nonnydrawls:

"Just act like you own the place, Miss Pollard.""That won’t be a problem!"

nonnydrawls:

"Just act like you own the place, Miss Pollard."
"That won’t be a problem!"

theheroheart:

Alternate covers for the main range Eight audios. Aka what happens when Krissy explores older musicals and has access to photoshop.

therothwoman:

theheroheart:

The many variations of this, YOU ASKED FOR IT, KONI.

C’rizz is the prettiest chameleon companion.

I could do this all day.

I still haven’t made it to Absolution yet (and won’t for a while because I’m Not Ready), but I still say that the true tragedy of C’rizz is that arguably Doctor Who’s most visually interesting companion is audio-only.

acitymadeofsong:

sext: subscribers get more at big finish dot com

Free Doctor Who audiobooks

andfakethewaylholdyou:

If anybody wants them?

Cuddlesome - access code: cuddly

Mission of the Viyrans - access code: social

Urgent Calls - access code: earth1974

The Veiled Leopard - access code: montecarlo

The Sirens of Time - access code: 3doctors

Destination: Nerva - access code: drfoster

Dark Eyes - access code: pennywhistle

The Assassination Games - access code: chunky

Short Trips - Rise and Fall - access code: charlton

GUILT FREE

These are from Big Finish’s site and were made available via Doctor Who Magazine (read the magazine, get the code).

If you haven’t tried Big Finish yet, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO TRY SOME FOR FREE WITHOUT STEALING FROM BIG FINISH.

DO IT

DOOOO ITTT

:D

And if you like what you hear, you can get a lot of BF stuff as a download for just a few dollars! Like, three dollars.

therothwoman:

konidraws:

(space)

eight’s that kid at the sleepover that won’t shut up even if everyone’s said goodnight thrice
oh my god he totally would be
Also this is one of my favorite pieces of Big Finish fanart ever so I figured it’s high time I reblogged this.

therothwoman:

konidraws:

(space)

eight’s that kid at the sleepover that won’t shut up even if everyone’s said goodnight thrice

oh my god he totally would be

Also this is one of my favorite pieces of Big Finish fanart ever so I figured it’s high time I reblogged this.

therothwoman:

theheroheart:

Finally (and by finally I guess I mean a day later) looking at the info for the “The Worlds Of Doctor Who" audio. I mean not only is it 5 CDs, it comes with the pretty packaging and book with pics and extra stuff.

And I mean…

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Lalla Ward (Romana), Daphne Ashbrook (Ruth Matheson), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Pamela Salem (Rachel Jenson), Yee Jee Tso (Charlie Sato), Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore, Jamie Glover (Mr Rees)

Most of this cast/character list makes me want to cry.

I mean Jago & Litefoot, and then you have Eight’s movie companions as UNIT peeps teaming up with Mike Yates (!!!), and then you have Six teaming up with the Gallifrey team represented by Romana and Leela, and more, I mean what. And it’s like five or six ranges in one.

I mean.

You guys.

image

GUYS

GUYS

GUYS

woah WHAT

therothwoman:

nonelvis:

leupagus:

absurdical:

leupagus:

Former Doctors being cuties to get into the 50th anniversary [x]

FUCKING DELIGHTFUL BALLS OF WHEEEEEEE

WAIT

HOW HAS TUMBLR NEVER FUCKING MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS ONCE A REALLY FUCKING HOT DOCTOR WHO

(AND THE ADORABLE OLDER DOCTORS ARE TOTALLY SMITTEN WITH HIM????)

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!

HE’S WEARING A CRAVAT!!!!! HE LOOKS ALAN RICKMAN WATERED DOWN FOR BASIC CABLE, WHICH IS STILL KIND OF ALAN RICKMANISH!!!!! 

HE’S LETTING HIS COMPANION TURN A DIAL WITH HER DELICATE LADY HANDS!!!! 

EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT, ROGUE CURL STRAYING FROM HIS COIFFURE, AND HIS SLEEPY MARK RUFFALO EYES ARE CALLING ME INTO THE PHONE BOOTH 

WHO IS THIS CREATURE AND WHY IS HE STILL ATTRACTIVE LIKE 90 YEARS LATER?????

WHAT?!?!??!! THAT’S A FUCKING DOUBLE BREASTED LEATHER COAT!!!!!

