History AudioPlay / BigFinishDoctorWho

18th May '16 7:13:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* WrapItUp: The Divergent Universe arc was planned to go on for twice as long as it did. However, the news of Doctor Who returning to television in 2005 came in the middle of all this, so things were wrapped up and the Eight Doctor returned to more conventional stories in order to not alienate the expected influx of new audience.

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* WrapItUp: The Divergent Universe arc with the Eighth Doctor was planned to go on for twice as long as it did. However, the news of Doctor Who returning to television in 2005 came in the middle of all this, so things were wrapped up and the Eight Doctor returned to more conventional stories in order to not alienate the expected influx of new audience.
17th May '16 9:10:30 PM Drewsko
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** This format of collector's edition has been used more and more frequently with special releases, with such specials as the spin-off IntercontinuityCrossoger "The Worlds of Doctor Who," the Sixth Doctor GrandFinale "The Last Adventure," and the first volume of the new Tenth Doctor Adventures. Even non-Doctor Who works are getting the treatment, such as the first volume of of the Big Finish adaptation of ''Series|ThePrisoner.''

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** This format of collector's edition has been used more and more frequently with special releases, with such specials as the spin-off IntercontinuityCrossoger IntercontinuityCrossover "The Worlds of Doctor Who," the Sixth Doctor GrandFinale "The Last Adventure," and the first volume of the new Tenth Doctor Adventures. Even non-Doctor Who works are getting the treatment, such as the first volume of of the Big Finish adaptation of ''Series|ThePrisoner.''ThePrisoner.''
17th May '16 9:09:41 PM Drewsko
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** This format of collector's edition has been used more and more frequently with special releases, with such specials as the spin-off IntercontinuityCrossoger "The Worlds of Doctor Who," the Sixth Doctor GrandFinale "The Last Adventure," and the first volume of the new Tenth Doctor Adventures. Even non-Doctor Who works are getting the treatment, such as the first volume of of the Big Finish adaptation of ''Series|ThePrisoner.''
21st Mar '16 6:38:25 AM timotaka
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* WrapItUp: The Divergent Universe arc was planned to go on for twice as long as it did. However, the news of Doctor Who returning to television in 2005 came in the middle of all this, so things were wrapped up and the Eight Doctor returned to more conventional stories in order to not alienate the expected influx of new audience.
20th Mar '16 2:46:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: Passes ''much'' more often than classic ''Series/DoctorWho'', although it still depends on the episode. Anything involving Nyssa, especially the episode "Winter For The Adept", tends to pass with flying colors. Erimem's episodes are also usually great examples.
17th Mar '16 8:43:30 AM ObsidianFire
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* NoHuggingNoKissing: PlayedWith, a lot. The classic TV series never allowed the Doctor to be intimate with anyone, and the Doctor is GenreSavvy enough to ''weaponise'' this fact a few times over. Six, at one point, convinces his enemies he's not the Doctor by [[spoiler: grabbing a woman and kissing her deeply]]. Seven realises something's ''very'' wrong when he suddenly wants to shag a woman, and quickly works out that [[spoiler: he's being drugged]]. Five just gets a bit flustered when the topic comes up and claims that women are not his area. (At which point Turlough rather dryly pointed out the existence of Susan).

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: PlayedWith, a lot. The classic TV series never allowed the Doctor to be intimate with anyone, and the Doctor is GenreSavvy smart enough to ''weaponise'' this fact a few times over. Six, at one point, convinces his enemies he's not the Doctor by [[spoiler: grabbing a woman and kissing her deeply]]. Seven realises something's ''very'' wrong when he suddenly wants to shag a woman, and quickly works out that [[spoiler: he's being drugged]]. Five just gets a bit flustered when the topic comes up and claims that women are not his area. (At which point Turlough rather dryly pointed out the existence of Susan).



** Also interestingly combined with WholePlotReference in "Wirrn Dawn": The soldiers are convinced they're in a ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' plot. They're dead wrong. They're in [[spoiler: ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].
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** Also interestingly combined with WholePlotReference in "Wirrn Dawn": The soldiers are convinced they're in a ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' plot. They're dead wrong. They're in [[spoiler: ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].
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''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].
17th Feb '16 1:05:19 PM morenohijazo
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* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: The story "Cobwebs" has the Fifth Doctor and his companions arrive at a base on another planet where they find their own dead bodies, including their own clothing right down to a cut on the Doctor's coat. [[spoiler:It turns out the bodies were not of the Doctor and his friends in the end.]]
13th Feb '16 5:08:57 PM cwickham
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The company started producing ''Series/DoctorWho'' audios in 1999, with a range of stories focusing on companion Franchise/BerniceSummerfield. Two years later, the licence for stories about the Doctor himself was secured. The main ''Doctor Who'' range releases a new story every month, with an extra every September. Following the huge success of Paul [=McGann=]'s audio adventures, the Eighth Doctor's episodes were expanded beyond the monthlies and joined by a long separate series from 2007 onwards ("The New Eighth Doctor Adventures"), which are also broadcast on BBC radio. The Fourth Doctor, the War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor exclusively star in their own series outside of the monthlies. Some stories are presented as special releases or in separate box sets. Big Finish originally did not have the licence for the new (2005) TV series, but gradually secured more and more of the rights from 2013 onwards.

