Warzone / Conversion review

The two stories Warzone and Conversion conclude a Fifth Doctor trilogy that introduced new companion Marc in Tartarus. Like October’s Interstitial / Feast of Fear it’s a pair of two-part stories, though in this case more tightly coupled. We also have two writers more familiar to Big Finish listeners. The cover gives away a lot…

Interstitial / Feast of Fear review

There’s a new companion, Marc, in the TARDIS so just like old times for the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan. It’s fair to say Adric’s ghost hovers across this trilogy but (as we shall learn) it’s no bad thing. Producer Scott Handcock also shakes things up with two writing debuts and a brace of two-part…

Tartarus review

September 2019 gave us a David Llewellyn main range story for the Fifth Doctor, Tartarus. It’s interesting for two reasons (at least): the appearance of Samuel Barnett as Cicero, making this a Big Finish crossover; the introduction of Marc (George Watkins) as a new companion! Even with all that to look forward to I found…

Two more Lost Stories announced for November 2019

Big Finish has announced two Lost Stories will be released November 2019; Stephen Gallagher’s Fifth Doctor adventure Nightmare Country and the Wally K Daly Sixth Doctor story The Ultimate Evil (the picture shows Nicola Bryant, Wally and Colin Baker). I’ve long since wanted to hear Wally’s story having discovered some of his other work on…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

The Kamelion Empire review on CultBox

I have to take my hat off to fellow writer Jonathan Morris for his rather splendid The Kamelion Empire. It’s the concluding part of a Fifth Doctor trilogy with companions Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion (Jon Culshaw). It’s a cleverly constructed (much like Kamelion itself) tightly performed gem. Why? Read my review here: Doctor Who: The…

Black Thursday / Power Game review on CultBox

February 2019 continued the trio of stories with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion. It’s a pair of contrasting tales: Black Thursday / Power Game by Jamie Anderson and Eddie Robson, and jolly fine they are too! You want more?! Check out my review on CultBox: Doctor Who: Black Thursday/Power Game review. <+> Message…