Big Finish Folly, Part 113a – Vampire of the Mind, by Justin Richards
Somewhere off the South Coast of England, there’s a lonely island. On that island stands a solitary castle, long since abandoned – haunted, they say. But the truth is, that castle houses something far worse than mere ghosts.
The castle is what lies at the end of a trail followed by the Doctor in search of several missing scientists – all of them connected to the top secret Dominus Institute and its elusive CEO, Sir Andrew Gobernar…
But the Doctor will soon discover that he’s the one being haunted, by a ghost from his past… or perhaps, his future. (more…)
Big Finish Folly, Part 122 – The Rani Elite, by Justin Richards
The TARDIS arrives in the CAGE – not a trap, but the College of Advanced Galactic Education, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in colonised space. Not a trap. Or is it?
The Doctor’s here to receive an honorary degree in Moral Philosophy. But there’s something rotten at the heart of the Medical Facility. Someone is operating on the students. Someone without a conscience. Someone with access to a Sidelian Brain Scanner – a technology that hasn’t been invented yet.
That someone is the ruthless Time Lord scientist known as the Rani – in her new incarnation. But will the Doctor and Peri recognise the Rani’s hand before her trap is sprung? (more…)
Big Finish Folly, Part 67 – Whispers of Terror, by Justin Richards
A visit to the Museum of Aural Antiquities coincides with a dark plot to “revise” some of the museum’s exhibits. On the eve of planet-wide elections, Beth Pernell wants to use recordings of the now-deceased visionary actor and politician Visteen Krane to prop up her own bid for power. But as strange voices echo around the museum and the bodies begin to pile up, could it be that Visteen Krane is not quite as dead as everyone believes him to be? Pause for the Doctor’s arrival, then fast forward to the action… (more…)
Strange as it might seem, I don’t remember the Perpugillium Brown years. I have far stronger memories of Logopolis, the Keeper of Traken, and Earthshock, for example, than of Trial of a Timelord or Vengeance on Varos. Hardly surprising I guess, as the quality of the TV stories had begun to deteriorate by that point. Plus, I got distracted by Dungeons & Dragons¹. But there’s a fair-sized collection of Peri/Fifth Doctor tales, all of which take place (quite obviously) between Planet of Fire and Caves of Androzani, so I’m hoping for good things…