Big Finish has conformed on their forums that there will be no more main range subscriber December specials and that last year’s Trial of the Valeyard marks the end of an era. As was suspected when the announcement of new pricing was made this is in part funded by withdrawing the bonus release.
Somewhat late in the day, but you might want to nip over to Kasterborous and download twelve free PDF files of their graphic novel adaptation of The Dalek Masterplan. There is also meant to be a physical copy available to purchase (temporarily unavailable). Adapted by Rick Lundeen these look wonderful and I will post a review at some point.
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Big Finish has announced that there will be two special releases for Bernice Summerfield this year (2014). Played by Lisa Bowerman the galaxy’s greatest archaeologist returns with the Seventh Doctor and Ace. The announcement doesn’t specifically tie up with the news about The Worlds of Doctor Who but I get the sense that this is part of the whole celebration of the anniversary of the Doctor Who license.
Part of the Second Doctor Lost Stories boxset, Daleks: The Destroyers is actually the never made pilot for the Sara Kingdom US spin-off that never happened. Originally written by Terry Nation, and of course starring Jean Marsh, this was adapted by Nick Briggs and John Dorney.
Not really a Doctor Who story, but almost the first spin-off before K9 and Company, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood, what might have been?
The second set of Lost Stories leads off with the Dick Sharples story Prison in Space. Dick Sharples wrote many other things (Adam Adamant, The Saint, Doctor Finlay and even The Bill) but this is the only piece he ever wrote for Doctor Who. It is a Second Doctor story with Jamie and Zoe performed by Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury with Susan Brown as Chairman Babs (the name alone sets the scene).
Is this another lost treasure or should the script have stayed lost in Frazer’s garage?
I don’t normally post random pieces of fandom but today is an exception. There seems to be a bit of a meme for the phrase Adventure has a new face - see the picture to the left for example. BTW – I don’t have a credit for this; if you know where it comes from please let me know so I can credit it.