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CD review – ‘Mind of the Hodiac’ (Doctor Who)

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Before the neo-Russell T. Davies era of ‘Doctor Who’ comes along, let’s take a look at a TV story RTD originally pitched to the ‘Doctor Who’ production office in the 1980s and has now become a Big Finish audio in ‘The Lost Stories’ range of ‘Doctor Who’ audios. It’s time for ‘Mind of the Hodiac’, starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel. Continue reading

New Anthology Release – ‘The Paul Spragg ReCollections, Volume 2’

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The Divergent Wordsmiths have done it again! 🙂 They’ve released another brand-new ‘Doctor Who’ anthology of short stories called ‘The Paul Spragg ReCollections, Volume 2′, which I’m pretty excited about. This is to honour the memory of our dear Paul Spragg, the producer’s assistant at Big Finish who sadly passed away in May 2014. Continue reading

Novelization/Audiobook review – ‘Doctor Who – Delta and the Bannermen’

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I’ve now read and heard the Target novelization/audiobook of the ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Delta and the Bannermen’ by Malcolm Kohll. The story features the Seventh Doctor and Mel meeting Delta as well as Billy, Ray, Burton, Murray, Weismuller, Hawk and Goronwy. They end up at the Shangri-La holiday camp in South Wales where Gavrok and the Bannermen attack. The audiobook for ‘Doctor Who – Delta and the Bannermen’ is read by Bonnie Langford who plays Mel in the TV series and the Big Finish audios. Continue reading

DVD Reviews – ‘An Englishman on Gallifrey’ & ‘The Home Whovian’

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“Happy Birthday Sarah!”

To celebrate Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)’s birthday today, I’m sharing my reviews on two Reeltime Pictures productions connected to ‘Doctor Who’. In 2014, I purchased the ‘An Englishman on Gallifrey’/’The Home Whovian’ DVD, which contains two special documentaries looking into how ‘Doctor Who’ works in America. Continue reading

Novelization/Audiobook review – ‘Doctor Who – Dragonfire’

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Just in case you missed it yesterday, I’ve read and heard the Target novelization/audiobook of the ‘Doctor Who’ story called ‘Dragonfire’ by Ian Briggs. The story features the Seventh Doctor and Mel who meet Ace for the first time and they reunite with Sabalom Glitz from ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’. The story also features Mel’s first departure from the TARDIS before she returned in ‘A Life of Crime’. The audiobook for ‘Doctor Who – Dragonfire’ is read by Bonnie Langford who played Mel in the TV series and she continues to play her in the Big Finish audios. Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #4

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We’ve come to the end of Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy! It’s time to talk about the fourth story of the season called ‘Dragonfire’! My updated review on the story is based on the Blu-ray box set release of Season 24. ‘Dragonfire’ features Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel and it introduces Sophie Aldred as Ace, the new companion. Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #3

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It’s time to talk about my favourite story out of Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy, featuring updated thoughts by me on the story based on the Blu-ray box set release. Today, it’s ‘Delta and the Bannermen’, the third story of Season 24 featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel with special guest stars Ken Dodd, Don Henderson, Sara Griffiths and more. Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #2

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We continue this week’s look into Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Sylvester McCoy by taking a look at the second story of the season called ‘Paradise Towers’. This is one of my favourite stories of the season, featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, Bonnie Langford as Mel and special guest star Richard Briers as the Chief Caretaker! Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #1

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It’s time to revisit Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Sylvester McCoy! I’ve recently updated my reviews on the four stories featured in Season 24 and I hope to share with you what my updated thoughts are on these four stories this week. Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ stars Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Bonnie Langford as Mel and Sophie Aldred as Ace! Continue reading

Book Reviews – ‘Short Trips: Zodiac’ (Doctor Who)

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As I reviewed ‘The Switching’ as part of the ‘Masterful’ limited edition box set by Big Finish, I decided to check out the stories featured in the ‘Short Trips: Zodiac’ collection. I hope to update my reviews on the ‘Short Trips: Companions’ and ‘Short Trips: Transmissions’ collections as part of my ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season later this year. Continue reading