Classic Doctor Who actor passes away

Classic Doctor Who actor Stephen Thorne has passed away.

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Review: The Third Doctor Adventures (Vol 5)

Review by Michael Goleniewski


The Third Doctor Adventures range has always been a very strong one boasting many memorable stories under its belt. Volume 5, however, is a particularly exciting one as for the first time we not only have an actor taking over the voice of the Third Doctor but also a new actor to play Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and a new actress for the role of Liz Shaw after the passing of Nicholas Courtney and Caroline John in recent years.

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Third Doctor’s Adventures to get Blu-ray Release

Doctor Who: The Collection’ returns with Season 10, featuring Jon Pertwee as the iconic Time Lord.

 

All 26 episodes have been newly restored for Blu-ray and packed with hours of new and existing bonus material.


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Review: Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures Vol. 3

Review by Kenton Hall


While this is the third volume of Big Finish’s full-cast Third Doctor Adventures, its release comes at a time when re-casting in Doctor Who is at peak discussion levels, whether it’s the impending arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, in the form of Jodie Whittaker; or David Bradley clasping the lapels of William Hartnell’s First Doctor come Christmas.

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Doctor Who Spin-off to get DVD release

The Doctor Who spin-off  ‘Wartime‘ is to be released on DVD.

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Wartime is the title of a short science fiction film, produced direct-to-video in 1987. It was the first professionally produced, authorised independent spin-off of the long-running TV series Doctor Who, and the only such production to be made while the originating TV series was still on the air (it ended in 1989).


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Review – Running Through Corridors Vol 2: The 70’s

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I didn’t catch the first instalment of the ‘Running Through Corridors’ story, so wasn’t sure exactly what to expect.

I know of Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke and have had the pleasure of interviewing them for my podcast; both had mentioned the book and I had always meant to get round to it. So when the second instalment came out and Mad Norwegian Press asked me to review it I jumped at the chance.
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Review: The Third Doctor Adventures – Volume 2

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


The Transcendence of Ephros
The planet of Ephros is due to die of natural causes and some of the inhabitants are over the moon about it, as their religion tells them they can use the planets destruction to ascend. Meanwhile the Galactux Power Inc is mining what is left of the planets natural resources. When the Doctor and Jo arrive on the planet and get in broiled in the goings on, could there be more that meets the eye happening here?

This is a good story with lots going on and some great characters. Sometimes Bernard Holley is a little ‘large’ as a character as Karswell but he and the rest of the cast do a great job on the whole in this one.

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Doctor Who Spin-off to get DVD release

The Doctor Who spin-off  ‘Mindgame series‘ is to be released on DVD.

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The Mindgame series is a series of direct-to-video spin-off productions based on the long running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The two films in the series are Mindgame (1997) and Mindgame Trilogy (1999). This series star Doctor Who icon Sophie Aldred.  Continue reading

Big Finish – Doctor Who Short Trips: The Blame Game/Damascus

Review by Kenton Hall (Director of ‘A Dozen Summers‘ featuring Colin Baker)


Big Finish, as regular listeners will have no doubt noticed; offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to providing new Doctor Who stories from across the history of the programme. With numerous Doctors and Companions taking part in full cast stories; however, some of the other narrated ranges can; occasionally I fear, get lost in the shuffle.

The Short Trips range is a case in point. I hope I’m wrong and that these marvellous short stories, enthusiastically performed by a range of wonderful actors are taken to the bosom of fans everywhere. And then removed from their bosoms and put in their ears, because that makes more sense. Continue reading

Big Finish Review – The Time Tunnel (Doctor Who – Short Trips)

Written by guest writer Doctor Squee


 

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Doctor: 3rd Doctor

Companions: Jo Grant, The Brigadier

Narrator: Katy Manning as Jo Grant

 


 

I have heard a lot about Big Finishes short trips range, but this was my first listen to one. I had heard that these were now used as an alternative to the free specials that subscriber’s used to get  (to some people’s displeasure). Continue reading