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Doctor Who: King Of Sontar (The Fourth Doctor Series) by John Dorney (CD review).

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: King Of Sontar (The Fourth Doctor Series) by John Dorney (CD review).

The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) is back and Leela (Louise Jameson) is by his side. This time he is meeting the would-be King of Sontar. But before the Doctor even arrives, the elite Assassination Guard have come to take the life of Sontaran General Strang (Dan Starkey), currently machinating on the planet of Dowcra. If […]

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Survivors – Series One Box Set by Matt Fitton, Jonathan Morris, Andrew Smith, John Dorney (CD review).

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Survivors – Series One Box Set by Matt Fitton, Jonathan Morris, Andrew Smith, John Dorney (CD review).

If you were around in the 1970s to watch the original BBC production, then ‘Survivors’, re-imagined by Big Finish, will bring some chilling memories. Yes, the decade that brought you glam rock and clackers (don’t ask) also managed its fair share of apocalyptic dramas; enough to scare the hot pants off the average teenaged geek. […]

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Grimm Below The Surface: The Insider’s Guide to the Show (book review).

May 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Grimm Below The Surface: The Insider’s Guide to the Show (book review).

‘Grimm’ is looking to consolidate itself as a solid cult series and what is better than spending some money on a glossy coffee table book like ‘Grimm Below The Surface’ that will form a fine souvenir after the show has been sent to oblivion by studio bosses. All right maybe not yet but I’m looking […]

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Doctor Who: The Complete Series by Mark Campbell (book review).

May 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Complete Series by Mark Campbell (book review).

A great title, ‘Doctor Who: The Complete Guide’ but no one book is ever quite going to cover the whole of ‘Doctor Who’, especially as they keep making new episodes these days and this is already a revised edition after two years, being released in December 2013. So is this guide worth reading? The book […]

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Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion (book review).

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion (book review).

‘Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion’? Yes, he probably is, isn’t he? I bet he’s always ready with a witty line and a bunch of flowers or an open shoulder and a bottle of wine to cry on. After all, Joss Whedon seemed to understand the mind of an angsty adolescent, a 200 year-old outsider with […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle The Sleeping City by Ian Potter (CD review).

May 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle The Sleeping City by Ian Potter (CD review).

As Ian Chesterton contemplates his chains, he wonders how much of his story he can tell his captor. He is on Earth and Gerrard, the man who is interviewing him, wants to know everything but, as Ian points out, he’s not sure they can handle the truth. Of course, Ian will reveal it eventually. This […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle: Starborn by Jacqueline Rayner (CD review).

May 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle: Starborn by Jacqueline Rayner (CD review).

Vicki was one of the youngest companions ever aboard the TARDIS. In the story, ‘The Rescue’, she is rescued by the kindly Doctor, from a tortuous existence under thrall to a monster, living in on crashed starship. Vicki has embraced the life offered with the substitute parents, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, and grandparent, the […]

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The A-Z Of Big Finish by Sue Davies (article).

May 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The A-Z Of Big Finish by Sue Davies (article).

If you haven’t heard of Big Finish then you must have your head in a bucket and speaking of buckets, I’m sure they can be used in many creative ways to make sound effects. A is for …Adric yes he’s coming back to ‘Doctor Who’ very soon. Actor Matthew Waterhouse was last heard in an […]

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Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann (book review).

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann (book review).

‘Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes’ edited by George Mann is a mark of our on-going appetite for the gentleman investigator that still infiltrates literature and television. There are twelve stories by different writers showing an aspect of the sleuth we surely will enjoy. Seen from the perspective of the 21st century, the writers can play […]

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The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

If only I understood the mind of Chris Priest then the secrets of the universe would be all mine. ‘The Islanders’ is another book that teases us with knowledge but offers up little that can be pinned down. To say that this is elusive is an understatement. Everything is unclear from the introductions that could […]

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