The Divergent Universe arc reviewed

Following various sales I collected all the Charley and Eighth Doctor stories from after Zagreus up until before The Girl Who Never Was. This comprises the stories from the Divergent Universe (which I review in this piece) and the subsequent stories (which I may review elsewhere). Scherzo also came in this set but that is reviewed here: Scherzo by Robert Shearman…

Big Finish 50th Anniversary Sale

Guess what – a sale for the 50th anniversary! This one is simple – 10% off for the whole weekend on any purchase of a Doctor Who connected range. The exceptions are: Not the Destiny of the Doctor Range No pre-orders subscriptions No subscriptions. This still gives plenty of choices – grab some classics, plug some…

The ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ trilogy

Big Finish main range release (#58) The Harvest was a Seventh Doctor cyberman tale written by Dan Abnett in which we got introduced to Hex. Just over two years later (#86 and #87) these were followed up with a pair of Joseph Lidster stories – The Reaping a Sixth Doctor and Peri tale immediately followed by The Gathering, a Fifth Doctor and Tegan tale. These…

Charley and the Sixth Doctor

The best companions don’t just fade away and never was that more true than for Charley Pollard. Having parted company with the Eighth Doctor at the end of The Girl Who Never Was she suddenly found herself travelling with the Sixth Doctor much to the surprise of both her and the fans. In a stroke of brilliance…

The Raine Trilogy

In 2011 a set of Lost Stories was released by Big Finish that introduced the character of Raine Creevy, a safe-cracker who joins the Seventh Doctor in the TARDIS and still travels with him by the time of UNIT: Dominion. Conceived in the 1980s, this trilogy gives Andrew Cartmel the chance to share with us a…

The Drashani Trilogy

The final Big Finish main range trilogy for 2012 was the Drashani Trilogy, previously referred to here as Prince Orpheus’ Castle. As we now know this was a multi-Doctor story telling the story of the Drashani Empire. It is a sage of love, deception, war and revenge beginning with the doomed lovers Kylo and Aliona…

The Key2Time trilogy

2009 began with the Key2Time trilogy (instead of Key to Time which had been done or Key 2 Time which is just plain silly). This Fifth Doctor trilogy consists of The Judgement of Isskar (Simon Guerrier), The Destroyer of Delights (Jonathan Clements) and The Chaos Pool (Peter Anghelides). There is also a Seventh Doctor / Ace Companion Chronicle that fits into this called The…

The Black and White trilogy

The 2012 Seventh Doctor main range trilogy from Big Finish was a triumph in writing and production, the latter due to the challenge of Sylvester being off filming The Hobbit in New Zealand. This then was the back-drop to the trilogy of Protect and Survive, Black and White and Gods and Monsters that showed the…