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 second episode of Masters of War is a full 90-minutes long, and you’d think that was too long for the second half of a story.  However, that’s not the case here.  The duration helps to ensure that each key character – the Doctor (David Warner), the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney), […]

Masters of War, episode 2

The eighth story in Big Finish‘s Doctor Who Unbound range is a sequel to Sympathy for the Devil which saw an alternative version of the third Doctor (David Warner) teaming up with a retired Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) during a time of crisis exasperated by the machinations of […]

Masters of War, episode 1

Whilst trying to prove who he is to the Brigadier, who hasn’t seen the Doctor since his second incarnation, they hear a plane overhead as it heads towards the hills and crashes.  They hear it, but don’t see it.  When the Brigadier talks of a scientist that defected, the Doctor wonders if […]

Sympathy for the Devil, continued…

Sympathy for the Devil is the second adventure in Big Finish‘s Doctor Who Unbound range.  This range poses a number of “What if..?” scenarios on Doctor Who, such as What if… the Doctor and Susan had never left Gallifrey? or What if… the Doctor had not been UNIT’s scientific advisor?  […]

Sympathy for the Devil