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July 27th, 2021 25 comments

Big Finish Torchwood 55 The Great Sontaran War

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The Great Sontaran War has raged across the cosmos for millennia and finally it is coming to the Earth.

Major Kreg has been dispatched to carry out a strategic assessment of the planet. He will learn about the dominant life form, decide what the world has to offer, and discover the ultimate value of the human race.

For Torchwood, there is only one place to put him. Welcome to the Mumbles Bay Caravan Park.

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  • Dalekz

    July 28th, 2021 - 12:09pm

    That picture on the cover is worth it just for that

  • Ian Cotterill

    July 28th, 2021 - 6:26am

    Looks fun. 🙂

    Btw, any news on whether the BBC will let Big Finish realise ‘Absent Friends’ before the year is out?

    • Anonymous

      July 28th, 2021 - 10:20am

      No, and there probably won’t be for a while, I’m going to assume that it’s not going to happen, then I will be pleasantly surprised if it does.

    • Anonymous

      July 28th, 2021 - 12:40pm

      Its not the BBC’s decision. It is entirely up to big finish whether they release it or not. The BBC had no involvement with it being cancelled.

    • John

      July 28th, 2021 - 1:24pm

      I thought it was a Big Finish decision not BBC?

    • Anonymous

      July 29th, 2021 - 10:39am

      I imagine it’ll be quietly released at some point, when they feel comfortable doing so.

  • The Fishmonger

    July 27th, 2021 - 8:06pm

    Big Finish – and in particular the Torchwood range – just dont care what anyone thinks of them any more. And I love that. Written by James Goss too which is a guarantee of quality.

  • Reddalek

    July 27th, 2021 - 7:25pm

    Drop the blue in the uniform and make more medieval

  • TimelordTim

    July 27th, 2021 - 5:22pm

    Agree with the comments here, Sontarans are one of my favourites but they were made comic relief and have lost their impact post Series 4. Really hoping this great species is given the treatment and respect it deserves in future series!

    • The ergon

      July 27th, 2021 - 8:53pm

      I like those freaky wide mouth versions seen on the covers of those big finish releases. I think the ones i,m referringto is ‘heroes of sontar’ or it might have been one of those fourth doctor releases.

    • Anonymous

      July 29th, 2021 - 8:34pm

      Big Finish still do serious sontaran stories (the First sontarans and the Sontaran Ordeal are great examples). But even still, I do think Big Finish’s comedic sontaran stories are a lot better than Moffat’s treatment of them, like Strax is honestly a lot of fun in the audios.

  • Jamie

    July 27th, 2021 - 5:18pm

    Strax was the first interesting thing one with the Sontarans since their introduction, so lets hope this does something equally good.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 27th, 2021 - 4:57pm

    Why are the sontarans always Dan Starkey, Christopher Ryan’s voice is so much more iconic. Can we ask him to come back and give it a go. Let’s just hope he can make this one sinister like in series 4. The butchering of Sontarans by Moffat into bumbling comic relief really needs to be undone. Here’s hoping series 13 fixes that

    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2021 - 8:20pm

      Kevin lindsay is the iconic voice…

    • The ergon

      July 27th, 2021 - 8:47pm

      They are short of clone variants on sontar.

  • Philip Shaw

    July 27th, 2021 - 4:33pm

    Series 13 has Sontarons that look like they hark back to the Linx armour, maybe a bit more medieval looking. So here’s hoping.

    • The ergon

      July 27th, 2021 - 5:30pm

      I,ve always said sontarans look better in black

    • Philip Shaw

      July 27th, 2021 - 5:57pm

      I agree

    • George

      July 27th, 2021 - 7:58pm

      The new series design is okay. But the blue is a little too garish almost. They need a new design including the iconic black armour like I mentioned in my comment earlier. And a good solid story like the two episodes from 2008. Not a supporting or comic relief Sontaran.

    • the ergon

      July 27th, 2021 - 11:36pm

      The blue design looked a little too action figure for my taste. They did however retain that streak of callous cruelty in The sontaran stratagem/The poison Sky. Anything from A good man goes to war onwards ruined that image completely although i do like Strax as part of The Paternoster gang. Sontarans as a rule were never scary but they were always a menacing presence in their Black Armour and i,m sure there are more diminutive actors out there who can play a sontaran clone. Dan starkey does seem to have the monopoly when it comes to sontarans.

  • Anonymous

    July 27th, 2021 - 3:58pm

    A great cover for Lee Binding to end on, I wonder who will take over the range from November onward, will it be one person or will we have a mix.
    Although this is his last Torchwood cover, I don’t think it’s the end of his big finish covers, plus he’s still doing the collection sets, so he will still be hanging around, creating in the doctor who universe for a while yet.

    • Star Lord

      July 28th, 2021 - 12:30pm

      His artwork never fails to amaze me, sad to see him go. The person(s) who takes over from here has big boots to fill. At least we still have plenty of Binding’s art to look foward to on other products and ranges.


    July 27th, 2021 - 3:23pm

    I hate the way the new series have made Sontarans into figures of fun.

    • George

      July 27th, 2021 - 3:42pm

      We need a new series story that echos the vibes of Sontaran Experiment. Along with a re design of the armour that echos the designs of the classic series. I agree a beefy story that doesn’t treat the Sontarans as comic relief. Maybe a Genesis of the Sontarans story on their home world dealing with experiments.

    • Bird98

      July 27th, 2021 - 4:06pm

      Sontarans were brilliant in series 4… not so much from then on

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