Having not been hugely impressed (read: not at all) with Adidas current generation of Ultraboost running shoes (going from a comfortable & fast running shoe to a loose sock that barely holds your foot), and the previous version being mostly unavailable, I chose this time to go for a good […]

Adidas Ultraboost S&L


Adidas Adizero RC
Ever since Adidas began moving their more premium products towards their “Boost” technology, I’ve pretty much stuck with their Supernova Sequence (for durability) and Ultraboost (for comfort and pace). With the former of those no longer existing, and the latter turning into a “sock” design of dubious benefit, today I […]

Adidas Adizero RC


Doctor Who Unbound from Big Finish are “What if?” style adventures – things that wouldn’t happen in-canon, but contain interesting themes to explore.  I’ve listened to a couple before – Masters of War and Sympathy for the Devil – in which David Warner’s 3rd Doctor didn’t become scientific adviser to […]

He Jests At Scars


The latest newsletter from Big Finish offers a free download of episode one of The Third Doctor Adventures, volume 5. For some time, Big Finish have been producing Third Doctor adventures with the late Jon Pertwee replaced by the vocal talents of Tim Treloar. This Third Doctor has been joined […]

5.1A. Doctor Who: Primord Part 1



And so ends my continuous everyday running (RED). I didn’t start running every day with any plan or expectation. I just ran every day for the last couple of weeks of December, knowing I’d eat more over Christmas and I wanted to burn what I ate. Then January started and […]

One Hundred Days of Running


Having recently listened to The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure and being thoroughly confused about the new companion Constance Clarke, I surprised myself to discover that I had Criss-Cross in my collection.  Criss-Cross, from Big Finish‘s Doctor Who Main Range, was released in September 2015 and introduces Constance Clarke.  It […]

204. Criss-Cross


The Mind Robber, from 1968, is the second adventure in season 6 of Doctor Who.  Starring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor, together with Frazer Hines as Jamie, Wendy Padbury as Zoe, and supported by Emrys Jones as The Master and Bernard Horsfall as Gulliver. Escaping from the volcano of the […]

214-218. The Mind Robber


I can’t explain why, but I felt something magical when the season 23 Doctor Who theme tune opened the first story of The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure.  I think that we so associate the wonderful Peter Howell theme with the early 80s and the punchy Keff McCullough theme with […]

The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure



In some circles, the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who is known as “the monster era” and, if you look to his first two years the adventures are filled with Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti, Ice Warriors, and much more.  It’s probably a reputation that’s deserving.  Sad, though, that most of those […]

209-213. The Dominators


Short Trips are Big Finish‘s answer to audiobooks.  Unlike the “Chronicles” ranges (Doctor Who – Companion Chronicles, and Blakes 7 – The Liberator Chronicles), Short Trips feature just one voice who “reads” the story and does various attempts at other characters.  The occasional sound effect/music helps things nip along but, […]

DWST6.01 – Gardens of the Dead


The Turing Test by Simon Guerrier is the first adventure from the first box-set, released in February 2012, of The Liberator Chronicles, a range of enhanced Blakes 7 audios from the stables of Big Finish.  This first episode was released in standalone format during the 2014 “12 Days of Big Finish-Mas” […]

B7LC 1.01 – The Turing Test


Having finished listening to the first season of Big Finish‘s full-cast audio Blakes 7 adventures, with Caged effectively tying up that series of adventures, the only other full-cast episode I have at the moment is the opening episode of season 2 : Scimitar.  Season 2 is set during the third […]

B7 2.01 – Scimitar