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REVIEW – THE OUTLIERS

Well now, nobody did a base under siege story quite like they did in the Troughton era did they? Oh yes, there were bases under siege before and there have been many a base under many a siege afterwards – … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE BEHEMOTH

Well, sometimes things just work. A load of disparate ideas and situations come together and a sort of alchemy takes place. The Behemoth is one of those rare things. It contains the following elements:  1 Bath in 1786 2 Old … Continue reading

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REVIEW – ALL HANDS ON DECK

Comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin as The Seventh Doctor once said in The Happiness Patrol. And its true they are, no truer than this story because when the laughter stops the tragedy begins and we … Continue reading

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REVIEW – A HEART ON BOTH SIDES

It is coming. Or it has already happened. Or it is happening now everywhere and every-when The Time War has haunted Doctor Who since it came back in 2005, and soon – very soon we get to experience it first … Continue reading

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REVIEW – BERNICE SUMMERFIELD: TRUE STORIES

Big Finish, with these Bernice Summerfield releases you are spoiling us!  Well they are. Not one but two releases featuring the universes premier archaeologist and alcohol consumer  within a month, I never get tired of listening to the adventures of … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BERNICE SUMMERFIELD VOL 4: RULER OF THE UNIVERSE

Indulge me if you will, before I review this at times exhilarating  at times downbeat, at times frustrating and at times utterly wonderful box set while I start with a musical interlude dedicated to the one and only, the greatest companion … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TIME IN OFFICE

This is a bit of an odd one, and do you know I really cannot decide if it is odd good or odd bad or just plain odd, its a puzzler. First of all the tone – the Davison era … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE NIGHT WITCHES

Long time readers may remember that I lament the loss of the “pure historical” – and while I enjoy the pseudo historical and celebrity historical nothing really matches the drama of the pure historical from the first couple of Hartnell … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE THIEF WHO STOLE TIME

When we left Romana (Lalla Ward) last month she was abandoned on the surface of the planet Funderell, abandoned by her erstwhile classmate Sartia (Joannah Tinsey) and left to die. It was the shock at the end of a rather … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE SILURIAN CANDIDATE

If I were to say that Warriors of the Deep was not the most popular story in the world then there would not be too many of you who disagreed with me. So WHAT ON EARTH was the pitch meeting … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE BRITISH INVASION

If I were to pick two words to describe the Troughton era those words would be “charm” and “Whimsy” and this months Short Trips release “The British Invasion” has both charm and whimsy in abundance, its as if writer Ian … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE PRISONER VOLUME 02

How to start? I was going to start with one of my semi regular musical interludes but that won’t work any more (thats not to say there WON’T be a musical interlude) But no, the song I had selected is … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE THIRD DOCTOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 3

I will start at the end and work backwards. Maybe. But just to begin by saying that these stories are VERY Pertwee – they drip nostalgia for about 1973 and could easily slot in to season ten just after Planet … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE SKIN OF THE SLEEK

And so we reach the beginning of the end of another series of Fourth Doctor adventures and as is the tradition it is a two part story beginning with this months “The Skin of the Sleek” and finishing off next … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE BLOOD FURNACE

Only in Doctor Who could you get a story that begins with the gritty Scouse social realism of if not The Boys from the Blackstuff then definitely Brookside and ends with a battle involving intergalactic wizards using blood control and … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TORCHWOOD: ALIENS AMONG US VOLUME 1

It is very very difficult to review this without giving away absolutely ENORMOUS spoilers, so forgive me please if my usual rambling flowery style becomes a deeper shade of vague rambling flowery style…. There is something wrong, something not quite … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TORCHWOOD: THE DYING ROOM

And here I am, after what feels like an eternity (although it was only four weeks) back in my newly refurbished kitchen – as long time readers will know this is my reviewing position of choice. So firmly ensconced in … Continue reading

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REVIEW – CLASSIC DOCTORS, NEW MONSTERS VOLUME 2

There are those who see Doctor Who as two distinct entities with only a shared title in common – Classic Who & Nu Who and never the twain shall meet. There are others (myself included) who see Doctor Who as … Continue reading

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REVIEW – DARK SHADOWS: LOVE LIVES ON

When I think of Dark Shadows, I don’t think of Horror in the conventional sense, its more than that – yes it has Vampires and Witches and Werewolves and a creepy house and secrets and blood and gore and it does have … Continue reading

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REVIEW – FLASHPOINT

So there I was on Thursday night about to write my review of Flashpoint when Kitchen disaster took place, or more accurately Kitchen clearance took place, no table, no chair, no place to write my review in my usual Kitchen … Continue reading

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