Doctor Who: Once, Upon Time – behind the scenes, cast and crew

Once Upon Time is a pivotal chapter of Doctor Who: Flux, introducing new characters and mysteries which the audience must wait to see resolved in subsequent chapters. “In terms of form, and structure, especially in Chapter Three [Once, Upon Time] – really does take the show in a new direction,” executive producer Matt Strevens explained … >

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Doctor Who: Flux – ‘Once, Upon Time’ guest cast list

A cast list was released for Once, Upon Time, the third chapter of Doctor Who: Flux. “Time is beginning to run wild”. On a planet that shouldn’t exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz and Vinder face a battle to survive. In addition to the main cast, Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), Mandip … >

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Lost Warriors — Christopher Eccleston to meet a Cyberman

Coming this November, Big Finish brings Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor up against a Cyberman for the first time in Lost Warriors The next box set of full cast audio adventures for Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor invites listeners to follow the TARDIS to a 1930s country mansion, the Scottish Highlands and an iconic movie set – where … >

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Scourge of the Cybermen – Doctor Who audio novel review

Scourge of the Cybermen is the first of a new range of “audio novels” – in other words, enhanced audiobooks, as distinct from audio dramas – from Big Finish. Written by Simon Guerrier, it uses the format to tell a “Target books” style story; over more than seven hours, the tale mirrors the structure of … >

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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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Christopher Eccleston: “We need some more Cyberwomen”

In an interview published in the May 2021 SFX magazine, Christopher Eccleston advocated for greater “engagement with the female” in Doctor Who. “Russell T Davies writes the Doctor as one Doctor; Steven Moffat writes him as another; Rob Shearman writes him, he’s another. Bit of a boys’ club, though. We need to address that. We … >

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Return of the Cybermen – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 6.1 audio review

Return of the Cybermen is the latest of Big Finish’s Doctor Who Lost Stories. While most such tales derive from commissioned storylines that went no further, or ultimately rejected scripts, this is something different. Written for Tom Baker’s first season, the production team of the day felt that the script by Gerry Davis (Cyberman co-creator … >

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