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Eden’s Ore – Judgement Volume 3 by BV Bayly (book review)

December 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Eden’s Ore – Judgement Volume 3 by BV Bayly    (book review)

‘Judgement’ is the third in BV Bayly’s series of books entitled ‘Eden’s Ore’, which is set in the not so remote future where ordinary energy sources have been used up to be replaced by a weird mineral which has astounding properties. As with oil, it produces not only energy but war and strife around the […]

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Blood Rage/Nightmare At Shadow Wood (1987) (Blu-ray/DVD film review)

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood Rage/Nightmare At Shadow Wood (1987) (Blu-ray/DVD film review)

Talk about going in for the kill, this is overkill in more ways than one. First of all, it’s all bit confusing because there are two titles to this 1983 movie, ‘Blood Rage’ and ‘Nightmare At Shadow Wood’ (released in 1987) and, on the discs, you get three versions in DVD and Blu-ray formats, the […]

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Tenderness Of The Wolves (Blu-ray film review).

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tenderness Of The Wolves (Blu-ray film review).

Fritz Haarmann was a serial killer from Hanover in Germany who, in the 1920s, brutally killed over a score of young boys and men in sexually motivated attacks. Later, in 1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder produced a movie, ‘Tenderness of The Wolves’, which attempted to reanimate the story and here it is, over 40 years later, […]

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 61 (emagazine review)

November 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 61   (emagazine review)

Maybe a bit late in coming out, the new issue of ‘Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine’ (ASIM) is nevertheless welcome. Anyway, wouldn’t it be a bit boring otherwise, like having the same thing for dinner each day of the week, roast beef on Sunday, spaghetti on Tuesday and fish on Friday, so at least this way […]

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Tracers (2015) (DVD review).

November 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracers (2015) (DVD review).

‘Parkour’ is a term we will not readily recognise but once informed most instantly know what it’s all about, that being the discipline of running over obstacles, in particular, in an urban environment. Employing great skill, aficionados of this art seemingly with effortless ease scale up walls, jump down steps and take massive leaps and […]

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Outlander: Complete Series 1 Blu-ray (TV series review).

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Outlander: Complete Series 1 Blu-ray (TV series review).

Uncle Geoff, the editor, thought ‘Outlander’ would be right up my street or glen maybe, because it’s all about wild rebellious Highlanders from Scotland and with me being a MacDonald, a member of the clan, who better to give it a once over. Mind you, I did point out I wasn’t really related to the […]

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Space 1999: The Complete Second Series Blu-ray (TV series Blu-ray review).

October 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Space 1999: The Complete Second Series Blu-ray (TV series Blu-ray review).

Having been ill with pneumonia and then a bad back, I was confined to bed for a little while so this is my first review for a couple months. An advantage of being incapacitated is that you can watch movies in bed and what better than ‘Space 1999: The Complete Second Series Blu-ray’. This is […]

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The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 7 edited by Allan Kaster (CD book review).

September 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 7 edited by Allan Kaster (CD book review).

It doesn’t seem long since the very first edition of ‘Top 10 Tales Of Science Fiction’ was on the market and here we are with number 7 which includes some of the best from 2014 and, once again, we have a really good CD collection with these tales narrated by two of our favourites, Nancy […]

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Eyes Without A Face (1960) Blu-ray/DVD film review.

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Eyes Without A Face (1960) Blu-ray/DVD film review.

From France and made in 1960, ‘Eyes Without A Face’ is a classic black and white horror film directed by Georges Franju. While the plot is deceptively simple, the telling of the tale casts dark shadows which permeate not only the movie but others in the future. Such was its influence on subsequent directors and […]

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Quatermass (1979) (Blu-ray TV series review).

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Quatermass (1979) (Blu-ray TV series review).

‘Quatermass’ originally came to TV screens in the early 1950s and this, the fourth and final series, was created by Thames Television and written by Nigel Kneale. Made in 1979, it stars John Mill, who by this time was in his 70s. A veteran of countless movies and TV appearances, he needs no introduction. As […]

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