Category Archives: The Nyssa Challenge (DW)

‘The Nyssa Challenge’ & ‘The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley’

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It’s 40 years since Nyssa debuted in ‘Doctor Who’ in ‘The Keeper of Traken’ on the 31st of January 1981. To celebrate the occasion, check out my reviews on the stories featuring Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’ both on TV and in Big Finish audio on my ‘Nyssa Challenge’ page. I have my favourite stories featuring Nyssa. Continue reading

Webcast Review – ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

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It’s New Year’s Day today for 2021. Let’s hope this New Year will be better than the previous year. 😐 For our final instalment of ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ 2020-21 mini-review season, let’s take a look at the ‘final’ ‘Sarah Jane Adventure’ featured as part of the ‘Doctor Who Lockdown!’ season in April 2020 called ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’. Continue reading

Comic Reviews – ‘The Clockwise War’ (Doctor Who)

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We’re coming to the end of 2020! For this instalment of ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ on New Year’s Eve today, I’m sharing my reviews on the ‘Doctor Who’ comic stories featured in the graphic novel called ‘The Clockwise War’. The story of focus is ‘Blood Invocation’ which features the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan. Continue reading

Week 49d – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’

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Here we are with the only 2020 full-cast ‘Doctor Who’ audio drama CD release starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan and George Watkins as Marc for this year’s ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season – ‘Thin Time’ and ‘Madquake’. Sadly, ‘The Lost Resort’ and ‘Perils and Nightmares’ didn’t get made this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – please keep safe. Continue reading

Audio Review – ‘Downward Spiral’ (Doctor Who)

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2020 is coming to an end and it’s time for another ‘Nyssa Challenge’ review. Today, we’re on the latest ‘Doctor Who’ Short Trip audio by Big Finish called ‘Downward Spiral’, read by Sarah Sutton. This story is by Alan Flanagan and it features the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. I’m very pleased I heard this Short Trip audio. Continue reading

Puffin/Audio Reviews – ‘Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories’ (Doctor Who)

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I’ve updated and extended my reviews on the Puffin e-shorts collection of ‘Doctor Who’ stories, which started as ’11 Doctors, 11 Stories’; then as ’12 Doctors, 12 Stories’; and is now ‘Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories’. This is part of the 2020-2021 ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season where I’ve updated my reviews on the first twelve stories in the collection and done a new review on the thirteenth story called ‘Time Lapse’ by Naomi Alderman. Continue reading

Book Reviews – ‘The Target Storybook’ (Doctor Who)

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This year’s ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season continues as we look into ‘The Target Storybook’ of ‘Doctor Who’. This is a collection of 15 short stories, which are ‘thrilling new adventures’ by writers and actors from the hit BBC TV series. This was a very fascinating and enjoyable collection of ‘Doctor Who’ short stories to read through. Continue reading

Week 1 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ UPDATED

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— BRAND NEW NOVELIZATION/AUDIOBOOK REVIEW AVAILABLE TODAY!!! —

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And welcome to ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season for 2020. This year hasn’t been kind to us with the Covid-19 pandemic going on – please keep safe. But that won’t stop me sharing my thoughts and feelings about the latest Nyssa ‘Doctor Who’ stories I’ve seen, read and heard recently. This review season will take place from the Christmas period of 2020 leading into the New Year of 2021. Most of the stories reviewed will be short story collections and Big Finish audios. Continue reading

Week 53 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ UPDATED

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— BRAND NEW NOVELIZATION/AUDIOBOOK REVIEW AVAILABLE TODAY!!! —

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It’s time to come to an end with this latest mini ‘Nyssa Challenge’ review season from 2019 to 2020 on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest ‘Nyssa Challenge’ reviews on certain ‘Doctor Who’ stories featuring Nyssa. Today, I’ve updated my ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on ‘Terminus’! 🙂 Continue reading

Week 49c – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’

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It’s New Year’s Day today for 2020. I don’t know whether you’ve recovered from the celebrations, but I’ve added my reviews on the third ‘Doctor Who’ audio CD featuring the TARDIS team of the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc, starring Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and George Watkins. Continue reading