Category Archives: Fifth Doctor

The Roof of the World

When I saw the title of this adventure, I was a bit put off because I know that refers to Tibet and I wasn’t up for an historical story.  Still, I’ve been going in order, so I’d have to deal … Continue reading

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The Axis of Insanity

Fans of Doctor Who are used to the versatile nature of the show.  If there’s one thing Doctor Who has always been good at, it’s mixing and matching different formulae to create something that works.  Oh, that’s not to say … 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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Omega

Omega is the start of a three part run of stories featuring old enemies of the Doctor.  (It will be followed by Davros and Master.  And then will come the first epic story, Zagreus.)  But Omega opens with a bit … Continue reading

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Creatures of Beauty

I put on the next Big Finish audio with the same secrecy I’ve been using for each; I don’t look at the CD so I have no idea what’s coming.  But this time, I was dumbfounded.   When I’d first listened … 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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Nekromanteia

Maybe I’m becoming too old fashioned and a bit cynical in my old age.  I remember when these CD’s would show up on my doorstep and I’d be super excited to listen to each one.   I’m not saying I’m not … Continue reading

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The Church and the Crown

Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, the two who gave us one of my favorite Big Finish audios with Project: Twilight, are back with The Church and the Crown.  This time, we leave the land of Vampires behind in favor of a look at The … Continue reading

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Spare Parts (revisited)

A new review from Mike has been added below.  If you haven’t read mine, take a look.  If you have, scroll on down… I can’t let the month of Halloween go by without taking a close look at a Cybermen … Continue reading

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Primeval

I had to take a long drive for work which lead to one specific thing: for the first time in months, I saw the CD case before I put the CDs into the player!  Now, this wasn’t a big deal … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Scorpion

Coming off of Project: Twilight, I knew Big Finish would have their work cut out for them with The Eye of the Scorpion.  They tell good stories, but after such a powerhouse, it was questionable if they could keep the … Continue reading

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Loups-Garoux

In my write-up for Minuet in Hell, I mentioned that Gideon Crane interrogated the eighth Doctor with 20 questions; one pertaining to when Peter Davison’s Doctor and Turlough encountered werewolves.  I had so hoped that would become a real story… … Continue reading

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The Mutant Phase

No matter how good the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are together, I really have a hard time getting past the Daleks.  The Mutant Phase is the 15th installment in the main range of Big Finish Doctor Who stories and I’m beginning to … Continue reading

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Winter for the Adept

With Big Finish having hit their tenth volume, I was certain that this would be when they “got it right” and had some confidence in their own work.  But after listening, I have to hold out hope for the future.  … Continue reading

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Red Dawn

Unless you’re in a Quentin Tarantino film, the hours from dusk until dawn go very fast.  As the titular dawn takes place at the end of Big Finish’s 8th installment, it um… dawns on me, that this story must be … Continue reading

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The Land of the Dead

Big Finish: they love stories.  And I would say some of this story is lifted from one of my favorite authors; the great H. P. Lovecraft with creatures from the deep terrorizing an Alaskan base.  Another similarity to the works … Continue reading

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Phantasmagoria

By the second Big Finish release, Phantasmagoria, we have the fifth doctor traveling with Turlough.  Right away I was reminded of The Unquiet Dead.  No, not just because of the phrase “what phantasmagoria is this…?” because I do see beyond … Continue reading

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The Sirens of Time

After Doctor Who had faded from our screens and the 1996 movie did a belly flop not unlike a defeated Rutan, it looked like Doctor Who was well and truly over.  But the fans were not content to see it … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1984)

“Get back, Doctor!” One step closer and I trigger the bomb!” That’s not a bad opening line for the first story in a Doctor Who annual, is it, but before we get to all that it’s worth mentioning that this … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1983)

The 1983 Doctor Who Annual might have the blurriest photographic cover ever, but there seems to be a genuine attempt to make it more appealing to fans of Doctor Who than previous annuals.  The big change is the effort that … Continue reading

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