Warzone / Conversion review

The two stories Warzone and Conversion conclude a Fifth Doctor trilogy that introduced new companion Marc in Tartarus. Like October’s Interstitial / Feast of Fear it’s a pair of two-part stories, though in this case more tightly coupled. We also have two writers more familiar to Big Finish listeners. The cover gives away a lot…

Orphan 55 review

So, our first off-world (or so it seems) story for series 12 and it’s a holiday for the team at Tranquility Spa in Ed Hime’s Orphan 55. I really, really didn’t like this episode for a number of reasons I go into. It looked fabulous but almost everything else failed for me. I had expected…

DWC writers consider Spyfall 2

As ever a group of us has pooled views on the latest Doctor Who story. This time Spyfall 2 is scrutinised and I have to say there’s a far broader range of opinions than I had anticipated. We all felt the companions were marginalised, but also had very mixed responses to Gallifrey, Ada and Noor…

Thoughts ahead of Orphan 55

I’m expecting a massive change of pace for the third instalment of series 12, Orphan 55. The title is intriguing and writer Ed Hime wrote one of the more quirky stories of series 11 (It Takes You Away). Will the big arc get a mention? Will the Master appear? I’m thinking no to both. What…

Tartarus review

September 2019 gave us a David Llewellyn main range story for the Fifth Doctor, Tartarus. It’s interesting for two reasons (at least): the appearance of Samuel Barnett as Cicero, making this a Big Finish crossover; the introduction of Marc (George Watkins) as a new companion! Even with all that to look forward to I found…