Faith Stealer is the 61st entry in Big Finish’s monthly range of Doctor Who audios, released back in September 2004. It was written by Graham Duff, and began a new run of stories featuring the Eighth Doctor (played by Paul McGann) along with Charley and C’rizz, continuing to make their way through the mysterious multi-zoned world in the “Divergent Universe.”
Continue reading Doctor Who: Faith Stealer [Big Finish]
At the end of the big anniversary Doctor Who audio, Zagreus, the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) sacrificially allows himself to be exiled to a completely alien universe, doomed to die alone. At the last minute, his companion Charley (India Fisher) refuses to be left behind, going with the Doctor because of her love for him. Scherzo, by Robert Shearman (of Jubilee and Dalek fame), is the continuation of that story, and the beginning of a new “season” of Eighth Doctor audios.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Scherzo [Big Finish]
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)
Continue reading The Time Meddler: My Eighth Doctors Wish-list
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.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Living Legend [Big Finish]
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.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 1–a Big Finish sampler
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.
Continue reading Doctor Who [The TV Movie–1996]
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.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Comic Books Adaptations, Dark Eyes, War Doctor, Robophobia–a Big Finish sampler
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]
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]
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]