I turn my attention to one of the two Sixth Doctor stories to get a 4* rating from the Radio Times. Yes, time to rewatch the Eric Saward story Revelation of the Daleks. When this story was broadcast in March 1985 I was still watching the show around starting a new job. My memories have…
Big Finish Fantastic Foes sale for Black Friday 2018
For Black Friday weekend 2018, Big Finish has constructed a sale based on the idea of Fantastic Foes, with new titles added each day. They include plenty of Davros and Master, including some recently titles. Full details: FANTASTIC FOES WEEKEND OFFERS.
Big 99 for 99p (each) sale 2018
Well done Big Finish! It’s the return of 99 for 99p and a huge swathe of titles available on download at 99p each for the whole of April 2018, and started already for Easter Weekend! The details are on the front page of the website on the top left.
Details on the 99 for 99 sale
So, the new sale is 99 titles for 99p (each) and download only. It might be a somewhat predictable mix (see 99 TITLES FOR 99P!), but there’s still a lot for many newer fans to digest, I have some thoughts as to what you might get…
Halloween update for Doctor Who Legacy
The latest Tiny Rebel Games newsletter promises us a Halloween level, some Halloween gem skins and a Davros costume for the Twelfth Doctor. Behind the scenes we are due a new client to resolve some backup problems and the end of the FaceBook version. I wonder when we will get some Class characters? I predict sooner than later! ???…
Tom Webster Davros poster
Big Finish cover artist Tom Webster has produced the Davros poster to the left for the BBC Doctor Who monster month. I thought I’d highlight it as I like a nice piece of art, and I haven’t (to memory) mentioned Tom’s work specifically. His FaceBook page is: Tom Webster Design. -*- Message Ends -*-
The Witch’s Familiar reviewed
My overall view of this episode is it was quite brilliant in many places, though I do worry it was too focussed on hard-core fans and will have alienated more casual viewers. With the unfortunate timing of the England-Wales Rugby World Cup game, Saturday’s viewing figures were as bad as they have been since the…
The Magician’s Apprentice reviewed
So, Doctor Who is back, not with a bang but with a massive, high-octane full-volume in your face spectacular. Magician’s Apprentice launched to almost universal praise. Lots of visuals, nice references to old Who and great performances it was a tour de force… wasn’t it? Cue the spoilers!
Genesis of Davros
It’s forty years since Genesis of the Daleks saw an anguished Fourth Doctor debate the ultimate act of genocide and decline the opportunity [picture is taken from a free download from Daryl Joyce]. According to one source (ok The Mirror) the opening story of the next Twelfth Doctor season owes more than a little to this classic adventure. Ware the…
Big Finish 15 – 2006
The Big Finish celebration machine hits 2006 today and there are two rich veins of material to explore. A surprise guest to the feast is the Dark Shadows range whereas the Doctor Who ranges have the I, Davros set plus The Davros Mission and these latter titles are all £1 each (download).
The Flip side of the Sixth Doctor
Yes ‘flip-side’ is a bit obvious and already done by Big Finish themselves; deal with it! Anyway here we are at the end of the latest Sixth Doctor trilogy which surprised many fans by featuring a new companion Flip played by Lisa Greenwood who we first encountered in The Crimes of Thomas Brewster. How did she…
The one with the Greasy Spoon (Remembrance of the Daleks reviewed)
As part of my getting in the mood for the Big Finish release of Counter: Measures (see my piece on the novelisation of Remembrance here) I now move on to the actual TV episode. As I describe here I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the show by the Seventh Doctor was on the scene…