Doctor Who – 1986 – All the Years

Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.

(Daily Doctor Who #336)

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Doctor Who – 1985 – All the Years

Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.

(Daily Doctor Who #317)

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Doctor Who: Project: Lazarus [Big Finish]

Creatures of Beauty was the 45th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), featuring both Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Maggie Stables also featured as Evelyn Smythe, the Sixth Doctor’s audio-only companion.

(Daily Doctor Who #257)

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Doctor Who and the Pirates [Big Finish]

The Dark Flame was the 43rd entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, with Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe.

(Daily Doctor Who #251)

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Doctor Who: Jubilee [Big Finish]

Jubilee was the 40th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Maggie Stables as audio-only companion Evelyn Smythe.

(Daily Doctor Who #229)

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The Twin Dilemma [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 #228)

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Doctor Who: The Ratings War [Big Finish]

The Ratings War, by Steve Lyons, is one of those stories one can get for free from the Big Finish website. It was originally given away as a gift to readers of Doctor Who Magazine–a special one-off story (just a bit over half an hour long) featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker.

(Daily Doctor Who #189)

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Doctor Who: Blood on Santa’s Claw–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 collection of single-episode Sixth Doctor Christmas-related stories.

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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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Doctor Who: Leviathan [Big Finish – Lost Stories]

Up until now, I haven’t been terribly impressed by the quality of the Lost Stories range of Doctor Who audio dramas from Big Finish.  My waning interest combined with the fact that the preview made it sound like one of the adventures, Leviathan, was to do with a demonic forest spirit that stole people’s souls (the sort of thing I find off-putting) almost led me to skip this particular entry together.  But I gave it a go, and I’m glad I did.

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