Doctor Who Short Trips: Under Odin’s Eye review

Under Odin’s Eye brings another sixth Doctor and Peri story to the Short Trips range. Performed by Nicola Bryant (absent from these shores for a while), it tells of dark happenings at the local ODIN megastore. Set on an alien world with a fascination for twenty-first century Earth’s Scandinavian aesthetic, is all well at the … >

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Doctor Who: Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5 review

This fifth set of third Doctor adventures delivers two milestones and both in the first story. Alongside Kay Manning’s Jo Grant and Tim Treloar’s Doctor, we now have a recast Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Jon Culshaw) and Liz Shaw (Daisy Ashford, daughter of Caroline John who played the part originally). It’s also two intriguing two-disc stories. Writer … >

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UNIT Series 8: Incursions review

First appearing in 2013’s The Power Of Three, the modern incarnation of UNIT enjoyed a smattering of appearances onscreen with both the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, dealing with Zygons, Missy and her Cyber-minions. On audio they have been rather more prolific, notching up eight boxsets of adventures which have featured a mix of old enemies … >

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Doctor Who Main Range 251: The Moons Of Vulpana review

In the second part of this trilogy featuring Mags, the Seventh Doctor appears to be up to his old manipulative tricks as he brings his new travelling companion home. While Titan Comics’ 2018 Hill Of Beans strip visited one of its moons, this story brings us to Vulpana itself; back in history to an apparent … >

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Torchwood: Sync review

The third in the new series of Doctor Who monster themed Torchwood specials teams the unlikely duo of Susie Costello and Margaret Blaine, who are thrown together to deal with an unexpected alien incursion that threatens to rain down death and destruction on the planet. Costello was the former second-in-command at the Hub, who hid … >

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Doctor Who: The Monsters Of Gokroth review

The latest main range trilogy kicks off with the return of an old friend as the Seventh Doctor catches up with Mags, Jessica Martin’s werewolf character from 1988’s The Greatest Show In The Galaxy. While that story left her with the Psychic Circus, we pick up some time later with Mags in search of a … >

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Doctor Who: Doctors And Dragons review

Range producer Alfie Shaw takes the writing role for March 2019’s Short Trips story Doctors And Dragons. Read by Sophie Aldred, it’s a seventh Doctor story and if the title isn’t obvious enough, it’s a riff on the RPG Dungeons And Dragons. The setup is a girl called Reya needs the blood of the last … >

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Torchwood: The Green Life review

This much-anticipated second release in the new series of Doctor Who monster-themed Torchwood audios returns to the setting of the classic 1973 Jon Pertwee story The Green Death: “the one with the giant maggots” as it is ubiquitously referred to in pop culture. For the majority of the story this is a double-act, as Torchwood’s … >

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Doctor Who: The Year Of The Drex Olympics review

The April 2019 Doctor Who: Short Trips story from Big Finish is The Year Of The Drex Olympics by Paul Ebbs (who wrote some Bernice Summerfield stories for Big Finish back at the start of the century). The title is more than a nod to the classic Nigel Kneale play The Year Of The Sex … >

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Gallifrey: Time War Volume 2 review

Having previously teetered on the brink, last year’s Gallifrey box set launched into the “Time War”, the primarily off screen temporal conflict between the Doctor’s own people and the Daleks which indelibly coloured his backstory when the show returned to television screens in 2005. While the previous volume took pieces off the board, seemingly lining … >

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