Category Archives: Doctor Who

Legend of the Sea Devils

The Sea Devils are among the second flight of Doctor Who villains, but it feels like a refreshing change to have them back after so many years. The constant return of the big hitters, particularly the Daleks, has been starting … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat

Well, I finally arrived at the last of the original CD’s that I had bought from the Big Finish line of Doctor Who stories.  Everything I have from here on out is digital.  I had hoped to wrap the year … Continue reading

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Live 34

This just in with the new year…  We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to bring you the latest from Junkyard 17.  Big Finish, creators of the popular range of Doctor Who audios, have done it again.  They’ve told a … Continue reading

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All-Consuming Fire

We’ve been following Big Finish for some time now and it’s almost time to put that on the back-burner again, having gone through the first 75 adventures, but this week is a special week and today is January 6th so … Continue reading

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Eve of the Daleks

By the opening credits both the new characters introduced for this episode are dead, as are the Doctor and her two companions. Oh, and Nick Briggs got to say the line “I am not Nick” in a Dalek voice. It’s … Continue reading

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Thicker than Water

If I’m being fair to myself, 2005 was a long time ago!  The fact that I’d forgotten some of the nuances to the audio stories shouldn’t really bother me that much.  But I am bothered!  I’m bothered because there are … Continue reading

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Terror Firma

The last season of Paul McGann’s main range of Doctor Who stories had him, C’Rizz and Charley escape the divergent universe.  They find themselves in a dark corridor before walking out into… Daleks!  Terror Firma seems to be one of … Continue reading

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The Council of Nicaea

I know I must sound like a bit of a broken record, but when I’m impressed by something, I’m often quite vocal about it.  Actually that happens when I’m annoyed too… I guess I’m just someone who talks a lot!  … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: The Vanquishers

Flux has been a fairly complex story with lots of strands to the plot playing out over the six episodes. All those strands have been necessary, and feed nicely into the conclusion. Up until this final episode, I felt like … Continue reading

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Unregenerate!

I was just starting to wonder if I’d fallen out of love with the Doctor Who audios when I’d started this.  I mean, I loved when McCoy became the Doctor.  Everything about him was wonderful.  He was comical, but dark … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: Survivors of the Flux

We should have had more faith. When Chris Chibnall wrote UNIT out of Doctor Who in Resolution it seemed like sacrilege, but the man had plans. Survivors of the Flux shows us the Grand Serpent’s interference in UNIT’s history, right … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

Doctor Who is a wonderful show and Big Finish does a great job keeping it alive.  It even adds some lore in the form of new companions that can smoothly fit in between stories and last for many episodes between … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: Village of the Angels

These are the days where writing doesn’t come easy. Why? Because the episode I have to write about is just too good, and there’s nothing particularly interesting about pointing out how good something is. You’re probably not interested in my … Continue reading

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Catch-1782

Which is why I’ve always said that detectives and computer technicians have something in common.  I’d even go so far as to say it’s why I enjoy detective stories; as a fan of time travel, the storytelling is often surprisingly … Continue reading

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Dreamtime

I think the combination of the 7th Doctor, Ace and Hex has a lot of potential and they were off to a good start in The Harvest, but Dreamtime wasn’t the place to go next!  “You scared the sh… well, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: Once, Upon Time

The Dark Times: so far little more than a cool sounding idea, a vague notion of a scary, distant past. This is the playground that Chris Chibnall is choosing to play in, and it’s surprising that no writer has really … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: War of the Sontarans

For the majority of this episode we have a much more traditional Doctor Who story, and it works well. The Sontarans have invaded, and the Doctor has to defeat them. Chris Chibnall does a very good job with this episode … Continue reading

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The Game

You know what gives me a lot of enjoyment, Rog? What’s that, Mike? Making fun of sports!  Maybe it’s the nerd in me talking, taking a morbid pleasure in mocking those that had mocked me as a kid but the … Continue reading

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (1973)

One of my favourite television productions is the weird and wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland from 1966. The next time the BBC returned to the world of Alice was their attempt at Alice Through the Looking Glass, seven years … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Flux: The Halloween Apocalypse

It seems like forever since the last full series of Doctor Who, but we can’t really complain. Once upon a time we had to wait 16 years between seasons. As is often the case after a hiatus of sorts, we … Continue reading

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