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Last of the Cybermen
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Reviewed: Last of the Cybermen

With Last of the Cybermen, the Big Finish main Doctor Who range clocks up release#199. Written by Alan Barnes, it is part of the so-called locum doctors trilogy. The idea is capable of description in a few words — an incarnation of the Doctor ends up in an adventure with the companions of an earlier incarnation, possibly displacing the…

The Mind of Evil - Jo Grant
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056 – The Mind of Evil

This is the one where: The Master becomes a Crime Lord, takes over a prison, and attempts to steal a missile and start World War III; Jo gets trapped in with a gaol full of rioting prisoners and saves the day with kindness; UNIT organise the security for an international peace conference, as we meet…

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055 – Terror of the Autons

Doctor Who is fundamentally a show about change and unpredictability. Rare is the season of the classic series that doesn’t include a fundamental shift in character or concept. Companions arrive, leave or die. The Doctor becomes a completely new person. Important, transformative background information is revealed. And then there’s Season 8. The Season of the…

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054 – Inferno

Eyepatch. It’s always about the bloody eyepatch, isn’t it? Not a review of this story goes by without recalling the famous convention story Nick Courtney used to tell, in which his eyepatch-wearing turn as villainous Brigade-Leader Lethbridge Stewart is mocked by his co-stars in rehearsal, whereupon Courtney turned around and, to paraphrase “they were all…

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Unmissable Big Finish: Last of the Titans

By January 2001, Big Finish had established themselves as the premiere place for new Doctor Who stories. They’d brought back three Doctors, the Brigadier, the Daleks, the Ice Warriors, and introduced a new companion, Evelyn Smythe. But now they could call themselves a continuation: Paul McGann was back as the Eighth Doctor! What better way…

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