Flip

Corpsing…

Big Finish Folly, Part 116a – Stage Fright (Last Adventure: 3), by Matt Fitton

The Doctor takes Flip to Victorian London, to visit his old friends Jago and Litefoot, and discovers that Henry Gordon Jago is feeling rather flush – his entire theatre is closed for a private hire! But the man treading the boards is no ordinary actor – re-enacting all of the Doctor’s regeneration scenes so far, with the help of local talents, is one Mr Yardvale… With Flip called in as an understudy, it could be time to draw the curtain on this performance, and there’s unlikely to be an encore… (more…)

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Hyderabad, We have a problem…

We’re running late again – apologies once more, but I’ve suddenly got rather more projects on the hob than I realised. Between the day job, the new novel project, editing the current novel project for publication this year, and the forthcoming SFSF Social event, I’ve had precious little time for what is more a hobby than anything else. (It’s also more than a bit off-putting to watch one BF Facebook fan-group, which seems intolerant of people with learning difficulties & autistic identities, slag off the members of another BF Facebook fan-group that doesn’t suffer from that intolerance.)

Anyhow, let’s leave all that aside for now and re-focus on the matter at hand: the grand climax of Flip’s arc with the Sixth Doctor. William Gallagher has written it – he put the poor girl through the wringer last time – what’s he going to do to her this time?

Big Finish Folly, Part 119 – Scavenger, by William Gallagher

ScavengerEarth, 2071. Orbital space is filled with junk – dead satellites, old booster rockets – and it threatens the space programme. The Indian Space Agency is taking the lead in removing that junk, using its new Salvage 2 rocket. Witnessing the events from a space station is photographer Jyoti Cutler – and a couple of uninvited guests and their big blue police box… (more…)

That’s No Moon…

Big Finish Folly, Part 118 – The Brood of Erys, by Andrew Smith

Yikes! We’re running behind schedule! I blame Christmas, of course. So here’s the overdue latest chapter in the Folly…

The Brood of ErysWhen the Tardis is invaded by the initially cute and childlike Drachee, out in the depths of the star system Asphya, it ought to be a simple mission to rescue Flip from their clutches. But before the Doctor can do that, he has to solve the mystery of the newly-arrived Sarra Vanser, who barely knows her own name. Only then can he face the terror of the great living moon Erys… (more…)

Plague of Austerity

Big Finish Folly, Part 117 – Antidote to Oblivion, by Philip Martin

Antidote to OblivionTheir much-needed holiday interrupted by a distress call from another Tardis, the Doctor and Flip head back once more to Earth. But this isn’t a simple rescue mission – it’s a trap, and the Doctor has taken the bait. ConCorp needs to slash its budgets by up to 90%, and the fabled Timelord resistance to diseases is key to the President’s plans. With Thoros Beta’s most mercenary financial advisor pressing for ever deeper cuts, and a virologist with a grudge wielding the needles, this time the Doctor’s very DNA is under siege… (more…)

Loched Up

Big Finish Folly, Part 116 – Wirrn Isle, by William Gallagher

Wirrn IsleWhile visiting the recolonised Earth, Flip accidentally triggers a transmat from Nerva City to a house on the frozen and desolate shores of Loch Lomond. There, Roger and Veronica Buchman are setting up home for the second time, haunted by the loss of their son Iron fifteen years ago. But though Iron might be dead, it appears that he is not gone entirely – a fact that Roger is all too aware of. And under the icy loch, frozen for centuries, lie the Wirrn. They’ve been waiting for Roger too… (more…)

TV Times…

Big Finish Folly, Part 115 – The Fourth Wall, by John Dorney

The Fourth WallDisturbances between dimensions bring the Tardis to Transmission, the private domain of media mogul Augustus Scullop. Mr Scullop’s empire however, is on the brink of collapse. He needs his new show, Laser, to be a resounding success. Wit the help of some purloined alien technology that allows the fictional show to play out for real from a bubble dimension, it may be just that. But wait… strange alien tech, industrial espionage, over-sensitive actors, and Porcians hell-bent on death, destruction and domination even though they’re too inept to get one out of three? Just goes to show that even here you can’t make this shit up… (more…)

Waterwho

Big Finish Folly, Part 114 – The Curse of Davros, by Jonathan Morris

The Curse of DavrosFlip Jackson didn’t think she’d meet the Doctor again, not after that crazy business with the Terravores and that odd Brewster bloke. But she’s reckoned without a crashing flying saucer, mind-swapped Daleks, and a creepy wizened half-corpse in a motorised chair… And this time she’s going to have to stick close to the Doctor – after all, they do say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer… (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…)