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REVIEW – THE HESITATION DEVIATION

What is it with The Doctor & Christmas? as far back as 1965 he was getting it wrong all Z-Cars & Keystone Cops style and in more modern times he has fought off invasions and even succumbed to a regeneration … Continue reading

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REVIEW – COLD FUSION

Why don’t I remember this one so well? I read the novel in the 1990′s and have vague recollections of Five meeting Roz Forrester at a railway station, but apart from that zero, zilch, nothing. Which in a way is … Continue reading

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REVIEW – ORIGINAL SIN

And we are back in the 1990′s.Not the barren decade that some would have you believe, but a melting pot of creativity, thinking the unthinkable, writing the unfilmable and paving the way for the 2005 Doctor Who renaissance. Yes indeed … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE SONTARANS

I really hope I don’t come over all “Mary Whitehouse” in this review, because that is not who I am at all. Violence has its place in stories, it really does – I never understood her problem with the Hinchcliffe … Continue reading

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REVIEW – QUICKSILVER

Parting is such sweet sorrow as a wordsmith much greater than I could ever dream of being once wrote – and this story begins with an ending. Of sorts. Ladies and gentlemen we are at the finale of the 2016 … Continue reading

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REVIEW – ABSOLUTE POWER

You sort of know where you are with Colin Baker releases – dependable, classy and following a certain formula. As Meat Loaf once sang “two out of three aint bad” as yes this release is dependable, yes it most definitely … Continue reading

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REVIEW – DARK SHADOWS: HAUNTING MEMORIES

In this 50th anniversary year of Dark Shadows we have been treated to a 50th anniversary special and tow short story anthologies, the second of these is “Haunting Memories” and it is what I will be talking about shortly.  If … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE

As the old poem goes “Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there.He wasn’t there again today,I wish, I wish he’d go away…” It conjures images of a creepy supernatural story, probably reinforced by memories of Sapphire … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE AVENGERS: STEED & MRS PEEL VOL 2

In an England that never really existed is a retirement home, and in that retirement home is a man – an old debonair man with a twinkle in his eye and a carnation in his lapel – this is where … Continue reading

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REVIEW – UNIT: SILENCED

“You should kill us all on sight” – that was the instruction from The Silence spliced in to the Moon Landing footage by the 11th Doctor way way back in 1969. And it looks like humanity have been obliging and … Continue reading

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REVIEW – SURVIVORS SERIES 5

This is the story of Carol Baker. Nothing more, nothing less, its the story of one woman. Yes there are other characters and no she’s not in all of the story but her shadow is long over the proceedings – … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TORCHWOOD: OUTBREAK

Remember when Torchwood was event TV, remember when pretty much everyone you knew was into it, remember that summer of 2009 when Children of Earth was the only thing that seemed to be talked about in your workplace? Great times … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE RAVELLI CONSPIRACY

Ooh this is good, really good. Remember when the lost stories from the 1960’s started coming out on CD (anyone remember CD ) with a bit of narration from a cast member for the action bits? Well that is what … Continue reading

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REVIEW – ORDER OF THE DALEKS

After 53 years is there really anything else that you can do with The Daleks? Earth Invasion – Check, Genesis story – Check, Searching for Human Factor – Check, going inside a Dalek – Check. Its pretty much all been … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE CONFESSIONS OF DORIAN GRAY SERIES 5

I do like a musical interlude – and an occasion as momentous as the end of the story of Dorian Gray deserves one. But with typical extravagance I have blessed this collection with two musical interludes -  oh you lucky lucky people … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE THIRD DOCTOR VOLUME 2

 The third Doctor era is a bit of a quandary for me, I both equally like and dislike the Third Doctor in almost equal measure. Let me explain. I always saw the Doctor as a rebellious anti-establishment figure, I had grown up … Continue reading

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REVIEW – JAGO & LITEFOOT SERIES 12

What a long six months since Series 11 and all the shenanigans (love that word) that the Master brought to the world of Jago & Litefoot. We were promised that things would never be the same again and unfortunately this … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE TORCHWOOD ARCHIVE

We do like a good old anniversary us Who fans don’t we? And I think 10 years of Torchwood is a good a reason as any to celebrate and to release the obligatory anniversary story. Torchwood – back in the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – RULEBOOK

All the ‘i’s” dotted and all the “t’s” crossed, do everything by the rules follow them blindly and to the letter. Rules are not there to be questioned or interpreted, they are there to be followed – this way we … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE EARLY ADVENTURES 3.2: THE FIFTH TRAVELLER

Indulge me if you will as I start my review with a song (don’t worry, its a really good song) so sit back, relax and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofNev8GtVw&feature=youtu.be There you go, that was rather good wasn’t it? first single for Marillion with … Continue reading

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