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Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter (CD review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter	 (CD review).

A return to epic adventure, ‘Wheel Of Ice, is written by stalwart of SF, Stephen Baxter. Here we have a story specially written to include the Doctor but which tries to take the long view of the universe in much the same way that Baxter seeks out epic themes in his other works. When the […]

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Torchwood: Exodus Code by John Barrowman and Carol E. Barrowman (CD review).

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Exodus Code by John Barrowman and Carol E. Barrowman (CD review).

If you are missing Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper, then you might get a satisfactory fix from this audio book. ‘Exodus Code’ follows on from the momentous events of ‘Miracle Day’ and, once again, we are flung into world-changing events. On an Earth that seems to have moved far away from that of ‘Doctor Who’, […]

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Doctor Who: The Empty House by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Empty House by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

The Doctor arrives with the Ponds on Earth in the middle of a storm. While Rory returns to the TARDIS for an umbrella for his beloved wife, the Doctor and Amy try to discern the owners of a spaceship recently crashed in a nearby muddy field. One of the impressive things about the Doctor is […]

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Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Powerplay by Gary Hopkins (CD review).

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Powerplay by Gary Hopkins 	(CD review).

The Sixth Doctor undertakes a little bit of anti-nuclear protesting in the new Lost Story, ‘Powerplay’. This would have been very topical in the 1980s when it was lost to the vagaries of the attitude towards ‘Doctor Who’. It is also momentous for another reason, for this is the first time we have the return […]

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Doctor Who: The Nu-Humans (11th Doctor Original) by Cavan Scott (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Nu-Humans (11th Doctor Original) by Cavan Scott (CD review).

Just another day with the Ponds in the TARDIS. The Doctor has landed them on the planet Hope Eternal. It’s like Earth but super-sized. But they don’t get much time to admire the amazing view before their eyes are drawn to the belching volcanoes. So it’s beautiful but potentially dangerous. This planet has been colonised […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

Zoe Heriot returns again, the older but alas no wiser woman now in the custody of the mysterious Company who seek to get inside her mind. Her past is more or less closed to her. Memory-wiped by the Time Lords, which of course is unknown to her, Zoe can only access random recollections when tricked […]

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Doctor Who Companion Chronicler: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Companion Chronicler: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (CD review).

‘Project Nirvana’ is a ‘Companion Chronicle’ that forms part of the series of adventures with Lysandra Aristedes (Maggie O’Neill) and Sally Morgan (Amy Pemberton). While the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) manipulates his other companions, he sets the two women off on a mission in Lysandra’s past when she worked for the mysterious agency, the Forge, under […]

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Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

Blimey! Is it really thirty years since ‘Blade Runner’ hit the theatre screens? Another seven years and we’ll be wondering where the off-world colonies are that required replicants to do hazardous work are because we’d have reached 2019. There are several things to point out about this album. Firstly, Vangelis is only the composer and […]

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Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

Listening to film soundtracks before even seeing the film is par for the course in the gentle art of reviewing. In some respects, it makes my job easier as I don’t have to associate the music with the film and treat it on its own merits. Whether that’s a geeky thing depends on your own […]

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Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

This album features music from John Carpenter’s 1976 cult classic ‘Assault On Precinct 13’ and his debut film ‘Dark Star’ from 1974. Given that one film is a police station siege drama and the other is a deep space thriller, it’s probably best that we separate the two films, both originally composed by Carpenter and […]

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