Legacy of Time: Relative Time review

If the third story in the Legacy of Time boxset was a little light on plot, the fourth story, Relative Time is from some angles wafer thin. This story brings the Fifth Doctor into play and the relative angle is (guess!) his daughter in many sense of the word Jenny. It’s another crossover but also…

Two more Lost Stories announced for November 2019

Big Finish has announced two Lost Stories will be released November 2019; Stephen Gallagher’s Fifth Doctor adventure Nightmare Country and the Wally K Daly Sixth Doctor story The Ultimate Evil (the picture shows Nicola Bryant, Wally and Colin Baker). I’ve long since wanted to hear Wally’s story having discovered some of his other work on…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

Celestial Toyroom 494 talks second and fifth Doctors

Members of the DWAS will be getting their copies of Celestial Toyroom 494 and it’s of interest (as the mashup cover suggests) in contrasting the Second Doctor and the Fifth Doctor. There’s an interesting central idea of how one particular story from the Troughton era is echoed in one of the Davison (and the cover…

Celery, Companions and Cricket: the Fifth Doctor described?

Three things sum up the Fifth Doctor for many people: Celery, Companions and Cricket, though possibly not in that order. It’s easy, unambiguous and fits the bill. Or does it? Is there more to this Doctor than some lazy tropes? Don’t get me wrong, tropes are useful (think toothy grin, recorder playing, that coat…) but…

Considering the Fifth Doctor

After the prolific and prolonged Fourth Doctor era, Peter Davison’s stint as the Fifth Doctor perhaps failed to hit the heights of previous incarnations. If you’re a modern Doctor Who fan you may not have much idea of the Fifth Doctor so why not pop over to DoctorWhoTV for a quick introduction.

Return to the Web Planet review

Back in the distant days of 2008, when the Big Finish main range still came with a free single-disc adventure for subscribers, the fifth [but labelled vi] such gift was Return to the Web Planet. It’s a Fifth Doctor story with Nysaa, written by Daniel o’Mahony (who also wrote some early Bernice Summerfield) and as…