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Eccleston returning as The Doctor on Big Finish in Ninth Doctor Adventures, Ravagers

(March 26, 2021) Christopher Eccleston gave a huge gift to Doctor Who fandom by performing the first Doctor after the hiatus, but that came at a personal cost (reportedly he hated that time). It's thought Eccleston felt a huge betrayal by the BBC, and as a result did not participate in the 50th anniversary multi-Doctor show that instead saw John Hurt appear as The War Doctor. So, it is with huge interest and pleasure to learn that Eccleston has returned to play The Doctor via a set of audio adventures on Big Finish, the first boxed set being called Ravagers.

Big Finish unites David Tenant and Tom Baker in 'Doctor Who: Out of Time' for August 2020 release

(May 27, 2020) David Tenant, Tom Baker, two of the best Doctor's ever, are uniting in a Big Finish audio due to be released in August 2020. The series, that is called Out of Time, will spread over three releases and will feature other Doctor pairings. The synopsis discusses an enigmatic Cathedral that exists "out of time" where The Doctor goes for rest and relaxation, where the Tenant and Baker Doctor's meet by happenstance, and then there's a Dalek invasion they must drive off, of course.

Big Finish relaunching its Doctor Who audio adventures in 2022

(May 25, 2020) Big Finish, the producers of audio adventures for Doctor Who and other television shows, announced today a complete revamp of its lineup to be launched in January 2022. The revamp includes an end to the Monthly Main Range story line, and a focus on 12 ranges for each incarnation of The Doctor.

Counter Measures: Doctor Who and UNIT lacking both The Doctor and UNIT

(August 30, 2017)

Having The Doctor on Earth working with UNIT to solve some kind of weird alien science thing, or an alien invasion, is a big part of Doctor Who lore. The 3rd Doctor spent most of his time headquartered near London, "working for" Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart as a "Science Advisor" taking care of all kinds of crazy technology things. That included dealing with the Loch Ness Monster, who turned out to be a Silurian pet, and fending off several insane schemes concocted by The Master.

Consider a slightly different story-line. One in which alien invasions and alien technology are affecting England in the 1960's, but there's no Doctor conveniently on-hand to solve the problems, and UNIT doesn't exist. Instead the top-secret organization tasked with these problems is run within the British old boys network of various Sir So-and-so's. That's Counter-Measures, an extremely hush-hush way beyond top secret agency tasked with taking care of alien incursion issues and other crazy items of technology.

Counter-Measures contains most of the elements of Doctor Who, except for time travel and the alien from a hugely advanced civilization. If you like the UNIT stories, you'll like Counter-Measures.