Captain John is back!

Today (Thursday 16 Jan 2020) sees the second of this week’s Torchwood releases and it’s time for Captain John vs Captain Jack! Yes, James Marsters returns in The Sins of Captain John! Warning – it’s very much not for children!

Tartarus review

September 2019 gave us a David Llewellyn main range story for the Fifth Doctor, Tartarus. It’s interesting for two reasons (at least): the appearance of Samuel Barnett as Cicero, making this a Big Finish crossover; the introduction of Marc (George Watkins) as a new companion! Even with all that to look forward to I found…

Twelfth Doctor Tales from Big Finish

OK, so Big Finish has gone with The Doctor Chronicles, but what it means is we get some Twelfth Doctor stories read by Jacob Dudman. The first set of Twelfth Doctor Chronicles appears in February 2020. There will be four stories, the first of which is The Charge of the Night Brigade written by David…

Torchwood: The Green Life review

Continuing the curious yet rather fascinating run of Torchwood meets Doctor Who monsters is the wonderful The Green Life. It’s got Captain Jack, it’s got giant maggots, it’s got Jo Jones (Grant as was). Do you need to know more? Well it’s rather splendid and another David Llewellyn triumph. More? Well, let’s cover some ground…

Gallifrey Time War Volume 2 review

Things ended badly for Romana at the end of Gallifrey Time War Volume 1 and she struggles to turn things around throughout this new Volume 2. Spoiler alert: Rasillon is back and now in charge. This can only mean the Time War is about to get very serious indeed…

Eight Doctor vs The War Master

Big Finish has announced the details for two more War Master boxsets, and the first of these puts Derek Jacobi up against Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor in The Rage of the Time Lords. Producer and Director Scott Handcock had this to say: This incarnation of the Master is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords –…

Big Finish announces The Sins of Captain John

Big Finish rounds up 2018 with yet another announcement: The Sins of Captain John. Yes, a whole boxset for James Marsters, and all four stories written by David Llewellyn. It follows on from his triumphant if raucous entry into the Big Finish Torchwood range in The Death of Captain Jack. News item: CAPTAIN JOHN RETURNS.

Torchwood: Instant Karma review

Torchwood: Instant Karma is a fascinating story for Toshiko Sato and written by the triumvirate of David Llewelyn, James Goss and Jonathan Morris. If you want to know why I think that, check my CultBox review: Torchwood: Instant Karma review. +++ Message Ends +++

Notes on Gallifrey Time War volume 1

In Gallifrey: Time War Volume 1, Big Finish has spun lots of plates to bring various elements of its Gallifrey continuity into line, ready to connect to the various Time War stories also coming out (mainly those of the Eighth Doctor). In this set of four stories, David Llewelyn, Tim Foley, Scott Handcock and Matt Fitton get…