What did the Third Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s March, so it’s the Third Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and time to discuss the sometimes frustrated exile and ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the third Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Jon Pertwee’s main run as the Doctor was 1970-1974, ending 45 years ago! Though I’m a…

Series 12: some ideas

It may be filming, but Doctor Who series 12 is a long way from being on our screens and we know nothing about what it might bring. This makes it a field day for speculation! Ahead of any leeks or news, I thought I’d put down some markers as to what I’d like in series…

The hidden monsters of the Tsuranga Conundrum

In case you haven’t seen it, Twitter user Gavin made a brilliant spot in The Tsuranga Conundrum; when they Pting was being identified, the console display (left) showed a whole host of zliens both classic and post-2005, including Cybermen, Slitheen. Ood, Silurians and Sontarans. What does that mean for the absence of familiar foes? No Daleks…

Lost Stories recommendations

Big Finish is winding up April 2018 with a massive 60% reduction on Lost Stories (and don’t forget the big April 99 for 99 sale). There’s a lot to recommend in this set and lot’s I’ve still to listen to, hence the shortage of on-site reviews. Do take a look: SAVE 60% ON DOCTOR WHO LOST STORIES. There’s…

Fourth Doctor: The Eternal Battle review

I reviewed the Fourth Doctor Adventure: The Eternal Battle for Cultbox. It’s a great Fourth Doctor / Leela / K9 story with Sontarans and writers Cavan Scott and Mark Wright have delivered an excellent hours entertainment. The review is part of the monthly round-up I produce with Ian McArdell: Big Finish’s latest ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories reviewed: February 2017…

The Time Warrior reviewed

Another trip down memory lane as I re-watch The Time Warrior after a mere forty-two years or so have passed! A Robert Holmes story for the Third Doctor, introducing Sarah Jane Smith, the Sontarans and more, what’s not to like? Add Terrance Dicks as script editor and Barry Letts as producer, and the scene is set…

Details revealed for The Sontaran Ordeal

The latest DWM (#489) reveals many things, including more details of Classic Doctors, New Monsters. The Eighth Doctor / Sontaran story is Sontaran Ordeal by Andrew Smith. The case includes Dan Starkey (of course), Chris Ryan (ex Young Ones) and of great interest to Blake’s 7 fans, Josette Simon OBE. The full announcement is: DOCTOR WHO: SONTAR-HA! *** Message Ends ***

Classic Doctors, New Monsters – first thoughts

Lots announced today (June 27, 2015) as Big Finish extends its scope into new-Who (or nu-Who or…), yet of the three specials sop far announced, the one I am most attracted to (so far) is Classic Doctors, New Monsters. Yes everything else looks fascinating, and I will post about them all, but for now I’ll draw…

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 4 details announced

Big Finish has announced the release date of Dark Eyes 4 has pulled back forward to March 2015. There will also be an Eighth Doctor announcement in January (Big Finish Day 6?). Details: DOCTOR WHO: DARK EYES 4 – NEW RELEASE DATE! The cover of Dark Eyes 4 reveals Daleks as well as Sontarans, Liv Chenka and the Alex Macqueen Master.…