Doctor Who: Flux – The Vanquishers Review

After five episodes of build up does Chris Chibnall stick the landing?! … *sigh*, no, of course he doesn’t. I thought there were too many spinning plates for all of them to get a satisfying resolution but I didn’t expect practically NONE of them to get any real sense of resolution at all. As the end credits rolled I just wondered why I’d bothered getting invested in anything the past month and a half, and that’s not a great way to leave your audience! Let’s take a closer look then…

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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: Flux – Survivors of the Flux Review

The fifth part of the Flux storyline feels less like part five and more like part one of a two-part finale as while the other Flux episodes have left things on a cliffhangers they have otherwise felt more standalone than this episode did. That’s not a bad thing but it does remind me why I normally cover two-parters in one review rather than two! Still, lets do our best to look at “Survivors of the Flux” without any knowledge of how these many plot threads will come together…

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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: Flux – Village of the Angels Review

Flux reaches its fourth chapter and pretty much takes a side-step to tell a new Weeping Angels story, though admittedly does tie it into the overarching narrative right at the end for a cracking cliffhanger. The story by itself though was a pretty entertaining use of the only real “iconic” new villains since the 2005 series return. So let’s take a closer look then!

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Doctor Who: Galaxy 4 Review

I don’t know, you wait around for an animated reconstruction of a mostly missing Doctor Who serial and two come along… roughly within a month of each other! Although to be fair to Galaxy 4 it’s no Evil of the Daleks, and not just because it starts William Hartnell’s First Doctor instead of the Second. Yes, this is the first animated Who story that I really didn’t enjoy watching the recon/single episode the first time round and while all four episodes flowing together via animation was a far more enjoyable experience it didn’t help what is a pretty poor story… Let’s take a look!

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The Diary of River Song – Series 9 “New Recruit” Episodes 3 and 4 Review

The second half of River Song’s ninth series is like a reverse of the previous half, instead of a good story and a forgettable one involving a false reality this one starts with a forgettable one involving a false reality and ends on a good story. The good story itself features the Third Doctor arriving and has a good bit of interaction between himself and River, which is good fun. Want to know more? Read on!

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Doctor Who: Flux – War of the Sontarans Review

War of the Sontarans is 90% a really good stand-alone Sontaran story and 10% a continuation of the Flux story arc, and it works really well! It’s nice seeing the titular potato-headed foes get a classic series inspired makeover and feel like a threat again (while still retaining the absurd humour aspect as well) and while it’s not exactly a flawless episode it was very entertaining! Let’s take a look…

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The Diary of River Song – Series 9 “New Recruit” Episodes 1 and 2 Review

After having grown disinterested in the Diary of River Song series (mostly when it stopped featuring Doctors, I only have so much money to spend on Doctor Who Audio Dramas!) I’ve jumped back in with Series 9, dubbed “New Recruit” because it features River arriving in Season 7 era Who and joining up with The Brig and Liz Shaw in place of The Doctor (although he does appear in the final episode…) Given this is among my favourite time periods of the show I can say I was really looking forward to it. Does it live up to my hype? Let’s find out!

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