Thoughts ahead of Smile

So, we’ve had The Pilot, now it’s episode 2 and Smile. The trailer gives us the emojibots, and we know this is the Doctor and Bill getting to know each other. It some ways it’s (perhaps) a bit Gridlock, a story in which everyone seemed to have vanished until the (not very convincing) secret was discovered. Will this be…

Dethras reviewed

Adrian Poynton‘s Big Finish debut is the April 2017 Fourth Doctor Adventures: Dethras. On the strength of the first listen I hope this isn’t the only time we hear his work. It’s innovative, fun and is enhanced by some wonderful performances, including a classic John Banks character. You want more? Here goes…

The TARDIS – quite accurate really!

One of the tropes of Doctor Who is the unreliability of the TARIDS, or the Doctor’s inability to steer accurately (take your pick). In fact the TARDIS is far more accurate than most people realise, as explained on Space.Com: How Doctor Who’s TARDIS Measures Up with Real Instruments of Space & Time. Next time the Doctor’s a few years…

Torchwood: The Dollhouse review

Once again the Big Finish Torchwood range proves it can do no wrong with the brilliant Juno Dawson story The Dollhouse. In style it’s a very obvious Charley’s Angels tribute, and being of the right age it really worked for me. It’s also Torchwood, so there’s aliens, some swearing and plenty of dark undercurrent. I loved it; here’s…

More Movellans!

If you want more Movellans following their brief appearance in The Pilot, pop across to the Big Finish Fourth Doctor Adventures range. July 2017 brings The Movellan Grave by Andrew Smith. Can’t wait! *** Message Ends ***

The Pilot – review

So, that’s season 10 underway with The Pilot, and I’ve been surprised at how the feedback has been largely positive (maybe I don’t frequent the more extreme parts of the web;-) and how few negative comments there have been. I liked a lot of it, but there are elements that didn’t work for me. Does…