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Doctor Who: The Defectors (Part 1 free download) by Nicholas Briggs (audio-download review).

May 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Defectors (Part 1 free download) by Nicholas Briggs (audio-download review).

‘The Defectors’ is a welcome addition to the output of Big Finish. It’s a good old-fashioned mystery adventure which utilises the talents of Katie Manning as Jo Grant and Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. In a nice mismatch, the Seventh takes on the mantle of the Third and we are treated to a superb […]

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Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

In recent years, soundtracks to video games have received a much greater level of attention from mainstream audiences, with titles like ‘Final Fantasy’, ‘The Elder Scrolls’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’ all appearing in the 2015 Classic FM Hall of Fame (a list of the top 300 classical tracks voted for by the general public). Moon Studios, […]

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Outlander The Series Vol. 1 by Bear McCreary (TV Series soundtrack review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Outlander The Series Vol. 1 by Bear McCreary (TV Series soundtrack review).

Based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon, ‘Outlander’ is a new television show about a young woman transported in time from the 1940s to the 1740s. It is set in Scotland and, right from the very beginning, the soundtrack refuses to let you forget that! From opening bagpipes to closing harp, this album […]

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Doctor Who: Short Trips: Time Tunnel by Nigel Fairs (CD review).

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Short Trips: Time Tunnel by Nigel Fairs (CD review).

‘Time Tunnel’ by Nigel Fairs sees the return of the Third Doctor in a ‘Short Trips’ adventure. The format of a 30 minute download is a growing trend in the output of Big Finish, more normally known for its yield of long form audio adventures of ‘Doctor Who’ and various spin-offs and stand -alone adventures. […]

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Vienna: Series 2 Boxset by James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vienna: Series 2 Boxset by James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris (CD review).

If you haven’t met Vienna Salvatori (Chase Masterson) before, she is an intriguing woman from the future. Vienna inhabits the same universe as the Doctor but their paths only crossed once in ‘The Shadow Heart’ by Big Finish. The character of Vienna was expanded in the excellent ‘The Memory Box’ and then she moved into […]

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Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4 by John Dorney and Matt Fitton (CD review).

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4 by John  Dorney and Matt Fitton (CD review).

So here we are again back with the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and ready to rock and roll. ‘Dark Eyes 4’ takes us back to him and Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) in the TARDIS travelling together. 4.1 A Life in the Day by John  Dorney sees them in the Ritz in the 1920s and Liv feels […]

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Buffy, I mean Cinderella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) vs Belle (Whitney Avalon) rap battle.

March 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Buffy, I mean Cinderella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) vs Belle (Whitney Avalon) rap battle.

It’s the final famous Buffy, I mean Cinderella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) versus Belle (Whitney Avalon) rap battle. Listen to them princesses lay down the verbal hostilities and set to it. It’s scary stuff.

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Doctor Who: Gallifrey: Intervention Earth by Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn (CD review).

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Gallifrey: Intervention Earth by Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn (CD review).

Just when you thought it was all over, ‘Gallifrey: Intervention Earth’ rises. Apparently, the fans wouldn’t let it lie down and here is a new four part adventure helmed by the regenerated Romana (Juliet Landau). Ace (Sophie Aldred) is now a Celestial Intervention Agent and ponders on the nature of her job just before she […]

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The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore (CD review).

February 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore (CD review).

Over the last decade or so, the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ franchise has done exceptionally well and Howard Shore’s brilliant musical scoring of the films must have played some part in this. He’s created such a distinct sound that, within a few seconds of a track starting, it is nearly always possible to identify that […]

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Soundtrack composed by Steve Jablonsky (CD review).

February 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Transformers: Age Of Extinction Soundtrack composed by Steve Jablonsky (CD review).

As you might expect from an action film, the ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ soundtrack filled with pacey tracks, rapid drum beats and some rapid-fire string pieces. Yet what I felt was really missing here was the one catchy piece letting me know that this was part of the ‘Transformers’ franchise. I have to be honest, […]

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