TUMBLR, WHAT THE FUCK!!! WHAT DID THIS MAN DO THAT HE IS NOT A GOD AMONG YOU, THE WHOVIAN CONTINGENT??! if he did something terrible i will understand, and let’s be real it’s like 99.999999% likely that he did something terrible, but———what is a paul mcgann????

HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DELIGHT AND WEIRDLY HOTASS HOTASSNESS THAT IS PAUL MCGANN, DUDE. HOW. HOWWWWWW.

HE DOES THE CRAVAT THING FAIRLY OFTEN ACTUALLY:

Lt. Hotass

As well as rocking the long hair with delicate glossy curls that in no way detract from his amazingly androgynous yet manly yet gentle yet powerful gaze:

whoa big picture

And he was also in a little movie called Withnail & I like TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO and he and Richard E. Grant have creepily not aged at all:

Oh and my favorite part about him which sadly is hard to link to but is the fact that you’d expect him to have this kind of nice tenor voice or something, but NOPE he’s got this basso profundo husband material voice that grinds out of, I don’t even know, maybe his toes or maybe out of the center of the Earth’s molten core, it’s like any minute now he’s going to bust out a Shakespearean monologue and you’d totally be okay with that because he could probably get you off with the St. Crispin’s Day speech. JUST SAYIN’.

As far as I can tell his sin was being the Doctor who starred in a fairly mediocre - and AMERICAN - TV-movie version of Dr. Who in ‘96 that was supposed to spur a TV show, but for whatever reason (I think a combo of ratings, rights, and the UK freaking out over the idea of Dr. Who being made in the US) the show never happened. So that TV movie is all we get of Eight, aside from the tie-in novels (of which I may have read all of them. Spoilers: I read all of them). It had some greatness, like Grace the Age-Appropriate-Seeming Companion (as opposed to some wispy 19-year-old) and Chang Lee the Good-Hearted Sort-of-Criminal-But-His-Heart’s-In-The-Right-Place, and oh my god ERIC FUCKING ROBERTS as the Master, just chewing every piece of scenery he could get his hands on and being fucking hilarious. But sadly, not enough greatness for us to get McGann instead of Eccleston (who I love! but like, I could’ve done with a few years of Eight before moving on to NIne), even though apparently Moffat was inspired by McGann’s performance as Eight and thought it was cool. WHATEVER, still bitter after all these years.

Basically McGann is the George Lazenby of the Dr. Who franchise but he is still gr11 and weirdly beautiful and I have seen an embarrassing amount of his back catalogue because of that weirdly beautiful face.

If you are not already in love with him after these comments – and you damned well should be – you could just listen to him sing.

Watching all these people flooding into the discovery of Paul McGann and Eight is both a beautiful and hilarious thing to watch.

Wonderful commentary, but how could you go on about his voice (which is wonderful yes) and not mention BIG FINISH? Tie-in novels but no mention of years and years of Eight in BIG FINISH? So many hours of his wonderful voice and his wonderful Doctor.
Nonelvis and leupagus y’all really got to check out his work in Big Finish.

0tralala:

Utterly thrilled by Tom Webster’s artwork for my forthcoming Doctor Who story The War To End All Wars. 

0tralala:

Utterly thrilled by Tom Webster’s artwork for my forthcoming Doctor Who story The War To End All Wars

To the Death - Ow that hurt
Doctor Who Big Finish

timelordsandkittens:

theheroheart:

Just the worst 30 seconds.

*flies into the sun*

UGH

radioactivesoup:

shearrob:

balddumborat:

shearrob:

noonelovesyourmother:

shearrob:

noonelovesyourmother:

I’m going to upload all of the 8th Doctor’s big finish adventures to mediafire, because I am honestly sick of people saying there isn’t enough of him.

He’s one of my favourite doctors for a reason.

We at Big Finish will be able to afford to produce a lot more of them, though, if you don’t. Not nagging. Just saying. :)

Am I really about to argue with Rob Shearman?
Before you hate me forever, Wanting to Believe is a permanent fixture on my shelf, The Maltese Penguin is underrated and Scherzo is possibly my favourite audio adventure (it’s top 5 anyway). Now I’ve said that, you can hate me foreverr

Moving on:
I have bought legitimate copies of every BFA I own (and multiples of some in different formats, particularly early ones), and have been buying them for a looong time. I rememeber a time when BFA and BBV were all we had. I spent hours in my early teens pouring over back issues of DWM (when the cover used the diamond logo and inside was in black and white..). I’ve supported Doctor Who every which way I could for over ten years. I’m a BFA subscriber.

