WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME – my 2019 Doctor Who short story pitch

Here was my pitch for the 2019 Big Finish Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Competition. I had the idea about the Doctor visiting soemone in prison. I had the germ of the idea first, then decided the Twelfth Doctor would suit the tone of the piece.   It’s dark, but ends with a splash of…

The (Mostly Forgotten) History of DC Comics on Audio

Film has existed before the 20th Century but television wasn’t mainstream until the 1950s. Therefore, everyone gathered around the wireless for entertainment. Or radio, as it is more commonly known now.   Common were regular action-adventure serials. These are performed by a full cast of actors (some playing multiple roles) with sound effects and music…

STAR TREK: PICARD – Return Of The Next Generation

26th September 1987. I was born, Two days later Star Trek: The Next Generation debuts in the US. A few years later, I start watching the show with my dad, my earliest memory of the show is Worf on the Borg Cube in ‘The Best of Both Worlds’. I was hooked, and became a Trekfan…

My top 10 most exciting news pieces from SDCC 2019!!

Yes, I am going to try and do this every year! 1: Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, and Jonathan Frakes Set to Return for “Star Trek: Picard” https://intl.startrek.com/news/brent-spiner-jeri-ryan-jonathan-frakes-return-star-trek-picard-sdcc-hall-h?fbclid=IwAR1vtcIeEKKkage-VGgfZ2scFVytG0-pcEOW-acgzMF5u7J2Setnr-pGdBw   2: Austin St. John Returns to Power Rangers! http://thathashtagshow.com/2019/07/18/sdcc2019-breaking-austin-st-john-returns-to-power-rangers/ 3: Tyler Hoechlin & Brandon Routh To Suit Up As Superman For Arrowverse Crossover On the CW https://deadline.com/2019/07/tyler-hoechlin-brandon-routh-superman-arrowverse-crossover-the-cw-1202649053/ 4:…

Review – DOCTOR WHO: THE LEGACY OF TIME

I listened to this as soon as I could download it (!) but I only have time to post my thoughts now!! I’d describe the format as a mix between The Sirens of Time and The Worlds of Doctor Who. I skipped to Episode 2 on Wednesday only because I was going out in the…

Ten reasons why I love Big Finish Doctor Who

PHOTO CREDIT: Aaron Lowe Photography Halloween 1999: I had only discovered Doctor Who about 7 months prior, but I was already attending my first convention. There, I met a man called Jason Haigh-Ellery who was selling CDs of an audio drama called ‘The Sirens of Time’. I’d never listened to one before but I had got…

DANNY LAVERY’S DOCTOR WHO

Over the past few years I have experimented with making new stories by ‘fan editing’ from various sources, including Doctor Who stories, other shows, and single clips that don’t have a bigger story – some of these are animated extracts from audio productions.   Earlier this year I compiled clips from these edits into two…

MISSING DOCTOR WHO – what to do about them?

Doctor Who began on BBC television in November 1963. It would last for 26 years, but in the Sixties alone there were 253 individual episodes, all about 25 minutes long and apart from one they were all part of a serial, usually four or six episodes long. Some serials were shorter, some longer.   Unfortunately,…

BORG WAR 3: ATLANTIS

The … most elaborate, professional and expensive movie (s) trilogy Rheinpfalz   Exciting and great SF movie Marienhof magazine SYNOPSIS 2378 [VOY7]. A team of researchers aboard the USS DALLAS does not return from an expedition to the station on the moon Mia-III-Alpha. Starfleet High Command assembles a search party made of experienced officers and…

BORG WAR II: THE ROMULAN FACTOR

SYNOPSIS 2369 [TNG s6/DS9 s1] Romulans. They are surpassed in dangerousness only by the Borg – cyborgs of different races from the Delta Quadrant. The Tal Shiar, a Romulan secret service, manages to integrate a Borg transwarp drive into the IRS Rihan. The necessary technical information comes from the memory of a single surviving Borg – it is…