Ghosts

Audio ‐ November 29, 2020
Ghosts

Released November 2020

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

There’s no doubting that the pairing of David Tennant and Alex Kingston is one rife with potential given the innate charisma and pride of both the Tenth Doctor and River Song as well as the implicit limitations that continuity has placed upon their developing relationship. Yet while the first two stories of this set have aptly captured the ambitious and sweeping storytelling styles of River’s creator and eventual showrunner, Steven Moffat, ‘Ghosts’ by …

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Precious Annihilation

Audio ‐ November 27, 2020
Precious Annihilation

Released November 2020

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Following an intriguing reunion between the Tenth Doctor and River Song that highlighted the versatility that having two distinct time travelers with such a uniquely complex burgeoning relationship allows, Lizzie Hopley looks to build upon the momentum established in ‘Expiry Dating’ with ‘Precious Annihilation.’ When jewels become deadly in 1912 London and both show up to investigate, a mystery filled with jealousy and love takes them centuries into the past.

Of course, River Song …

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Expiry Dating

Audio ‐ November 26, 2020
Expiry Dating

Released November 2020

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Given how late in the Tenth Doctor’s televised run the enigmatic River Song was introduced and promptly shown to meet her ultimate fate, reuniting this pair for the latest trio of Tenth Doctor stories is certainly one of Big Finish’s more surprising moves. Of course, this woman who would become so incredibly important to the Doctor and who has flitted throughout his many lives has already found remarkable success in the audio medium, …

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Rhys and Ianto’s Excellent Barbecue

Audio ‐ November 24, 2020
Rhys and Ianto’s Excellent Barbecue

Released November 2020

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

From the start of Torchwood, Rhys and Ianto in many ways represented the moral- if ultimately flawed- backbone of the universe in which this furtive organization operates, the former providing an outsider’s perspective while not necessarily knowing the full truth and the latter operating from within its ranks. Yet because of their very different lifestyles and positions, the two rarely shared any scenes together on screen, and Tim Foley looks to rectify that …

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The People Made of Smoke

Audio ‐ November 17, 2020
The People Made of Smoke

Released November 2020

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As Wicked Sisters comes to a close with ‘The People Made of Smoke,’ it has become apparent to the Doctor that Abby and Zara- despite attempting to use their powers for good- are damaging reality. With monstrous creatures from beyond bleeding into this reality, the destruction of his friends may not be the only sacrifice the Doctor has to make.

Returning to the scene of this set’s opening serial to explicitly show what has …

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The Moonrakers

Audio ‐ November 15, 2020
The Moonrakers

Released November 2020

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Separated from Leela and Abby, The Doctor and Zara find themselves amidst the earliest pioneers of the Moon who are attempting to survive while cut off from Earth in ‘The Moonrakers.’ A land not bound to Earth’s laws as precious resources continue to diminish, the Moon is unknowingly also home to a very peculiar group of Sontarans that lies in wait.

Splitting the four leads into these two groups helps to develop the multiple …

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The Garden of Storms

Audio ‐ November 14, 2020
The Garden of Storms

Released November 2020

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Originally created by the Grace as living tracers to collect the segments of the Key to Time, Amy (now Abby) and Zara made an instant impact alongside and apart from the Fifth Doctor in 2009’s Key2Time trilogy. Developing their own distinct sense of morality while simultaneously trying to understand the universe around them and the position that their powers could and should allow them to assume, Ciara Janson and Laura Doddington successfully helmed …

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The Enemy of My Enemy

Audio ‐ November 13, 2020
The Enemy of My Enemy

Released November 2020

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After leaving Brian the Ood and finding himself a captive of the Daleks once more, the Eighth Doctor in Big Finish’s Time Lord Victorious contributions is shocked to find his oldest foes asking for his help in ‘The Enemy of My Enemy’ by Tracy Ann Baines. With the entire universe in flux with great and thriving civilizations now dead while others that should never have existed continue to manifest, no life or history …

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Shadow of the Daleks 2

Audio ‐ November 12, 2020
Shadow of the Daleks 2

Released November 2020

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Coming near the end of Big Finish’s flagship monthly range of Doctor Who adventures, ‘Shadow of the Daleks 1’ arrived as something of an experimental throwback to the range’s early days where unpredictability was the only predictable subject. As the first of two releases to feature four distinct and yet intrinsically linked stories with the Fifth Doctor encroaching upon the Time War of which he should have no knowledge, the first set admirably …

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The War Master- Hearts of Darkness

Audio ‐ November 01, 2020
The War Master- Hearts of Darkness

Released October 2020

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With Derek Jacobi at the acting helm and a brilliant setting in the Time War as seen through a more malevolent point of view than the Doctor’s attempts to retain honour and morality allow, it’s no surprise that The War Master as a franchise has continued beyond its initially announced four box sets. As Hearts of Darkness opens, the Celestial Intervention Agency has recruited the Master to journey deep into Dalek territory and …

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