Doctor Who: Old Friends – Way of the Burryman / The Forth Generation Review

This two part story manages to tick several boxes here, not just being a really good two-parter for the Ninth Doctor, not just a story where the Ninth Doctor meets the Brigadier, but also a more traditional Cyberman story for Mr. Eccleston after the admittedly great but very unusual one we got in the last set. While it’s not perfect, for example I have no interest in the Sam Bishop character that’s presented here like it’s a long awaited bit of backstory, but overall it’s a really enjoyable two hours. Let’s take a closer look!

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Doctor Who: Old Friends – Fond Farewell Review

The last of the… current series? Sort of? … Erm, of the Ninth Doctor audio dramas has arrived and it’s neatly split into a single episode and a two-part finale, though I will say that the finale will have a lot to live up to as this story, “Fond Farewell”, was great. Well written, acted and felt extremely of-era, there’s a lot to like, so let’s take a look!

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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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Doctor Who: Lost Warriors – The Hunting Season & The Curse of Lady Macbeth Review

The Ninth Doctor is back on audio for another set of three stories, and while the third and final act rightfully has all the attention how do these first two stories fare? A mixed bag, frankly, though both feel very of-era and pass an hour with another set of great performances from Mr. Eccelston. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Doctor Who: Respond to All Calls – Girl Deconstructed & Fright Motif Review

After a rough and “out-of-period” three-part story we get some Ninth Doctor audio stories that are not only more tightly written and edited but feel far more like they belong alongside the 2005 series this Doctor originated from. Thankfully Christopher Eccleston is still on fine enthusiastic form behind the microphone so it makes for a fun time to listen. Want to know more? Of course you do!

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Doctor Who: Ravagers Review

Here we go then, the dream has become reality and Christopher Eccleston is back as The Doctor for full cast Big Finish audio dramas. Sadly Mr. Briggs naturally grabbed the first release for himself, all three episodes, so the story does fall into some of his pitfalls but does the excitement of hearing Mr. Eccleston as The Doctor again overcome them?! Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – All Flesh is Grass Review

Here we have it, ignoring all the side-content this is technically the “main event” where everything Time Lord Victorious comes together, and I will at least give it credit in that it does tie everything together well and juggles all three Doctors with ease, making this one of the most Doctor-interactive multi-Doctor stories ever. What’s it like as a whole though? Was the pay-off worth the wait? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead Review

You know I’d completely forgotten this story was set at Christmas until last year, when I was preparing this marathon (that ended up getting delayed until now) and saw it pop up in a search I did to “make sure I hadn’t forgotten one”. It’s nice because reviewing a Ninth Doctor TV story is always going to be a rare thing, and Christmas Specials are sort of a classic thing post 2005, so it’s nice he got one. Anyway, ghosts and Charles Dickens? Sounds good to me! Let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: Sin Eaters Review

DW Sin Eaters

Sin Eaters serves as a farewell to the Ninth Doctor Titan comics, giving us a good, pretty much stand-alone two-part story, then a somewhat hurried triple bill to end on. It’s good though, it’s a shame that out of the original foursome of “New Who” that the least served Doctor TV-wise would be the first to get their run cancelled, but hey-ho… let’s take a closer look!

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