Review: Doctor Who – Shadow of the Daleks 1

Review by Jacob Licklider


Shadow of the Daleks is an interesting idea for a Doctor Who Big Finish release, at least for the Main Range. Instead of a single release, this is a story arc crossing two releases made up of eight individual episodes from different writers, all with the conceit of the Time War breaking into the life of the Fifth Doctor and a collection of people. This review is of only the first release, as it serves as the October Main Range release, Shadow of the Daleks 1, as the second installment has not been released and the story has not been concluded. As a series of four individual stories that have an overarching narrative, I will be foregoing any sort of format and just talking about what strikes me as this is a very different type of story. Listeners going in should expect that the title Shadow of the Daleks is apt as while the Daleks appear, and Nicholas Briggs is always excellent, they are not the focal point, staying in the literal shadows of each of the four episodes. The implication is that they are fighting the Time War, and possibly dragging earlier Doctors into events in a gambit to win, but as it stands there isn’t much to know of what they are. They are even referred to only as the Enemy in one of the stories which brings back images of the Eighth Doctor Adventures and Virgin New Adventures where the Terry Nation estate did not allow their use in the novels.

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‘Time Lord Victorious’ Big Finish Audio Dramas Announced

Four more pieces of the Time Lord Victorious jigsaw are revealed – four audio dramas will be released by Big Finish Productions from October.

Paul McGann leads a trilogy of exciting full-cast audio dramas, as the Eighth Doctor faces his old enemies, the Daleks. Plus, two Short Trips will accompany these adventures, featuring two incarnations of the Master narrated by Jon Culshaw.

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Review: Doctor Who – Early Adventures (Series 6)

Review by Jacob Licklider


The Early Adventures range from Big Finish Productions is a chance to tell full cast stories with the characters from the 1960s eras from Doctor Who. The range has currently run five series alternating between the First and Second Doctors, and this month the sixth series was released, however, instead of the standard four release across the final four months of the year there were only two. While truncating this series to two means less content, the sixth series is a prime example of quality over quantity from a range that has already had some of the strongest stories featured. This series, while being firmly part of the Second Doctor’s era, is a celebration of the 1960s era of Doctor Who as a whole creating a “what if” idea of a Fifth Anniversary Celebration.

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Review: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Buried Memories (Vol 5)

Review by Jacob Licklider


The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield is one of the Big Finish ranges which I have been following since its inception, and each set has been a gift to me in the years since. I was greatly disappointed when there wasn’t a set last year, but incredibly excited when it was announced Volume Five would not only feature the David Warner, but a big risk in four completely new writers.

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Review: Bernice Summerfield – In Time

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In another wonderful celebration of Bernie at 20, we are treated to another anthology spanning the life of the character over all the iterations we know and others that reaches into her future.

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Review: Bernice Summerfield – The Story So Far (Vol. 1 & 2)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


As one of a few celebrations of everything Benny after 20 years on Big Finish; the character that launched their empire, they have assembled some of the best of the creative team behind Benny from over the years to give us two boxsets; set throughout her story… so far!

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Review: Doctor Who – The 11th Doctor Chronicles

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


After the success of the Tenth Doctor Chronicles, Jacob Dudman is back as the Doctor. Just this time as the Eleventh. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who Early Adventures – The Outliers

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Anneke Wills (Polly, narrator) and Frazer Hines (Jamie, 2nd Doctor) lead the cast of this 2nd Doctor adventure.

In the distant future on an alien planet, people are going missing, but at a rate few know as statistics are altered. Why the deception? Who is taking people? And will the Doctor and his friends be the next to be taken? Continue reading

Review: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol. 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the second release in this range the the 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th Doctors come face to face with the Vashta Nerada, the Racnoss, Carrionite’s & well, the Vashta Nerada again. Continue reading

Interview: Peter Purves (Doctor Who)

51 years since we last saw him travelling in the TARDIS – we at Indie Mac User have caught up with Classic Who Icon Peter Purves to talk about all things Doctor Who and life since departing the classic Sci-Fi show.

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“It breaks my heart that, although the full original audio exists, not a frame of the actual show remains”

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