Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 34

We have a great show lined up for episode 34. Before landing the Tardis to go through the news we give you the lowdown on the Day of the Doctors Convention from last weekend then finish up with our review of Survival.

The News

The Radio Times have released the results of their latest poll – The Top 10 Episodes of the Modern Era. This was all done by the public and the list may surprise you, it did us. Check out the list here and let us know what you think.

Who regular Mark Gatiss has been confirmed as penning one of the upcoming episodes for series 9. He says: “It has been a tough nut to crack, but I’m delighted with how scary it is. I can’t say any more than that.”. This is either good or not so good news depending on how you rate any of the previous Gatiss episodes.

Character Options will release a few additions as part of wave 4 at the end of March. In the 3.75 inch line up we’re getting the 12th Doctor in his Caretaker outfit, the mummy from the awesome Mummy on the Orient Express episode, an up-to-date Cyberman and the menacing Scovox BLitzer. Look out for them in the usual toy stores and online.

“Survival” Review

If there’s ever an era of Who that is guaranteed to spark good debate on the show it’s the McCoy era. Does Survival check all the boxes for us or leave us hungry out in the sun?

Thank you for joining us for this longer than usual episode. Next week we review Rose as part of our new Who 10th Anniversary celebrations and as usual would love your thoughts on it. Our 10th Anniversary competition is still open for you to enter so check out the details here on how you can enter. We’ll announce the winner on next week’s show. Until then remember – Allons-y!!!


  1. Simon Hodgson

    Really like Survival, despite it’s many flaws with budget etc. Totally disagree with Garry’s view that it is worse than Paradise Towers. Paradise Towers is awful in my opinion. But hey that’s what makes this fandom thing so good, as everyone’s opinion is different, which is a good thing! Makes me feel very nostalgic watching this knowing it was the final story in the original series run. I’d give it an 8/10. Great show and review as always gents!

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