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The War Master: Anti-Genesis audio review

The War Master: Anti-Genesis is the latest boxset of audio dramas to chronicle the exploits of Derek Jacobi’s Master during the Time War; the temporal conflict between his own people and the Daleks. The problem with a concept so unfathomable, however, is that us mere mortals can really only handle a small slice. Luckily, this … >

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The Diary of River Song series 7 audio review

River Song has finished (for now?) working her way through the back catalogue of Doctors, and gets a chance to widen her horizons. In The Diary of River Song Series 7 that means Alex Kingston plays River in a variety of guises; holiday-maker, nun, potential murderer and detective. There’s no big arc, just four great … >

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The Best-Laid Plans – Doctor Who Short Trips audio review

‘The Best-Laid Plans’ is the winner of 2019’s Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity. Released in memory of the much-missed Big Finish employee, it comes from a writer new to Big Finish. The story is one about ideas, with its central character, Dracksil Forg, being overburdened with them. So full, in fact, that he maintains … >

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Peace In Our Time – Doctor Who Short Trips 9.12 audio review

‘Peace in Our Time’, the latest Big Finish Short Trip, features futuristic space pilot Steven Taylor and the First Doctor. We find the pair on the trail of stolen government papers in the early twentieth century. However, events are related through the eyes of a household maid. Ruby Watkins, an astute observer, has soon noticed … >

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Torchwood: Expectant review

The always popular pairing of Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones makes a welcome return in Torchwood: Expectant, an entertaining sci-fi yarn and the December offering in the monthly release range. But their interactions take second place to the main character dynamic of the piece. And that’s the fraught relationship between the pregnant Harkness and his … >

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Star Cops: Mars Part 1 review

The Star Cops make their way to the lawless frontier planet of Mars in the opening instalment of a new twin boxset audio serial from Big Finish. This sci-fi cop procedural has made the transition from 1980s cult TV show to the audio realm very effectively. With the property now well established, Star Cops Mars … >

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Blake’s 7: Outlaw review

With Travis as its unexpected anti-hero, new Big Finish Blake’s 7 audiobook Outlaw, examines the off-screen history of the series’ most celebrated male villain. The plot carefully aligns with and extends the show’s canonical history to impressive effect. The book explores two separate timelines: the early years of Blake’s putative rebellion against the Federation, which … >

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The Ultimate Evil – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 5.2 audio review

‘The Ultimate Evil’, originally written for Doctor Who’s Season 23, became a casualty of the show’s enforced hiatus. With the whole season replaced by ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’, the story finally came to light as a late-eighties’ Target novelisation. When Big Finish started their run of The Lost Stories, they were not able … >

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Blake’s 7: Restoration Part 2 review

The Liberator is crippled and at high-risk of becoming uninhabitable as well as unnavigable. The ship’s crew must locate the technology that can salvage the situation before things slide past the point of no return. The vessel limps towards Space World (which Blake’s team first visited in “Redemption”, the opening episode of the second TV … >

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