To mark its long overdue return in the Eighth Doctor boxset The Ravenous, here a few words about The Kandy Man! Much maligned, is he really a comic failure or just misunderstood? Let me know what you think in the comments! *** Message Ends ***
This week (13-19 April, 2018) there’s special offers on several Fifth Doctor titles from Big Finish. Full details are: FIFTH DOCTOR SPECIAL OFFERS. There’s a lot of good titles, and the news piece is pushing Iterations of I from the Fifth Doctor Boxset. I rather like Paul Magr’s Lady of Mercia and Eddie Robson’s Fanfare for the Common Men. There are other titles…
The March 2018 Big Finish Doctor Who: Short Trips was The Turn of the Screw by Eddie Robson. It’s read by Yee Jee Tso, reprising UNIT office Charlie Sato. This story brings Charlie into contact with the Eighth Doctor, a nice touch given Yee Jee Tso\s part in Doctor Who: the Movie. Is this story any good? Let’s find out…
I wrote a review for Torchwood: The Death of Captain Jack for Starburst. I did enjoy this David Llewellyn story, though it was perhaps more entertainment than clever plotting. My review is: TORCHWOOD: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN JACK. *** Message Ends ***
It’s a welcome return to the Doctor Who Subscriber Short Trips for Chris Wing (who wrote Bletchington Station). Free with Serpent in the Silver Mask is Mission Improbable, a Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe adventure, read (with his usual style) by Stephen Critchlow.
Time again for the Red Rocket Rising podcast! This time I tackle the thorny issue of just who is the best Doctor! As usual, let me know what you think in the comments! *** Message Ends ***
In a leak guaranteed to sow discord amongst fans, Norwegian Composer Olaf Poril has revealed he has composed the songs for a forthcoming musical episode of Doctor Who. New companion Bradley Walsh is expected to feature heavily in this episode, given his recent chart success with Chasing Dreams, the best-selling British debut album of 2016.
Not only did I have the chance to review the Puffin book The Day She Saved the Doctor, but I also had a copy of the 4xCD audio reading. Rather than a review, I just want to jot down some notes.