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** Peri and Mel: Miracles can be worked with strong writing. Add to that a tendency to remember and use the characters' backgrounds (Peri's a botanist, Mel's a [[BadassBookworm programmer]], but you wouldn't know it from the series) and characterization beyond MsFanservice and ScreamingWoman, and many fans re-evaluated them. It also helped that [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Creator/NicolaBryant's American accent has improved with age]], and they let Bonnie Langford put her Panto experience to good use in the fan-favourite [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]] episodes.

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** Peri and Mel: Miracles can be worked with strong writing. Add to that a tendency to remember and use the characters' backgrounds (Peri's a botanist, Mel's a [[BadassBookworm programmer]], but you wouldn't know it from the series) and characterization beyond MsFanservice and ScreamingWoman, and many fans re-evaluated them. It also helped that [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Creator/NicolaBryant's Nicola Bryant's American accent has improved with age]], and they let Bonnie Langford put her Panto experience to good use in the fan-favourite [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]] episodes.


** Peri and Mel: Miracles can be worked with strong writing. Add to that a tendency to remember and use the characters' backgrounds (Peri's a botanist, Mel's a [[BadassBookworm programmer]], but you wouldn't know it from the series) and characterization beyond MsFanservice and ScreamingWoman, and many fans re-evaluated them. It also helped that [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Nicola Bryant's American accent has improved with age]], and they let Bonnie Langford put her Panto experience to good use in the fan-favourite [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]] episodes.

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** Peri and Mel: Miracles can be worked with strong writing. Add to that a tendency to remember and use the characters' backgrounds (Peri's a botanist, Mel's a [[BadassBookworm programmer]], but you wouldn't know it from the series) and characterization beyond MsFanservice and ScreamingWoman, and many fans re-evaluated them. It also helped that [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Nicola Bryant's Creator/NicolaBryant's American accent has improved with age]], and they let Bonnie Langford put her Panto experience to good use in the fan-favourite [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]] episodes.


* MagnificentBastard: Michael Jayston's Sixth Doctor.

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Michael Jayston's Sixth Doctor.


* WTHCastingAgency: James Dreyfus as an early incarnation of the Master. Less due to any issues with his performance as his history of aggressive transphobia online which, in fairness to Big Finish, didn't become apparent until shortly after his first story had been released in late 2017. By then he had recorded multiple stories already so the online buzz was fairly muted, waiting to see if he simply would not be hired again once his already recorded slate of stories had been released. The announcement of ''The Psychic Circus'' as featuring him and having been recorded in March of 2019, well after his behavior became public, prompted highly intense backlash.

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* WTHCastingAgency: James Dreyfus as an early incarnation of the Master. Less due to any issues with his performance as his history of aggressive transphobia online which, in fairness to Big Finish, didn't become apparent until shortly after his first story had been released in late 2017. By then he had recorded multiple stories already so the online buzz was fairly muted, waiting to see if he simply would not be hired again once his already recorded slate of stories had been released. The announcement of ''The Psychic Circus'' as featuring him and having been recorded in March of 2019, well after his behavior became public, prompted highly intense backlash.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Doom Coalition is frequently regarded as one to Dark Eyes. For one thing, unlike Dark Eyes it was planned as a 16 story arc from the beginning and has a tighter narrative as a result. Also its plot is largely character driven and features new villains such as the Eleven, the Clocksmith, [[spoiler: Caleera/The Sonomancer and Padrac]] rather than relying on the technobabble of the retrogenitor particles and (overusing) big name villains like the Daleks and the Master


* UnfortunateImplications: The alternate female Third Doctor from the ''Exile'' story is portrayed as quite dimwitted, and having a predisposition towards spending most of her time shopping and drinking.


* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: [[Funny/BigFinishDoctorWho Have their own page]].



* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: See Heartwarming/DoctorWho.



** [[CastingGag Casting example.]] [[Series/TheThickOfIt Lord Julius Nicholson]] playing the Master in Big Finish is even funnier now that [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Malcolm Tucker]] is the Doctor in the series.

