Big Finish is certainly a tricky subject matter to talk about when it comes to Doctor Who. This is mostly due to its reputation of being rather difficult to delve into. There's simply far too many stories, ranges, and formats to comprehend, resulting in the average Whovian stepping away with caution.
While it's true that Big Finish has a vast backlog of Doctor Who narratives, it definitely isn't as bad as you first think. It's simply a case of understanding how to explore the various ranges. Then you can learn to appreciate what Big Finish has to offer, from exploring cancelled eras, expanding upon the lore, adapting lost tales, and even shining the limelight over supporting characters.
Knowing a few fun facts about Big Finish can help to broaden your mind about the hard work they put in to deliver further Doctor Who content, and in the process, aid you in building a path in order to tackle the expansive world of the audio medium.
10. Big Finish Has Been Running Since 1999
What a lot of fans might not know is that Big Finish has been running for two decades. In many ways it's been running for much longer, with the various writers, directors, and producers having worked on their own audio material during the dreaded wilderness years prior to Big Finish's formation.
It's certainly crazy to think that Big Finish is significantly older than the modern era of the televised series. Plus when you consider how far they've come in that time, going from just developing stories for the Classic Doctors, to eventually expanding the lore further through the usage of modern Doctors and characters.
No longer are they simply a nice little trinket that filled in the gap between Classic and New Who, but rather now an ever growing expansion of the main show that's treated with the upmost respect.