Month: June 2014

Hunter’s Moon

Now seems as good as place as any – whilst the Sixth Doctor is “between companions,” so to speak – to jump back in time once more to the excellent Five/Nyssa partnership, last seen of course in the 50th Anniversary festivities. I’m placing this latest trilogy of plays right after 1001 Nights in the chronology, which means that I’m probably going to have to break that very long “Season 3” up into two parts rather soon… but enough of my wittering. Let’s get on with it, shall we?

Big Finish Folly, Part 15b – Moonflesh, by Mark Morris

MoonfleshSuffolk, 1911. Home of… well, whatever lives in Suffolk. And elephants, tigers, gorillas and lions, oh my. The Tardis tips up at the grand estate of Nathaniel Whitlock, noted explorer and big game hunter, just as the man himself is welcoming guests to his next fund-raising shoot. But there’s more than one big game afoot, and the Doctor is drawn to the stone known as the Moonflesh, discovered by Whitlock’s retainer Silver Crow. And somebody else in the party covets the Moonflesh for their own purposes…  (more…)

Trouble at t’Mill!

Big Finish Folly, Part 98 – Industrial Evolution, by Eddie Robson

Industrial EvolutionThomas Brewster is just beginning to settle in to his new life in the sleepy industrial mill town of Ackleton. New job, joined the Union, getting attention from the local MP’s daughter… Yep, it’s bound to go horribly wrong. Industrial accidents give way to aliens, sentient machinery, and full-scale death and destruction before you can go t’foot of ‘is stairs. Lucky the Doctor is still keeping a weather eye on Brewster, even if he doesn’t want it. So, you say you want a revolution? (more…)

The Axos of Evil

Big Finish Folly, Part 97 – The Feast of Axos, by Mike Maddox

The Feast of AxosAn old enemy, trapped in a time loop, forgotten by the world… until somebody has the bright idea of harnessing the power of Axonite to take care of Earth’s power problems once and for all.  Now it’s a race against time to prevent Axos breaking free of the time loop and devouring the entire Earth. On one side, Campbell Irons, the crew of the Windermere, and Axos itself. On the other, the Doctor and Evelyn. And in the middle… Thomas Brewster, of course. (more…)

Return of the Artless Dodger

Big Finish Folly, Part 96 – The Crimes of Thomas Brewster, by Jonathan Morris

There’s a new face in town, upsetting all the kneecappers. The Doctor – gunrunner extraordinaire. Modern crime, Edwardian style. And when the real Doctor and Evelyn are nabbed by DI Menzies for crimes they have not committed, they quickly realise that fings are not wot they seem (although that might also have something to do with the giant robotic insects chasing them across the city). Guess who’s back? Shady’s back. No, wait, that’s not quite right…. (more…)