Month: May 2017

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Big Finish Folly, Part 0D – The Contingency Club, by Phil Mulryne

The Contingency ClubLondon, 1864 – where any gentleman befitting the title ‘gentleman’ belongs to a gentlemen’s club: The Reform, The Athenaeum, The Carlton, The Garrick… and, of course, The Contingency. Newly established in St James’, The Contingency has quickly become the most exclusive enclave in town. A refuge for men of politics, men of science, men of letters. A place to escape. A place to think. A place to be free.

The first rule of the Contingency is to behave like a gentleman. The second is to pay no heed to its oddly identical servants. Or to the horror in its cellars. Or to the existence of the secret gallery on its upper floor… Rules that the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan are all about to break. (more…)

Starry-Eyed

I’m going to break from the Seventh Doctor’s adventures here to catch up with some of the other incarnations. It’s all relative, you see…

Oh – and Adric. In the Main Range. GET IN.

Big Finish Folly, Part 0C – The Star Men, by Andrew Smith

The Star MenAstronomical navigation is a tricky business. To help Adric with his studies, the Doctor sets course for Gallius Ultima – a planet on the edge of the Milky Way, housing one of the most impressive observatories ever constructed.

But the TARDIS arrives to find Gallius U in a state of emergency, tracking the return of the Explorer-class ship Johannes Kepler from its mission into the heart of the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud. A mission that met with disaster…

To find out what overtook the crew of the Johannes Kepler, the Doctor and his companions must journey into the heart of the Cloud… and beyond, into the darkness of another reality altogether. The universe of the Star Men. (more…)

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Big Finish Folly, Part 163 – Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge, by Marty Ross

Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge1934: the TARDIS lands on a snowy island off the coast of Alaska – one that wasn’t there four years, three months and six days ago, according to the Doctor. The island is dominated by a vast, twisted citadel. Inside it, the Lurkers lie dreaming.  It’s said when they wake the world will end…

Led by the ruthless Emerson Whytecrag, an expedition has come to the citadel to exploit the horrors in its ebon-dark interior. Horrors just like those published in the pages of the pulp magazine Shuddersome Tales, where a hero’s only reward is madness, death… or worse.

Horrors that the Doctor and his companion are about to wake up. (more…)

Nobody Can Live Forever

Big Finish Folly, Part 162 – A Death in the Family, by Steven Hall

A Death in the Family“The future folds into the past.  The homeless hero has fallen.  Now begins the time of three tales: The Tale of the Herald, The Tale of the Hidden Woman and The Tale of the Final Speaker.  When the last tale is told, all the lights shall fail.  The world will end.”

21st century London: Nobody No One, the extra-dimensional Word Lord, is again running amok.  Only this time, he’s unbeatable, and a terrible tragedy is about to unfold… (more…)