Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part One [60-49]

For a long time I’ve been pondering over my list of my favorite fictional Artificial Intelligences.

This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.

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Doctor Who: Big Finish–Ten of my Favorites

Big Finish has produced literally of hundreds of audio dramas set in the world of Doctor Who. I’ve only listened to maybe 50 of them, so any list from me about the “best” is far from thorough.

(Doctor Who #266)

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Doctor Who: Shadow of the Daleks 2 [Big Finish]

Thanks to the enjoyable quality of the first volume of this story, I’ve gone ahead and invested in another Big Finish release–Shadow of the Daleks 2, which brings this mysterious collection of stories starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor to a close.

(Daily Doctor Who #159)

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Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song volume 2 [Big Finish]

A little while ago, I wrote about some of the free samples that Big Finish was putting out in response to COVID-related lockdowns.  I ended up hearing bits and pieces of a whole bunch of their output.  As Christmas rolled around, I knew I wanted to spend some of my gift money getting the full story for at least one of those titles.  I chose The Diary of River Song, volume 2!

(Daily Doctor Who #49)

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Jenny, UNIT, River Song, Counter-Measures–a Big Finish sampler

In the wake of the whole COVID-19 pandemic, Big Finish–most famous for their original and licensed Doctor Who audios–began to release a variety of projects for free on a weekly basis.  On top of that, they’ve also had other bits and pieces from their catalog available to sample.  Some of these are “proper” Doctor Who adventures, some are licensed from other sources, and others are completely original.  This time around we’re looking at a bunch that are Doctor Who-related, but all featuring side-characters from the series.  Spin-offs, basically.

Big Finish has been pretty generous with all this free product, but each one also serves as a sampler to tempt me to buy other material.  Do they work?

Big Finish - Jenny the Doctor's Daughter - Stolen Goods

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Doctor Who: Infamy of the Zaross, The Sword of the Chevalier, Cold Vengeance [Big Finish – Tenth Doctor Adventures, series 2]

A second season of Big Finish’s original Doctor Who audio adventures featuring the 10th Doctor kicks off with Infamy of the Zaross.  This time around, David Tennant appears with his original co-star, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler.  Co-starring in the first adventure only is also Camille Coduri, reprising her television role as Jackie Tyler, Rose’s mother.  Spoilers ahead.

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Doctor Who: The First Doctor Boxset [Big Finish – The Lost Stories]

A while ago, I wrote a little article about William Russell, who co-starred in the first couple of years of Doctor Who as Ian Chesterton, part of the original TARDIS crew.  Someone left a comment mentioning their favorite examples of Russell’s work with Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio dramas, including The First Doctor Boxset as one of the prime examples.

Doctor Who - The Lost Stories - First Doctor Box Set - Farewell, Great Macedon

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Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time [Big Finish]

It was July 1999 when Big Finish released Sirens of Time, their first officially-licensed Doctor Who audio production.  Doctor #’s 5-7 (Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy) were all part of the adventure, and so began a new monthly line of adventures based on everyone’s favorite Time Lord.

Big Finish 5 Doctors

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Doctor Who: The Wrath of the Iceni [Big Finish – Fourth Doctor]

The Wrath of the Iceni is the third story in the “first season” of Big Finish audios starring Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor.  Produced back in 2012, this series represented something of a watershed moment for Big Finish, as they’d been producing their audio dramas for over a decade at that point, and Tom Baker had been the only living Doctor that the company’s license gave them access to who hadn’t agreed yet to make an appearance.  But something convinced him to change his mind (maybe the upcoming–at the time–50th anniversary of the series?) and we are all the better for it.

It’s been ages since I wrote about these; I may try to go back and fill in the gaps, but in the meantime I so enjoyed this one that I thought it was time for me to break back into this blog series.

The Wrath of the Iceni

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