Out now are the brand new Doctor Who spin-off Gallifrey V box set, and the second volume of in-depth reference work The Big Finish Companion.
When we last heard from them, Romana and Leela were trapped on an alternate version of Gallifrey planning to build a new life. But things aren't going to plan.
With Romana and Narvin ruling New Gallifrey from the heart of the capitol, their former friend Leela now lives as an Outsider, existing in the wastelands of Gallifrey with the former slaves she fought hard to free. With no hope of returning home, to their one true Gallifrey, these three exiles try to find a way to survive and build a better Gallifrey than the barbaric, lawless one they have found themselves in.
However, politicians, scientists and industrialists alike enjoyed luxury, power and wealth before Romana and Narvin came along and they will take any action they deem necessary to regain what they have lost. And if Leela’s Outsiders are swept away as a consequence, so much the better.
And in the shadows, watching and waiting, is an ancient evil that no one can stop...
Crammed with twists, turns, plots, machinations and double-dealing, the fifth series of Gallifrey, downloadable now, takes Romana, Leela and Narvin through a host of trials and tribulations and prepares the way for the epic conclusion to the series in Gallifrey VI, coming later this year. And if you want to catch up, don't forget that the first three series are available for £5 per title, on CD only.
Also out now is The Big Finish Companion - Volume 2, a massive guide to a wealth of Big Finish ranges from the pen of Kenny Smith, writer of unofficial Big Finish fanzine The Finished Product. Covering Doctor Who, Stargate, Iris Wildthyme and more, including an in-depth look at the plans for the series of The Tomorrow People which were never made, it's an indispensable guide and a fascinating insight into Big Finish's productions. Pre-order copies were posted out yesterday.
The Big Finish podcasters are joined by Vortex editor Kenny Smith for more forum fun...