Sunday, 4 June 2017
This week, we look at a medium where Colin’s reputation as the Doctor is second to none. To that end, Nathan is only pretending to be evil, Brendan has two peglegs, Todd is having a hard time assembling some shelving, and Richard is just a shadow of his former self. It’s Colin Baker, in the Big Finish audio adventures!
Buy the stories!
The stories we discuss this week are all available for download from the Big Finish website.
- Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
- Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
- The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
- The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
Notes and links
Rob Shearman has written a number of Big Finish audios, and some books, including Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical and Everyone’s Just So Special. These are all available from his page on the Big Finish website.
Fans of upsetting and occasionally funny near-future dystopias will enjoy Black Mirror, which is available on Netflix.
As usual, Elizabeth Sandifer has an insighful take on this story, which Nathan is impressed by. Shearman himself comments on the article.
If you’re in the mood for a much more harrowing patriarchal dystopia, Hulu has recently made a brilliant TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Doctor Who and the Pirates
This story was written by Jac Rayner, who has written a number of Doctor Who plays and novels. She also maintains a blog.
The One Doctor
Richard and Nathan both remember watching The Maths Show in primary school, which occasional featured a segment called Doctor Where, in which the Doctor and Sally-Anne explained concepts like scale and probability.
The hapless Fry drinks the emperor of the planet Trisol in the Futurama episode My Three Suns.
The Brink of Death
Michael Jayston starred in a dramatisation of Geoffrey Household’s 1939 novel, Rogue Male, in which a British ex-serviceman travels to Europe to assassinate the unnamed dictator of a major power. (Oh, okay, it’s probably Hitler.)
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Over on Bondfinger, we’ve just released our first commentary of the Pierce Brosnan’s era, the highly-regarded GoldenEye (1995).
Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.
We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.