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Doctor Who: ‘In The Forest Of The Night’ by John Rivers (TV review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: ‘In The Forest Of The Night’ by John Rivers (TV review).

‘In the Forest Of The Night’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce is the latest episode of ‘Doctor Who’ to air. If you haven’t seen the episode then you may want to take a look at Geoff’s post here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-in-the-forest-of-the-night-by-frank-cottrell-boyce-doctor-who-review/. Otherwise if you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise… The biggest […]

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Doctor Who: – Flatline by John Rivers (TV review).

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: – Flatline by John Rivers (TV review).

Later than planned, this is the spoiler-filled review of Doctor Who’s ninth episode in the current series ‘Flatline’. If you haven’t seen the episode then I strongly recommend checking out Geoff’s article here http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-flatline-by-jamie-mathieson-doctor-who-review/. For those that have seen it, please read on… Where you watch an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ can often add a […]

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Doctor Who: Mummy On The Orient Express – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Mummy On The Orient Express – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

‘Mummy On The Orient Express’, the eighth episode of the eighth series of ‘Doctor Who’ saw the Doctor and Clara take a trip on the world’s most famous train… in space! If you haven’t seen the episode then I suggest you check out Geoff’s review here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-mummy-on-the-orient-express-by-jamie-mathieson-doctor-who-review/. If you’ve seen the episode, then by all means […]

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Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times by Michael Moorcock (book review).

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times by Michael Moorcock (book review).

While reading ‘Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And Times’ by Michael Moorcock, I pictured him as played by Lewis Collins. Something about his bearing, the seventies suits and the patter. It’s probably not how Moorcock pictured his time-travelling ‘urban adventurer’, physicist and rock star, but that was my initial impression of the man. This book collates […]

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Doctor Who: Kill The Moon – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

October 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who: Kill The Moon – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers  (TV review).

Please be warned that the review below contains spoilers. if you haven’t yet seen Peter Harness’ episode of ‘Doctor Who’ series eight ‘Kill The Moon’ then I suggest you check out Geoff’s review here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-kill-the-moon-by-peter-harness-doctor-who-review/. If, however, you have seen it, take one small step for man and read the review below… Dear BBC How […]

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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion – an animated review by John Rivers (Star Wars TV review).

October 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion – an animated review by John Rivers (Star Wars TV review).

Pay attention, rebel scum, this review contains spoilers. If you don’t want to know what happens in the pilot episode of Lucasfilm and Disney’s new joint venture ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ then I suggest you close your blast shield and move along. If, however you’ve seen the episode then this is the review you’re looking for. […]

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Doctor Who: The Caretaker – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Caretaker – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

If you haven’t yet seen Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat’s sixth episode of the new ‘Doctor Who’ series ‘The Caretaker’ you may want to take a look at Geoff’s spoiler-free review here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-the-caretaker-by-gareth-roberts-and-steven-moffat-doctor-who-review/ Otherwise, pick up your broom and don your brown coat to go undercover at Coal Hill School. In fact, in ‘Doctor Who’ […]

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Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘Black Hat Jack’ is a novella by Joe R Lansdale and tells a tale about cowboy Nat Love, also known as ‘Deadwood Dick,’ and his black huntsman partner, Black Hat Jack, so called because, as he puts it: ‘My hat is black and my name is Jack.‘ This is dime-store western fiction, though with one […]

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Doctor Who: Time Heist – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Time Heist – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers  (TV review).

‘Time Heist’ is the fifth episode of ‘Doctor Who’s eighth series (season 34 for purists) and saw the Doctor and Clara robbing the most secure bank in the universe. If you haven’t seen it yet you may want to start with Geoff’s spoiler-free post here: LINK. Otherwise, the Teller will see you now… ‘Doctor Who’ […]

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Doctor Who: Listen – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers (TV review).

September 16, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who: Listen – The Spoiler Review by John Rivers  (TV review).

‘There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything we believe in. They must be fought.‘ – The Doctor, ‘The Moonbase’ ‘You see, all those years ago when I began..I was just running. I called myself the Doctor, but it was just a name. And […]

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