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Reviewed: Death Match

April’s Fourth Doctor adventure from Big Finish is quite an interesting proposition: rather than being the second half of a four parter, it’s more of a thematic sequel to the previous release, as Death Match brings back together the Doctor, Leela, K9, The Master and another returning character from Requiem for the Rocket Men. Big…

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Reviewed: Last of the Cybermen

With Last of the Cybermen, the Big Finish main Doctor Who range clocks up release#199. Written by Alan Barnes, it is part of the so-called locum doctors trilogy. The idea is capable of description in a few words — an incarnation of the Doctor ends up in an adventure with the companions of an earlier incarnation, possibly displacing the…

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056 – The Mind of Evil

This is the one where: The Master becomes a Crime Lord, takes over a prison, and attempts to steal a missile and start World War III; Jo gets trapped in with a gaol full of rioting prisoners and saves the day with kindness; UNIT organise the security for an international peace conference, as we meet…

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055 – Terror of the Autons

Doctor Who is fundamentally a show about change and unpredictability. Rare is the season of the classic series that doesn’t include a fundamental shift in character or concept. Companions arrive, leave or die. The Doctor becomes a completely new person. Important, transformative background information is revealed. And then there’s Season 8. The Season of the…

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054 – Inferno

Eyepatch. It’s always about the bloody eyepatch, isn’t it? Not a review of this story goes by without recalling the famous convention story Nick Courtney used to tell, in which his eyepatch-wearing turn as villainous Brigade-Leader Lethbridge Stewart is mocked by his co-stars in rehearsal, whereupon Courtney turned around and, to paraphrase “they were all…

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