Moon, The Wireless Theatre Company’s six-part alternate history take on the space race, the conspiracy escalates and tensions spill over into action as two of our principal characters collide.

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Review: Fourth Doctor Adventures – Season 7 (Vol. 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) & Leela (Louise Jameson) are back to polish off the 7th Big Finish Doctor Who series, with our favourite long scarf wearer. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Believe

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The great match up of Guy Adams writing & Scott Handcock directing this Torchwood 3-part special event release are bringing back together the full classic Torchwood team from the first two series. It’s set just before the end of Torchwood series 2. Continue reading

Audio Review: Blake’s 7 – Crossfire Part 3

Review by Ian McArdell


Across four further tales, the crew of the Liberator return to witness the conclusion of the Crossfire story arc; episodes 9 – 12 chart the final stages of a civil war for control of the Federation, with Servalan and the former President vying for supremacy. Nestled as a sub-season within the continuity of late Series C, Crossfire Part 3 follows the same format as the previous two box sets, mixing arc-heavy stories with lighter ones and using various combinations of the cast; Avon, Cally, Vila, Tarrant and Dayna, along with Orac and Zen. Continue reading

Cops and Monsters – Scottish sci-fi series crowdfunding for Series 2

‘Cops and Monsters’ is an on-going supernatural police thriller set in a near future Scotland. Created by 34-year old screenwriter and indie film producer Fraser Coull. The series follows the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS)’ as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland.

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Audio Review: The Wireless Theatre Company – Red Moon

Review by Ian McArdell


From novels to films to comic books, ‘What If?’ tales and alternate histories are often compelling as they offer a rich playground of almost familiar events to play in. In just this vein, Red Moon looks at one of the pivotal moments in the 20th Century and poses the question… What if the Russians had beaten the Americans to the Moon? Continue reading