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** [[CastingGag Casting example.]] [[Series/TheThickOfIt Lord Julius Nicholson]] playing the Master in Big Finish is even funnier now that [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Malcolm Tucker]] is was the Doctor in the series.Doctor.



* NightmareFuel: See NightmareFuel/BigFinishDoctorWho.



** The Sixth Doctor. His tenure on TV is poorly regarded, to say nothing of companions like [[ScreamingWoman Mel]] and [[MsFanservice Peri]]. Creator/BigFinish took Colin Baker from the least-favourite Doctor of many to the (officially!) most-beloved on audio, and it's almost universally considered that his best episodes are in fact Big Finish audios.

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** The Sixth Doctor. His tenure on TV is poorly regarded, to say nothing of companions like [[ScreamingWoman Mel]] and [[MsFanservice Peri]]. Creator/BigFinish took Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker from the least-favourite Doctor of many to the (officially!) most-beloved on audio, and it's almost universally considered that his best episodes are in fact Big Finish audios.



%%* UnfortunateImplications: The alternate female Third Doctor from the ''Exile'' story is portrayed as quite dimwitted, and having a predisposition towards spending most of her time shopping and drinking.

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%%* * UnfortunateImplications: The alternate female Third Doctor from the ''Exile'' story is portrayed as quite dimwitted, and having a predisposition towards spending most of her time shopping and drinking.


* AwesomeMusic: See AwesomeMusic.DoctorWho.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: See AwesomeMusic.DoctorWho.



* HeartwarmingMoments: See Heartwarming/DoctorWho.

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* HeartwarmingMoments: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: See Heartwarming/DoctorWho.


* FunnyMoments: [[Funny/BigFinishDoctorWho Have their own page]].

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* FunnyMoments: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: [[Funny/BigFinishDoctorWho Have their own page]].

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* ContinuityLockOut: Several of the later main range releases in the Forge / Hex story arc require you to be up to date with previous releases. The trilogy of "Protect and Survive", "Black and White" and "Gods and Monsters" requires you to have heard the preceding trilogy of "Project: Destiny", "A Death in the Family" and "Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge", ''and'' that also needs the previous two "Project" stories ("Twilight" and "Lazarus") plus "The Angel of Scutari", "Arrangements for War" and "Thicker than Water" ''at the very least'' (you would ideally have also heard as many of Hex and Evelyn's previous stories as possible). Plus there's the Companion Chronicle "Project: Nirvana", which should ideally be listened to ''between'' episodes 1 and 2 of "Black and White".

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* ArcFatigue: Hex's storyline (which was first seeded in the earliest Big Finish stories, several years before he even appeared) is widely considered to have come to a natural end after "A Death in the Family", but the story arc was continued for another eight releases over four years after that.


** The Dalek Time Controller repeatedly proves to be one, having a cold, calm, and calculating personality that sets him aside from his Dalek underlings and being the true power in charge of the Dalek conquests [[spoiler: and implicitly the Time War]], which coupled with his sadistic attempts to break the Doctor in "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS4E10ToTheDeath To The Death]]" by forcing him to watch all life on Earth die before killing him lead to the otherwise kindhearted and casual Doctor furiously vowing to exterminate the Daleks from creation if he ever gets.


** The Dalek Time Controller repeatedly proves to be one, having a cold, calm, and calculating personality that sets him aside from his Dalek underlings and being the true power in charge of the Dalek conquests [[spoiler: and implicitly the Time War]], which coupled with his sadistic attempts to break the Doctor in "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS4E10ToTheDeath To The Death]]" by forcing him to watch all life on earth die before killing him lead to the otherwise kindhearted and casual Doctor furiously vowing to exterminate the Daleks from creation if he ever get.

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** The Dalek Time Controller repeatedly proves to be one, having a cold, calm, and calculating personality that sets him aside from his Dalek underlings and being the true power in charge of the Dalek conquests [[spoiler: and implicitly the Time War]], which coupled with his sadistic attempts to break the Doctor in "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS4E10ToTheDeath To The Death]]" by forcing him to watch all life on earth Earth die before killing him lead to the otherwise kindhearted and casual Doctor furiously vowing to exterminate the Daleks from creation if he ever get.gets.

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