I could follow this up with “and therefore I have a right to pirate!” - I don’t think it does. I do think I’ve supported Big Finish continually (even buying audio adventures for spin-off series I truly disliked at times), and I am well aware of the amazing work they do. The reason I intended to upload them was because a lot of younger, newer fans don’t seem to understand how high quality and well made the audio adventures are. There’s also a lot of fans who simply don’t know about them or have no way of purchasing them. Perhaps “all” was too many, as I’ve only got Blood of The Daleks (Pt.1) to Human Resources (Pt.2) on this laptop to begin with - but I will contend that uploading those would have brought attention to the BFA from newer fans who wish to continue with the 8th Doctor. A lot of people don’t realise that at one point, what BFA did was better than what RTD was doing on TV.

Also seriously there’s a post going around with a torrent linked that has the first 150 BFA adventures. I’m not sure why you picked on me here, but as a fellow “creative” (what a horrid term) in the same industry, I’m well aware of the problems piracy brings - but I will forever argue that BFA would benefit from those kind of posts, particualry when it comes to younger whovians.

Anyway, peace.

I’m not picking on you - and I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed my work (that’s really given me a kick!), and thank you for being a BFA subscriber. I only wrote to you because you seem nice on tumblr, and you clearly really love the eighth Doctor adventures - and I was just gently suggesting you might like to reconsider putting them all on mediafire. Because one of these days we’ll stop being able to afford to pay McGann and all the other Doctors, and the cast, and the studio - and that’ll be a shame. :)

Peace to you too.

How do you feel about livestreams?

Sometimes while I work, I play 8th Doctor stuff in the background so people have something to listen to and enjoy since just me drawing for long periods can get boring.

It’s always fun watching mass reaction to the plays, but I never save the streams (delete them so people can’t go back and pirate or anything) and I always encourage everyone to check out the series on Big Finish.

I buy of course, I play them like you’d play a movie at a party, but I’m not giving out the files themselves. Does this seem like an okay idea?

I always love to share 8th Doctor Radio plays with people, but I wouldn’t upload them to a mass downloading website like that.

The impulse to share something you love is a wonderful one, and certainly I think seeing the reactions of other people to it is gorgeous. In the same way that we’d want to show episodes of the TV show to non-fans as well. I’ve no problem with livestreaming personally - I’m not sure what the official Big Finish take would be!

And I understand too that file sharing is born out of enthusiasm and love. And I accept the arguments that on a wider scale it doesn’t hurt sales at all - but that usually only works for a company big enough to support that. Big Finish are small. (In spite of their name!) No one who works there does so for the money. No one ever got rich off making spin-off Doctor Who audios. When I did my first Big Finish play, back in 1999 - in those days they were released on cassette! - it was an entirely different culture - I’d personally only just got the internet, was on dial up, and the idea I would ever have the computer power to download a file the size of an audio drama was pure science fiction. But the truth is that as it gets easier and easier to download, so the likelihood of Big Finish being able to support that gets ever smaller. It isn’t cheap to make even a single story. And one day Big Finish will end - and it won’t be because the BBC took away the licence, or the Doctors decided not to record any more, or because the writers ran out of stories (never that!). It’ll be because the well-meaning enthusiasm of fans who sincerely *love* Big Finish will bankrupt it.

Anyway, no more from me. I don’t sit in judgement. I really don’t. But when people give me stats about torrenting, and links to sites which pontificate that the industry as a whole will benefit from it - I just think, as ever, that it’ll be the smaller companies who’ll get crushed by this brave new future.

This.
I get people not being able to afford all of the Big Finish they want to listen to- there’s so much of it! But Big Finish is SUCH a small company, and they lose so much of their profits from pirating.

I started off listening to Big Finish through torrents and stories uploaded to sites like mediafire. But when I heard Nick Briggs talk about how much BF was hurt by pirating I felt SO fucking guilty at the collection I had amassed without giving anything back to the company. Ever since, I’ve slowly but surely been buying everything. I’ve given way more money to BF than I would like to admit, haha. But it worries me to think about how many people like me are out there who haven’t gone back to pay for the stories they have enjoyed so much.

