Jun. 27th, 2015

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So, in recent months there have been indications that Big Finish have got their hands on at least part of the new series Doctor Who license. (Not that it's all that new after a whole decade back on TV, but you know what I mean.) We're getting UNIT with Kate Stewart, Torchwood with Jack Harkness and now ... RIVER SONG!!! With the Eighth Doctor! Somehow! She's showing up in the second Eighth Doctor Doom Coalition box set next year, and then getting her own box set later in 2016, for which Paul McGann will be making a guest appearance of some kind.

The publicity is making a big deal out of how River and Eight can interact when she can't meet him in his pre-Ten incarnation, but I think we all know the right answer: amnesia-inducing lipstick. I mean, this is Eight we're talking about, so she could just wait for him to hit his head and forget everything, but amnesia lipstick would make sure.

We're also getting a Churchill box set read by Ian McNeice, and an Old Doctors, New Monsters box where Five meets the Weeping Angels, Six meets the Judoon, Seven meets the Sycorax and Eight meets ... um, the Sontarans. But new ones. Apparently. (Well, I guess he's meeting River. But still, it seems a little unfair. They couldn't use the Silents, which can induce convenient amnesia even without lipstick? Evil clockwork robots? Heck, I'd take the Slitheen.)

Now they just need to make my real dream come true: a Paternoster Gang series that crosses over with Jago & Litefoot. Come on, Big Finish, this HAS to happen! Until it does I'll keep worrying that one of the actors will be hit by a bus without you having done the perfect crossover.

Speaking of which, someone on Gallifrey Base pointed out that this leaves the way open for UNIT vs. Torchwood vs. the Forge vs Countermeasures. I think they should go the entire hog and throw in C19 and Wonderland. (Everyone should be tripping over each other investigating the same alien invasion ... which then turns out to be a stray weather balloon.)

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