Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but in recent years rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between. But lately I decided to spend both some of my 50th birthday spending money and my Christmas spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters.
Davros was the 48th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), and continued a run of four stories which starred the four Doctors that Big Finish had access to at the time, and were each named after one of the franchise’s major villains: Omega, Davros, Master and (original to audio) Zagreus. The releases were part of the celebrations for the show’s 40th anniversary. This time around Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor, traveling without a companion, and Terry Molloy co-stars as Davros, reprising the role that he played on TV three times in the eras of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.
I’ve written a few of these posts lately, which have mostly come about because of spending money I received, originally for my 50th birthday, and more recently for Christmas. I am enjoying rewatching these stories lately, especially sharing them with my nerdier daughters and seeing the stories through their eyes.
The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV. Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.