Missy: The Belly of the Beast by Jonathan Morris (Big Finish, 2019) A well-acted story with a callous, slightly loop premise and Caves of Androzani vibes (treated with uncommon restraint by the Big Finish effects department). Though perfectly enjoyable, this does rather feel as if Morris dusted off an old script featuring the Rani.
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon (Big Finish, 2019) Rose’s quest across the multiverse begins with two wonderfully melancholic stories before losing its way trying to force the intrinsic emotion of the doomsday scenario (particularly when relying on minor characters resurrected from Russell T Davies’ Rose novelisation). Nevertheless a welcome return. ★★★★☆ The Endless Night by Jonathan Morris ★★★★☆ The…
The Black Archive #30: The Dalek Invasion of Earth by Jonathan Morris (Obverse Books, 2019) A bit light on actual analysis but nevertheless an impressive piece of research, comparing different iterations of The Dalek Invasion of Earth (both televised and film versions at script, broadcast and even novelisation level) to establish who was responsible for which elements.
Doctor Who: The Paradox Planet by Jonathan Morris (Big Finish, 2016) Disappointingly, this story is not self-contained but rather one of a separately issued brace. The titular paradox, though inventive, is thus hard to gauge. Character-wise, Romana seems overly supercilious and the Doctor a bit too faux-affable (yet without the underlying moral authority).