Doctor Who: Dark Universe review

Confession time. I don’t like every Doctor Who story. There are several things that annoy me either through overuse or just because they don’t work for me. This includes: saving the entire universe (can somebody please explain the idea of BIG one day; reset the universe to get over some inconvenient death and destruction; it…

Big Finish releases Doctor Who Dark Universe

Today Big Finish has released the January 2020 main range title Dark Universe. It’s a Guy Adams Seventh Doctor and Ace story with the Eleven as the villain (as revealed here). Why it this story worth an extra mention? Well it’s because of where it sits in the Big Finish continuity (I’m not saying canon,…

Ravenous 4 review

The latest Eighth Doctor / Liv Chenka / Helen Sinclair sixteen-disc epic comes to a conclusion in Ravenous 4. I’ve had mixed views on this series; in my mind it’s really a second set with the Eleven and the Ravenous have taken a while to come to life. This set also has more Masters than…

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…

Ravenous 2 review

The latest set of stories in the Eighth Doctor Ravenous range takes the Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair to yet stranger places than before in a mix of tales I mostly liked but I have some reservations with Ravenous 2 as a set. Let me explain…

Doom Coalition 4 review

After four boxsets giving us sixteen hours of innovative adventure for the Eighth Doctor with adversaries new and old, Doom Coalition has come to an end. Even knowing the direction of travel of the likely ending (the universe and the Doctor both must survive to be challenged in many more adventures to come), this set still comes with…

Doom Coalition 1 review

Another new starting point for the Eighth Doctor, and not a Dalek in sight! This is the time of the Doom Coalition Volume 1, a series of four boxsets, each of four discs, giving a total of 16 stories. There’s a new companion, Helen Sinclair, a continuing companion, Liv Chenka, and a new villain— the Eleven. Add…

Doom Coalition – first thoughts

This weekend’s plethora of Doctor Who announcements from Big Finish continues with an update on the next set of Eighth Doctor boxsets – The Doom Coalition. Now we know who Helen Sinclair is an have much else to contemplate. The Big Finish news item is here: DOCTOR WHO: DOOM COALITION – COMING OCTOBER 2015 and more specifics on the first release…