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Electric Dreams Episode 3: The Commuter (TV episode review).

October 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 3: The Commuter (TV episode review).

With the exotic location of Woking as an opener it is quite surprising how this story gets so dark so quickly. Based on the Philip K. Dick story of the same name, ‘The Commuter’, we meet Ed Jacobson. His life is part-routine on the platform and ticket office of a suburban station and part-nightmare. His […]

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Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

I’ve seen the future and it looks like we’ve added a filter. Travel to the endless wonders of the universe, has been reduced to seedy starships that offer the ultimate experience, if you don’t mind that it’s faked. Brian Norton (Jack Reynor) works the ship and spiels the spiel to the gawping public. He yearns […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

Welcome to the world of Phillip K. Dick as reimagined by the modern world. A conundrum, as it seems Phil invented the way we see the future or our present. It really is chicken vs egg; in this case an electric one. We meet Honor, a Teep, or mind reader teamed up with an agent […]

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Torchwood: Aliens Among Us: Part 1 by James Goss, Juno Dawson and AK Benedict (CD review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us: Part 1 by James Goss, Juno Dawson and AK Benedict (CD review).

Welcome back to Torchwood. This new four-part drama is set post US ‘Miracle Day’ TV series. It’s all changed. Torchwood Cardiff is in chaos. The team are sadly depleted but on the plus side Jack and Gwen are back! New team member Mr. Colchester adds an intriguing dynamic and then there is Tyler Steel, a […]

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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

‘I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero.’ With apologies to Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler you may just need Hannah Green. Apparently unphased by the changes in her life, which are significant and possibly dramatic, Hannah steps up to be the hero or as we trendily say being the change you want […]

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Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse by James Goss and illustrated by Russell T Davies (book review).

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse by James Goss and illustrated by Russell T Davies (book review).

‘Now We Are Six Hundred’ is a book of poetry by James Goss (Big Finish, the universe) and illustrated by the hitherto unknown as an artist Russell T. Davies (BBC, Channel 4, the universe also) is a thing to be welcomed. I’m pretty sure there has never been a poetry book although I’m sure someone […]

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The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

‘The Sign Of The Four’ is the second and one of the most well known of the Sherlock Holmes series adapted for the graphic novel form. A complex plot with a very long story that explains everything. I found this rather too long when trying to read the original. The story is also notable as it […]

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A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

Originally released in 2010, ‘A Study In Scarlet’ is the first of four original Sherlock Holmes stories has been transformed into a graphic novel. Inside the front cover there is a succinct outline and way-in to the book even explaining the title and its roots. There is also an introduction by Paul Johnston, who was […]

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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

‘The Word Is Murder’ in the new book by Anthony Horowitz and features in a supporting role, Anthony Horowitz! In another twist on the genre, after his highly successful and intriguing ‘Magpie Murders’, Horowitz gets us into the story by foul means. Horowitz is approached by Hawthorne, a private detective, who wants to do a […]

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Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus (book/statue review)

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus    (book/statue review)

Being greeted by the top half of Spock in the form of a statuette with the words ‘Live long and prosper’ around his waist is a strange experience. The ‘Logic & Prosperity’ box comes with the statue and the little book with has an introduction to Spock and a few pages with stills from the […]

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