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AUDIO ADVENTURE REVIEW: FTN reviews Doctor Who: Only The Monstrous

February 5th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Doctor Who: Only The Monstrous
Starring John Hurt, Jacqueline Pearce, Cardinal Ollistra, Lucy Briggs-Owen and Nicholas Briggs.
Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

The War Doctor has become something of a cult classic among Whovians. John Hurt might have only been on screen as The Doctor’s secret regeneration for one episode really, but what an episode (The Day Of The Doctor), but thanks to the team at Big Finish the adventure continues. And how.

Only The Monstrous is a rip roaring adventure written and directed by the Daleks themselves, well okay, it may as well be given how synonymous Nicholas Briggs is with the characters he voices on TV.

His story starts with The Doctor making a massive sacrifice to try and put an end to the Dalek fleet’s ability to use time travel.
At first it appears to have done the trick and John Hurt’s Doctor is happy to keep a low-profile on a seemingly idyllic planet.

However, where The Doctor goes, trouble usually follows and it isn’t long before he has to defend the very people aiding his convalescence from an invading force.

Throw the Time Lords into mix and a plot that centres on a fledgling peace treaty between them and their Dalek enemies and you have a tale that asks questions of the franchise that have never been asked before.

It’s great fun, Hurt’s voice alone makes this a must listen for fans of audio adventures, while it certainly isn’t a cheap purchase, £20 quid for what amounts to less than an hour and a half, it has to rank in the top tier of Big Finish Doctor Who adventures.

Roll on the next chapter for The War Doctor.

5 Nerds out of 5


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….