Category Archives: Eighth Doctor

The Twilight Kingdom

If you are unfamiliar with Big Finish, you’re doing yourself a disservice.  Big Finish has a motto: “we love stories”.  It’s simple but extremely evident.  When you love something, you take care of it.  Two stories back, with The Creed … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Fear

If you remember last week, I was complaining about Charley and the weakness of The Creed of the Kromon in general.  You’ll be pleased to know that I was singing a different tune when The Natural History of Fear finished.  … Continue reading

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The Creed of the Kromon

If I’m being honest, I am upset.  I think what I liked about the original range of Doctor Who releases from Big Finish is that if you disliked a Doctor/companion combo, you only had one story to sit through before … Continue reading

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Scherzo

Returning to Big Finish after a bit of a gap has been a mixed bag and I’m desperately torn on my feelings about Scherzo.  Having left our universe at the end of Zagreus, Charley and the Doctor are in a … Continue reading

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Zagreus

I have been working my way through the first 50 Big Finish releases debating if I wanted to go immediately onward or if I should pause here and try some other Big Finish products.  I struggle because this episode is … Continue reading

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The Target Storybook

When I was a kid, nothing was more exciting than getting a new Doctor Who book from the TARGET book range.  I utterly adored them.  Then, one day, I finished the collection and there were none left to collect.  When … Continue reading

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Neverland

“I… am become…” Wait just a damned minute.  “I am become”?  You mean, “I have become”?  Robert Oppenheimer made this quote popular with his feeling about the nuclear bomb: “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” but he was … Continue reading

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The Time of the Daleks

Last week you may recall me writing about Embrace the Darkness, wherein I mentioned starting a 3 hour drive to Maryland.  For the ride back, I listened to The Time of the Daleks.  Oh boy, we start off with Rassilon quoting Shakespeare, because… … Continue reading

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Embrace the Darkness

Embrace the Darkness had something going for it for me.  I was starting a long drive to Maryland at 5am when I started listening to this one.  There was no light at all, and wouldn’t be for about an hour … Continue reading

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Seasons of Fear

I knew it was going to be a hard task to come up with something nearly as good as Big Finish’s last story, but I go in with high hopes, having zero memory of what’s to come.  Seasons of Fear … Continue reading

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The Chimes of Midnight

I had been well ahead of myself with my writing until I came to this story.  After listening to it, I did not write my normal review because I was stumped. The Chimes of Midnight is the first story I had a … Continue reading

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Invaders from Mars

We’ll take Manhattan!  And Staten Island too!!   Well this was a surprise.  I don’t know how I’d forgotten that my old hometown, an island something like 13 miles by 5 miles in size, should be referenced in a Doctor Who story.  … Continue reading

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Minuet in Hell

With a title like Minuet In Hell, I could see we were planning on treading some darker waters.  Coming off last week’s Lovecraft Special, that might sound like a tough task, but considering how lackluster that story was, maybe it’s … Continue reading

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The Stones of Venice

Let me get this right:  cultists? A subspecies of water dwellers complete with webbed toes and fingers?  Mysterious resurrections?  Gold coffins? Otherworldly paintings?   A Sinking City?  “Ia!  Ia!  Cthulhu Fhtagn?”  Ok, maybe that last one isn’t mentioned, but from the … Continue reading

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Sword of Orion

This idea of not looking at the covers is paying off really well.  Since the stories don’t even announce the titles, I go in blindly and see (ha, pun) what turns up.  This story starts out with setting the scene.  … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

I’ll open with the reminder that I have been very cautious taking these CDs off my shelf so that I don’t see which one I’m about to listen to next.  So when this story started with the opening theme from … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 26 & The Movie

McCoy’s final season was really a taste of things to come, but at that time, it was the end.  It wouldn’t return until 1996, and then, only for one single day.  Still, it was an instrumental season for the future.  … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Movie

The original series of Doctor Who came to an end in 1989, and the new series returned to our screens in 2005.  But between these two there was one fleeting ray of light, the moment Doctor Who returned for the … Continue reading

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The Night of the Doctor

What a lovely surprise this was, and all the better for being a successfully kept secret.  I was always a fan of the Eighth Doctor, and felt that McGann never had a fair chance.  RTD’s choice not to continue the … Continue reading

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