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1The Big Finish Thread Empty The Big Finish Thread on Thu May 24, 2018 6:54 pm

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2The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Nice of them to bring back Star Cops. I wish the TV show had lasted longer.


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3The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Thu May 24, 2018 10:19 pm

Fuck Big Finish. They've become total sellouts to the new who shilling.

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4The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 pm


Jago and Litefoot Forever is absolute crap. Includes the Revival stories which they already sold separately and a beyond-the-grave use of the dead actor's voice.
And despite the producer's denial it was indeed 100% a cash milking exercise.

I used to love that series but they fucked it up of course, with far too much Nicholas Briggs and Lisa Bowerman and not enough of the men themselves.

By the time it ended it was a mercy killing.

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5The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:20 am

Jo Grant, Slitheen, Fendhal and Autons all coming to Torchwood

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/torchwood-vs-doctor-who-monsters

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6The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Big Finish have announced a new series where River Song will meet Ian, Barbara and Susan.

Here it is.

An Unearthly Woman

When will they learn we HATE River Song.

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7The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:59 pm

I'm afraid they have completely lost the plot. No one who likes River Pong cares about the Hartnell era, and no Hartnell fan wants that joke character or any New Poo BS polluting that era.
They're fucking insane over there now.

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8The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Big Finish isn't canon. None of the stories actually happened. Are we to believe Colin had seven hundred and five companions and went through a complete character transformation for no apparent reason? Six also never wore a Bluecoat and to introduce one just because fans were embarrassed with his original attire is pathetic.


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9The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:02 am

@Commander Maxil wrote:Big Finish isn't canon. None of the stories actually happened. Are we to believe Colin had seven hundred and five companions and went through a complete character transformation for no apparent reason? Six also never wore a Bluecoat and to introduce one just because fans were embarrassed with his original attire is pathetic.

I kept saying it on their own forums until I was banned, Big Finish only has value when they bring in the original actors, use appropriate stories and sensibilities and basically recreate an era. That applies for new fans or people wanting to get a full intensity blast from the nostalgiatron.

Adding in all those Sixie companion pissed me off to no end, and even worse it ended up deep in Virgin Books territory where we are treated to endless companion or spinoff idea focused "stories" that are just a total waste of fucking time.

As a fan of Colin Baker, warts and all, I went to Big Finish to get more Colin and Nicola. Not this endless parade of Briggs, Bowerman and accomplices. Fuck my dog it got dire.

Jago and Litefoot hit the heights and then, once again, in comes the endless parade of unwanted intrusions.

As for pushing odious excrescences like River fucking Song into everything- no thank you.

They seem to forget people are expected to actually voluntarily pay for this crap.

I went from dropping a decent amount of money on BF to spending none at all and not even visiting the site.

Once I saw Nicola had jumped the fence and done some bit part acting in America etc. I knew we wouldn't be getting any more Baker and Bryant proper Doctor 6 stuff. And the rest of it can fuck off.

Most irritating of all is the senseless way they keep adding more and more companions, without ending any of their tenures, so they all just end up in this uncanonical mess.

There was a brief return to form when they got Tom Baker to do audios, but they've fucked them up now as well of course.

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10The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:29 am

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/series-8a-1642

You've got Tom Baker doing audios, you have all but one of his companions available, you've got Hinchcliffe available.

So instead, Big Finish does a quartet of stories that could be decent* and shoehorns in the umpteenth unwanted "new companion" from their endless bottomless chumbucket of dreck.

It would have been vastly better to have Tom Baker on his own, post-Deadly Assassin pre-Leela.

But of course fucking not. Another new companion no one asked for or wants.

At this point I suspect these supernumerary nonentities are being added purely to give jobs to family members, lovers and other unjustified casting choices.

*another pet peeve - in any "set" Big Finish does they ALWAYS loop back and use the same "new" original monster or race twice or more, cheapening all the stories and making the set much more tawdry and dull.

It elevates a literally-who race or threat above Daleks, Cybermen or Ice Warriors, none of whom receive this story arc treatment in these sets.

Just fucking stop, Big Finish. Just fucking stop.

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11The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:27 am

I completely agree. If I ever go back to BF and want some Toms, I'm going for the ones with him and a real companion. They should be making as much use of him with Louise and Lalla while all three of them are still with us, not some ridiculous uncanonical companion that never was.
It totally puts me off. I think I listened to one of those Colin ones with Flip or some bugger. It wasn't very good, and from what I heard there was zero reason it couldn't have been Peri or Mel. Pointless.

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12The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:18 am

There have been so far FIVE series of River Song. Five.
That no one is buying by the looks of things. Surprise.

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13The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:05 am

Just discovered that big finish are also doing a STD universe Star Trek series called Prometheus.

Anything but straight Doctor Who, it seems.
Too many lines, too few customers. Someone needs to talk Briggs down off the ledge and get the main Doctor Who line back on fucking track.

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14The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:12 pm

The Eighth Doctor meets Jacobi's Master in Big Finish's "Rage of the Time Lords"

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/war-master-vs-eight-doctor

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15The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:14 am

At this point it really is like Mad Lib or a RPG random chart.

Doctor: roll 1d10
Companion: roll 1d6. on a roll of 5 or 6 it is a new made up one from Big Finish otherwise roll 1d100 for what companion
25% chance Master is added for no reason at all, roll 1d10 for which Master version it is

and so on and so on.

Big. Finish. Just. STOP.

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16The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 am

The only BF Who stuff I have is the Light At The End 50th anniversary special, and the first set of the 3rd Doctor Adventures starring Tim Treloar as Pertwee's Doctor. I enjoyed LATE, and was ambivalent about the 3rd Doctor stuff- Treloar sounds almost-but-not-quite like Pertwee, and the bits where he doesn't I find jarring. Won't repeat the experience there. Also won't touch anything to do with River Song with a 150 foot barge pole. I also have season 1 of Torchwood, which I have yet to get around to listening to, but the one range I *do* enjoy a lot is their Blake's Seven stuff. This is perfectly within the spirit of the original show, and fills in the narrative gaps in the original series brilliantly- and there's no Nick Briggs stamping all over it either. The only mis-step they've done is that they've recast Dayna, as although they have Josette Simon on other ranges, they can't seem to persuade her to rejoin B7, and with Gareth Thomas (Blake) now departed, they are limited to season 3 for narrative gaps nowadays. Glynis Barber also appears on other ranges as well, and I would love them to get past copyrighting to get Soolin back in the series too, which will open up season 4 for writing. Their missing adventures with limited cast reading stories are also pretty good, too. TL;DR, Who is shite, but B7 is still reasonably good.


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17The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:33 am

New audio adventure featuring Tom and Romana II:

https://doctorwhowatch.com/2019/04/05/doctor-who-silent-scream/

Unfortunately, it's written by James Goss, so it's almost guaranteed to be shit.


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19The Big Finish Thread Empty Re: The Big Finish Thread on Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 am

Goss is the talentless hack co-author who shoehorned the 13th Doctor into Tom Baker's Scratchman novel just to gloat to the uncharacteristically meek and emasculated 4th Doctor about how superior she was to him, littering a potentially great story with jarring, out-of-place NuWho tropes for the sole purpose of pissing off the only audience likely to buy the damn thing.

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