Tag Archives: Big Finish

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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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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The Bloodless Soldier

A note to our readers: As the world is currently dealing with the shock of the Corona Virus, many of us have been locked in our homes; our cars sit in driveways unmoved for days.  I am no different.  Not … 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interview: Ian Brooker

From the Archives: the following interview was originally included on The Doctor Who Review, the precursor to this blog.  It was conducted in 2003. As a member of a family with such a strong theatrical heritage, was there a weight … Continue reading

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