Articles by Meredith Burdett

What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!


Moonflesh
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Reviewed: Moonflesh

There was once a Doctor Who writer, the name eludes this reviewer for now, that remarked (this is paraphrasing, obviously) that one could imagine the first eight Doctors sharing an Edwardian house comfortably together. Of the eight, the Fifth Doctor would be one of the stand out incarnations to settle in rather nicely to that…

Tomb Ship
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Reviewed: Tomb Ship

Part of Doctor Who’s enduring appeal throughout the last 50 years is the Doctor’s never-ending thirst for adventure. Or, to put it in a better way, the viewer’s never-ending thirst for adventure. Be it the high seas, the centre of the TARDIS, ancient Gallifrey or modern-day Earth, every Doctor Who fan loves a whirlwind story…

Scavenger
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Reviewed: Scavenger

Big Finish shook their Doctor Who range up many years ago now by introducing the concept of ‘the trilogy’. Each Doctor, Five through to Seven, would have three main adventures per year rather than one every three months. The concept breathed new life in to the range (it barely needed it anyway) and created a…

The Brood of Erys
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Reviewed: The Brood of Erys

When looking at Doctor Who from an objective point of view, or in this case a critical point of view, it’s sometimes difficult to not draw parallels or similarities between certain stories. The Doctor, after all, is a man who’s been knocking about the Universe for thousands of years; he’s encountered Daleks, Cybermen, Zygons and…

Doctor Who: The Crooked Man from Big Finish
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Reviewed: The Crooked Man

Fiction can be a funny old thing, a book or a short story or a novella can transport us to a world where the unreal and unimaginable can be perceived as entirely more tangible and real. Characters and emotions that many don’t ever get to meet or feel can suddenly be only a fingertips reach…

White Ghosts from Big Finish
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Reviewed: White Ghosts

White Ghosts takes the Fourth Doctor and Leela into far darker territory than they’ve been in their any of their recent adventures. Arriving on a planet that is hostile to most life and shrouded in darkness, the TARDIS crew soon come across a scientific research team with a hidden agenda behind their own work, one…

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