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After Earth Original Soundtrack by James Newton Howard (album review)

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
After Earth Original Soundtrack by James Newton Howard (album review)

‘After Earth’ was one of those films that seemed to get lost in the summer mix. I’m sure it was successful in its own right and I always enjoy Will Smith and his son, Jaden, is being groomed as a star of the future. However nothing about a father/son relationship dodging alien creatures on an […]

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Doctor Who: The Lady Of Mercia by Paul Magrs (CD review).

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Lady Of Mercia by Paul Magrs (CD review).

There’s a little local difficulty on the campus of Frodsham University. It’s 1983 and, with a big conference coming up on the warrior Queen Æthelfrid, history Professor John Bleak (Anthony Howell) is anxious to make sure it all goes off smoothly but the students are revolting. With departments about to be slashed and no one […]

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Dark Shadows: The Phantom Bride by Mark Thomas Passmore (CD review).

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Phantom Bride by Mark Thomas Passmore (CD review).

Tony Peterson( Jerry Lacy) is so happy he’s taking his beautiful bride Cassandra (Lara Parker) on an Atlantic cruise to celebrate their honeymoon. Never have a couple been so much in love. Nothing is what it seems, this is ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘The Phantom Bride’ is just that. Cassandra or Angelique, as she was previously […]

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Doctor Who: The Rescue by Ian Marter (CD review).

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Rescue by Ian Marter (CD review).

Maureen O’Brien, who played the companion Vicki, reads the 1987 novelisation by Ian Marter of ‘The Rescue’ originally written by David Whitaker for the TV. This is mainly memorable for the introduction of Vicki as a replacement for Susan. In changing times, it’s always reassuring to see a familiar face before we have to get […]

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Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Doctor Trouble In Paradise by Nev Fountain (CD review).

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Doctor Trouble In Paradise by Nev Fountain (CD review).

When Doctor Number Six comes along, we know he must have the marvellous Peri as his companion and it’s the ‘Destiny Of The Doctor’ to find ‘Trouble In Paradise’. Mel would be OK but I think the Sixth Doctor is defined by Peri, at least in the TV incarnation. Nicola Bryant narrates the story in […]

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BBC SF Radio Dramas – June 2013

June 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
BBC SF Radio Dramas – June 2013

DANGEROUS VISIONS ON THE RADIO Many years ago I was blown away by a bunch of short stories – edited by that amazing and unique talent Harlan Ellison – offering visions of the future that provoked, unsettled and disturbed. The book was called ‘Dangeorus Visions’. It made me see Science Fiction in a totally different […]

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The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review).

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review).

This soundtrack is for the horror film ‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia’, which is a loose sequel centring around a Georgia couple and their daughter, who begins to see ‘strangers’ that are visible only to the females in the family which leads to an investigation into the true origins of the hauntings. […]

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Doctor Who: Plague Of The Cybermen (11th Doctor book) by Justin Richards (CD review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Plague Of The Cybermen (11th Doctor book) by Justin Richards (CD review).

A timely release, ‘Plague Of The Cybermen’ features the dulcet tones of David Warner who has cracked through the glass walls and into mainstream ‘Doctor Who’. He’s an old hand with plenty of Big Finish material under his belt and he’s even been an ‘Unbound Doctor’ in their range. When the Doctor arrives on a […]

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Doctor Who: Special Releases: 1: Voyage To Venus by Jonathan Morris (audio-CD review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Special Releases: 1: Voyage To Venus by Jonathan Morris (audio-CD review).

With the opportune arrival of the Sixth Doctor into the lives of Jago & Litefoot, it’s time for some special intergalactic adventures. Time for a ‘Voyage To Venus’. In line with their origin in Victorian London, it is fitting and rather nice that their adventure reminds us of the early days of Science Fiction. With […]

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Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Doctor 5. Smoke And Mirrors by Steve Lyons (CD review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Doctor 5. Smoke And Mirrors by Steve Lyons (CD review).

With Tegan once again dressed for work, it’s no surprise that the TARDIS is once again not on time for her shift. Her disgruntlement at the Doctor’s delight in the Edwardian fairground they have actually arrived in is somewhat ungruntled by the discovery that Houdini is appearing. Apparently she’s a fan but there’s a gypsy […]

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