War Master: Master of Callous review

I was really impressed with War Master: Master of Callous, and had no real hesitation over giving it a 5* review. Excellent work from all, including James Goss, Guy Adams, Scott Handcock, Derek Jacobi and many more. My review is here: The War Master: Master Of Callous review. +++ Message Ends +++

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 +++

The Scratchman cometh

January 2019 will see arrival in book form of something most strange: Doctor Who Meets Scratchman. Not the script of the never-happened Tom Baker / Ian Marter film project (to also star Vincent Price and Twiggy), but a new novel written by Tom Baker and James Goss, available to order now from Amazon. Who’d have thought!…

The Tenth Doctor Chronicles review

There’s a glaring problem with The Tenth Doctor Chronicles, one that’s being ignore by Big Finish. If you’ve taken the hours out of your life necessary to listen to all four stories, you’ve probably spotted it already. I hope so. If you haven’t done either then it falls to me to break the news. Big Finish…

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us Part 3 review

With its third four-disc boxset, series 5 of Torchwood comes to a end, even if not every storyline gets a conclusion. If nothing else, there is plenty that could (should?) happen, and a follow-on series would be most welcome. Meanwhile, back in Cardiff, a surprise visitor has upset several apple-carts at Torchwood. Welcome back Yvonne Hartman!…

Ghost Walk review

Another month, another great Big Finish main range story! This time it’s the James Goss tale Ghost Walk. My review is on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO 235: GHOST WALK but it’s worth a mention for Barnaby Edwards’s great direction, Sarah Sutton has a lot to do as Nyssa and really the whole Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric team…

The Missy Chronicles review

I had a read of The Missy Chronicles, and was glad I did. Six intriguing stories covering Missy’s incarnation from six very different authors (James Goss, Jacqueline Rayner, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, Peter Anghelides and Richard Dinnick). I had slightly more to say on Starburst: DOCTOR WHO: THE MISSY CHRONICLES. /// Message Ends \\\

The War Master Only the Good review

With the boxset Only the Good, the Derek Jacobi War Master makes his first appearance for Big Finish. It’s a suitably subtle yet grim introduction, well realised and worth the investment. It’s also a chance to to explore some of what the Master did during the Time War, and understand how he ended up hiding away…

Benny news from Paul Cornell

The creator of Bernice Summerfield (Benny to her friends), Paul Cornell has some great news on his blog today (part of this year’s 12 Blogs of Christmas). The post includes a potted history of Benny (as played by Lisa Bowerman) at Big Finish (and before), news of a sale (read the post) and news of how…

On Target with new Who novels

Penguin books is producing a new collection of Target Doctor Who books, focused on the new series. We may be some way from getting The Empty Child (see mock-up by Andrew-Mark Thompson (and his related post Revisiting the Eccleston Target Book Covers…) there’s plenty to look forward to. Details from the Penguin site suggest April 2018 release for five…