Category Archives: Sixth Doctor

Medicinal Purposes

This is one of the rare times that I have to say, shame on you Big Finish!  Medicinal Purposes left a very bad taste in my ears about Big Finish as a producer of Doctor Who merchandise.  Thankfully, their success rate … Continue reading

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Arrangements for War

I remember there was a lot of hype around this story when it was being released.  It didn’t wow me then and it almost didn’t now. However, active listening is very different from passive listening and that may have saved … Continue reading

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The Wormery

It’s been a while, but with life returning to normal, my job has us back in the office, so it’s time I go back to Big Finish for some more Doctor Who audio adventures. “The audio medium can be so … 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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Davros

Davros is the second story in a line-up of enemy titles.  Unlike most of the titles leading up to this point, I remembered these three-in-a-row; not so much what happened in them, but what episodes followed what, so I knew Davros … 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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Doctor Who and The Pirates

If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Big Finish is very willing to try new things.  When I heard there was going to be a musical Doctor Who audio, my gut reaction was to run … Continue reading

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Jubilee

Funny story: I put in the first disc of Jubilee and it started with a “coming soon”, so I did the natural thing for someone who doesn’t want to know what’s coming next.  I clicked the “next track” button.  But … Continue reading

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The Sandman

We’re up to number 37 of the main range of Big Finish’s Doctor Who stories and this one features the magnificent Colin Baker with Maggie Stables as Evelyn.  Last week, during The Rapture, Caitriona referred to the Doctor as “the … Continue reading

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…Ish

What an ish title.  Warning: I’m probably going to use a lot of bad puns.  That’s how it goes. …ish is good-ish.  (I know, it’s starting already!)  What makes it work ish that Colin Baker could not have been better selected to … Continue reading

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The Maltese Penguin

Story 33½ … yeah, it’s a real thing.  Big Finish released a bonus disk: The Maltese Penguin for those who subscribed to the monthy range, which I had for a long while, until it became a bit too costly.  I think … Continue reading

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The One Doctor

The 27th issue of Big Finish’s main range of Doctor Who stories opens with Colin Baker’s Doctor delighting in some megalomania.  Moments later, it is revealed that he is beating Mel in Monopoly.  Meanwhile on the planet Generios, the evil … Continue reading

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Project: Twilight

I admit it: I had been waiting for this one.  I couldn’t wait to sink my proverbial teeth into this one again since I last listened to it in 2001.  And I knew I had to be getting close but … Continue reading

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Bloodtide

This is one of those audacious stories that Doctor Who pulls off from time to time.  What I mean by that is that every so often we get a big, world-spanning revelation in Doctor Who.  For instance, in City of Death we … Continue reading

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The Holy Terror

For the 14th installment of the Big Finish Monthly range, for the second month in a row, we do another weird thing: we get a Penguin as the Doctor’s companion.  Now, if you’re familiar with the comic range, this won’t … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse Element

My strategy is working: I’m not looking at the titles or the covers before putting them on so I had no idea what to expect with The Apocalypse Element and that’s a great thing.  See, when the Lord President of Gallifrey mentions … Continue reading

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The Spectre of Lanyon Moor

After the last two stories, I’d learned a lesson.  Both of the last 2 releases had the villain on the cover so I decided I wouldn’t look at the cover when I took this next one off my bookshelf.  I … Continue reading

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The Marian Conspiracy

Now this is novel; just last week, I mentioned that there was a slight problem with the Big Finish range in that giving the companion a dangerous cliffhanger wasn’t very effective because we know how all of the companions depart, … Continue reading

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Whispers of Terror

The third release by Big Finish, Whispers of Terror, does something brilliant.  It gives us a creature that exists as a sound.  When I was a kid, I had a Star Trek record where the crew encountered a sound creature … Continue reading

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