Afterlife by Matt Fitton reviewed

Afterlife by Matt Fitton is a direct follow-up to the events of Gods and Monsters. That story is part of a trilogy I reviewed under The Black and White trilogy and, indeed, Matt wrote the middle story Black and White. I can’t find a way to review Afterlife without giving substantial spoilers for both the end of Gods and Monsters and…

Cyberman sale: May 10 – 12 2013

So another sale is the ‘something for the weekend?‘ from Big Finish to coincide with Nightmare in Silver. Plenty of good titles here amongst the 20 releases covering Main Range, Companion Chronicles, Eighth Doctor Adventures and others. The range of titles is such that it gives a chance to dip into something new or, if you are…

A Death in the Family – a classic reviewed

Popping up in the Big Finish Day 3 weekend sale, A Death in the Family is a classic Seventh Doctor story written by Steven Hall (who wrote this, The Word Lord and some Gallifrey stories) and featuring Ace, Hex and Evelyn this story follows on immediately from Project: Destiny and is rated by almost everybody (The TimeScales rates it 9.4…

The ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ trilogy

Big Finish main range release (#58) The Harvest was a Seventh Doctor cyberman tale written by Dan Abnett in which we got introduced to Hex. Just over two years later (#86 and #87) these were followed up with a pair of Joseph Lidster stories – The Reaping a Sixth Doctor and Peri tale immediately followed by The Gathering, a Fifth Doctor and Tegan tale. These…

SoundCloud Update – The Veiled Leopard

A reminder to check out SoundCloud where Big Finish have now uploaded six free stories which can be found here. Recently uploaded is The Veiled Leopard a tale featuring Peri, Erimem, Ace and Hex all in Monte Carlo in 1966. Why not have a listen and tell me what you think?

The Black and White trilogy

The 2012 Seventh Doctor main range trilogy from Big Finish was a triumph in writing and production, the latter due to the challenge of Sylvester being off filming The Hobbit in New Zealand. This then was the back-drop to the trilogy of Protect and Survive, Black and White and Gods and Monsters that showed the…

Timelines: The Seventh Doctor

In a lot of ways the Seventh Doctor‘s timeline appears simple (this is until you think about the various twists that tangle it up), though I will no doubt get castigated for ignoring loads of spin-off characters. To set out the sequence I will use the rule of ‘follow the companion’. For the odd story when the Doctor appears without…