Equilibrium reviewed

Matt Fitton wrote Equilibrium, the middle story in the 2015 Fifth Doctor trilogy. Last month’s Mistfall ended with the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough trapped in E-Space, and the TARDIS lacking a stolen component. Can they find it, repair the TARDIS and return to N-Space? How did Matt carry the baton of this trilogy forward, and where is…

Mistfall reviewed

January 2015 kicked off a new Fifth Doctor trilogy with Mistfall by Andrew Smith. With the Doctor are Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough making this a relatively crowded TARDIS. For the setting, Andrew Smith returns us to E-Space the scene of his first ever Doctor Who story Full Circle in which he gave us the first appearance of Adric. This…

The R3 Companion Chronicles Collector’s Guide Part I

With the end of the Companion Chronicles coming I’m producing a two-part guide in the style of The R3 Main Range 1-50 Collectors Guide. As ever this is intended as a reference and you might wish to bookmark this page if you are still building up your collection. This covers the first four series; the second part (Series…

800 not out

As I mentioned when I talked about DWM #468 there must be something to say about The Time of the Doctor signalling 800 transmitted episodes of Doctor Who. This is that very article. And yes, if you click out the image on the left there are 800 copies of the TARDIS; and yes, it would have…

Eldrad – Mercia – Fate: the 2013 Fifth Doctor trilogy reveiwed

April 2013 saw the release of Eldrad Must Die! (by Marc Platt) the first in a trilogy of Fifth Doctor stories featuring Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough. I had some expectation for this trilogy – a Paul Magrs tale along with Jonathan Morris competing the series and we are promised the Nyssa back-story. On top of all that the…

Light at the End detailed casting!

Big Finish has announced (see news item here) a huge cast for their 50th Anniversary story The Light at the End. Beyond all those already announced (see here) we now have a whole host of other companions making minor appearances in this five Doctor epic! The list now includes Vikki, Steven, Sara Kingdom, Zoe, Jamie,…

Fifth Doctor trilogy for 2013 revealed

Big Finish has announced details for the Fifth Doctor main range trilogy for 2013, which will be released April – June. The article leads with the news of the return of Eldrad from The Hand of Fear and Stephen Thorne returns to the role he last played in 1976. That was of course with the Fourth Doctor. Full…

Tigers, Comets and Zygma Energy

Between April and June 2012 we were treated to a Fifth Doctor trilogy with the full crew of Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa. Attentive readers may have noticed that the Fifth Doctor isn’t my favourite and I hadn’t been looking forward to these as much as I had the previous trilogy (reviewed here). I’m pleased to say that I have been…