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REVIEW – THE COMPANION CHRONICLES: THE FIRST DOCTOR VOLUME 2

This is a fairly downbeat set – I will admit that from the beginning. Four stories all dealing with the worst of humanity and alien-kind, of the cruelty that we can impose on each other for wearing a different coloured … Continue reading

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REVIEW – SHADOW PLANET/WORLD APART

Question – what has been my most anticipated TV show return of the last 20 years or so? Minus several million if you said Doctor Who, it was ticking along quite nicely under the benevolent leadership of Big Finish until … Continue reading

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REVIEW – SUBTERRANEA

Now dear readers, I know what you are all thinking – “Ed, you haven’t provided us with a musical interlude for a while, isn’t it about time for another?” And do you know I think you are right, not since … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK

Ok, so Doctor Who post 2005 – whats the first thing that comes in to your head? Well obviously David Tennant, thats a given and Bille Piper too – they are the poster boy and girl for the glory days … Continue reading

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REVIEW – torchwood_cascade_cdrip.tor

Oddball or experimental or brave or edgy or creative or just plain different are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe torchwood_cascade_cdrip.tor. And they would all be right, because this is a very very different release … Continue reading

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REVIEW – FALLING

Change is the essence of life, we never stay the same, we move on, fast friends become ghosts of memories, new friends are made and can any of us truly say we are the person we were 20 years ago? … Continue reading

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REVIEW – PATHFINDER LEGENDS – CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONE – 3.5 SKELETONS OF SCARWALL

Oh now this one is rather good, I may go so far as to say that it is the jewel in the crown of this particular series of Pathfinder Legends. I don’t know what it is but this one sort … Continue reading

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REVIEW – UNIT: ASSEMBLED

Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing. That wonderful warm glow you get whilst remembering “better times” that were probably no better or worse than now, but have become the stuff of legends because of the time that they happened, the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE HAUNTING OF MALKIN PLACE

Question: what looks like 1980 but feels like 1975? Answer: The Haunting of Malkin Place. Put simply – the cover tells us this is a 1980 story – Burgundy coat for Tom, star field round his face, Romana the second … Continue reading

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REVIEW – VORTEX ICE/CORTEX FIRE

OK, so you have the “double bills” trilogy, one double bill featuring Doctor’s Five, Six and Seven respectively. You begin the trilogy with a Fifth Doctor pairing an old fashioned very trad story and a more experimental story. How then … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE NINTH DOCTOR CHRONICLES

How do you tell do you tell a Ninth Doctor story without the man that brought the Ninth Doctor to life? There are two possible answers to this question. the firs is “you don’t” the second is you get Nick … Continue reading

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REVIEW – DARK SHADOWS: DREAMS OF LONG AGO

Dark Shadows has, as I have stated on several occasions an Autumnal feel about it. something of the loss of innocence, the world becoming just that little colder and darker. Something that makes you want to get to the safety … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TORCHWOOD: CORPSE DAY

In life there are some things that you enjoy and some things that you appreciate. Corpse Day falls in to the latter category – as a work of dramatic fiction it is well written, has believable characters in an apalling … Continue reading

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REVIEW – PATHFINDER LEGENDS – CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONE – 3.4 A HISTORY OF ASHES

And so the story continues as our heroes Valeros (Stewart Alexander), Ezren (Trevor Littledale), Harsk (Ian Brooker) and Merisiel (Kerry Skinner) vow to overthrow the evil Queen of Korvosa – and she really is a bad lot is old Queen … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE OMEGA FACTOR SERIES TWO

Forgive my seeming ramble, but it will make sense. Probably. As followers of my twitter feed will know (or be bored to tears with) I moved house recently, and for one whole week had no TV. No terrestrial, no Sky, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – JAGO & LITEFOOT SERIES 13

Can it really be 40 years? I mean really and truly? Well yes as a matter of fact it appears it can. Just over 40 years ago the Fourth Doctor and Leela arrived in Victorian London for one of their … Continue reading

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REVIEW – SPARE PARTS (LIMITED EDITION VINYL)

There has never been a Doctor Who story quite like this, not before, not since. And it is very easy to see why it is a firm fan favourite and by extension a candidate for a very special Vinyl release … Continue reading

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REVIEW – DETHRAS

After 42 years of being a fan of Doctor Who I can still be caught unawares by a story, and this months Fourth Doctor story  ”Dethras” is proof positive of that. On the surface of it Dethras is not a … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TORCHWOOD: THE DOLLHOUSE

Question: Can I write this review without mentioning 1970’s camp cop show Charlie’s Angels? Answer: seeing as I just have the answer is a great big NO Because The Dollhouse wears its influences not only on its sleeve, but has … Continue reading

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REVIEW – ALIEN HEART/DALEK SOUL

This is release number 224 in the main range. Let that sink in. a whole 224 stories released since 1999 – more than the entire run of the “classic” series plus all of the New series up to The Doctor … Continue reading

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