Companions: First Doctor (David Bradley), Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Archibald Lethbridge-Stewart (Mark Gatiss)
Summary: Refusing to regenerate, the Doctor meets a soldier from the First World War and his original self. They meet a mysterious being made completely out of glass that calls itself Testimony, who wishes to exchange an old friend for the soldier–Bill Potts.
Companions: Ian Chesterton (William Russell), Barbara Wallace (Jacqueline Hill), Vicki (Maureen O’Brienn), Steven Taylor (Peter Purves)
Season: 2, episode 8 (29-35)
Summary: After the events of “The Space Museum”, the Daleks have tracked down the Doctor. They place a device on the TARDIS so that no matter where or when the Doctor and his companions go, they will be right behind.
Summary: Martha Jones joins Torchwood, having joined UNIT after leaving the Doctor. They investigate mysterious deaths at a medical testing center. They discover an alien larva is incubating in the bodies.
Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn find a trail of dead animals and discover that humans have been eating them. The Doctor and Evelyn investigate, causing him to meet Dr. William Abberton, (aka Nimrod), a mad scientist working with The Forge, who are trying to create human/vampire hybrids.
Summary: The Doctor and Ace assist UNIT for one last time (in Classic Who anyway) and discover a nuclear missile convoy has headed into difficulties. Near Lake Vortigan, Morgaine, the evil sorceress from the legends of King Arthur has returned, seeking Excalibur once more. She’s mistaken the Doctor for Merlin, or is he actually Merlin?
Big Finish is a great way to get into the world of Doctor Who. They’ve been around since 2000, and have produced stories featuring nearly every Doctor, even the War Doctor! But it’s easy to go to their website and get overwhelmed by their endless selection of stories. Where can you even start, especially when new titles are released every month? This editorial can give you some titles worth trying.
First of all, I should point out there are several ways to enjoy Big Finish. You can either purchase or download their media from their website (downloads are less expensive) and I’ve heard Amazon also has some titles. Also, Spotify and Hoopla both have lots of Big Finish stories, and both have different selections. The drawback for Spotify is unless you’re a premium subscriber or are using it on your desktop computer, you won’t hear the story the correct way. It’ll shuffle not only the story you’re listening to, but everything else Big Finish has loaded. And what’s Hoopla, you ask? Hoopla is an app that lets you borrow media using a library card–movies, music, books, you name it!