Month: February 2015

Mechannoyed…

Big Finish Folly, Part 124 – The Juggernauts, by Scott Alan Woodard

The JuggernautsCaught up in a space battle, the Doctor and Mel are separated. Mel spends months as a technical assistant on the colony world Lethe, working on Professor Vaso’s Juggernauts program while she waits for the Doctor to return for her. She enjoys her work, and even has the beginnings of a relationship with a co-worker. Meanwhile, the Doctor wakes as a prisoner of the Daleks – and they have a job for him. Davros has escaped, and intends to destroy the Daleks with his new creations, and the Daleks demand that the Doctor stops him. Where is Davros? Ah. Lethe… (more…)

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The Adventure Biggins!

And so we start the run of Six/Mel adventures proper, by racing back, way back, to December 2001 for what could – to judge by the cast list – go one of two ways…

Big Finish Folly, Part 123 – The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman

The One DoctorAn SOS call brings the Doctor and his glamorous assistant to the Generios system, to “do battle” with the terrifying Skelloids. Putting down the faked alien invasion is a piece of cake, and they’re just arranging for the bank transfer of reward funds, when a massive cylinder appears over the planet and demands tribute. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the real Doctor and Mel turn up at the same time. Normally there’s only room for one doctor, but this time, two heads are going to have to be better than one…. (more…)

Having a Bonnie Time

Would you believe we’ve almost reached the end of our extended sojourn with the Sixth Doctor? It’s true – we’re fast running out of companions to team him up with! In fact, at this time of writing (and yes, The Folly is aware that another new companion is lurking in the wings, but all things in good time, eh?), there’s only one person left for him to meet. That would be Mel Bush of Pease Pottage of course. Except that the Doctor has met her already, at the end of his Trial. And he knows it isn’t time to meet her yet. Argh. Timey-wimey. And then some. So, while this could be Part 123, as would be perfectly proper, we’re going to shove this one further back in the timeline. Why? Well, listen up, and find out…

Big Finish Folly, Part 107a – The Wrong Doctors, by Matt Fitton

The Doctor is taking Mel back to Pease Pottage, returning her to her own timeline so that he can pick her up at the correct later date. The Doctor is also travelling to Pease Pottage, to pick up Mel, to take her on as his new Tardis companion. But there’s a problem: Mel already knows when she’s due to arrive in the Tardis, and it isn’t just yet. And there’s another problem, too. More than one, in fact. There’s a second Mel in Pease Pottage. And dinosaurs. And highwaymen. And a team of corporate alien business consultants with an aggressive enfranchisement policy. With this much going on, it’s a good job there are two Doctors on hand to save the day… isn’t it? (more…)