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The company started producing ''Series/DoctorWho'' audios in 1999, with a range of stories focusing on companion Franchise/BerniceSummerfield. Two years later, the licence for stories about the Doctor himself was secured. The main ''Doctor Who'' range releases a new story every month, with an extra every September. September; the monthly range is currently made up of four trilogies of stories (having previously bounced from Doctor to Doctor every month), plus one standalone release (usually an anthology of short stories) every year, and features the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.

Following the huge success of Paul [=McGann=]'s audio adventures, the Eighth Doctor's episodes were expanded beyond the monthlies and joined replaced by a long separate series from 2007 onwards ("The New Eighth Doctor Adventures"), which are were also broadcast on BBC radio. radio; these were wrapped up in 2011 and the Eighth Doctor's continuing adventures were next told in the Dark Eyes series of boxsets (and their successor, Doom Coalition). The Fourth Doctor, the War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor also exclusively star in their own series outside of the monthlies. Some stories are presented as special releases or in separate box sets. Big Finish originally did not have the licence for the new (2005) TV series, but gradually secured more as of 2015 the situation has changed and more of the rights they can now produce stories featuring characters from 2013 onwards.the 2005-2013 televison series.



Additionally, [[http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/doctor-who---the-lost-stories The Lost Stories]] are episodes that were intended for the TV series, but never made. Various adaptations of existing Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse stories, such as the ''Series/DoctorWho'' stage plays or various novels, have also been recorded. The company also publishes original tie-in novels, and used to publish Short Trips books.

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Additionally, [[http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/doctor-who---the-lost-stories The Lost Stories]] are episodes that were intended for the TV series, but never made. made (the stories in this range vary from scripts that were completely written before being abandoned, to plot outlines that have been adapted into complete stories). Various adaptations of existing Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse stories, such as the ''Series/DoctorWho'' stage plays or various novels, have also been recorded.recorded; there is currently an ongoing range of Literature/VirginNewAdventures adaptations. The company also publishes original tie-in novels, and used to publish Short Trips books.


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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The 50th Anniversary release "The Light at the End" was available in a vanilla version that featured just the episodes and nothing else, a deluxe limited edition in special book-style packaging with three extra discs (a Companion Chronicle that was previously a freebie with ''Doctor Who Magazine'' and two behind-the-scenes discs) and professional photographs of the cast and crew, and a vinyl edition.
** The book-style packaging was also used for some of the novel adaptations ("The Romance of Crime" / "The English Way of Death" and "The Well-Mannered War" / "Damaged Goods" were each collected in this way); each deluxe set featured a bonus disc of extras, with the stories also available individually as vanilla editions.
29th Oct '15 2:26:59 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DarkerAndEdgier: While still keeping much the of the tone from the TV show, Big Finish often utilize concepts and elements that would be much too dark for the show to explore.
27th Oct '15 3:58:41 AM gfrequency
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Big Finish ended up having a Big Influence on the TV series. A number of the writers were hired for the 2005 TV series recommission, and several new series episodes have had direct audio antecedents. Creator/MarkGatiss adapted [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho002Phantasmagoria "Phantasmagoria"]] into [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]; Robert Shearman's episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] was heavily adapted by him from his audio [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]]; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] took inspiration from [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho012TheFiresOfVulcan "The Fires of Vulcan"]]; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]] (as well as elements of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]) took strong inspiration from [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho034SpareParts "Spare Parts"]], with author Marc Platt getting a story credit on the episodes; and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]] was inspired heavily by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master "Master"]]. Also notable are a few bit characters who, from 2003 onwards, were played by some Scottish guy named Creator/DavidTennant who ''really'' wanted to be in ''Doctor Who''.

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Big Finish ended up having a Big Influence on the TV series. A number of the writers were hired for the 2005 TV series recommission, and several new series episodes have had direct audio antecedents. Creator/MarkGatiss adapted [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho002Phantasmagoria "Phantasmagoria"]] into [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]; Robert Shearman's episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] was heavily adapted by him from his audio [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]]; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] took inspiration from [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho012TheFiresOfVulcan "The Fires of Vulcan"]]; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]] (as well as elements of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]) took strong inspiration from [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho034SpareParts "Spare Parts"]], with author Marc Platt getting a story credit on the episodes; and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]] was inspired heavily by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master "Master"]]. Also notable are a few bit characters who, from 2003 onwards, were played by some Scottish guy named Creator/DavidTennant who ''really'' wanted to be in ''Doctor Who''.Who'' -- which seems to have come full circle, as Big Finish has officially announced that the Tenth Doctor will be starring in a new line of audio dramas.
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