Masterful cover reveal!

Big Finish has just released the cover for Masterful. It’s interesting — count the number of Masters! There’s also more detail on the release itself particularly the extras. The press release is below.

Twice Upon a Time review

So, the end of several eras and lots of nostalgia in a Christmas special combining multiple Doctors, plenty of reflection and the thinnest of stories supporting some great performances. Twice Upon a Time delivered what it promised, no less and perhaps no more. There are many spoilers to follow; you’ve been warned!

Twice Upon a Christmas

So, we now know the final Twelfth Doctor story will be Twice Upon a Time, a nice nod to the number of Doctors starring in the story. There was plenty of speculation on Sunday afternoon (UK) when the news of Mark Gatiss’s appearance led many fans to speculate he might be playing the Third Doctor, and the idea raised…

Empress of Mars review

So, Mark Gatiss turned out an entertaining if slightly quirky story in Empress of Mars. I liked it as a piece of entertainment, despite some odd bits. Looking around I find many people found it a bit flawed but OK. There was even a treat for the old-school fans. Did I mention Ice Warriors? Yep, Ice…

Empress of Mars goodies released

The BBC has put up its usual grab bag of goodies for Empress of Mars, including a quiz, fact file, featurette on Empress Iraxxa and also a section on Friday. No new artwork, I’m afraid, as I was hoping for some decent Mars shots. Update (13 June 2017): artwork and behind the scenes photos now available!…

Thoughts ahead of Empress of Mars

Now, I’m a sucker for a good story set on Mars, and a big fan of the Ice Warriors as a race. Add a group of Victorian soldiers and the message God Save the Queen scrawled on the Martian surface and you get Empress of Mars. What’s not to like? Looking particularly steampunk, I have the feeling…

More Benny Unbound!

Following the tremendous pleasure that was The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 03: The Unbound Universe, Big Finish has announced the return of Lisa Bowerman, David Warner’s Unbound Doctor in The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 04: The Ruler of the Universe. This time Mark Gatiss takes on the role of the Master, and there’s no sign of…

The return of the Ice Warriors

Several places, including The Radio Times, are reporting a new Mark Gatiss Ice Warrior story for Peter Capaldi’s final season as the Doctor. For me his previous Cold War was a mixed bag, David Warner was excellent, taking the Ice Warrior out of its armour was a mistake. I worry when I read the title: Doctor Who series…

Nightshade reviewed

Nightshade is the latest in the series of rather ad hoc adaptations of Seventh Doctor  novels. Originally written for Virgin New Adventures by Mark Gatiss and adapted by Kyle C Szikora it gives us a Doctor in moody humour and this gives Ace plenty of chance to get to explore on her own as people in…