BBV has announced a new spin-off series The Brigadier Adventures. The series sees PROBE director Giles uncover a batch of documents revealing never-before-seen Brigadier adventures. The first story, Memories of Tomorrow, penned by acclaimed Doctor Who author John Peel, details Alistair’s first day at his new headquarters, where he encounters an unlikely ghost. More details…
Doctor Who: Grey Man of the Mountain review on Cultbox
The final one-Doctor outing for Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor, The Grey Man of the Mountain was a good listen, if not the strongest story ever. I wrote a review for Cultbox, which you can find here. +++ Message Ends +++
The Third Doctor will be back, and he’s bringing friends!
Big Finish has revealed details of the May 2021 release of the seventh boxset of Third Doctor Adventures. Full details from the press release below…
Third Doctor, Churchill and Daleks coming in May!
Coming this May, 2020 Third DoctorAdventures Volume 6. The cover gives away a lot but we now have even more details – the Brigadier is confirmed (hinted strongly on the page) as well as Sgt Benton. It’s the 1970s all over again!
I take a sideways look at Season 7 for the DWC!
Over on the Doctor Who Companion I was able to write a piece exploring Pertwee’s first season as the Third Doctor – REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 7 – FAMILY UNIT. Yes, it’s Season 7: UNIT, the Brig, Liz Shaw and a whole range of adversaries. I took a thematic approach rather than episode by episode…
My wander through Jon Pertwee’s first season as the Third Doctor (ie Season 7) comes to an end with Inferno. Some people say it’s the best story of the season, if not the whole Pertwee era; others say the Primords look like werewolf zombies. All I know is it’s parallel universe time!
Ambassadors of Death review
Working my way through Season 7, (see Spearhead from Space and The Silurians) I arrive at The Ambassadors of Death a story of which I have little recollection (it was broadcast March – May 1970). Rewatching it, despite a number of flaws (many of which are also mentioned in the Radio Times review) I think…
Doctor Who and the Silurians review
Following Spearhead from Space, it was the second story, Doctor Who and the Silurians that really firmed-up the Third Doctor‘s era with the appearance of Bessie and a real sense of mystery on Earth / UNIT adventures. Malcolm Hulke’s epic tale is seven episodes long, or three and a half modern episodes! Unheard of perhaps,…
Third Doctor Adventures vol 5 review on CultBox
I did enjoy the recast Brigadier and Liz Shaw in The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5, and am certain we will get more. Preferably a lot more of both. I put my thoughts into a review for CultBox: Doctor Who: Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5 review. <|| Message Ends ||>
Spearhead from Space review
The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…
The Brigadier Declassified
The Candy Jar Books celebration of Fifty Years of the Brigadier is now available and retitled The Brigadier Declassified. It’s a bargain at £8.99 (+pp) web price, and covers TV, Big Finish, books and much, much more.
Short Trips: The Revisionists review on CultBox
My review of Andy Frankham-Allen’s Short Trips: The Revisionists is now on CultBox. As the cover shows it’s got Leela, The Brigadier and the Fourth Doctor! Performed by Louise Jameson it’s a great start to the year. My review is: Doctor Who Short Trips: The Revisionists review. <<< Message Ends >>>