Spearhead from Space review

The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…

The Unsilent Library

Here’s something I missed in 2011 when it was released, The Unsilent Library. It’s a set of critical essays on the RTD era, and includes one by Una McCormack as well as a Robert Shearman introduction. It’s a Science Fiction Foundation title and was originally priced at £10 but is now just £1 + postage! *** Message…

Big Finish War Doctor and Ninth Doctor offers

The Big Finish celebration of series 11 of Doctor Who continues with offers including both the War Doctor and the Ninth Doctor. As ever some good titles, and I’d like to highlight the Churchill Years as being worth a listen (both volumes). Full details: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR SPECIAL OFFERS WEEK 9. — Message Ends —

Churchill Years Volume 2 review

I enjoyed the second (and overdue?) set of Churchill stories from Big Finish, and wrote a review for CultBox: Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 2 review. I feel there’s a lot more this series could deliver, and it could even cross over into earlier Doctors. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! +++ Message Ends +++

More Doctor Who Mr Men mash-ups!

Thanks to the Radio Times for details of the next wave of Mr Men meets Doctor Who. I’ve resisted getting these (so far!) but they do look great! Details here: The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack face the Autons in one of four new Doctor Who-Mr Men mash-up books. ++> Message Ends <++

The Ninth Doctor Chronicles

As part of its continued foray into the new-Who license territory, Big Finish has released The Ninth Doctor Chronicles. It comprises four stories, with Nick Briggs narrating and voicing the Ninth Doctor in the absence of Christopher Eccleston, and also with Rose (and no Billie Piper). In style it’s like the Companion Chronicles mixed with the Short Trips…

The coming of the Doctor Chronicles

An intriguing new-Who announcement from Big Finish this week with The Doctor Chronicles. It’s a lot like the Companion Chronicles for the ninth – eleventh Doctors, with Nick Briggs voicing the Doctors. First up is a Ninth Doctor boxset for Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri, pictured) and Adam Mitchell (Bruno Langley). The news item is: DOCTOR WHO – THE DOCTOR CHRONICLES! The set…