Doctor Who: Forty – God of War Review

The second half of the first Forty box set at least focuses more on the Fifth Doctor that it’s supposed to be celebrating. This story sees the later version of this Doctor arriving in his own past, faced with Adric alive and well. It at least makes better use of the concept than the Second Doctor-heavy first half, anyway! Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Forty – Secrets of Telos Review

The era of three-disc boxsets for Doctors 5-7 begins with “Forty”, the first of two Fifth Doctor boxsets celebrating forty years since Peter Davison’s debut in the role. Oddly the first of the two stories, “Secrets of Telos”, is far more a celebration of Second Doctor classic Tomb of the Cybermen than it is anything to do with the Fifth Doctor. Whether you feel this is a bad thing or not aside, is the story any good on its own merits? Let’s take a look!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – The Lady in the Lake & A Requiem For The Doctor Review

River Song’s third series kicks off with a great story looking at some plot threads left hanging from the sixth TV series and generally taking a good look at regeneration as a whole, while the second plays more like a traditional Fifth Doctor story that happens to have River Song in it. So two very different stories, but what are they like in more detail? Well, good thing you asked!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 2 – World Enough & Time and The Eye of the Storm Review

The second half of River Song’s second series is far more inconsistent than the first, with the first story just featuring River and Sixth Doctor standing out in particular for being … very oddly written, to put it politely, not to mention now sharing a title with a “proper” TV story. Can the first story to feature River and two different Doctors save it and end the set on a high note? Let’s find out!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 2 – The Unknown & Five Twenty-Nine Review

Time to fill in that gap I created long ago by covering the first DORS series then jumping straight to the then-newly-released Series 4. Unlike the previous series and the next two, Series 2 has River meet two Doctors in the same set, though she meets them both in their own story and then both of them at once! I particularly like how River and the Seventh Doctor interact, so it’s a good thing he’s up first… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Warbringer – Saviour Review

The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer comes to a close with a story set just before its first two episodes, just to confuse everyone! Well, okay, it is entirely explained at the end of the previous part so it doesn’t actually confuse, but it’s still an odd decision because this being last doesn’t really make any difference compared to whether it was on first. Well, anyway, what’s the story like? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: Warbringer – Consequences & Destroyer Review

The adventures of the freshly minted War Doctor continue with his second boxset. Unlike last time all three stories are heavily linked here, though the third episode is just separate enough for my usual splitting of the boxsets to still make sense. The War Doctor arrives on a world at perpetual war and he’s heralded as a mythic figure, whether he likes it or not. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Stranded 3 – Snow & What Just Happened? Review

Although it started off quite weakly Stranded 3 at least ends on a higher note as its last two episodes, while not without flaws, are much more entertaining. The final episode uses a non-traditional story method which may not be to everyone taste though, so it more than any other story in the box your opinion of it may vary greatly from mine. Want to know more? Well, why not read more to find out!

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Doctor Who: Stranded 3 – Patience & Twisted Folklore Review

Stranded continues the adventures of the Eighth Doctor, Liv, Helen and Tania (plus others…) though it’s officially switched from being stranded in modern day London to being stranded in an alternate timeline where a British corporation / cult named Divine Intervention has dominated the planet and went on to do the same to many planets in the future. Welcome departure or disappointing one? Let’s take a look at the first two stories and see if we find out!

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Doctor Who: Lost Warriors – Monsters in Metropolis Review

We reach the “main event” of the Lost Warriors boxset with Monsters in Metropolis, a story that features the first ever encounter between the Ninth Doctor and the Cybermen… well, I should say Christopher Eccleston and the Cybermen because they have met in a comic once before… Anyway, the idea of the central automaton from the all-time classic film being replaced with a Cyberman was a really fun concept and with John Dorney holding the metaphorical pen I knew the concept was in safe hands! Let’s take a look…

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