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The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

March 31, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

  HG Wells did not hold back from demonstrating violence and despair in his ‘War Of The Worlds’ if the words and this new audio version follows its lead. ‘The Martian Invasion Of Earth’ uses every resource to demonstrate the gruesome reality of war, whoever the protagonists are. This new audio takes Wells’ hellish vision […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 8: Autofac (TV episode review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 8: Autofac (TV episode review).

A prescient story in its time, written in 1954, ‘Autofac’, refashioned in the age of instant gratification through Internet consumerism, is spot on with its observations. Updated to give us a female protagonist, the plot builds up slowly doling out clues to the final act which we really should pick up. A couple of neat […]

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Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

To celebrate the new Doctor in female form these four stories feature the favourite companions of recent times with female authors. Yes it’s a novelty piece. Sarah Jane And The Temple Of Eyes by Jacqueline Rayner Taking us right back to one of our favourite companions, this is a historical adventure with a twist where […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 7: The Father Thing (TV episode review).

March 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 7: The Father Thing (TV episode review).

Based on the Philip K Dick story of the same name, without the hyphen, ‘The Father Thing’ is directed and written by Michael Dinner is the modern American version of the story which, unfortunately, includes the almost untranslatable obsession with baseball. Most of the first ten minutes or so is incomprehensible to the UK audience […]

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Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 3 by Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn and James Goss (CD review).

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 3 by Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn and James Goss (CD review).

They’re back again and this time there’s everything to play for. Crash, bang, wallop is the order of the day as each ‘Torchwood’ episode chucks another firework on the bonfire of their vanities. Pokerface by Tim Foley. The big reveal at the end of her last volume was the return of the quite frankly scary […]

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Star Wars Cookbook: BB-ATE Awaken To The Force Of Breakfast And Brunch by Lara Starr (book review).

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Cookbook: BB-ATE Awaken To The Force Of Breakfast And Brunch by Lara Starr (book review).

Flexing my cooking fingers and checking I still have all my digits before commenting with ‘The Star Wars Cookbook’. I’m only slightly hampered by having not seen the last two films. Please send all your old DVDs to me. This is one of a series with different cookery ideas and silly titles. This is aimed […]

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The Missy Chronicles by assorted authors (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Missy Chronicles by assorted authors (book review).

In possibly a misguided attempt to bring in the doubters, welcome to ‘The Missy Chronicles’. The loveable psychopath is a woman now and, whilst I doubt she has embraced all the ups and downs of womanhood, no one mention the menopause please, we probably haven’t has enough of the work in progress that is the […]

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Olive Hawthorne And The Demons Of Devil’s End by Jan Edwards, Sam Stone, Suzanne Barberi, Debbie Bennett, David J Howe and Raven Dane (book review).

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Olive Hawthorne And The Demons Of Devil’s End by Jan Edwards, Sam Stone, Suzanne Barberi, Debbie Bennett, David J Howe and Raven Dane (book review).

‘Olive Hawthorne And The Daemons Of Devil’s End’ is a short collection of stories extrapolated and based on a Third Doctor Story, ‘The Daemons’. The local wisewoman, Olive Hawthorne, has had a colourful life and these stories commence at an early age taking us through to a time when she hopes to pass on the […]

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Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 2 by Christopher Cooper, Mac Rogers, Janine H Jones and Tim Foley (CD story review)

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Torchwood – Aliens Among Us: part 2 by Christopher Cooper, Mac Rogers, Janine H Jones and Tim Foley   (CD story review)

Who doesn’t love a serial? The essence of this new ‘Torchwood’ is to provide us with a regular dose of adventures with underlying continuing themes and a sufficient quantity of cliff-hanging moments. There are four one hour episodes in this series with the promise of the final four shortly. These are standalone episodes but follow […]

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The Prisoner Volume 2 by Nicholas Biggs (CD story review).

December 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Prisoner Volume 2 by Nicholas Biggs (CD story review).

Much like the Prisoner, I live in a world where everything is uncertain and despite thinking I had written this review, it turned out to be a fantasy. The basis of the world of ‘The Prisoner’ is not being able to trust your eyes, ears and senses so an audio version is the ideal medium […]

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