Over at Gay Patriot via Legal Insurrection a good Kennedy deed is brought out of the memory hole:

I visited Jessica’s father Boris several times when I was in college. As most Soviet emigrés, he had strong anti-Communist views and great respect for then then-President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan. And though the then-senior Senator from Massachusetts harshly criticized (and actively sought to thwart) the Gipper’s aggressive foreign policy, Boris refused to criticize Kennedy, always recalling how he helped secure his release.

He only had kind words for the late Massachusetts Democrat.

The full article is here concerning the sick little girl who was allowed to leave the Soviet Union due to Kennedy’s intervention.

I couldn’t help but remember this scene from Boomtown (my favorite 9th doctor story)

“…that’s how you live with yourself, that’s how you slaughter millions, because once in a while on a whim, when the wind is in the right direction you happen to be kind.”

Like a corrupt Duke eighteenth century Duke who gives a gift to the peasants on Christmas once in a while he helped one leave. That’s how he was able to justify trying to keep the other hundreds of millions in chains.

If you want a longer version of that scene it is here.

BBC Image from the Two Doctors
BBC Image from the Two Doctors
in FACT a lot. Big Finish finished has announced that Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon will return to the Tardis as companion to the 6th doctor for three episodes in 2010 begining with episode #133.

No titles or details have been released concerning these stories yet. In the last few hours Big finish gave the following details:

“We’re trying something a little different next year,” announces executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “with some surprising combinations of Doctors and companions. So it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that Frazer Hines will be reprising the role of Jamie McCrimmon, joining the Sixth Doctor for four brand new adventures.”

Three of these stories will comprise a season of full-cast plays, to be released between April and June. The fourth will be a tie-in Companion Chronicle story, which will be released in May, and will be performed by Hines alongside an as yet unnamed guest star. Hines, of course, accompanied the Second Doctor in his travels on TV between 1966-1969, and returned alongside the Second and Sixth Doctors in The Two Doctors (1984).

the Doctor and Nyssa from the BBC site
the Doctor and Nyssa from the BBC site

And if that wasn’t enough big news they have further announced that not only will Janet Fielding Return as Tegan but we will have Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa in the tardis together AT THE SAME TIME
from the BBC Site
from the BBC Site

July 2010 brings another season of three stories, this time reuniting members of the TV cast for the first time in 26 years. “Janet Fielding will be back as Tegan Jovanka,” says Briggs, “for three stories that include Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Mark Strickson as Vislor Turlough. Getting these actors together in one studio is a first for us – Janet has only done one play with us before, while Mark now lives in New Zealand. But they’ve all committed to the project and we couldn’t be more excited!”

For a year that was supposed to be thin for us Doctor Who fans an awful lot is happening.

and I can’t believe that I forgot to mention that Forever Janette the Dr. Who/ Forever Knight crossover is back today too, our cup Tardis runnith over.

b016_storm_big…Ben at Blogging the Classics has been reviewing the Doctor Who Big finish audios apparently in order. His latest review is for #16 Storm Warning.

If you want to get a second opinion on those different Doctor Who audio he is a good place to start. (My review of Storm Warning is available at Amazon.com here)

Oh and to give another Plug to Colin Brockhurst here is his alternate cover for this episode:

Copyright Colin Brockhurst
Copyright Colin Brockhurst

Is this guy good or what? I’d like to see his digital covers for Rich’s The Ten Doctors or Forever Janette

Btw worth mentioning that this episode introduces Charley Pollard played by India Fisher who as I’ve mentioned is about to end her record breaking Dr. Who run next month.

…It’s a really big deal particularly since Baker is the only living ex doctor from the original series that hasn’t done audios since giving up the role, but I have one thing to say to the BBC:

hornet's nest the stuff of nightmares

Don’t you think you could have managed better cover art than this? Take a look at the cover art for the Big Finish series that I’ve reviewed over the last year. There is no comparison.

They should have hired Colin Brockhurst. This is why

Update: Here is the image I linked to:


zagreusMy review of # 50 in the Big Finish Doctor Who series. Zagreus is available at Amazon.com here.

It not only features doctors 5,6,7 and 8 but also has Doctor #3 Jon Pertwee appearing via fan recording that you likely haven’t heard.

It is a very odd story and I’ve written the review in the style of the Zagreus rhymes so you might find it confusing.

You can buy this and all the other Big Finish audios via Mail order from Mike’s comics.

If you read this blog for any length of time you know I am a big fan of Doctor Who in general and the Big Finish Audio’s in particular.

I’ve also mentioned Mike’s Comics out of Worcester Mass as a great place to get your Doctor Who audios. They sell strictly via mail order (otherwise I’d drive down there and likely be spending MUCH too much on the audio’s I’m missing).

However I only just discovered they have a blog on Live Journal a twitter feed and a presence on Facebook and MySpace.

So to make things easier I’m just going to include all of those in the Doctor Who section of my blogroll, so when you read my next review of a doctor who audio you can be a click away from the best place in the US (including Amazon) to buy it.

angel of Scutari
My review of #122 in the Big Finish Doctor Who series The Angel of Scutari is available at Amazon.com here.

You are going to wait for a while to see how this cliffhanger ends since the next 7th doctor adventures are going to feature Kline from the adventure Colditz.

You can of course buy all of these audios from Mike’s comics. They carry all kinds of great Dr. Who stuff.

the chimes at midnightFor some reason there seems to be a bug at amazon.com preventing me from posting different reviews for these two audios. Therefore I have combined my review of the Big Finish Audios: The Chimes at Midnight #29 featuring the 8th Doctor and Charley Pollard and Big Finish #40 Jubilee Featuring the 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe and the Daleks are both available here.

jubilee (or here but they link to the same).

Lucky for them both are 5 stars and very worth your time.