Joseph Lidster

Flying High Now

Big Finish Folly, Part 148 – The Rapture, by Joseph Lidster

The RaptureColditz ended with a bit of a flounce from Ace – sorry, Dorothy, as she now wants to be called. A bit of an odd note to end on, but obviously Big Finish were already trying to stretch the character and give Ace some development beyond the TV series. The New Adventures line of books saw her disagree with the Doctor and leave the Tardis completely, but at this point in the Main Range I doubt Big Finish were actively eyeing up that line for adaptation yet. So, the easiest way to give a character some depth, some anguish and ability to reflect… is to introduce some family, right? (more…)

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Centennial, Man

Big Finish Folly, Part 94 – 100, by Jacqueline Rayner, Robert Shearman, Joseph Lidster, and Paul Cornell.

100To celebrate release number 100 in the Big Finish Main Range, what better than a themed anthology in which Julius Caesar, Mozart, a jealous witch, and several incarnations of the Doctor himself all make appearances? (more…)

Don’t Fear The Reaping?

Big Finish Folly, Part 69 – The Reaping, by Joseph Lidster

Baltimore, 1984. Time for Peri to see how life has moved on without her. Unfortunately, her mother is none too pleased to see her: Peri’s disappearance hastened the breakdown of her parents’ marriage, and Peri herself has turned up just in time to interrupt the funeral of a murdered family friend… (more…)

Big Finish Folly, Part 44

Late again this week, due to the neccessities of having to deal with far too many people who still haven’t got the hang of Christmas shopping (c’mon folks, it happens every year after all – is it really so difficult to get organised and communicate with the rest of the family so you don’t all go out and buy THE EXACT SAME BLOODY THING FIVE TIMES OVER for cousin Barry? God ‘elp us if there’s a war.)

Ahem. Anyway, onwards and upwards. (more…)