Review: The Lives of Captain Jack (Vol. 3)

Review by Jacob Licklider


The three sets thus far in The Lives of Captain Jack are an interesting experiment as while the Torchwood range is a continuation of that show and that very adult brand; The Lives of Captain Jack is contained with the ‘from the worlds of Doctor Who‘ banner. This means that there isn’t explicit adult content which expands the audience for this release to a much wider range of listeners. The third volume is the first story to be released by Big Finish Productions to feature both Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman and Alex Kingston’s River Song; bringing together two of the most memorable characters from the revival. This gives fans a story that they have been asking for since both characters made a lasting imprint and Jack was supposed to appear with River in ‘A Good Man Goes to War’.

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Review: Torchwood – Dissected

Review by Jacob Licklider


Whenever Big Finish Productions decides to release a story that is a two-hander the listener is almost guaranteed a classic.  Most of the best Companion Chronicles are the experimental two-handers like Solitaire and The Time Museum, and Robert Shearman’s highly experimental Scherzo is a work of brilliant.  

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Ian Gelder talks Can You Hear Me?

Something is stalking the Doctor and her friends, from ancient Syria to present-day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space in Can You Hear Me?

As Graham, Yaz and Ryan return home to see friends and family, they find themselves haunted by very different experiences. Who is the figure calling from beyond the stars for help, and why?

Ian Gelder, who Doctor Who fans may recognise as the voice of the Remnants, talked about playing this mysterious, villainous figure. Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – The Sins of Captain John

Review by Michael Goleniewski


“From zombies in Restoration London, to Hell gatecrashing a funeral, rogue Time Agent Captain John Hart leads the universe to rack and ruin in four new adventures written by David Llewellyn” Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Dead Man’s Switch

Review by Michael Goleniewski


Dead Man’s Switch represents this particular critic’s first foray into Torchwood audio dramas. While being somewhat familiar with the show and its characters and stories, they had never grabbed me as anything that was absolutely required listening especially with the last television season ‘Miracle Day’ leaving a particularly nasty taste in my mouth.

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Freema Agyeman returns to the Doctor Who universe

Tenth Doctor companion Martha Jones returns to the world of Torchwood in January next year. Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Sense 8, Line of Duty) starred in series 3 of New Doctor Who and its spin-off show, Torchwood, before going on to a huge career.

Big Finish Productions is delighted that Freema is reprising her role in this new Torchwood story, which explores what Martha did after her adventures with the Doctor.


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Film & Comic Con Cardiff – September 2019

Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the weekend of 7th & 8th of September 2019.


Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

Casper Van Dien (Starship Troppers)
Gareth David Lloyd (Torchwood)
Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter)
Paul Blake (Star Wars)
David Gooderson (Doctor Who)

And many more!

 


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Review: Torchwood – Sargasso

Review by Jacob Licklider


Sargasso is my first foray into Big Finish’s Torchwood range and aptly it is a story told from the perspective of the often audience surrogate Rhys Williams. Kai Owen on Torchwood was always; in my opinion, an under-utilised character until the Children of Earth miniseries; so it is fitting that Big Finish gives the character time to shine. Sargasso is also the final release in the “Torchwood vs. Monsters” miniseries, pairing the Torchwood characters with monsters from Doctor Who, this time being the Nestene Consciousness. The Nestene Consciousness is a villain which has been under-utilised on audio, only featuring in the first UNIT box set and a single Eighth Doctor Adventure. Even on television, they have never been used to comment fully on the danger of plastics and pollutions; something rectified here. Christopher Cooper’s script uses the setting of a cargo ship in the middle of the ocean surrounded by plastic pollution. Cooper uses the isolated setting to full effect, creating a horror story with the Autons.

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Review: Torchwood – The Green Life

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Captain Jack (John Barrowman) is joined on his latest mission by field specialist, Jo Jones (Katy Manning). They are on the trail of some rather familiar large maggot creatures, but they have changed. Can the best of Torchwood and the Doctor’s friends raise to meet the challenge? Can they agree on the best methods to do so? Continue reading

Review: Torchwood – Night of the Fendahl

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) has apparently taken up acting, as she arrives on the set of a film based on real events that happened at Fetch Priory some years ago and Gwen is to play a victim. When events take on a more realistic turn and an old foe of a certain Timelord turns up, they will find out Gwen Cooper is no-ones victim. Continue reading