Doctor Who: Time War 3 review

The Eighth Doctor continues to skirt the edges of the Time War in Doctor Who: Time War 3 and it’s no easy task. The latest instalment brings four more stories from Matt Fitton, Lisa McMullin, Roland Moore and John Dorney. We’ve Daleks, Time Lord trickery and, as the cover reveals, the Valeyard! It’s a mix…

What did the Sixth Doctor do for the show?

So, time to ask the same question I’ve already asked about the previous few Doctor incarnations: what did the Sixth Doctor do for the show? I’m not dwelling on the negatives, this isn’t another dig at Colin Baker’s time on TV, it’s about the positives and the noteworthy. Yes the context was bad, but there…

Big Finishmas 2018, Day 3

So, Big Finish is once again running the Big Finishmas offers, and today sees two of what were free releases: Trial of the Valeyard and Night of the Stormcrow. So far we’ve had a Christmas Eve freebie of the Fifth Doctor story Cuddlesome, Dorian Gray and now a choice of Sixth Doctor and Fourth Doctor. If you get only one, I’d recommend Trial of…

The Maisie mystery continues

Steven Moffat, talking at the Television Critics’ Association tour has come out and explicitly denied all rumours (even mine) about who Maisie Williams is playing in series nine of Doctor Who. He has decided to do this despite the amount of hype it was generating — maybe he wants to get things back under control ahead of…

The Wormery reviewed

Tucked away between Zagreus and the start of the Divergent Universe arc is The Wormery by Stephen Cole and Paul Magrs. This is a Sixth Doctor story that introduces the character of Iris Wildthyme to Big Finish. Iris was created by Paul Magrs in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Scarlet Empress. Iris is played by Katy Manning (in this incarnation…

Trial of the Valeyard reviewed

December 2013 and we lucky subscribers are treated to a freebie; this year it’s the Sixth Doctor story Trial of the Valeyard written by Alan Barnes and Mike Maddox. This will not be generally available until December 2014, much as last year’s Night of the Stormcrow will become available this month. Free to subscribers it may be but…

The Valeyard

Trial of the Valeyard announced!

Big Finish have announced that the 2013 Christmas Special release (main range subscribers free bonus, available generally December 2014) will be Trial of the Valeyard. This will see a rematch between the Sixth Doctor  and his nemesis the Valeyard! This only weeks after the Valeyard was mentioned in Name of the Doctor!

Did the Game change for you?

Exploring the post Name of the Doctor landscape So here we all are in that dreadful gap between the end of Series 7B and the Anniversary special. How to fill the time? I will be catching up on some more Classic Who DVDs and there’s plenty more Big Finish to come I’m sure I’ll survive! For…