Review: Doctor Who – Vortex Ice / Cortex Fire

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After the success of last month’s 5th Doctor release Alien Heart / Dalek Soul Big Finish now gives us a 6th Doctor 2-story set in the same format; with each story taking an hours running time. It’s a really strong format that leads to sharp pacey stories. These two follow that trend. Continue reading

Audio Review: The Shape Of Things to Come

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I am as ever impressed by Big Finish’s ability to draw you into a new line.  So with the first 2 audio’s from the H G Wells adaptations they smartly with two of his better known works; The Invisible Man and The First Men in the Moon; both starring already well loved actors in Sir John Hurt and Nigel Planner.

With this third story they have gone for a title that is probably better known than the book. With casting, they have by no means scrimped on the talent with Nicola Walker and Sam Troughton; just maybe not with one name that is universally as well known; just two amazing actors, which I would be surprised if they don’t find their place in the pantheons of the great in time.  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

Audio Review: ‘Dan Dare Volume 2’

Review by Ian McArdell


Released April 2017 by B7/Big Finish

Beginning where December’s Volume 1 left off, B7’s reinvention of the classic British space hero continues with a second volume of Dan Dare – The Audio Adventures. Continue reading

Review – The First Men in the Moon

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


Coming off the success of their wonderful production of The Invisible Man’ featuring one of the last performances from one of the great actors of our time Sir John Hurt, Big Finish had a lot to live up to in the second release from their H.G Wells adaptions range. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Visiting Hours

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Mild Spoilers!

In TV Torchwood I loved how they fleshed out what to begin with were mere supporting parts. PC Andy becoming a sergeant and a proper ally to the team and not just the comic relief that got them into places as a cop sometimes.

So it was also with Gwen’s long suffering husband Reece played brilliantly by Kai Owen. He felt more and more like part of the team and whereas Miracle Day wasn’t everyone’s favourite adventure; he really shined in it and had a lot to do. Continue reading

Review: The Invisible Man

In Memory of Sir John Hurt

1940 – 2017


Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Well of course Big Finish are doing H.G Wells. As some of the best story tellers of the day, why wouldn’t they produce the works of one of the greatest imaginations of all time?! Continue reading

Title Revealed for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

Disney/LucasFilm have today released the official title for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII:

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

viii-logo-tall-1536x864-414669331908THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Continue reading

Doctor Who – Series 9, Episode 9 Details revealed!

Episode 9 is tilted ‘Sleep No More‘ and will air on Saturday 14 November, BBC One.

8This episode is written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and see’s Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman appear alongside  a guest cast including Reece Shearsmith (from The League of Gentleman; where he previously worked with Gatiss as well), Elaine Tan, Neet Mohan, Bethany Black, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Tom Wilton, Paul Davis, Zina Badran, Natasha Patel, Elizabeth Chong, Nikkita Chadha and Gracie Lai. Continue reading

Interview: John V. Knowles – Director of Chastity Bites

IMG_6266aJohn V. Knowles describes himself as “Geek. Atheist. Cyberpunk. Film nerd. Sci-Fi & Horror nut. Mac addict. Typophile. Coffee enthusiast”. Together with his wife Lotti he runs the production company Weirdsmobile which produces shorts & features.

John recently had his feature-film directorial debut with the horror/comedy ‘Chastity Bites‘. See our full review here. We spoke to John about his film career and his love of technology.

………no matter how hard it was to make or how it turned out, just take a moment to relish the fact that you did actually make a MOVIE”

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