The Eleventh Hour for the Black Archive

The Black Archive welcomes Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in their nineteenth release, Eleventh Hour. It’s the third Black Archive for the prolific Jon Arnold who also did Rose and Scream of the Shalka. At 110 pages, it explores the relaunch of the new series under Steven Moffatt, and is available now in paperback or electronic formats. *** Message Ends…

River vs The Master(s)

In the latest DWM (and confirmed on the Big Finish site) we learn all about the fifth River Song boxset. No, River isn’t meeting more incarnations of the Doctor, instead it’s four stories and four incarnations of… The Master! And that’s only half the story: the Master will be played by Geoffrey Beevers, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Gomez…

Torchwood: The Last Beacon review

It’s Torchwood: The Last Beacon, it’s Ianto Jones and Owen Harper, it’s Gareth David-Lloyd’s first Big Finish credit as a writer. Gosh. You spoil us, once again Big Finish. So, it’s a title with much to recommend on paper, but does the actual produce live up to expectations? Short review: Yes. Long review? If you…

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…

The Halmstadt Troll

Here’s a thing, Bandrill Productions (as was) is now Beermat Productions, and are still producing free, unofficial fan versions of Doctor Who. Their latest is Doctor Who: The Halmstadt Troll. There’s lots of interesting looking material on their site, so why not have a look? — Message Ends —

What the Fans Think announced

Pencil Tip Publishing has announced What the Fans Think, a new series of books giving fans the chance to explore their favourite shows (and yes JR Southall did this before with the various You and Who books). The first will be Doctor Who and Blake’s 7. Stay tuned to their blog if you’d like to contribute as submission guidelines…

Lost Stories recommendations

Big Finish is winding up April 2018 with a massive 60% reduction on Lost Stories (and don’t forget the big April 99 for 99 sale). There’s a lot to recommend in this set and lot’s I’ve still to listen to, hence the shortage of on-site reviews. Do take a look: SAVE 60% ON DOCTOR WHO LOST STORIES. There’s…