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Week 49e – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’

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It’s New Year’s Eve today and at last! We have ‘The Lost Resort and Other Stories’, the CD box set of ‘Doctor Who’ audios by Big Finish featuring the final three adventures of the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc, starring Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and George Watkins. I’m pleased these three audio adventures were released in 2021 and that I’m able to review them for the 2021-22 ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season on my blog. Continue reading

Before ‘The Lost Resort and Other Stories’

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I’m about to check out ‘The Lost Resort and Other Stories’ CD box set of ‘Doctor Who’ by Big Finish, starring Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, George Watkins, Matthew Waterhouse and Nicholas Briggs. This is for the upcoming ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season I’m preparing from December 2021 to January 2022. Continue reading

Audio Review – ‘The Master of Callous’ (The War Master)

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This month will see the release of the sixth ‘War Master’ box set by Big Finish called ‘Killing Time’, featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, Sarah Sutton and Katy Manning. I’m looking forward to hearing that box set soon. For now though, let’s continue with ‘The War Maser’ series from the worlds of ‘Doctor Who’ by looking into the second box set called ‘The Master of Callous’. Continue reading

Audio Review – ‘Only the Good’ (The War Master)

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I’ve started reviewing ‘The War Master’ series of Big Finish audios starring Sir Derek Jacobi as the Master. I’ll be reviewing these ‘War Master’ box sets from the worlds of ‘Doctor Who’ monthly in the build-up to reviewing ‘Killing Time’, the sixth ‘War Master’ box set which features Derek Jacobi as well as Katy Manning and Sarah Sutton for my 2021-22 ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season. Continue reading

Radio Times Winners and Fifth Doctor Favourites with Big Finish

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People voted for their favourite Fifth Doctor main range audio stories by Big Finish in a Radio Times poll recently. I’ve reviewed these stories already, including ‘The Mutant Phase’, ‘Alien Heart’/‘Dalek Soul’, ‘The Lady of Mercia’, ‘The Peterloo Massacre’ and ‘Spare Parts’. Check out my reviews on them today. Continue reading

CD Reviews – ‘Star Cops: Mars – Part 2’

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I’m up-to-date again with the ‘Star Cops’ series as I’ve recently heard and reviewed the second ‘Mars’ box set by Big Finish, containing the last three of six episodes in the saga. I greatly enjoyed the second ‘Mars’ box set, finding each of the three episodes pretty compelling and dramatic to listen to. 🙂 Continue reading

CD Reviews – ‘Star Cops: Mars – Part 1’

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It’s time to continue the ‘Star Cops’ series with some full-cast audio episodes! I’ve been able to check out and review the first three episodes of the ‘Mars’ saga of ‘Star Cops’. The ‘Mars’ saga comprises of six episodes altogether and would have formed the third season of the TV series had it not been cancelled in 1987 by the BBC. Continue reading

CD review – ‘Out of Time’ (Doctor Who)

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I was originally going to release my review on this ‘Doctor Who’ story in April this year. But then I thought, what the heck, I’ll release it today! I’m pretty sure there’ll be more ‘Doctor Who’ reviews for me to share later in the year. Anyway, at last I’ve heard the multi-Doctor story ‘Out of Time’, starring David Tennant and Tom Baker. 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

CD Review – ‘Dark Universe’ (Doctor Who)

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I’ve heard and reviewed ‘Dark Universe’! This is a four-part ‘Doctor Who’ Big Finish audio adventure by Guy Adams, starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace with Mark Bonnar as the Eleven and Carolyn Pickles as Cardinal Ollistra. Will I find this audio adventure fascinating enough? Continue reading