Category Archives: Seventh Doctor

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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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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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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The Harvest

The Harvest opens with preparations for a birthday party for a chap named Hex who will be celebrating at The White Rabbit, and I can’t help but wonder: did I miss an Alice in Wonderland reference in Arrangements for War??  … 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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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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