Doctor Who: Forged in Fire – Lion Hearts & The Shadow Squad Review

Forged in Fire’s final two thirds are two stand alone stories that continue the high bar set by the first story. Once again Jonathon Carley impresses with his vocal work and the latter of the two stories, “The Shadow Squad”, properly plays about with time in twisted ways that make the Time War a bit more … Time-y. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Forged in Fire – Light the Flame Review

The brand new sub-set of War Doctor stories titled “The War Doctor Begins” has arrived, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Jonathon Carley does a stellar job filling John Hurt’s shoes, not only replicating the incarnation’s voice but also his vocal mannerisms all while still actually acting. “Light the Flame” is technically the War Doctor’s debut / post regeneration story, a key milestone indeed, but does it live up to those lofty heights? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: Earth Aid Review

We mercifully reach the end of the Seventh Doctor Lost Stories, and sadly the Lost Stories as a whole (for now anyway!) Earth Aid was actually supposed to kick of Season 27 but it was instead reversed around to end it here, which meant Raine Creevy had to be written into it, so… it was an odd decision. Then again you can say that about the whole Lost Season to be honest, I still refused to believe it would’ve been like this had the series been renewed in 1990! ANYWAY, Earth Aid… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Animal Review

As I’ve already covered “Crime of the Centry” (click here!) Animal is next up, and out of the four “Season 27” Lost Stories it was the one in my head that I remembered quite liking, though I only really knew it as “the one that had Brigadier Bambera in it”, which I guess shows you how likely it is that my memory could be cheating! So was it good (at least comparatively)? Has my opinion changed with a second view… erm, listening? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Gates of Hell Review

Out of the three “Out of Time” releases (which drives me crazy as the first story was just called “Out of Time” with no subtitle, so don’t try and retroactively add that as a series title!) this is the one I was least interested in only due to the fact that this pairing of “classic and new” Doctors had already been done, and in live action no less. Still, they do have the odd relationship of actually getting on, which most Doctor pairings don’t, so this story felt quite unique in that sense. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Thin Ice (Audio Lost Story) Review

Anyone who has read my review of the next story in the “Season 27” Lost Stories quartet, “Crime of the Century”, will know that I don’t have fond memories of these stories, but I did remember not minding this one that much. Upon relistening to it, the story… isn’t that good, but it’s definitely better than the next one, and if memory serves, the two after that. I guess we’ll see if that still holds true, but for now let’s look at “Thin Ice”, the lost story that was originally called “Ice Time” and was originally set to be Ace’s leaving story…

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Doctor Who: The Gulf Review

After a short stay in Season 7 we jump all the way to the other end of Pertwee’s TV run and get a story set during Season 11 with Sarah Jane Smith and The Doctor travelling around in the TARDIS, so the complete opposite of the Earth bound UNIT stories. While Sadie Miller does a great job with her mother’s role I will say that The Gulf was sometimes a bit of a slog to get through… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Unzal Incursion Review

The latest Third Doctor Adventures set is very exciting, containing two stories set on either end of the original Third Doctor TV run rather than only featuring the Jo Grant years, all thanks to the daughters of Liz Shaw and Sarah Jane Smith taking up their mother’s roles. This is set during that always fun and sadly short-lived Season 7 time, where The Doctor, Liz Shaw and the Brigadier were facing long-form threats to Earth. Does it fit in? Is it actually good in its own right? Let’s find out!

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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: The First Sontarans Review

We reach the end of the long stretch of the Sixth Doctor Lost Stories (since I already covered “The Ultimate Evil”) with The First Sontarans, a story originally planned for Season 22 that then ended up being scrapped (though the idea of using Sontarans was kept for the story that eventually replaced it, “The Two Doctors”) It shows us a good bit of Sontaran lore, actually features the Sontarans and the Rutans fighting each other, and generally tells a really fun story, so I have no idea why it was dropped! Oh well, let’s have a closer look!

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