The Renaissance Man is the second story in Big Finish’s first season of Fourth Doctor Adventures, in which Tom Baker was finally lured out of retirement to reprise his most famous role for the company. The series partners him with Louise Jameson’s Leela (his companion for a year and a half of television stories) and puts them under a loose narrative umbrella of the Doctor attempting to teach Leela about life, the universe, and everything.
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Destination: Nerva came out in 2012, and was a big deal because it was the first time that Tom Baker had reprised the role of the Fourth Doctor for Big Finish. (It turns out that it wasn’t the first time that he’d played the role for a full length audio drama, though, as he’d starred in a five part audio drama for the BBC itself, starting with Hornet’s Nest. I don’t think I’d ever heard of these stories until I was writing this post.)
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The Time of the Daleks is the fifth out of a season of six Big Finish audios featuring the 8th Doctor, the second such that they released. This particular story is from 2002, and is the culmination of a little mini-story arc about Shakespeare disappearing from history.
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It’s time for another Weekly Geeky Question. Each week my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer. We’re now up to Week #50, so we’ve been at this for a while. This week’s question follows on from last week, where we talked about disappointing story payoffs.
What are some of the most best story payoff’s that I have ever seen?
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Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with. My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure. What Rod wants to know is,,,
What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?
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Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and unfortunately the trials of Real Life, Work and So On have resulted in my friend Rod not being able to share a do-able question with me this week. So to fill in, I’ll put forward my own, relatively simple one…but which will still result in a long-winded answer.
What do I think about Doctor Who?
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Embrace the Darkness is Big Finish’s 31st release of its main range of Doctor Who audios, that was released way back in 2002. It was the fourth of a series of six audios that featured the 8th Doctor, the second such “season” of 8th Doctor’s audios. Paul McGann is back as the Doctor, of course, along with India Fisher as his original-to-audio companion, Charley. Spoilers ahead.
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Very soon, on October 7 2018, Doctor Who will make its way back to our TV screens for the 11th season of the modern TV series. And when it does, it will in many ways be a whole new program, compared to what we saw last: a new Doctor (with a new gender), new companions, new showrunner. Probably a new version of the theme song and a new opening title sequence, a new TARDIS set and a new sonic screwdriver. And certainly a new story direction, with plot-lines like redeeming the Master or identifying the Hybrid a thing of the past.
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Seasons of Fear is an interesting audio drama from Big Finish, a relatively early entry featuring the 8th Doctor as played by Paul McGann. It comes third in a run of six dramas about the 8th Doctor, which all set up a massive confrontation with a new menace known as Zagreus. This story is not actually about Zagreus but plants some of the big seeds that take us there.
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The Chimes of Midnight is the second audio drama from Big Finish Productions which formed part of a “season” of six stories featuring the 8th Doctor. It stars Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley, and is a huge step up from the previous installment, Invaders from Mars. Spoilers ahead.
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