Picturing Charley

How do you picture Charley Pollard, or any non-televised Big Finish companion, for that matter? The above picture is pertinent, because, with apologies to the lovely India Fisher, when I listen to Eighth Doctor and Charley stories, I generally don't picture Charley in my mind as her voice actor. For one thing, Fisher is older… Continue reading Picturing Charley

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Latest Big Finish listens #3 [SPOILERS]

Question Marks -- A fast-paced little story with gripping atmosphere and a small cast of great, well-written characters. Colin Baker is in great form here, as is Nicola Bryant. The story features an ingenious plot twist with a somewhat poignant ending. Unfortunately, I found Question Marks didn't make as effective use of the 30-minute form… Continue reading Latest Big Finish listens #3 [SPOILERS]

Classic Who marathon: impressions

My recent watching of the Doctor Who TV Movie completes the "Classic Who" segment of my 50-year marathon, having watched all of the classic Doctors in order from Hartnell to McGann for the first time. It's taken me the better part of a year, and I'm pleased to have, er, "caught up" with the first 33 years of Who… Continue reading Classic Who marathon: impressions

Quickie reviews of Series 8 episodes

Deep Breath An engaging introductory episode to Peter Capaldi's era. Capaldi's Doctor was established well, and there were some great scenes portraying Twelve's post-regeneration disorientation (the scene with the tramp in a back alley). It seemed to drag a bit, and much of the first half was unnecessary padding. There was some quite cringeworthy infantile… Continue reading Quickie reviews of Series 8 episodes

Films I watched in January

This is a brief summary of each of the films I watched in January. Source Code I tried to write a short summary of the plot here, but gave up. It proved too difficult to explain the plot, and especially the intriguing sci-fi concept around which the film revolves. You'll simply have to view it yourself, because… Continue reading Films I watched in January