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Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Powerplay by Gary Hopkins (CD review).

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Lost Stories: Powerplay by Gary Hopkins 	(CD review).

The Sixth Doctor undertakes a little bit of anti-nuclear protesting in the new Lost Story, ‘Powerplay’. This would have been very topical in the 1980s when it was lost to the vagaries of the attitude towards ‘Doctor Who’. It is also momentous for another reason, for this is the first time we have the return […]

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Doctor Who: The Nu-Humans (11th Doctor Original) by Cavan Scott (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Nu-Humans (11th Doctor Original) by Cavan Scott (CD review).

Just another day with the Ponds in the TARDIS. The Doctor has landed them on the planet Hope Eternal. It’s like Earth but super-sized. But they don’t get much time to admire the amazing view before their eyes are drawn to the belching volcanoes. So it’s beautiful but potentially dangerous. This planet has been colonised […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Guerrier (CD review).

Zoe Heriot returns again, the older but alas no wiser woman now in the custody of the mysterious Company who seek to get inside her mind. Her past is more or less closed to her. Memory-wiped by the Time Lords, which of course is unknown to her, Zoe can only access random recollections when tricked […]

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Doctor Who Companion Chronicler: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (CD review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Companion Chronicler: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (CD review).

‘Project Nirvana’ is a ‘Companion Chronicle’ that forms part of the series of adventures with Lysandra Aristedes (Maggie O’Neill) and Sally Morgan (Amy Pemberton). While the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) manipulates his other companions, he sets the two women off on a mission in Lysandra’s past when she worked for the mysterious agency, the Forge, under […]

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Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

Blimey! Is it really thirty years since ‘Blade Runner’ hit the theatre screens? Another seven years and we’ll be wondering where the off-world colonies are that required replicants to do hazardous work are because we’d have reached 2019. There are several things to point out about this album. Firstly, Vangelis is only the composer and […]

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Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

Listening to film soundtracks before even seeing the film is par for the course in the gentle art of reviewing. In some respects, it makes my job easier as I don’t have to associate the music with the film and treat it on its own merits. Whether that’s a geeky thing depends on your own […]

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Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

This album features music from John Carpenter’s 1976 cult classic ‘Assault On Precinct 13’ and his debut film ‘Dark Star’ from 1974. Given that one film is a police station siege drama and the other is a deep space thriller, it’s probably best that we separate the two films, both originally composed by Carpenter and […]

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Moon Breakers Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Moon Breakers Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Scoring an online role-playing game can be a tricky affair. Gamers who will log hundreds of hours on a game won’t want to hear the same six minutes of music over and over again but also it’s impossible to score enough to cover a possibly infinite amount of time. With the soundtrack for space battle […]

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The Dark Knight Rises by Hans Zimmer (album review)

October 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dark Knight Rises by Hans Zimmer (album review)

No film this year polarised peoples’ opinion quite like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. It was the cinematic equivalent of Marmite. Fans and laymen alike slammed it, while at the same time the box office takings grew and grew showing that some people enjoyed it. I fall into the latter camp. I recognised the film’s faults […]

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From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

An apocalypse tale is never going to be the source of the most upbeat music and you don’t get any less upbeat than a young pregnant girl struggling to find salvation while dealing with the memory of her lost husband. ‘From Inside’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name, written and illustrated […]

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