Kinda [Classic Doctor Who]

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 birthday and Christmas spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters.

(Daily Doctor Who #321)

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Doctor Who: Omega [Big Finish]

Omega was the 47th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), and was the start of 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. This time around Peter Davison stars as the Fifth Doctor, traveling without a companion, and Ian Collier co-stars as Omega, reprising the role that he played on TV over twenty years earlier in Arc of Infinity.

(Daily Doctor Who #269)

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Doctor Who: Creatures of Beauty [Big Finish]

Creatures of Beauty was the 44th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), featuring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

(Daily Doctor Who #254)

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Doctor Who: The Church and the Crown [Big Finish]

After a gap of many moons, I’m finally in possession of another run of Big Finish’s “Monthly Adventures” range of Doctor Who stories. In particular, I’ve just enjoyed The Church and the Crown, a Fifth Doctor story starring Peter Davison, and featuring Nicola Bryant as Peri and Caroline Morris as original-to-audio companion Erimem. The story was released back in November 2002, so I’m only about 19 years behind the times, but better late then never I guess.

(Daily Doctor Who #219)

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Doctor Who: Shadow of the Daleks 1 [Big Finish]

The Big Finish sampler works! For only the second time, I think, I have gone ahead and bought something that I’d previously heard a portion of as part of Big Finish’s habit of releasing free samples of their work. In this case, the release is a collection of related one part stories that have been released as Shadow of the Daleks.

(Daily Doctor Who #150)

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The Time Meddler: My Fifth Doctor 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 #140)

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Doctor Who: Aimed at the Body–Shadow of the Daleks [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 a set of linked adventures called Shadow of the Daleks, featuring the Fifth Doctor as played by Peter Davison.

(Daily Doctor Who #132)

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Doctor Who: Ghost Station [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 a one-part story that was part of a collection of Fifth Doctor stories called Time Apart.

(Daily Doctor Who #121)

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Doctor Who: No Place Like Home [Big Finish]

Back in 2003, Big Finish released No Place Like Home as a special gift for readers of Doctor Who Magazine. Since then, the story 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 No Place Like Home is a complete, albeit short (a bit more than half an hour), adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor played by Peter Davison and audio-only companion Erimem, an Egyptian princess played by Caroline Morris.

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Castrovalva [Classic Doctor Who]

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.

(Daily Doctor Who #3)

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