History AudioPlay / BigFinishDoctorWho

22nd Jul '17 12:46:25 AM MarkLungo
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18th Jul '17 8:17:07 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Through some fiddling around with trademarks and a cooperation with [=AudioGo=], the episode [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoDOTD2ShadowOfDeath "Shadow Of Death"]] saw the Second Doctor catching a brief glimpse of Eleven, and the two of them communicating through a psychic note. Two is really quite pleased with how he'll turn out, particularly the fetching bowtie.
9th Jul '17 3:27:49 PM goldenroad
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* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor.[[note]] In the Sixth Doctor's case, stories set pre-Trial of a Time Lord get the 1980-1985 theme, post-ToaTL stories get that theme.[[/note]] The exception is Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios.

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* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor.[[note]] In the Sixth Doctor's case, stories set pre-Trial of a Time Lord get the 1980-1985 theme, post-ToaTL stories get that theme.[[/note]] The exception is Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios. Subverted with the covers of each audio, all of which use the default "Classic" logo.
8th Jul '17 11:51:17 AM moloch
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** [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield]] introduces a whole lot of snarls. She debuted in the New Adventures, then took over that series as the lead character, leading to some WritingAroundTrademarks when the Doctor was mentioned. Then she got one of the first Big Finish series, some of which adapted the books, but without the Doctor involved. They also involve her boss, Braxiatel. Then she meets Bev, who's come over from the mainstream Big Finish Seventh Doctor continuity. And Braxiatel appears in the ''Gallifrey'' series, again in the mainstream continuity. Then Big Finish adapt some of the novels as part of the BS series, but featuring the Doctor again. Even better, a recent New Series Adventure features the ''Twelfth Doctor'' meeting Benny. And more recent prose stories indicate Benny remembers ''Just War'' happening ''both'' ways (one with the Doctor and one without)! And of course, she's met Iris Wildthyme, who messes up everybody's continuity, just for laughs.

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** [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield]] introduces a whole lot of snarls. She debuted in the New Adventures, then took over that series as the lead character, leading to some WritingAroundTrademarks when the Doctor was mentioned. Then she got one of the first Big Finish series, some of which [[AdaptedOut adapted the books, but without the Doctor involved.involved]]. They also involve her boss, Braxiatel. Then she meets Bev, who's come over from the mainstream Big Finish Seventh Doctor continuity. And Braxiatel appears in the ''Gallifrey'' series, again in the mainstream continuity. Then Big Finish adapt some more of the novels as part of the BS series, but featuring the Doctor again. Even better, a recent New Series Adventure features the ''Twelfth Doctor'' meeting Benny. And more Benny, along with a ContinuityNod or ten to novels, audios and TV episodes. More recent prose stories indicate Benny Benny's timeline is so twisted now she remembers ''Just War'' happening ''both'' ways (one (once with the Doctor and one without)! once with Jason)! And of course, she's met Iris Wildthyme, who messes up everybody's continuity, gleefully tramples over ideas like "continuity" just for laughs.
8th Jul '17 5:11:03 AM goldenroad
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* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor except for Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios.

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* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor except for Doctor.[[note]] In the Sixth Doctor's case, stories set pre-Trial of a Time Lord get the 1980-1985 theme, post-ToaTL stories get that theme.[[/note]] The exception is Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios.
25th Jun '17 9:03:25 AM MeekGazelle
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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Subverted (boy, is it '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ever]]''') with Queen Angvia ([[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Pat Quinn]]), who's built like a butch Valkyrie and [[LargeHam has the lung capacity to match]].

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Subverted (boy, is it '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ever]]''') with Queen Angvia ([[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Pat Quinn]]), who's [[BrawnHilda built like a butch Valkyrie Valkyrie]] and [[LargeHam has the lung capacity to match]].
23rd Jun '17 8:28:14 AM moloch
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** [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield]] introduces a whole lot of snarls. She debuted in the New Adventures, then took over that series as the lead character, leading to some WritingAroundTrademarks when the Doctor was mentioned. Then she got one of the first Big Finish series, some of which adapted the books, but without the Doctor involved. They also involve her boss, Braxiatel. Then she meets Bev, who's come over from the mainstream Big Finish Seventh Doctor continuity. And Braxiatel appears in the ''Gallifrey'' series, again in the mainstream continuity. Then Big Finish adapt some of the novels as part of the BS series, but featuring the Doctor again. Even better, a recent New Series Adventure features the ''Twelfth Doctor'' meeting Benny. And more recent prose stories indicate Benny remembers ''Just War'' happening ''both'' ways (one with the Doctor and one without)!

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** [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield]] introduces a whole lot of snarls. She debuted in the New Adventures, then took over that series as the lead character, leading to some WritingAroundTrademarks when the Doctor was mentioned. Then she got one of the first Big Finish series, some of which adapted the books, but without the Doctor involved. They also involve her boss, Braxiatel. Then she meets Bev, who's come over from the mainstream Big Finish Seventh Doctor continuity. And Braxiatel appears in the ''Gallifrey'' series, again in the mainstream continuity. Then Big Finish adapt some of the novels as part of the BS series, but featuring the Doctor again. Even better, a recent New Series Adventure features the ''Twelfth Doctor'' meeting Benny. And more recent prose stories indicate Benny remembers ''Just War'' happening ''both'' ways (one with the Doctor and one without)! And of course, she's met Iris Wildthyme, who messes up everybody's continuity, just for laughs.
23rd Jun '17 8:19:07 AM moloch
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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them all at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.
23rd Jun '17 8:18:02 AM moloch
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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (as well as the new TV series in case of contradictions). Big Finish stories that do take place in other canons are marked "Side Step". However, sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes freely reference the novels, even though the novels often flat-out contradict the TV show canon (and vice versa). This was solved somewhat in "Zagreus", where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (as well as (and of course the new TV series in case of contradictions). has contradicted them at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that do take took place in other canons are continuities were marked "Side Step". However, sometimes Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes freely cheekily reference the novels, even though the novels often flat-out contradict or the TV show canon (and vice versa). This was solved somewhat in "Zagreus", comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.FromACertainPointOfView.
** [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield]] introduces a whole lot of snarls. She debuted in the New Adventures, then took over that series as the lead character, leading to some WritingAroundTrademarks when the Doctor was mentioned. Then she got one of the first Big Finish series, some of which adapted the books, but without the Doctor involved. They also involve her boss, Braxiatel. Then she meets Bev, who's come over from the mainstream Big Finish Seventh Doctor continuity. And Braxiatel appears in the ''Gallifrey'' series, again in the mainstream continuity. Then Big Finish adapt some of the novels as part of the BS series, but featuring the Doctor again. Even better, a recent New Series Adventure features the ''Twelfth Doctor'' meeting Benny. And more recent prose stories indicate Benny remembers ''Just War'' happening ''both'' ways (one with the Doctor and one without)!
4th Jun '17 9:48:03 AM moloch
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover for "The Sontaran Ordeal" which is part of the "Classic Doctors, New Monsters line", as the Sotarans were actually on from the Classic series, though the only thing related to the New Series are the redesigns and Christopher Ryan. [[spoiler: However, it's not the monster that is from the New Series, it's the events of the Time War".]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover for "The Sontaran Ordeal" Ordeal", which is part of the "Classic Doctors, New Monsters line", as the Sotarans Sontarans were actually of course on from the Classic series, though the series. The only thing related to the New Series are the redesigns and Christopher Ryan. [[spoiler: However, That's because it's not the monster that is that's from the New Series, [[WhamEpisode it's the events of the Time War".War]].]]
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