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: Short Trips – Volume III [Big Finish]

Thanks to the wild world of inexpensive deals on a website called Humble Bundle, I’ve added all sorts of odd offerings from Big Finish Productions to my collection. These guys have been making original Doctor Who audio material since 1999. Most notably that’s been full-cast audio dramas featuring actors and characters from the TV series, but it has also expanded into all sorts of ancillary material.

One of these lines is Short Trips, which is a collection of short stories set in the Doctor Who universe. One of my purchases included four of these collections.

Doctor Who - Short Trips Volume 03

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Doctor Who: Short Trips – Volume 02 [Big Finish]

Thanks to the wild world of inexpensive deals on a website called Humble Bundle, I’ve added all sorts of odd offerings from Big Finish Productions to my collection. These guys have been making original Doctor Who audio material since 1999. Most notably that’s been full-cast audio dramas featuring actors and characters from the TV series, but it has also expanded into all sorts of ancillary material.

One of these lines is Short Trips, which is a collection of short stories set in the Doctor Who universe. One of my purchases included four of these collections.

Doctor Who - Short Trips Volume 02

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Doctor Who: Short Trips – Volume 01 [Big Finish]

Thanks to the wild world of inexpensive deals on a website called Humble Bundle, I’ve added all sorts of odd offerings from Big Finish Productions to my collection. These guys have been making original Doctor Who audio material since 1999. Most notably that’s been full-cast audio dramas featuring actors and characters from the TV series, but it has also expanded into all sorts of ancillary material.

One of these lines is Short Trips, which is a collection of short stories set in the Doctor Who universe. One of my purchases included four of these collections.

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Doctor Who: Embrace the Darkness [Big Finish]

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.

Doctor Who Embrace the Darkness

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Doctor Who: The Chimes of Midnight [Big Finish]

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 MarsSpoilers ahead.

The Chimes of Midnight

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Doctor Who: Invaders from Mars [Big Finish]

Invaders from Mars was the first of a new “season” of Big Finish audio adventures featuring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor and India Fisher as his companion Charley, produced back in the early days of the company (2002).  It features guest appearances by Simon Pegg (famous for lots of things, including being Scotty in the recent Star Trek movies, and the Editor in the 9th Doctor story The Long Game) and Jessica Stevenson (aka Jessica Hynes, who played Joan Redfern in the 10th Doctor stories Human Nature and The Family of Blood).  It was also written and directed by Mart Gatiss, who is well known for writing a bunch of modern Doctor Who episodes, as well as co-creating Sherlock.

Invaders from Mars

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Doctor Who: Neverland [Big Finish]

Neverland is the most latest of the main range Doctor Who audios from Big Finish that I have listened to.  It stars Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, India Fisher as the audio-only companion Charley Pollard and Lalla Ward as Romana, who was a regular on the TV series back in the 1970’s.

Now, it’s not the latest main range Doctor Who audio to be released, make no mistake.  Indeed, it came out in 2002, and is number 33 in the line which now boasts 230 titles!  But, it is the most recent one that I have listened to.

Neverland

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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]