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The Tomorrow People 2013 Pilot: an assessment by: GF Willmetts (TV review).

January 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Tomorrow People 2013 Pilot: an assessment by: GF Willmetts  (TV review).

Watching this second remake of ‘The Tomorrow People’, the last being in 1992, this version owes more to the films ‘Jumper’ (2008), ‘Scanners’ (1981), ‘Push’ (2009) and ‘X-Men’ than its source material which really only gets lip service. If anything, I thought the original 1970s series was better and when you consider how kitchen sink […]

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What Is Canon? an article of what is and isn’t by: GF Willmetts (article).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
What Is Canon? an article of what is and isn’t by: GF Willmetts (article).

What is canon? I’m not referring to a religious rank, a piece of artillery or even a rotund 70s TV detective. It is the difference between the source material and franchise material or spin-offs. What we regard as being officially recognised part of the continuity or more commonly called canon. Rarely do the twain mix, […]

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Once Upon a Time: Behind The Magic: A Companion by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry (book review).

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Once Upon a Time: Behind The Magic: A Companion by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry (book review).

In ‘Once Upon A Time’, the characters of a fairy tale world have been transported under an evil curse to live in small-town America with no knowledge of their previous epic existence. The only person who knows about the curse is the evil Queen Regina who called it down and is now the town’s mayor […]

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Star Trek: Renegades trailer.

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Renegades trailer.

Here’s the teaser trailer for post-Voyager set Star Trek: Renegades, starring and directed by Tim Russ, with such Trek stalwarts as Adrienne Wilkinson (Lexxa Singh), Walter Koenig (Admiral Chekov), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Sean Young (Dr. Lucien), Gary Graham (Ragnar), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Courtney Peldon (Shree), Larissa Gomes (T’Leah), Bruce A. Young […]

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Doctor Who: The Time Of The Doctor by Steven Moffat – a review by GF Willmetts.

December 25, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Doctor Who: The Time Of The Doctor by Steven Moffat – a review by GF Willmetts.

Now, what to say about ‘The Time Of The Doctor’ without giving away spoilers. If you want those, I’m sure some other places will no doubt spill the beans. I’ll just try to keep them to the minimum and address the problems as I see them. Y’see this story does have problems. It feels like […]

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Sherlock mini-episode for Christmas 2013.

December 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sherlock mini-episode for Christmas 2013.

There’s a new Sherlock mini-episode out for Xmas this year and here it is. Never say we never give you anything good for Christmas! In this seven minute-long episode, Sherlock has been gone for two years. But someone isn’t quite convinced that he’s really dead…

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Doctor Who: The Mark Of The Rani by Pip and Jane Baker (DVD review).

December 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Mark Of The Rani by Pip and Jane Baker (DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Colin Baker) and Peri (actress Nicola Bryant) find the TARDIS drawn off course by another TARDIS and instead of Kew Gardens, appear on Earth, circa the Industrial Evolution. After rescuing a man taking equipment to the local mine from three attackers, the Doctor and Peri get a cart lift to the mine […]

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Doctor Who: U.N.I.T. Files DVD boxset (DVD review).

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: U.N.I.T. Files DVD boxset (DVD review).

This boxset contains two stories: Invasion Of The Dinosaurs and The Android Invasion. Doctor Who: Invasion Of The Dinosaurs by Malcolm Hulke (region 2 DVD: pub: BBC BBCDVD33764. 2 DVDs 150 minutes 6 * 25 minute episodes with extras.) cast: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Peter Miles, Martin Jarvis, John […]

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The Twilight Zone Season Two DVD boxset (DVD review).

November 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Zone Season Two DVD boxset (DVD review).

It is a dark and moody time and you want something to lift your soul. You spot a boxset you’ve being holding back on to savour away from the sunlit summer and decided it was time to watch it at long last. Your next port of call is The Twilight Zone. So it came to […]

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BBC VFX: The Story Of The BBC Visual Effects Department: 1954-2003 by Matt Irvine and Mike Tucker (book review).

November 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
BBC VFX: The Story Of The BBC Visual Effects Department: 1954-2003 by Matt Irvine and Mike Tucker (book review).

The art of special effect is not to be seen as such. It’s part of the story and not supposed to stand out or thought to be real or at least not done at scale. It is only with our genre where we know things aren’t really there that we see the work of a […]

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