I'd love a box set which doesn't have any of the various versions of The Doctor in it. I feel like River Song has enough colors as a character to sustain one, if not more, box set of solo adventures. Having Alex Kingston as your lead doesn't hurt either.
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman
I think we will see a solo River set, most probably Series 5. Big Finish don’t seem to have an aversion to solo River stories, exactly half of the stories so far have been River in her own. And the two most acclaimed stories from the first two sets haven’t featured the Doctor. I just think they’re getting the older Doctors on board whilst they can.
And it isn’t as if it’s simple box ticking. We’ve had different uses out of the Doctors so far that doesn’t seem to show signs of stopping in the third set, at least.
What I do think would be cool to hear - and I don’t think for a second it’ll happen - in the fourth set would be to have the Fourth Doctor in every story but at different points in his timeline. Season 12 (perhaps the Time Ring is interfered wish somehow?), post-Deadly Assassin, post-Invasion of Time and Season 18.
I think that would be an interesting way of incorporating the Doctor into the range effectively and differently. And I think it’d be great for River to see how much the Doctor changes within one incarnation, never mind across a dozen of them!
Big Finish are teasing “exciting casting” for Series 5, which they are going to reveal sometime in the near future. I’m wondering if it’s Matt Lucas as Nardole? Or perhaps the crew she’s with in Silence in the Library?
I don’t think it will be a Doctor. Bradley and Treolar they will keep to their own ranges. Same goes for River meeting the Unbound Warner Doctor; that’ll happen in a Benny set.
Yes, that would absolutely be “exciting casting”. I think there’s lots of potential in that, particularly if they take advantage if their Twelfth Doctor era acquisition, with Missy treading the line betweeen good and bad.
Derek Jacobi and Michelle Gomez in their own Two Masters would be brilliant. Doing a Four Masters would be amazing, with Geoffrey Beevers and Derek Jacobi tiring of how ALex MacQueen and Michelle Gomez are behaving. The Doctor will arrive at the end and find they've defeated each other!