Doctor Who – The World Traders Review

Do you remember well written but quite boring in places story “The Sun Makers?” well get ready for the similarly well written but also equally boring in places story “The World Traders”! Yes The Doctor and Leela comes face to face with a greedy Usurian again (or for the first time, retroactively…) and the end result is pretty much the same as the first result. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who – Colony of Fear Review

So here we have it: the final Sixth Doctor main range story, and while it would be more fitting if it were with Evelyn that’s no longer possible, so a new story set during the period where it was just The Doctor and Constance together will have to do! Colony of Fear is a perfectly fine “base under siege” story, though with some fun twists and some odd continuity! Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who – The Company of Thieves Review

So two stories ago we saw the (re)introduction of Kroton The Cyberman, then the previous story we resumed following The Doctor and Izzy, so now it’s only natural that our next story sees the two come together! The Company of Thieves is more of a light-hearted affair, which given the story that’s about to come next, only makes sense! Is it good though, or does it exist purely to set up something greater? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who – The Road To Hell Review

We re-join The Doctor and Izzy on their travels as they arrive in 17th Century Japan, so expect samurai swords, constant referring to one’s sense of honour and … a non-copyright version of Godzilla and Astro Boy? Yes, it’s quite the odd story, but more importantly, it sets up a new major character for his key appearance in the big story of this run. So… let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who – Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman, Ship of Fools and Unnatural Born Killers Review

We quickly make a detour from the travels of The Doctor and Izzy as the next story in this run is “Unnatural Born Killers”, but in order to understand THAT story we have to look at two far older backup strips called “Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman” and “Ship of Fools” (thankfully included in this graphic novel!) as all three stories tell the tale of Kroton the Cyberman, a member of the Cyber Race who regains his humanity and searches for friends and meaning, his original memories lost. Interested? Read on! … Not interested? Skip it, but you’ll be wondering who the hell Kroton is in a few stories time…

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Doctor Who – The Fallen Review

We return to the Eighth Doctor DWM comic strips for a run that will cap-off the black and white comic era, and do so with a bang! First we get a story that is most infamous for bringing Dr. Grace Holloway back from the TV Movie, something most entities, including the likes of Big Finish, haven’t been able to do (due to the character’s mixed ownership). The Fallen also introduces something far more significant, but I’ll get to that in the spoiler bit…

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Doctor Who – Masterful Review

Masterful is basically The Master’s 50th Anniversary story, and in proper Doctor Who fashion Big Finish have gathered as many Masters as they can for one big three-hour story. We have a new, earliest incarnation, the return of Big Finish’s own Master played by Alex Macqueen and no less than five TV Masters reprising their roles (plus more!). Is it a clustered mess, or does it somehow actually work? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who – Revolution of the Daleks Review

Doctor Who returned to our screens with a New Year’s special, and a special featuring The Daleks no less! Sadly it also features some of head writer Chris Chibnall’s worse aspects, especially some political jabs that were, thankfully, out of date by the time this episode aired, but therefore making them a rather unpleasant reminder. Still, it also featured the proper, full-on return of Captain Jack Harkness, who frankly stole the show! … So let’s take a look!

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My Top 10 Doctor Who Stories of 2020

It’s time for one of the more unique yearly features on this blog: The Top 10 Doctor Who stories list! Again, taking in stories from the TV show and audio (plus two books this year… neither of them made the top 10, but they were in the running!) there is a surprising amount to shift through. So without further ado: Let’s… ado? (that doesn’t work… whatever.)

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DW: Plight of the Pimpernel Review

Another year, another final review being a Doctor Who audio drama I hadn’t got around to giving a listen before Christmas! “Plight of the Pimpernel” is sort-of a pseudo-historical, though really the sci-fi far outweighs any historical context to come from the setting, not least the fact that the titular Pimpernel is a fictional character! But how is he then alive here in this story? Let’s find out!

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