DW: Dark Universe Review

DW Dark Universe

I was really looking forward to this release. As you may know from previous reviews here, I love The Eleven, he’s always good fun, and to see how he got captured before the opening to Doom Coalition was exciting. Then they throw in an older Ace, which is an interesting new string to the Doctor Who bow, and man… Really excited. *sigh*… A shame really…

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Blake’s 7 – Audio Series 5 “Restoration – Part 2” Review

Blakes 7 AS5 Restoration Part 2

After the sad passing of Paul Darrow, the full-cast Blake’s 7 audios got put on hold while they re-wrote the scripts and such. Seemingly though, that must have been mostly for Part 3 as this boxset was full to the prim of wonderfully snide and sarcastic Avon! Hooray! All four stories were really good, and one was straight up great, so let’s take a deeper look, shall we?

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DW: The War Master – Anti-Genesis Review

WM Anti-Genesis

Let’s try and catch up with the Big Finish audio releases from the past few months, shall we? Starting with December’s offering of the final War Master box set (… for now) titled Anti-Genesis: it’s your standard “altering history causes the timeline to go all crazy” story, but it has some great ideas and performances at its core. Let’s take a closer look!

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DW: The Faceless Ones Review

DW The Faceless Ones

So this was a surprise a few months ago, especially as it was announced that all six episodes were being animated, given Episodes 1 and 3 still exist. Still, surprise? Yes. Bad news? Nope! One more “complete” Troughton story to watch, and with three ways to watch it depending on your preference (All six episodes full-colour animation, the existing episodes with Black and White animation for the missing ones, and a straight up photo recon) there was no reason to complain… What about the story itself though? Well…

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Samurai 8 Volume 1 Anime UK News Review (Plus small update…)

Samurai 8 Vol 1

First off, my review of Samurai 8’s first manga volume is available HERE. I … didn’t like it. At all. Bollocks.

ALSO: With all that’s going on in the world, I thought I’d just confirm that as of this moment my life is proceeding as usual, though given I work in a Library right in the centre of town, I wouldn’t be surprised if it closed in a few days. The only really knock on effect of the Corona Virus outbreak is that I’m delaying the last four Bond Film reviews until October, assuming No Time To Die sticks to November 2020 as a release date, all because, damn it, the Bond film marathon was supposed to lead up to the new film, so… third time’s the charm?!

Stay safe everyone!

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (PS4) Review

AC Odyssey

It’s been a little while since I posted a game review, so let’s see if we can catch up with the last few games I’ve played, starting with this! Assassin’s Creed is one of those game series I’ve been playing since the very first entry, and while the series stalled a few releases ago, Origins and especially Odyssey have really clawed the series back up to something truly worth playing… If you have 100 hours spare…

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DW: Ascension of the Cybermen / The Timeless Children Review

DW Ascension of the Cybermen The Timeless Children

Well… That was something! Who would have thought that Chris Chibnall, someone whose first series of Doctor Who had practically no connections to the show’s past, would suddenly drop a massive continuity bomb that would shake the very foundation of Who history forever? Not me! Plus underneath the major continuity shaking and another great performance by Sacha Dhawan as The Master is a really good Cybermen story, with a great new redesign to boot! So let’s take a look at this breath-taking double bill, shall we?

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DW: The Curse of Fenric Review

DW The Curse of Fenric

So this past Sunday’s new Doctor Who was the first half of a two-parter, so … here’s a new Doctor Who review anyway! Yes, Season 26 was released on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago and so it’s time to review a story from the set, in this case: The Curse of Fenric. Set during WWII, with priests, soviet soldiers, weird vampires and Lovecraftian all-powerful ancient beings (and tentacled ones, too!) it’s quite the story. Somehow though, it all comes together in the end! Let’s take a look!

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