Doctor Who: The Further Adventuress – The Mummy Speaks! and Eclipse Review

One of my all-time favourite Doctor-companion combinations have been reunited to celebrate 20 years since their debut appearance, which is weird to think that these audio dramas have been going on for so long! Yes The Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard have been given four 1-hour stories set early in their run (so less story arc heavy) and these first two have been very fun to listen to, even if their format feels more like the Lucie Miller era of the Eighth Doctor… So let’s take a look!

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The Walking Dead – Vol.1 & 2: “Days Gone Bye” and “Miles Behind Us” Review

So for many years I’ve been seeing people say or being directly told that the original comic version of The Walking Dead is far better than the TV series, and frankly in recent years I have been wondering “what was this story like with Rick still in it?” so I’ve taken the plunge and brought the first compendium, though I’ll be reviewing them in batches of two volumes rather than all eight that made up the mammoth book at once… that would take some time to review! So let’s look at the original comic version of events, both the opening story and the Hershel farm part as well (they really stretched that one in the TV series didn’t they?)

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Dragon Ball: 22nd Tenkaichi Tournament Arc (Episodes 83 – 92) Review

Time to kick off a run of five chunks of original Dragon Ball that take us through to the end of Goku’s screentime as a child (not including the four Dragon Ball films I’ll tackle later, anyway… or Dragon Ball GT for that matter!) The 22nd Tenkaichi Tournament is where the series really starts focusing on action over comedy and thanks to massive blasts of energy still being rare there is a greater focus on hand-to-hand combat, too… at least in the later fights, sadly this arc is also mired with lots of filler that kills a lot of a pacing, especially in this first half. How badly does that effect things? Let’s find out!

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Coming to this Blog in 2022 and Beyond…

Hello all,

I don’t do these non-review posts very often but I thought I’d get a few plans of features / regular reviews that will be coming to the blog this year (and most likely run into next year as some of them are LONG) First off despite a 9-6 job I have SOMEHOW kept up an accidental schedule of Random Review-Doctor Who-Random Review-Doctor Who-Anime on a Friday, and I do plan of keeping that going as often as I can but I’ll never say it will always been 100% that because new releases at awkward times, or there has to be some week where I fall behind on something, I’m convinced! Anyway, even though I kind of failed my goal for 2021 to promote the blog more often on social media and the like (and by “kind of” I mean pretty much totally) that’s fine, this place is just as much me enjoying myself and unwinding as it is anything else, I’m not looking for a “new career” where I start stick ads all over the place anyway. I’m happy with the small little bit of the internet I’ve carved and will continue to do so for hopefully many more years to come, Twitter and the like be damned.

With that being said click “more” below to find out what’s coming up soon and thanks for sticking with me as my blog enters year seven this April!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – My Dinner With Andrew & The Furies Review

The third series of The Diary of River Song closes out in pretty much the same way it opened, with a really clever and enjoyable first half, then a not-as-memorable second half, though at least the ending wraps things up nicely. So let’s take a closer look and fill in this gap in series’ coverage on this blog, shall we?

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Eternals Review

The latest entry in the ever-growing list of MCU properties is Eternals, which I’ll be honest I wasn’t that thrilled about going into it. I got the Marvel Comics part-work set of 60 graphic novels a decade or so ago and it had Neil Gaiman’s run with the Eternals as part of it and it left no lasting impression apart from maybe one of being dull but with great artwork. Is the film better than that? Yes, I can’t say its dull that often and it certainly has some stunning visuals but I can say it didn’t really leave a lasting impression either, not one where I’m dying for, or at least looking forward to a sequel like a lot of other MCU content. Let’s take a deeper look, anyway…

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Doctor Who: Forty – God of War Review

The second half of the first Forty box set at least focuses more on the Fifth Doctor that it’s supposed to be celebrating. This story sees the later version of this Doctor arriving in his own past, faced with Adric alive and well. It at least makes better use of the concept than the Second Doctor-heavy first half, anyway! Let’s take a look!

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Extreme Warfare Revenge (PC) Review

I went back and forth on whether to review this or not. On the one hand if I’m recounting and reviewing every wrestling game I’ve ever played missing out the one I probably played the most would seem like a massive disservice, but on the other hand it’s a text-based simulator, a free one at that so it’s not going to be much to look at for a review! Still, I had to include EWR so I will, as for its sequel game series Total Extreme Wrestling, I’ll have a quick general look at them together down the line rather than throw out five or six very similar reviews with not-very-interesting pictures in them… With that being said, let’s review EWR, complete with some not-very-interesting pictures!

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