Dark Eyes 4 slipcase

Dark Eyes 4 review

After four boxsets, the award-winning Dark Eyes series came to an end with the simply named Dark Eyes 4. With the writing credits taken by John Dorney and Matt Fitton (Matt wrote Dark Eyes 3 single-handed) and a host of villains (Daleks. Sontarans, the Eminence and the Master). How did this turn out? A fitting end to a…

Dark Eyes 3 reviewed

The third of what we are told will be four Dark Eyes boxsets was released in November 2014. The central protagonists are the Eighth Doctor, Molly, Liv Chenka and the Master. Gone are the Daleks and back is the Eminence. Add Dr Sally Armstrong, Narvin and a good sprinkle of new characters and aliens and next stop universal…

Dark Eyes 2 reviewed

Hot on the heels of the BBC audio award for Dark Eyes we have February 2014’s release of Dark Eyes 2. This four disc Eighth Doctor boxset gives us the return of Molly o’Sullivan (Ruth Bradley), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) as last seen in Robophobia (reveiwed under Robots  – Seers – Houses) and Alex Macqueen’s Master (from UNIT: Dominion). The four stories…

Eighth Doctor celebration sale

In case you haven’t seen it this weekend Big Finish has a special sale to mark the short-listing of Dark Eyes for an award. You can now get every release ever from the main range that has featured the Eighth Doctor for £5! This lasts until the end of the weekend (let’s see what happens…

Dark Eyes 2 – more details announced

Big Finish has made plenty of details available for Dark Eyes 2 (out in February 2014) – check the product page if you want the full story. If you’re unsure just be aware it contains the Eighth Doctor, Daleks, the Master and lots more! I have summarised below and added some thoughts…

The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman reviewed

Malorie Blackman penned the July short ebook for Puffin in their Doctor Who anniversary range. This of course centred around the Seventh Doctor and fairly inevitably he was accompanied by Ace. Quoting from her website (I have always loved Doctor Who) we learn: I’ve always found Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor fascinating because of the way his character…

Dark Eyes – a review

So, I feel you musing, what did I think of Dark Eyes? How did the Eighth Doctor cope after To the Death? What secrets does Molly O’Sullivan hold? What is Straxus up to? Will the Daleks be defeated? Well, apart from my off-beat prog rock take on the story, I have also produced a review for Starburst Magazine which you…

Dark Eyes on the Moon

I once read Nick Briggs talking about Dalek Empire; he commented that it had been described as his concept album. With that thought very much to the fore, it occurred to me that it might be possible to provide a more prog rock sound track. [UPDATE – there is also a Dylan track called Dark…