Short Trips: The Darkened Earth review

I had a listen to John Pritchard’s Doctor Who Short Trips: The Darkened Earth and put some thoughts together for CultBox (Doctor Who: Short Trips – The Darkened Earth review). It’s a moving (and clever) story for the Sixth Doctor from the perspective of Constance Clarke and read/performed by Miranda Raison. It’s another reason to get a subscription!…

Short Trips: Flight Into Hull! review

Jackie Tyler is back! Following the events of the brilliant Doctor Who Short Trips: The Siege of Big Ben, we have the equally brilliant Flight Into Hull! It’s the return of Jackie Tyler in the alternate universe and the return of the meta-crisis tenth Doctor as well! Yes, Joe Lidster takes us back for another 30 minutes…

Siege of Big Ben review

I reviewed Joe Lidster’s rather excellent Doctor Who, Short Trips: The Siege of Big Ben for Starburst. The story’s brilliant, a meta-crisis Doctor story told by Jackie Tyler as narrated by Camille Coduri. The review is: DOCTOR WHO SHORT TRIPS: THE SIEGE OF BIG BEN. +++ Message Ends +++

Short Trips: Trap for Fools review

A new writer to the Short Trips range (though possibly is the actor who has appeared in many Big Finish releases, including lots of early Benny stories), Stephen Fewell has the distinction of writing for Mark Strickson in the Fifth Doctor / Turlough story A Trap for Fools. I’m biased, but I do like the Short Trips range, and this is another…

Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity 2018

On May 8th we reflect on the untimely passing of Paul Spragg, and Big Finish has once again opened the Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity for aspiring writers. Two changes this year: first no more than two entries per person (I know Ian Atkins has been swamped before now) and also modern Doctor Who (apart from the…

Landbound Extras released

The extras for last years (free) Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity winner, Landbound are now in accounts. Timely, of course, for anyone thinking of entering this year. My advice? Read the rules, don’t overthink it and look at the two previous winners. *** Message Ends ***

Short Trips: Erasure review

March 201 ended with the release of the Short Trips story Erasure. It’s noteworthy for several reasons. First it’s written and directed by Garry Russell, former Doctor Who producer for Big Finish (1998-2006) and much else besides (actor, writer, DWM editor…). The story is also the first appearance in the range for Narvin, a major player in the Gallifrey range of…