Category Archives: Seventh Doctor

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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Master

Some time back, Big Finish released a calendar of original art and I thought it was marvelous.  I wish they still did that.  Most Doctor Who calendars are just images from the series and putting them on the wall feels … Continue reading

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Flip-Flop

I will never claim that Big Finish only puts out good stories, because we will invariably like some more than others; it’s just how life works.  However, I will always applaud their ability to do something clever.  This isn’t the … Continue reading

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Project: Lazarus

Cavan Scott and Mark Wright are back with the next chapter in the Forge trilogy and they are back in style. (Actually, I wrote “trilogy” before knowing there is a third part because on my first run-through, I had stopped … 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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The Dark Flame

Big Finish puts out some great audios but even 42 episodes into their Doctor Who main range, they still struggle with some place settings.  The Dark Flame is one such story.  To describe the planet, they rely on two people … Continue reading

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Bang-Bang-A-Boom!

Good lord, what a silly title.  They should have gone with Dark Space 8, a clear and humorous take on Star Trek‘s Deep Space Nine.  (A Little research revealed this title was actually a twist on a real song, Boom-Boom-A-Bang, … Continue reading

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The Rapture

Feel the music in your soul, says the CD case for Sylvester McCoy’s next adventure.  Issue 36 of Big Finish’s main range of Doctor Who sees … or rather, hears… the 7th Doctor and Ace on the island of Ibiza … Continue reading

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Colditz

Twenty five stories into Big Finish’s main range of Doctor Who CDs and I am reminded that I should never presume.  For instance, last week I made the comment that these stories have a prerequisite: there needs to be an … Continue reading

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Dust Breeding

It should go without saying that voices are very important in audio stories.  If you have good voice actors, it can make all the difference.  When I started Dust Breeding, I avoided spoilers (including even checking what story I was … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Scourge

The Shadow of the Scourge is the 13th release for Big Finish and wow, was I stunned when it turned out to be another Sylvester McCoy episode.  Having just finished The Fires of Vulcan, the last thing I expected was … Continue reading

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The Fires of Vulcan

The Fires of Vulcan is the twelfth installment in the Big Finish monthly range.  Once again, I went in without knowing which episode I was getting into and it works surprisingly well.  Right away, we learn that UNIT is involved … Continue reading

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The Genocide Machine

I’m a lifelong fan of Doctor Who, but that doesn’t mean I think smacking the label on a thing makes it good.  So I was skeptical when Big Finish began releasing their audio range.  And for the most part, my … Continue reading

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The Fearmonger

The fifth installment of Big Finish’s Doctor Who range was The Fearmonger, starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.  Now, here’s the interesting thing: every episode of classic Who has a format for episode endings (see Roger’s excellent series on cliffhangers).  When a … 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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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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Top of the Docs: Season 25

Finally, we are getting into the stronger stuff.  This is what would keep Doctor Who in the minds of fans in the coming years, when the series was no longer in production.  Let’s see if Roger and I are in … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 24

I remember Sylvester McCoy’s premiere like it was yesterday.  I sat in my room so excited to see the first brand new episode.  And it began with a new opening, modernized… ah, those were glorious days.  Nothing would derail my … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Seventh Doctor

It has been a fascinating exercise looking at the Doctor Who cliffhangers from the Classic Series, Doctor by Doctor.  The 1960s were inventive and brilliant, and since then it has been a tale of steady decline in terms of new … Continue reading

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Dimensions in Time

Pickled in time like gherkins in a jar. It wasn’t an auspicious start, possibly the worst opening line of anything, well… ever.  The choice of villain was also a slight disappointment for the 30th Anniversary.  The Rani always was a … Continue reading

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