Eight Doctor vs The War Master

Big Finish has announced the details for two more War Master boxsets, and the first of these puts Derek Jacobi up against Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor in The Rage of the Time Lords. Producer and Director Scott Handcock had this to say: This incarnation of the Master is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords –…

Seasons of War – Gallifrey review

I enjoyed the charity fan fiction Seasons of War – Gallifrey and put together some thoughts for The Doctor Who Companion. The review is a bit picky about the writing rather than the story, this is not to suggest I didn’t enjoy the book. My review is: REVIEWED: SEASONS OF WAR – GALLIFREY. +++ Message Ends +++

Notes on Gallifrey Time War volume 1

In Gallifrey: Time War Volume 1, Big Finish has spun lots of plates to bring various elements of its Gallifrey continuity into line, ready to connect to the various Time War stories also coming out (mainly those of the Eighth Doctor). In this set of four stories, David Llewelyn, Tim Foley, Scott Handcock and Matt Fitton get…

The Time War Series 1 review

So, Big Finish has now joined the Eighth Doctor to the world of the Time War, landing Paul McGann in a hinterland between Doom Coalition and Night of the Doctor. It’s The Time War 1, the first of an annual series, due to run until 2020 no less. Something that significant needs savouring. Let’s take a listen and pool our thoughts…

All Hands on Deck review

No sooner have we had one great Short Trips set in the Time War era (A Heart on Both Sides), than we get another. This month we have had the delights of All Hands on Deck, an  Eddie Robson story directed by Lisa Bowerman and narrated by Carole Ann Ford, and all under the auspices of script…