To everyone who wants to listen to Big Finish: The first 50 stories are THREE DOLLARS EACH. Three dollars. That’s less than the coffee you buy every day. They have other stories on their soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/big-finish). Some are complete 30 minute stories, others are just the first episode in a four part story. Use THESE to see which stories intrigue you. Listen to their podcasts- first episodes are often previewed on there. They have sales ALL THE FUCKING TIME (my bank account does not thank you for that, Big Finish, not even a little).

You can do it, people.

Bolding this bit because THREE DOLLARS each for a download for the first 50. (Canadian)

THREE DOLLARS

I do suspect that you’re right, Mr. Shearman, that it’s the small companies that will feel any loss from pirating most acutely. And while I don’t argue with that, I do remember Neil Gaiman describing how the pirating of his books ended up creating more readers of his work, who then went on and purchased his books. So there’s a degree to which pirating can act like advertising, or having your material in a public library.

Speaking for myself, I just could not afford to just try them when I first heard of Big Finish - but that was in part because I assumed they’d all be $20 - we see now that you can get ‘em for THREE DOLLARS. So I found some via torrent, yes. And fell in love. And, like radioactivesoup, felt super guilty.

So now that I have some spare money, I buy. I buy and buy and buy because Big Finish makes goddamned QUALITY stuff. And also because it IS the right thing to do. Small companies and artists NEED our support. (peace to the OP - I also see the value in offering free samples)

But THREE DOLLARS for a download. I mean seriously. AND this group of 50 includes The Holy Terror, which, while having a sassy sarcastic shape shifting penguin, also has a really creepy story to it as well (thanks Rob). I mean, how do you go wrong with a penguin? And horror?

AND this group includes Chimes of Midnight. Eight and Charley and also just creepy and fantastic. (um and also Rob’s - not doing this on purpose, your stories just really stuck out in my head).

ALSO SPARE PARTS. That one’s freaking brilliant.

Just this group of 50 has loads of stories with Eight, and also Seven, Six, and Five, fantastic BF companions like Charley and Marian, funny stories, moving stories, creepy as fuck with penguin stories.

Three. Dollars.

Just.. try it. Just try one. Go on.

Scherzo - The Tale of the Foolish King Who Banished Music
Doctor Who - Big Finish

theheroheart:

The creeptastic fairytale told by the Eighth Doctor at the beginning of each episode of ‘Scherzo’. Go blame Rob if you feel traumatised afterwards.

big-finish-sketches:

A brief guide to the audio adventures of the Sixth Doctor, and his companion, Dr. Evelyn Smythe.
Big Finish likes its complicated storylines - and one of the largest ones yet involves the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, an agency called the Forge, and a very scary Word Lord. Since many companions and timelines get all tangled up in this arc, here’s a comprehensive breakdown of what audios to listen to, roughly in chronological order. 
Unskippable key episodes are marked in bold!
The Sixth Doctor starts off his first long story arc when he meets his companion Evelyn. Their first episodes together are:
6. The Marian Conspiracy (unskippable)
9. The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
11. The Apocalypse Element
22. Bloodtide
23. Project: Twilight (unskippable)
37. The Sandman
40. Jubilee
43. Doctor Who and the Pirates
Around this time in their travels, they also appear in a trilogy of episodes written by Robert Ross - although these can easily be skipped: 
60. Medicinal Purposes
78. Pier Pressure
108. Assassin in the Limelight
Following this, Six exchanges his multicoloured coat for a blue one, and the first part of Evelyn’s story arc comes to a fantastic close in:
I. Real Time
45. Project: Lazarus (unskippable)
57. Arrangements For War (unskippable)
Meanwhile, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa meet a Dickensian little git named Brewster, who has a number of adventures with and without them:
107. The Haunting of Thomas Brewster
The Three Companions
110. The Boy That Time Forgot
113: Time Reef / A Perfect World
The Boy That Time Forgot is a direct sequel to the TV series episode Earthshock.
A while later, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn encounter Brewster in a trilogy of stories:
143. The Crimes of Thomas Brewster
144. The Feast of Axos
145. Industrial Evolution
The Crimes of Thomas Brewster also introduces companion Flip Jackson, and includes almost-companion Patricia Menzies, who had previously (from her perspective) had two adventures with the Sixth Doctor and his later companion Charley Pollard: The Condemned and The Raincloud Man.
Meanwhile in the future, the Seventh Doctor and Ace meet a young nurse named Thomas Hector Schofield, a.k.a. Hex:
58. The Harvest (unskippable)
67. Dreamtime
74. LIVE 34
79. Night Thoughts
The Veiled Leopard (available for free!)
82. The Settling
The Harvest, although standalone, is also one third of a cyclical Big Finish trilogy together with The Reaping and The Gathering. This trilogy follows the audio Spare Parts, and The Reaping is a sequel to the TV series episode Planet Of Fire. 
The Veiled Leopard, released as a special, takes place during The Gathering and also includes Fifth Doctor companion Erimem, who is introduced in The Eye Of The Scorpion.
The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn have several more adventures together:
84. The Nowhere Place
100. 100
CC 5.05. A Town Called Fortune
Eventually, their story arc reaches a second climax with:
73. Thicker than Water (unskippable)
This last audio is also a key story episode for Hex. 
Speaking of Hex, he travels on with Ace and the Seventh Doctor, in:
89. No Man’s Land
92. Nocturne
106. The Dark Husband
115. Forty Five (unskippable)
120. The Magic Mousetrap
121. Enemy of the Daleks (unskippable)
122. The Angel of Scutari (unskippable)
139. Project: Destiny (unskippable)
Forty Five introduces a very important new character, and is also a side story of sorts to the TV series episode The Curse Of Fenric.
Project: Destiny, the last story in this arc, also introduces companion Captain Lysandra Aristedes.
Directly following Project: Destiny, the story of Evelyn and Hex comes to a close in:
140. A Death In The Family (unskippable)
And that’s all! From this point on, the Seventh Doctor’s story continues with Ace, Hex and Lysandra, starting with Lurkers At Sunlight’s Edge. 
Be sure to check out TV Tropes for recaps, and the Doctor Who reference guide for detailed summaries.
Have fun!

