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Sylvester McCoy stars in Unit: Dominion
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Reviewing UNIT: Dominion

Kicking off Big Finish’s special releases this month is the very exciting and very epic UNIT: Dominion with not only the return of UNIT but also quite a few familiar faces from different story arcs over the last ten years. UNIT: Dominion isn’t just a follow up to the UNIT miniseries from nearly a decade…

The War Machines introduces Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, played by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills
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027 The War Machines

Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, said in interviews long after she left the show that she didn’t approve of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, that he’d made the character part of ‘the establishment’, something which William Hartnell’s Doctor would never have done. She clearly never watched The War Machines. This 1966 tale, near the end of…

Doctor Who: The Savages
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026 The Savages

Writer Ian Stuart Black’s first story for Doctor Who contains a pure science-fiction premise as straightforward as they come. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo visit a seemingly-idyllic, advanced society on a distant world, only to discover that it’s maintained by foul means: the sophisticated, highly intelligent Elders live in comfort thanks to the life-essences they extract from…

Nirvana
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Reviewed – Project: Nirvana

(Contains some spoilers for other stories.) After the events of the latest Seventh Doctor trilogy from Big Finish we discovered that the Doctor had not only been travelling with Ace and Hex, but also with Sally Morgan (Amy Pemberton) and Lysandra Aristedes (Maggie O’Neill). The two soldiers were recruited by this manipulative incarnation of the Doctor…

Burning Prince 2
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Reviewed: The Burning Prince

The Burning Prince marks the start of an epic space opera for the Doctor and plays out an adventure that spans three of his incarnations; it’s an audacious beginning of something that Big Finish haven’t tried for many years – not since the Excelis trilogy. The general setting, the Drashani Empire, spans a mighty civilisation but with…

Lost Doctor Who story The Masters of Luxor released by Big Finish
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Reviewed: The Masters of Luxor

The Masters of Luxor represents one of Doctor Who’s first and true Lost Stories. When Big Finish first announced that they were undertaking several projects to realise, as best as possible, unmade Doctor Who stories that never got to production, this was surely one that fans first thought of. There was Colin Baker’s unmade season…

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