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Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell: Doctor Who audio review

Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell is the second in a series of specials which sees David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor bumping into former incarnations. While the first paired him with Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, this time he encounters Peter Davison’s Fifth. Of course, there is an onscreen precedent for this particular pairing. … >

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Avalon: Volume One review

This first volume of new original audio adventures focusing on the character of rebel leader Avalon signals a new chapter in Big Finish’s association with the universe of Blake’s 7. The sad death of Paul Darrow (Avon), following the passing of both Gareth Thomas (Blake) and Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), meant it was no longer credible … >

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Intergalactic review

Sky One’s new original eight-part space opera acknowledges its debts to its small screen forebears and antecedents without apology. Intergalactic stands squarely in the tradition of shows as far apart in the TV timeline as Blake’s 7 (1978-81) and Firefly (2002). It’s a big, playful, energetic exploration of high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi. And despite the occasional … >

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The Lone Centurion Volume 1 – Doctor Who audio review

The Lone Centurion Volume 1 sees Arthur Darvill return as Rory Williams – well, sort of. For those with only a distant memory of Series 5, Amy Pond’s luckless fiancé had a habit of dying. And being brought back to life. During the two-part series finale, Rory was somehow resurrected as an Auton Roman soldier. … >

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The First Doctor Adventures Volume 05 — Doctor Who audio drama review

With The First Doctor Adventures Volume 05, Big Finish continues to demonstrate the strengths (and weaknesses) of its recast first Doctor series The recast team of David Bradley (the Doctor), Claudia Grant (Susan), Julian Glover (Ian) and Jemma Powell (Barbara) get involved in two more two-disc adventures, doing their best to recreate the feel of the … >

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Jupiter's Legacy Volume 1

Jupiter’s Legacy Volume One review — ponderous pageant fails to please

Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 1 brings us (another) multi-generational superhero series with (another) deconstruction of the genre. Sadly it fails to excel at either Despite effects, sets, and a cast doing their best, Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy fails to concentrate on anything in particular, resulting in eight episodes of slow-moving character introductions and simplistic moralising. We’ll explain. … >

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Dalek Universe 1 – Doctor Who audio boxset review

Dalek Universe 1 draws David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor back to a time before the Time War. Without his TARDIS, he hooks up with the Space Security Service, in the first of three boxsets which comprise the Dalek Universe series. Buying Time & The Wrong Woman Abducted by an unknown force, the Doctor finds himself in … >

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