frozentimeMy review of Big Finish Doctor Who adventure # 98 Frozen Time featuring Sylvester McCoy as the 7th doctor is available at Amazon.com here.

To my knowledge this is the first time a bond girl is involved in a doctor who adventure in video or audio.

This one is really good, heads up on a minor spoiler: Continue reading “Dr. Who Frozen Time; Amazon Review”

gallifrey11My review of the first entry of Big Finish’s Gallifrey series. Weapon of Choice can be found at Amazon.com here.

This is an independent spin off of the Doctor Who series featuring Leela, Romana and K9 all companions of the 4th doctor. It focus on events on Gallifrey all of which take place prior to the last great time war.

…if you were looking for vampires when Doctor Who met Dracula in Big Finish #99 Son of he Dragon and was disappointed in finding the historical Dracula instead fear not.

For Coming off of his 247 page triumph The 10 Doctors Rich’s comic blog is now featuring a new Doctor Who story Forever Janette that crosses over between Doctor Who and Forever Knight.

I don’t expect you’ll see any bowships but this has some real possibilities.

Oh and in between episodes you can enjoy his Ancient Roman Comic House of Paulus, a comedy that takes place in a firearms bearing Rome.

Either way Rich’s comic blog is the place to be.

sonofdragonMy review of the big finish Doctor Who audio #99 Son of the Dragon featuring the 5th Doctor and his companions Peri and Erimem is available at amazon.com here.

I’ve always been a big fan of the the character Erimem and Doctor Who historicals so this one is a double winner in my book.

MarianconspiracyMy review of Big Finish Doctor Who adventure #6 The Marian Conspiracy staring Colin Baker as The 6th Doctor and Maggie Stables as Dr. Evelyn Smythe is available at Amazon.com here.

For some reason I kept managing to lose this episode on eBay till I finally broke down and bought a new copy mail order from Mike Comics out of Worcester (they managed next day delivery without my asking, definitely worth your time). After listening to the story it’s a real shame I waited so long.

In my opinion it is one of the most important adventures of the run. First of all it was the first Big Finish to introduce an original companion to the series. It established an independence to the series that was necessary, after all we all know the fates of the doctor and each of the companions of the series (except for Ace) very limiting. She proved so popular that Baker didn’t have a different companion for over 18 months.

The second was what it did for Colin Baker. He was not a popular Doctor and his departure from the series was not a happy one. His initial story was of a poor quality. A second bad story would have really damaged the whole series. Remember at this point 8th doctor adventures were not part of the series. If he had been given another clunker that’s every third episode that doesn’t sell.

marianalt Anyways this one is very worth your money and time.

Update: Forgot to put in the cover.

Update 2: Colin Brockhurst has done some first rate alternate covers for Big finish products, with his permission I’m including his alternative cover on this post, and will include them in future reviews. As you can see they are pretty good.

drwhoabsolution My review of Big Finish audio number 101. Absolution featuring the Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, India Fisher as Charley and Conrad Westmass as C’rizz is available at Amazon.com here.

You might notice that as of this writing Amazon has the wrong image for the product, so if you choose to order from the 3rd party people there I’d make sure that the product they are offering matches the image, or you can get it direct from Big Finish Here or Mikes comics in the US here.

Considering the quality of this particular episode, I’d consider ebay.

drwhothelastMy review of the Big Finish Adventure #62 Doctor Who The Last is available at Amazon.com here.

There aren’t a lot of 8th doctor adventures from Big finish that can be safely missed from the series, but this one is. The sad thing is that the story had an awful lot of potential. What could have been makes it a bigger disappointment that it actually is.

Oh and in case I haven’t already made it clear, you can get all of the adventures in Big Finish’s Doctor Who ranges by mail from Mike’s Comics out of Worcester Mass.

I managed to get a chance to watch The Next Doctor yesterday afternoon on the BBC site (via proxy).

I was pleasantly surprised at several things, I found myself guessing wrong over and over in terms of what was happening. The doctor finds himself in the mid 1800 in London (in the years before his Victorian Exile see Tooth & Claw) when he finds himself in league with a man claiming to be a time lord called “The Doctor” who is investigating several murders battling the Cybermen.

Tennant’s 10th doctor is intrigued while Morrissey’s “Doctor” doesn’t recognize “John Smith” but appears to remember him from the day the Cybermen made him regenerate.

The 10th Doctor’s initial conclusion is a regeneration crisis. Clues and adventure follows as the Cyber plot is revealed and the doctors work to foil it.

The interplay between the two actors is very fine, the Doctor’s companion Rosita (Velile Tshabalala) is an interesting character and our primary villain Miss Hartigan (Dervla Kirwan) is rather solid as the “wronged” woman using the Cybermen to avenge herself.

After watching it and the Dr. Who Confidential (one of the WORST i’ve seen) I see only one fault and that’s a scene that needed trimming. I also thought the final resolution was a bit weak, particularly considering his “outrage” at the actions of the “Blue” Doctor at the end of Journey’s End.

The Next Doctor is well worth popping over to the BBC site to watch it during the week long window when it is available. Enjoy it now since we will have to wait months for our next Time Lord fix. Except of course for the Big Finish monthly audios.