Waters of Amsterdam reviewed

The main range continues the trend of offering new entry points with the thoroughly enjoyable Jonathan Morris story Waters of Amsterdam. Set early in Tegan’s second tenure in the TARDIS, we get a chance to learn more of what Tegan did in her time away, why Rembrandt is drawing spaceships and just what the mythical water…

The Toy reviewed

Originally meant as a Monthly Short Trips, this Fifth Doctor Nigel Fairs story The Toy was, in fact, given away as the free gift with the third subscription package of Doctor Who: The Complete History. Big Finish has included a ‘this is Big Finish’ advert / documentary as the extras, but in essence this is a standard half-hour story…

Companions’ Timeline Index

Over on the Big Finish forums, a user called Billy2 (though in reality named Tim) has started an ambitious project to produce timelines for all the companions. The forum topic is The Companions’ Timelines Index. So far Tim has stated Leela, Nyssa, Peri, Ace and Charley.

Short Trips King of the Dead reviewed

May 2015 brought us the Monthly Short Trips story King of the Dead. Narrated by Sarah Sutton, this half hour piece is the first release to have been written by Producers’ Assistant Ian Atkins. It is a Fifth Doctor story with Nyssa and Tegan as companions. So far these short tales have been interesting and worth the small…

The Entropy Plague reviewed

It falls to Jonathan Morris to conclude the Fifth Doctor eSpace trilogy with The Entropy Plague. The TARDIS crew of the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough made a surprise trip to eSpace in Mistfall and Tegan managed to get kidnapped in Equilibrium. With the whole of the eSpace universe under threat of collapse, how will our heroes make their…

Equilibrium reviewed

Matt Fitton wrote Equilibrium, the middle story in the 2015 Fifth Doctor trilogy. Last month’s Mistfall ended with the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough trapped in E-Space, and the TARDIS lacking a stolen component. Can they find it, repair the TARDIS and return to N-Space? How did Matt carry the baton of this trilogy forward, and where is…

Mistfall reviewed

January 2015 kicked off a new Fifth Doctor trilogy with Mistfall by Andrew Smith. With the Doctor are Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough making this a relatively crowded TARDIS. For the setting, Andrew Smith returns us to E-Space the scene of his first ever Doctor Who story Full Circle in which he gave us the first appearance of Adric. This…

Fifth Doctor boxset Starburst review

Here’s a link to my Starburst review of the Fifth Doctor Boxset. Another view on when Adric returned to the TARDIS and how the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa all fit together. All comments welcome! -=- Message Ends -=-

Fifth Doctor boxset reviewed

The Fifth Doctor Boxset sees the return of Matthew Waterhouse to the character of Adric, something for a long time seemed unlikely to ever happen. The set comprises two full cast stories each of two discs (so just like the main range) plus a disc of extras. This is very much the format of many boxsets at present….

Renaissance of the Daleks reviewed

Renaissance of the Daleks by Christopher Bidmead is a story for the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. As the tile reveals it is also another outing for the Daleks. It’s fair to say the Mr Bidmead is not a fan favourite amongst most of the Big Finish audience and his other outing The Hollows of Time I thought…

Circular Time reviewed

Paul Cornell  and Mike Maddox collaborated on Circular Time a set of four stories for the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. The stories are themed around the four seasons with an ensemble cast picking up the other parts. I came to this with a sense that it was a popular release in the Big Finish forums. Were my…

Tomb Ship reviewed

Tomb Ship by Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby is the middle episode of the 2014 Fifth Doctor trilogy and also gives us Nyssa as the sole companion. Set after the events of last months enjoyable Moonflesh how would this story stand up?