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Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn (CD review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn	(CD review).

‘Dark Shadows: The Last Stop’ ticks all the boxes for a good old spooky story which is part of the tradition of the ‘Dark Shadows’ audio books. They have been getting better and better and this one, by David Llewellyn, is a great two-hander with Jerry Lacy reprising his TV role as private investigator Tony […]

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Jon Magnificent’s ‘Ray Gun’.

December 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jon Magnificent’s ‘Ray Gun’.

It’s Thursday… is that steampunk music Thursday? Why, yes, so here, for the Victorian Spacemen among you, is our refined listening choice, Jon Magnificent’s new song… ‘Ray Gun’.

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Bearing Witness.

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bearing Witness.

Scifi author Philip Palmer’s radio drama about the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is being broadcast this week… Bearing Witness.  It’s not his usual science fictional knockabout; it’s a court room drama about some of the big moral issues of the age.  It stars Mark Bonnar as defence counsel Anthony Macdonald. Mark, of […]

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Soul Of The Ultimate Nation (Collectors Edition Vol. 2) by Howard Shore (album review)

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Soul Of The Ultimate Nation (Collectors Edition Vol. 2) by Howard Shore (album review)

You’ve just composed the score for one of the most successful film trilogies and won an Academy Award for your work, what do you do? Write a score for Asia’s top online role-playing game apparently. Composed by soundtrack heavyweight Howard Shore, the score for MMORPG ‘Soul Of The Ultimate Nation’ has echoes of his previous […]

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Assassin’s Creed III soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (album review)

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Assassin’s Creed III soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (album review)

The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ world has changed. It’s 1775 and the colonies are about to revolt and Connor, a young assassin born of two worlds, is now the focus of the series. That’s not all that’s changed, after working with the series’ previous soundtrack composer, Jesper Kyd, on the second ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game, Lorne Balfe takes […]

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Sleepers In The Dust by Darren Jones (CD review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sleepers In The Dust by Darren Jones (CD review).

For a change, here’s a story that fits into an hour and is full of problems and pain without a simple ending. ‘Sleepers In The Dust’ is an Eleventh Doctor story that feels so much better than most of the series this year. The travellers arrive on Nardurniss, but this dead world is full of […]

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Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Daleks by Terry Nation (CD review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Daleks by Terry Nation (CD review).

‘Destiny Of The Daleks’ is presented on CD with a linking narration by Lalla Ward who played the second incarnation of Romana in ‘Doctor Who’. The story features Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor and a script by Terry Nation. It also features the hand of Douglas Adams as script editor. I challenge you to […]

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Doctor Who: The Burning Prince by John Dorney (CD review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Burning Prince by John Dorney (CD review).

With a suitably intriguing title, ‘The Burning Prince’ is the latest audio adventure for a solo travelling Fifth Doctor written by John Dorney, so expect extreme trickiness. It’s an odd experience to hear him alone as the Doctor always seems to be tripping over his many companions. His recent audios have been successful precisely because […]

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Dalek Invasion Earth Boxed Set by Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke (CD review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dalek Invasion Earth Boxed Set by Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke (CD review).

This ‘Dalek Invasion Earth Boxed Set’ covers three different invasions of Earth with two different Doctors. It seems a shame nobody invaded while the Second Doctor was in charge but it looks like this was a scoop up of stories for a boxed set which doesn’t exactly show a great deal of thought. However, it’s […]

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Film Noir’s Finest: Themes From The Dark Side Of The Lens (album review)

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Film Noir’s Finest: Themes From The Dark Side Of The Lens (album review)

Noir, black as the night , this film genre often conjures up images of trenchcoats, dames and mob bosses with amusing nicknames that bely their power such as ‘Nicky the Nose’ or ‘Johnny Tightlips’. As well as a distinct image, they also have a specific sound: sultry, moody music that conveys danger and sex all […]

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