As mentioned in DWM 470 (pictured) and announced on their website (see THE WORLDS OF DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCED) Big Finish will be marking 15 years of Doctor Who releases in some style. This will be a multi-series story told over five discs [the assumption is one is a documentary]. Full details on the website – my thoughts below…
The Worlds of Doctor Who
Marking the anniversary of Big Finish’s Doctor Who license will of course generate interest and business. The Worlds of Doctor Who is only coming in a special edition with a 44-page book. The UK pricing is £20 download or £40 for the CD version – this is a full cast set of stories hence the pricing.
Stories are by Justin Richards, Jonathan Morris and Nick Wallace and follow a sequence of events concerning the magician Mr Rees (Julian Glover who was William Russell in An Adventure in Space and Time).
The arc is design to cover the most popular Big Finish ranges which is interesting both for what it includes and what it doesn’t. Counter Measures is in which is good given the slight doubts some fans had about the future of that range. Bernice Summerfield is out (there are separate plans for Benny) but Ellie Higson is in as part of the world of Jago & Litefoot. We touch the Companion Chronicles in with a follow-up to the UNIT Vault stories. Finally the story picks concludes in the realms of Gallifrey a series I have never heard so that should be interesting.
In more detail we have:
- Mind Games which introduces the character of Mr Rees who is performing on stage in Jago’s theatre
- The Reesinger Process picks up the story in the 1960s with the Sir Toby setting the whole team in motion to find out who is behind the deaths of several high-profile public figures
- The Screaming Skull gives us Mike Yates and the UNIT Vault following up with Matheson and Sato after the events of Mastermind
- Second Sight brings a battle with Mr Rees and the Sixth Doctor needs the help of Gallifrey agents Romana and Leela.
It all looks very exciting and is available to order now!