The Time Meddler: My Eighth Doctors Wish-list

If I was an unscrupulous Time Lord with the ability to travel through the fourth dimension and to try to affect changes that I thought would make things better, there’s probably a bunch of stuff I’d do with my favorite TV series, Doctor Who.  Like many-a-fan (I assume), I’ve thought of these things from time to time, and I now I’m going to list them over a series of posts. 

(Daily Doctor Who #171)

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Doctor Who: Living Legend [Big Finish]

Back in 2003, Big Finish released Living Legend, which similar to a few other stories was originally a free gift for readers of Doctor Who Magazine. Since then, the short adventure has been made into a free download on their website, which I became aware of as I was scanning for the free stuff they have on offer. There’s quite a bit of to be found there if one is interested. A lot of them are samples of longer stories, but Living Legend is a complete, albeit short (a bit more than half an hour), adventure featuring the Eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann and his original audio-only companion Charley Pollard, played by India Fisher.

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Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 1–a Big Finish sampler

In the wake of the whole COVID-19 pandemic, Big Finish–most famous for their original licensed Doctor Who audios–began to release a variety of projects for free on a weekly basis.  Some of these are “proper” Doctor Who adventures, some are licensed from other sources, and others are completely original.  I have been taking advantage of these, as I’ve written about here and elsewhere. This time around we’re looking at the first episode of the Eight Doctor adventure, Doom Coalition.

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Doctor Who [The TV Movie–1996]

Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but in recent years rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between.  But recently I decided to spend some of my 50th birthday spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters.

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Doctor Who: Comic Books Adaptations, Dark Eyes, War Doctor, Robophobia–a Big Finish sampler

In the wake of the whole COVID-19 pandemic, Big Finish–most famous for their original. licensed Doctor Who audios–began to release a variety of projects for free on a weekly basis.  Some of these are “proper” Doctor Who adventures, some are licensed from other sources, and others are completely original.  I, of course, have been taking advantage of these.  This time around we’re looking at some portions (generally, the first episode) of straight-up adventures of the Doctor himself.

Doctor Who - Comic Strip Adaptations - The Star Beast

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Doctor Who: Minuet in Hell [Big Finish]

What on earth–?!

It’s hard to know where to start with Minuet in Hell, the conclusion to the first “season” of Big Finish Doctor Who audios to star Paul McGann. The preview for the story gave one the vibe that it was going to be a psychological thriller, with the story sort-of locked into the mind of a Doctor gone mad, locked in an asylum and without his memory. Continue reading Doctor Who: Minuet in Hell [Big Finish]

Doctor Who: The Stones of Venice [Big Finish]

Hmm, I’m getting a little worried about these Big Finish Doctor Who audios.  Of course, I’ve only heard the “early” ones, but many have been generally un-exemplary.  I’m afraid The Stones of Venice, the third story featuring Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley Pollard maintains that standard. Continue reading Doctor Who: The Stones of Venice [Big Finish]

Doctor Who: The Sword of Orion [Big Finish]

The Sword of Orion is the latest Big Finish Doctor Who audio in the subscription that I bought for Christmas.  It’s the second story of the first “season” of Paul McGann 8th Doctor adventures, co-starring India Fisher as his companion Charley Pollard, and featuring the classic Cybermen monsters.  This is, of course, several years before Doctor Who fans had heard of John Lumic or Cybus Industries, so there’s none of that here, thank goodness. These are honest-to-goodness classic-era Cybermen.  Of course it’s an audio, but it’s nice to not have imagine that big letter “C’s” on their chests. Continue reading Doctor Who: The Sword of Orion [Big Finish]

Doctor Who: Storm Warning [Big Finish]

Storm Warning - Big FinishStorm Warning, which was produced back in 2000, is notable because it was the first Doctor Who Big Finish production to feature Paul McGann in the lead role, and thus basically the first “latest adventure” of the Doctor that the audio production company released.  It was the start of a four-part “season” of 8th Doctor adventures, and introduced his first Big Finish companion, Charlotte Pollard, played by India Fisher. Continue reading Doctor Who: Storm Warning [Big Finish]

Doctor Who: The Light at the End

The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who just around the corner and Big Finish, a company that have been producing original Doctor Who audio dramas for years, has celebrated by releasing their “50th Anniversary” story a  month early, on October 23.  I saw an add, I believed the hype, I spent a bit of money I recently received from my mother, and I bought the digital download (received,  I kid you not, because it wasn’t my birthday). Continue reading Doctor Who: The Light at the End