New main range titles details

Despite the announcement of the end of the main range, Big Finish still has a good few titles to release;-) There’s been some shuffling due to lockdown, but all has settled. Details after the break.

Harry Houdini’s War review

The 2019 Sixth Doctor and Peri trilogy ended with Harry Houdini’s War and for me it was a mixed bag. John Schwab shone as Houdini (and will no doubt return) but I found the story as a whole a little incoherent. Part of this is I was reminded of writer Steve Lyons’s classic Colditz and…

Warlock’s Cross review

Back in the far off ancient times of 2001, Steve Lyons wrote the brilliant main range Seventh Doctor and Ace story Colditz. In this parallel history Nazi Germany tale he introduced the character of Klein (Tracey Childs) with David Tennant playing a Nazi officer. In 2010 we were treated to a Klein trilogy in which Steve Lyons wrote…

Legends of River Song review on Starburst

I reviewed the book of short stories The Legends of River Song for Starburst. I’m a big fan of the short story format, and this set of five stories is one I would recommend. It fills out some details of River’s personality without making any dramatic decisions. All five stories have their strengths and the set works…

Vienna Series 3 review on Cultbox

My review of the splendid Vienna Series 3 is now on CultBox. In a nutshell it’s great entertainment and I hope to hear more of Chase Masterson and Samantha Béart in the future. Well done Ian Potter, Guy Adams, Steve Lyons, Scott Handcock and Cavan Scott. The review is: Big Finish’s ‘Vienna’ audio box set review: Season…

The R3 Companion Chronicles Collector’s Guide Part II

Prompted by a full Companion Chronicles sale, here is the second part of my guide said range. It follows on from The R3 Companion Chronicles Collector’s Guide Part I. This part covers series 5 – 8. This is intended as a reference and is field under Home > Guides, as are all the other Red Rocket series guides.

Steve Lyons interview on Starburst

I had to the chance to ask Steve Lyons a few questions about his work on Doctor Who (novels and Big Finish), Lucie Miller, Klein, Blake’s 7 and other things besides. The results are over on the StarBurst website: Interview: Steve Lyons | DOCTOR WHO Novels. As every please feel free to leave comments. -=- Message…

Red Rocket Rising – why is it called that?

As you may know I named this blog in honour of the planet Red Rocket Rising in the Steve Lyons Eighth Doctor  story Blood of the Daleks. That’s the story of this blog, but where did Steve Lyons get the name from for the story? Is it a reference to the first single by the band BeForU?

Smoke and Mirrors reviewed

May 1st brought us the Fifth Doctor story Smoke and Mirrors; this is in the Destiny of the Doctor series and is performed by Janet Fielding as Tegan supported by Tim Beckmann. So far I have been pleased with all of these stories and my perception is that most people have enjoyed them as well. How then did…

House of Cards reviewed

February 2013’s Companion Chronicle was House of Cards by Steve Lyons, a Second Doctor tale featuring Polly (played by Anneke Wills) with Frazer Hines playing Jamie as a secondary character. How will it stand out in a busy month that also gives us Frazer Hines in the latest Destiny of the Doctor title Shadow of Death? Will there…

Destiny of the Doctor – titles revealed

Given that Destiny of the Doctor titles are still emerging, and Jonathan Morris just tweeted a reference, I thought I would keep a list of them as they appear. I won’t insult readers by listing the Doctors but I will try and get the titles and authors as soon as. Update – August 15 2013 –…

Part 1: Welcome

2007 saw the launch of the Big Finish Eighth Doctor Adventures staring with the two parter – Blood of the Daleks. In 2011 this all came to an end so now I am in the position of being able to look at Season 1 with a perspective across all four series. Update 2019: of course this ignores…