Doctor Who: Battle Scars review on CultBox

I reviewed July’s Doctor Who: Short Trips – Battle Scars for CultBox. It’s a Ninth Doctor story, with Nick Briggs reading and former Paul Spragg competition winner Selim Ulug with writing credits. It’s a Titanic tale [sic!] and a good one. My review is: Doctor Who: Battle Scars review. ((+ Message Ends +))

Tenth Doctor: One Mile Down review

The second release in The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 3, is One Mile Down by Jenny T Colgan. Unlike the previous episode, there’s no Sylvia or Wilf, but we do have Judoon. And fish people. And any moment now, disaster leading to…

New Short Trips covers revealed

Big Finish has released details of four more titles in the 2019 Short Trips range. As ever they look intriguing and full details here: DOCTOR WHO SHORT TRIPS. Nicola Bryant, Louise Jameson, Katy Manning and Nick Briggs are performing four very different titles. I have initial thoughts on them all…

The Tyrants of Logic review

I continue to catch up with belated Third Doctor reviews with the second story in The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 04. It’s the turn of Marc Platt and finally the Third Doctor gets to battle the Cybermen. It’s a strong piece of story-telling and reminds me of an article I read decades ago. Let’s chat…

Mission to the Unknown being recreated by Peter Purves

Peter Purves is at the University of Lancaster to help recreate the missing Mission to the Unknown. It’s a three day shoot and also involves Nick Briggs and Edward de Souza as Agent Cory! Full details (courtesy of the Lancashire Post): Legend Peter Purves in Preston to recreate missing Doctor Who episode from the 60s. !!! Message Ends…

Dalek Audio Annual review

If you get the chance, you could do worse than give the two-disc Dalek Audio Annual a listen. Read by Nick Briggs, Louise Jameson and Matthew Waterhouse it’s a collection of stories and piece from the 1970s series of Terry Nation’s Dalek Annuals. It’s a bit dated in places but still a decent piece of entertainment in its…

Nick Briggs talks Resolution Dalek

There’s a nice piece on Doctor Who TV  with Nick Briggs talking all about how he approached the Dalek in the Doctor Who New Years Special, Resolution. It’s well worth investing time in reading: Nick Briggs Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to make this Dalek super-arrogant”. <<< Message Ends >>>

Eight Doctor vs The War Master

Big Finish has announced the details for two more War Master boxsets, and the first of these puts Derek Jacobi up against Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor in The Rage of the Time Lords. Producer and Director Scott Handcock had this to say: This incarnation of the Master is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords –…

Counter Measures: The Hollow King review

So, the Counter Measures range may be coming to an end but with Ian Potter’s The Hollow King it certainly isn’t bowing out with a whimper. Where the previous boxset was (at times) a strange mix of stories, this single disc release is a one rich tale of pagan rites, UFOs, new age gurus and more ideas than…

Resolution reviewed

So, that was Resolution [of the Dalek / Doctor]. I’ve mulled it over and while I believe it isn’t perfect it is a good story and if treated as part of series 11 definitely one of the best. Lots of elements come together and I have to echo the it felt like real Doctor Who comments seen…

The Last Day at Work review

First congratulations to writer Harry Draper for winning the 2018 Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity with his Second Doctor and Jamie story The Last Day at Work. It’s a great little story and if you haven’t heard it, stop what you’re doing and download now. Did I mention it’s free? What makes this story good? Let’s chat…