big-finish-sketches:

A brief guide to the audio adventures of the Sixth Doctor, and his companion, Dr. Evelyn Smythe.

Big Finish likes its complicated storylines - and one of the largest ones yet involves the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, an agency called the Forge, and a very scary Word Lord. Since many companions and timelines get all tangled up in this arc, here’s a comprehensive breakdown of what audios to listen to, roughly in chronological order. 

Unskippable key episodes are marked in bold!


The Sixth Doctor starts off his first long story arc when he meets his companion Evelyn. Their first episodes together are:

Around this time in their travels, they also appear in a trilogy of episodes written by Robert Ross - although these can easily be skipped: 

Following this, Six exchanges his multicoloured coat for a blue one, and the first part of Evelyn’s story arc comes to a fantastic close in:


Meanwhile, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa meet a Dickensian little git named Brewster, who has a number of adventures with and without them:

The Boy That Time Forgot is a direct sequel to the TV series episode Earthshock.

A while later, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn encounter Brewster in a trilogy of stories:

The Crimes of Thomas Brewster also introduces companion Flip Jackson, and includes almost-companion Patricia Menzies, who had previously (from her perspective) had two adventures with the Sixth Doctor and his later companion Charley Pollard: The Condemned and The Raincloud Man.


Meanwhile in the future, the Seventh Doctor and Ace meet a young nurse named Thomas Hector Schofield, a.k.a. Hex:

The Harvest, although standalone, is also one third of a cyclical Big Finish trilogy together with The Reaping and The Gathering. This trilogy follows the audio Spare Parts, and The Reaping is a sequel to the TV series episode Planet Of Fire

The Veiled Leopard, released as a special, takes place during The Gathering and also includes Fifth Doctor companion Erimem, who is introduced in The Eye Of The Scorpion.


The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn have several more adventures together:

Eventually, their story arc reaches a second climax with:

This last audio is also a key story episode for Hex. 


Speaking of Hex, he travels on with Ace and the Seventh Doctor, in:

Forty Five introduces a very important new character, and is also a side story of sorts to the TV series episode The Curse Of Fenric.

Project: Destiny, the last story in this arc, also introduces companion Captain Lysandra Aristedes.

Directly following Project: Destiny, the story of Evelyn and Hex comes to a close in:


And that’s all! From this point on, the Seventh Doctor’s story continues with Ace, Hex and Lysandra, starting with Lurkers At Sunlight’s Edge

Be sure to check out TV Tropes for recaps, and the Doctor Who reference guide for detailed summaries.

Have fun!

ladyyatexel:

theheroheart:

Scans of the cast photos from The Light At The End special edition.