Review: Doctor Who – Dalek Universe 3

Review by Jacob Licklider


With each installment in Dalek Universe, the scope and tension has been building to unravel the mystery of just what’s happening with the universe that the Tenth Doctor is now before the Time War and with Anya Kingdom and Mark Seven. The initial promotion as a full fourth series for the Tenth Doctor was perhaps the most accurate description of the three box sets as a whole, all taking place right after The Waters of Mars; and Dalek Universe 3 sets up The Day of the Doctor, and actually helps transition the Tenth Doctor towards the end of his life. Like the first set, Dalek Universe 3 is only two stories, a single episode and two parts, essentially echoing the structure of one of his televised series (without the third two-parter to fill in the usual thirteen episodes as this is only nine episodes). And with any finale, this set is built around wrapping everything up from the heartbreaking installments at the end of Dalek Universe 2. This review will contain spoilers for Dalek Universe 2, so it is highly recommended to at least be caught up with the stories to this point before continuing. This is also a set which cannot be listened to in isolation, despite its high quality.

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Review: The Lone Centurion (Vol. 1)

Review by Jacob Licklider


With David Tennant joining Big Finish in 2016, and the recent return of Christopher Eccleston in a series of four box sets, the New Series representation at Big Finish increased; yet Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor has thus far been relegated to Short Trips and The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles due to only Alex Kingston’s participation in Big Finish. However, an announcement of a two volume spin-off following the Auton Rory Williams while he guards the Pandorica in a now deleted universe brings Arthur Darvill back to the worlds of Doctor Who in a release that nobody was quite expecting. Rory Williams is one of those characters which you really don’t know what to expect, often taking a back seat in episodes and only given companion status by the start of Darvill’s second series in the role. Rory is essentially comic relief and on the surface relegated to supporting roles, so The Lone Centurion is something which doesn’t actually have anything to go on in terms of what it can accomplish, complicated by the fact that as an Auton Rory is more difficult to kill as this takes place in between The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang. The premise is intriguing: the Pandorica has gone missing meaning that Amy has gone missing, and Rory is attempting to find it, shenanigans ensue. Continue reading

Audio Review: Space 1999 (Vol. 1)

Review by Ian McArdell


Space 1999 Volume 1 continues Big Finish’s vivid reimagining of the late 1970s Gerry Anderson classic. After launching with the show’s pilot episode, refashioned as an epic audio movie, this boxset moves us into the realm of regular episodes. While remaining faithful to the spirit of the original, this first set holds two original stories and one adaptation. The first deals directly with the aftermath of Breakaway, and follows up on the mysterious call to the planet of Meta – a plot threat surprisingly forgotten onscreen as the Moon headed on out into the universe. Continue reading

Review: The 8th Doctor – Time War (Vol 4)

Review by Jacob Licklider


The Eighth Doctor: Time War was announced by Big Finish Productions as a four box set prequel series to Big Finish’s War Doctor range in 2017 after the passing of John Hurt. It is now 2020 and the miniseries is coming to an end with Time War: Volume Four which is incredibly fitting as the world has gone into lockdown, much like Gallifrey has become at this point in this set where the Time War is over after the events of Time War: Volume Three. Continue reading

Big Finish Review: Hamlet

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


When Big Finish do Shakespeare they clearly aren’t shy of the big stuff.

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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event 2016

Offical Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!

This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event returns for 2016!!!!

 

The critically acclaimed Regenerations Doctor Who convention returns for 2016, and once again it’s planned to be very special!

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Gallifrey Stands – A Doctor Who fan podcast (Guest Appearance)

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Gallifrey Stands is a fun, conversational Doctor Who fan podcast featuring interviews with stars, creators & fandom from the world of Doctor Who & beyond (past guests have included Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook, Sophie Aldred & Simon Fisher-Becker). Hosted by the delightful Doctor Squee & his assistant Dottie Who.

Also follow them on Twitter @DoctorSquee
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The IndieMacUser team Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery appeared as featured guests on Episode 56 as part of the ‘Wales Season’……check it out! We had great fun recording this in Cardiff.

 

 

Audio clips from our coverage of Cardiff Film & Comic Con March 2015 were also featured on  Gallifrey Stands in Episode 49. Featuring an interview with Terry Molloy by resident whovian & co-editor Lewis Mainwaring.

Cardiff Film & Comic Con – March 2015

Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring


This was our second ‘con’ as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!  Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery.


IMG_0748_Fotor_CollageGuests that attended this weekends event included:-

  • Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode One),
  • Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who – Revived Series),
  • Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3),
  • Terry Molloy (Doctor Who – Classic Series),
  • Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter),
  • Jack Donnelly (Atlantis).
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