Dark Universe details released

Big Finish has released details of the January 2020 main range release Dark Universe. It’s good timing as I’m just listening to the end of Ravenous 4 and recently blogged about Sophie Aldred. It’s the big Seventh Doctor, Ace and The Eleven story by Guy Adams. It’s looking great on paper…

Science of the Time Lords

If you can get to Leicester anytime over the weekend of 26-27 January 2019, why not pop along to the National Space Centre? Not only is it an interesting place in its own right, but (for the fifth year in a row I think) it wil be hosting a Doctor Who packed event Science of the Time…

Learn the Science of the Time Lords!

The National Space Centre in Leicester are holding an event titled Science of the Time Lords, the weekend of January 28/29 2017. It looks like a great line up of events and guests include Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Nicola Bryant and Sophie Aldred (and tons more, including Dan Starkey and Terry Molloy). *** Message Ends ***

Diary of River Song 2

Diary of River Song Series 2 review

The Diary of River Song Series 2 sneaked into the December 2016 release schedule to add to our Christmas fun, and what a pleasure it was. Better in many ways than Series 1, this time River meets two classic era Doctors, the sixth and the seventh. This means more confusion, memory manipulation and adventure! Next stop,…

Maker of Demons reviewed

Matthew J Elliott brings the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel trilogy to an end with Maker of Demons. It offers a less explored angle on the Doctor and a good mix of dark story with lighter, though grim, dialogue. In some ways it’s Doctor Who and The Tempest, but in a good way. Unlike Forbidden Planet there are no…

Theatre of War reviewed

Justin Richards adapted his 1994 novel Theatre of War for the Big Finish Doctor Who Novel Adaptations range. A Seventh Doctor story, this has Ace and Benny as companions and is also notable for the first appearance of Irving Braxiatel (who has been important to the Bernice Summerfield range). The story starts as an archaeology story, then becomes a mystery,…

Sylvester McCoy notes from Big Finish Day 6

Sylvester McCoy kicked off the programme at Big Finish Day 6 and answered questions from the hip (hence Nick Briggs’s expression of pain in the photo!). This post is my rough notes types up in order, I haven’t taken time to re-arrange (much). I hope you find them interesting.

The Doctor goes back to Cambridge – twice!

Over on the Radio Times blog there’s a post announcing Doctor Who stars Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann to address Cambridge University Union. Amongst a host of other names the actors that played the Seventh and Eighth Doctors will be opening and closing a run of talks between May and June.

The Five(ish) Doctors reboot – some thoughts

Tucked in amongst all the excitement of the anniversary there was one chance to see Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy in character (almost). This was in the FIve(ish) Doctors Reboot (aka Day of the Fish Doctor) Yes Colin did voice the Behind the Lens documentary and there were only five(ish) Doctors in this depending on how you…