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BBC hates sci-fi a little less, with Dangerous Visions.

June 2, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
BBC hates sci-fi a little less, with Dangerous Visions.

Those who report back to us from the halls of the BBC usually describe an environment of high-brow condescension towards science fiction and fantasy. Many of the top brass actually hate SF with a passion, and would love to kill Doctor Who, for instance. They can’t because it’s a Moo-Moo-Money-Cow. But boy, do they ever […]

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Alfred Hitchcock El La Musique (CD review).

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alfred Hitchcock El La Musique (CD review).

The one thing you can say about the musical scores of Alfred Hitchcock films is that if you’re familiar with the movies then you will immediately recognise the music as they play on this double CD. With ‘Alfred Hitchcock El La Musique’, you have the musical suites from 16 films with 5 extra tracks from […]

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Music From Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Featuring Original Score by Rachel Portman (music review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Music From Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Featuring Original Score by Rachel Portman (music review).

It’s not often a limited-edition box set of music from ‘Jim Henson’s The Storyteller’ featuring original music composed by award -inning composer Rachel Portman comes onto the market. To be honest this is the first time ever and it’s something special. There are 3 CDs with the third CD featuring music from the spin-off series, […]

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Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter 2 (Original Series Soundtrack) by Jeff Russo.

May 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter 2 (Original Series Soundtrack) by Jeff Russo.

It’s another soundtrack and another two-time Grammy nominee and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Russo’s creates ‘Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter Two’. In the PR material that accompanied the soundtrack there’s a quote from Variety Magazine, ‘Jeff Russo understands how music can affect an audience. When music is employed, he sees it as an enhancement to character development, […]

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The Churchill Years: Volume 01 by Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards and Ken Bentley (CD fiction review).

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Churchill Years: Volume 01 by Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards and Ken Bentley (CD fiction review).

When Winston Churchill made his appearance in ‘Victory Of The Daleks ‘in 2010 as an ally to the Doctor, nobody but Big Finish might have imagined him taking a starring role in his own adventures. Big Finish have done this before with the excellent ‘Jago And Litefoot’ stories and it pushes their creative output to […]

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Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

There’s not many people who don’t remember ‘Lost In Space’, be it the original TV series in the 1960s or the film from 1998 or perhaps the film ‘The Robinsons: Lost In Space’ from 2004. To ensure a generation of new kids get their fill of ‘Lost In Space’. Netflix has commissioned a new series […]

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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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Pacific Rim Uprising – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (soundtrack review).

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim Uprising – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (soundtrack review).

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is the sequel to the 2013 Science Fiction monster film called, yes, you’ve guessed it, ‘Pacific Rim’. While they might have retained three of the original actors, they changed the director and the soundtracks composer for the sequel. Lorne Balfe takes up the reigns and has certainly delivered. The CD contains 25 […]

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Annihilation (original soundtrack) by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (MP3 music review).

March 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Annihilation (original soundtrack) by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (MP3 music review).

Alex Burrow and Ben Salisbury had previously scored ‘Ex Machina’, also directed by Alex Garland. To begin with, the story of ‘’Annihilation’ is intentionally disorienting. Somewhere on the eastern seaboard, a region square miles in size seems to have undergone a radical transformation. Only a little way inside the perimeter is visible. In this region […]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story: the Beastie Boys cut.

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solo: A Star Wars Story: the Beastie Boys cut.

Is there any way to improve the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer? Well, one interesting Youtuber has come up with this … cutting the trailers to the soundtrack of “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. What do you think?

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