Doctor Who: The War Master – Self-Defence Review

The War Master returns and this time he encounters David Tennant’s Doctor in a really top-class final episode. What about the three episodes leading up to it? As usual a mixed bag, but overall I enjoyed the set. I mean, Mr. Jacobi could read me the phone book and I’d be entertained, as the old phrase goes… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks Review

Season 22 has been released on Blu-ray so of course it’s time to review a random serial from the set! I decided to go with Revelation of the Daleks as while it’s not the one I haven’t rewatched in the longest time like I normally do with these things I have an idea that hopefully time will allow next year involving multi-Doctor stories, so… Yeah. Revelation has some unique ideas, some good bodyshock horror and the usual Season 22 unexpected violence aspect. So in other words: it’s quite fun! Let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: Wink Review

The next, and final (for now…) release in the makeshift-titled “Out of Time” range sees the Tenth Doctor end up encountering his Sixth self, but unlike the previous two stories this was actually a great stand-alone Weeping Angels story that happens to feature two Doctors, where as the other two stories felt they were very much created just around the concept of it being a multi-Doctor story. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Battlegrounds – The Keeper of Light & Temmosus Review

The War Doctor Begins side-range continues with another trio of stories, the first two of which don’t feel very Time War-y, where as the third is very Time War-y, so it was an easy decision how to split this box into two! This doesn’t mean the stories in this half of the set’s review are bad per say, but more that given the setting it seemed like something of a waste. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Ravencliff Witch Review

Still trying to play catch-up with all the Big Finish releases since I took my break, and with a LOT coming out in June, I thought I’d double up some reviews in their paired boxsets just to “get them out of the way” without going too long without some variety of reviews going up.

While I really enjoyed Blood of the Time Lords sadly The Ravencliff Witch was quite the opposite, it was rather dull and predictable and the debut of future new companion Margaret was not well done (it’s very clear she wasn’t planned to be a recurring character at this point!) Throw in a really hard-on-the-eyes cover and it’s not a great outing for the Fourth Doctor, but let’s take a closer look anyway!

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Doctor Who: Blood of the Time Lords Review

The Fourth Doctor Adventures for this year are set while The Doctor is travelling alone, which is a rare setting for this particular incarnation, and the first story is a really strong outing set entirely in a library on a moon of Gallifrey, which is also a unique and very fun setting but sadly it also features the cancelled-due-to-being-a-twat James Dreyfus incarnation of the Master… Oh well, let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Back to Earth – Station to Station & The False Dimitry Review

Ignoring the obvious joke about having a boxset titled “Back to Earth” when most of the Ninth Doctor’s audio run so far has been entirely set ON Earth (including the previous two-part finale) let’s take a look at the first two stories of Mr. Eccleston’s second audio drama run, shall we?

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Doctor Who: Mind of the Hodiac Review

Mind of the Hodiac is an interesting curio, it’s not a “Lost Story” in any way that the sub series has explored before, instead it’s a piece of fan fiction that Russell T. Davies wrote as a teenager that he found in a drawer. Admittedly given RTD’s contributions to Doctor Who having what is essentially his first script turned into a story is a fun idea, but it’s still not exactly fitting in with the Lost Stories theme. Still, is it any good? Well erm… not really? Let’s take a look!

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