REVIEW | The War Master: Self-Defence

The Time War incarnation of the Doctor's greatest enemy returns, in a boxset of four new audio adventures! Self-Defence is the first War Master boxset since 2017's Only the Good to feature four writers, which will, I hope, give us a nice variety of stories compared to the more closely-linked episodes in the more recent … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Master: Self-Defence

REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Battlegrounds

The War Doctor returns! Jonathon Carley is back for another three audio adventures, as the Doctor's most secret incarnation becomes further embroiled in the Time War. Forged in Fire (review here) and Warbringer (review here) were #3 and #2 respectively on our Big Finish Top 10 of 2021, so my expectations are high for this … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Battlegrounds

REVIEW | Doctor of War: Genesis

Doctor Who: Unbound returns! For the first time in fifteen years, Big Finish takes a sideways step into an alternate Doctor Who timeline, exploring what would happen if the Fourth Doctor did destroy the Daleks on Skaro, before regenerating into an incarnation known as the Warrior. Colin Baker stars in these three new audio adventures, … Continue reading REVIEW | Doctor of War: Genesis

REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer

The War Doctor returns in the second instalment of The War Doctor Begins series! Forged in Fire was one of the best releases of this year, serving as an excellent debut for Jonathon Carley's new interpretation of John Hurt's iconic character, so it's safe to say Warbringer has been highly anticipated. But does it hold … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Warbringer

THE WAR DOCTOR REVISITED | Only the Monstrous

Kieran Brennan begins his retrospective of the War Doctor series from Big Finish, as he takes a look at the first boxset: Only the Monstrous! Back in 2015, after Big Finish acquired the license to finally explore concepts and characters from the revival series, I don’t think anyone expected just how soon they would take … Continue reading THE WAR DOCTOR REVISITED | Only the Monstrous

REVIEW | The War Master: Killing Time

After an outstanding start with Only the Good and The Master of Callous (review here), The War Master range has petered out somewhat, with more recent releases not quite reaching the heights of those earlier boxsets. But now the War Master is back, and this time he's going up against a powerful new enemy... and … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Master: Killing Time

REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Forged in Fire

Four years after John Hurt's sad passing, the War Doctor is back in this new boxset of three audio adventures! Jonathon Carley takes up the mantle of this particular incarnation of our favourite Time Lord in a new series chronicling his earliest adventures in space and time: The War Doctor Begins. So far, Big Finish's … Continue reading REVIEW | The War Doctor Begins: Forged in Fire

RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: The Catalyst

It was Louise Jameson's birthday yesterday, so what better time to look back on her first Companion Chronicle in the role of Leela: The Catalyst by Nigel Fairs! This was one of the first Big Finish releases I ever listened to, so it's always been a favourite of mine... but does it stand up to … Continue reading RETRO REVIEW | Doctor Who: The Catalyst

REVIEW | Doctor Who: Dalek Universe 1

A new adventure begins for the Tenth Doctor! David Tennant returns in Dalek Universe: an all-new nine-part saga from Big Finish Productions and his first full series as the Doctor since 2008! Joined by Anya Kingdom (Jane Slavin) and Mark Seven (Joe Sims), the Doctor is thrust into a pre-Time War universe, and forced to … Continue reading REVIEW | Doctor Who: Dalek Universe 1

REVIEW: Shadow of the Daleks

The Fifth Doctor enters the Time War in Shadow of the Daleks, a two-part audio adventure released over October and November 2020. Conceived during lockdown and recorded virtually with a very small cast, this is undeniably an experimental release, and one that has intrigued me since it was first announced back in July. As it's … Continue reading REVIEW: Shadow of the Daleks