This is a post I've wanted to do for a while so why not now. How would I run big finish if I was in charge?
1. No more monthly range
Since about 2015 most of big finish fans I know have been dissapointed or just not bought the monthly range at all. I mean theres over 200 of them and they're all blending into eachother these days. Plus £15 a release! Not a lot of people can shell out a few hundred quid for them a year. I'd bring back unbound, and start a few new ranges in its place (an Alex MacQueen master series for example) in the monthly ranges place and experiment a lot more as I think big finish plays it too safe these days.
2. New writers
Big finish have really not learned that change is a good thing have they? When Dark eyes came around they got a few new writers in so it felt fresh and it really worked. Wish theyd do the same now as Briggs writing everything is a bit tiring and even if it means bringing in some old classics like Rob Shearman to write some more masterpieces that would help all the ranges feel a bit rejuvinated.
3. More reviving -
Doctor who is great, love it to bits, but big finish are amazing when it comes to reviving old shows. Prisoner, captain scarlet, soon to be callan, they are terrific and id invest some more into bringing other cult shows back for the fans dying to see them.
4. Re-realease old audios
Although im not a fan of modern monthly ranges, the old ones are stupendous. I would have all of 1-100 released in limited edition cd boxsets for fans who need them, with new covers because the old ones are a bit crap.
5. Have a more concise calendar
One thing that annoys me about big finish is how vague they are about release dates. Im currently waiting for war master to be released and all I know is its being released in december. If I were in charge I would always list the week a release was coming out as obviously sometimes theres a delay so giving a specific day is a bit difficult, but an actual idea would be nice.
Not to say I don't love big finish as it is, Nick Briggs is doing a terrific job, but these small changes are something I'd ask for as a lifelong fan of the company.