Planet of the Drashigs review

Phil Pulryne takes the writer’s chair for the second story in the new Fourth Doctor Syndicate Master Plan season with new companion Ann Kelso. The title Planet of the Drashigs gives away some of the story: it’s a surprise return for a monster encountered by the Third Doctor in the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. Following the events of The Sinestran…

The Sinestran Kill review

It’s a new year and a new era for the Fourth Doctor as we get the first of two boxsets in The Syndicate Master Plan. If that weren’t excitement enough, there’s a brand new companion. WPC Ann Kelso played by Jane Slavin. And who better to introduce a WPC to the TARDIS than former policeman Andrew Smith? It’s…

Doctor Who back on Twitch Jan 2019

As reported on The Doctor Who Companion and elsewhere, there’s another run for Doctor Who on Twitch coming up. What’s worth calling out about their coverage is a full list of when each story will be broadcast (UK time focussed). See the details: DOCTOR WHO IS RETURNING TO TWITCH: HERE’S THE FULL JANUARY SCHEDULE. Just in time for my…

Theme for 2019

With Doctor Who very much not on our screens in 2019 (apart from later today!) I’ve decided I will theme the first few (seven) months of the year around the so-called classic Doctors. Each month I will look at some episodes from the relevant Doctor and post reviews and anything else of interest. I’ll weave in some…

Big Finishmas 2018, Day 3

So, Big Finish is once again running the Big Finishmas offers, and today sees two of what were free releases: Trial of the Valeyard and Night of the Stormcrow. So far we’ve had a Christmas Eve freebie of the Fifth Doctor story Cuddlesome, Dorian Gray and now a choice of Sixth Doctor and Fourth Doctor. If you get only one, I’d recommend Trial of…

Fourth Doctor’s new companion

Big Finish has announced Rhianne Starbuck will play Tom Baker’s companion Sharon in the forthcoming Fourth Doctor Comic Strip Adaptations due March 2019. More details on the Big Finish site, including an interview with Rhianne: NEW COMPANION FOR THE FOURTH DOCTOR. ]]] Message Ends [[[