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The first 1-billion view YouTube video? Gangnam Style!

November 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The first 1-billion view YouTube video? Gangnam Style!

Gangnam Style by Psy had just passed the 850 million download mark on YouTube making it the most popular video on the planet… like, ever. It’s predicted to be the first one billion views video by Christmas 2012. Thanks, Santa. Now, here’s the real question. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Are there that many people who love Korean pop […]

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Hobbit movie score.

November 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hobbit movie score.

Here’s a segment from the soundtrack of the upcoming Hobbit film. Via the musical talents of Howard Shore, this piece is themed on the naturalistic woodland wizard Radagast the Brown. In the original Tolkien book, Radagast got something like a one-line mention. In the movies he’s been fleshed out into something a lot more substantial. […]

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Professor Elemental’s Attic?

November 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Professor Elemental’s Attic?

Not satisfied with gate crashing the Gentleman Rhymer’s last music video, Professor Elemental is now singing about the many steampunk joys of a fellow’s attic. I keep granny locked in mine. How about you chaps?

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Just like a chap?

November 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Just like a chap?

The chap-hop revolution continues unabated with Mr. B’s recent new song – Just like a chap. He has to eject a certain pith-helmeted steampunk rapper who invades the set of the video, though. Very good sir, very good.

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The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 2 edited by Allan Kaster (CD review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 2 edited by Allan Kaster (CD review).

Audio Text keeps producing good packages of Science Fiction audio literature and the trend continues with this offering of six excellently narrated stories. Not short stories, they are classed as short novels with each one lasting about a couple of hours, so giving the listener a broader more complete experience. Something to get your teeth […]

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Doctor Who And The Visitation (Classic Novel) by Eric Saward (CD review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who And The Visitation (Classic Novel) by Eric Saward (CD review).

‘The Visitation’ is the full-length audio book of the original novelisation of his own script by Eric Seward. Originally published in 1982, this is a newly recorded audio which includes music and sound effects. This adventure of the Fifth Doctor is read with great spirit by Matthew Waterhouse, who played the companion Adric in the […]

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Doctor Who – Dalek Menace! (Classic Novels Boxset) by John Peel (CD review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who – Dalek Menace! (Classic Novels Boxset) by John Peel (CD review).

A boxed set called ‘Dalek Menace!’ incorporates 3 full sets of novelisations of Dalek adventures featuring the First Doctor. Each are read by a combination of different companions and feature new Dalek voices by Nicholas Briggs. The Chase read by Maureen O’Brien This is, as the name suggests, a chase through time by the Daleks […]

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Doctor Who: Horror Of Fang Rock (4th Doctor TV Soundtrack) by Terrance Dicks (CD review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Horror Of Fang Rock (4th Doctor TV Soundtrack) by Terrance Dicks (CD review).

The ultimate haunted house story, ‘Horror Of Fang Rock’ sees the Fourth Doctor return to Earth. He arrives on the south coast of England (we didn’t do international in 1977). Fang Rock Lighthouse in the early 1900s has three lighthouse keepers but it’s still a lonely life and they might be prone to strange imaginings. […]

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Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter (CD review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter	 (CD review).

A return to epic adventure, ‘Wheel Of Ice, is written by stalwart of SF, Stephen Baxter. Here we have a story specially written to include the Doctor but which tries to take the long view of the universe in much the same way that Baxter seeks out epic themes in his other works. When the […]

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Torchwood: Exodus Code by John Barrowman and Carol E. Barrowman (CD review).

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Exodus Code by John Barrowman and Carol E. Barrowman (CD review).

If you are missing Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper, then you might get a satisfactory fix from this audio book. ‘Exodus Code’ follows on from the momentous events of ‘Miracle Day’ and, once again, we are flung into world-changing events. On an Earth that seems to have moved far away from that of ‘Doctor Who’, […]

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