The Middle review

The November 2018 Big Finish main range release was The Middle, by Chris Chapman. It’s about age, and birthdays and makes some interesting points about society while never failing to entertain. At first it seems to be a riff on the classic story of Logan’s Run, but it’s something rather different of its own. Let’s chat…

The Big Finish ’99’ sale

No, it’s not an ice cream (as far as we know), it’s the Big Finish 2018 pre-Christmas sale with 99 items on download only. Trailed on the latest podcast, there’s some speculation on pricing, and no confirmation of exactly what will be included. We’ve had news of changes to the main range 51-100, but I…

On Target with new Who novels

Penguin books is producing a new collection of Target Doctor Who books, focused on the new series. We may be some way from getting The Empty Child (see mock-up by Andrew-Mark Thompson (and his related post Revisiting the Eccleston Target Book Covers…0) there’s plenty to look forward to. Details from the Penguin site suggest April 2018 release for five…

The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius review

November 2018 brought yet another splendid Short Trips in the form of Julian Richards’s The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius. It’s putatively a Fifth Doctor story, but there’s a bit more to it as Adric (read with skill by Matthew Waterhouse) explores a mythic landscape in the company of Sir Keyooht in his quest for giants to slay. It’s…