DW: Operation: Hellfire Review

DW Operation Hellfire

Much like with Poison of the Daleks, my immediate thought was “World War II again?” but unlike the Dalek story before this, I quickly thought to myself “That being said, the Third Doctor had very few historical-set stories, and never appeared in WWII, so…It’s actually quite fresh for this incarnation”. So ignoring the setting, is it fresh? or more importantly, is it any good? Let’s find out!

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DW: Poison of the Daleks Review

DW Poison of the Daleks

I was of two minds going into Poison of the Daleks. On the one hand I love the Third Doctor Adventures, especially now they have the Brigadier in the stories, but on the other hand, The Daleks, again? The Third Doctor already has the second most TV encounters with them out of the classic Doctors and they already appeared a couple of TDA sets ago. Oh well… Was Poison of the Daleks a treat or a retread? Let’s find out!

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Double Dragon 3 (Mega Drive) Review

Double Dragon 3

I brought Double Dragon III quite cheap at some point in my childhood, thinking it would “be like Streets of Rage”, a series I loved to death. Sadly, I was wrong, as Double Dragon III is … not good, or at least not the Mega Drive port anyway. It’s slow, unresponsive and not very pretty to look at, and it didn’t take long for me and my friends to head straight back to SoR2. Did I not give it a fair shake, or was I bang on the money? Let’s find out…

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DW: Shadow of the Sun Review

DW Shadow of the Sun

Shadow of the Sun is a “Lockdown Special Release”, recorded entirely from the casts’ homes. How does that effect the release? It doesn’t, other than a bonus Fourth Doctor release in May… which sounds good to me! The actual story is two parts bog-standard run-around, one part interesting religious examination. Does that mix work?! Let’s find out!

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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam – Episodes 28 – 39 Review

Victory Gundam Part 3

Victory Gundam’s third batch of episodes features the appearance of Uso’s mother (given she’s a female character, you know how that turns out!) and loads and loads of wheels. Mobile suits in wheels, large capital ships with wheels, the huge ship class called the “Adrastia” is also on wheels… it’s very odd, especially the first few episodes in space! Is it good though? Well… *sigh*… No. Not really. Let’s take a look anyway…

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The Mandalorian – Season 1 Review

Mandalorian S1

In another one of those “late because it didn’t come to the UK until later” reviews (though thankfully the last in terms of Disney +) it’s time to look at the first season of The Mandalorian. A live action Star Wars show where the lead character wears cool Mandalorian armour? I was sold immediately! Did the show live up to or even surpass the rather vein promise? Let’s find out!

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DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang Review

DW The Talons of Weng-Chiang

The Season 14 Blu-Ray set has been released, and that means it’s time to review a story from the set! It was close in terms of which ones I hadn’t watched in the longest time, but I decided to go with Talons because… the other was Masque of Mandragora, and while I’m sure my memories of it being dull might not be true, I fancied a nice long evening with a fun six-parter that I surprisingly haven’t watched in nearly a decade. The Doctor, Leela, Jago, Litefoot, Greel, Mr. Sin… it’s full of characters, quotes and moments engraved in your head, so let’s look just how and why it still stands up, despite… “questionable in today’s world” visual effects.

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Double Dragon II (NES) Review

Double Dragon II

Scrolling Sundays moves into week two, and with it the second (and I’m pretty sure last) game on the list that I didn’t actually play back in the day. I’ve already reviewed the original, and DD III is up next week (which I actually owned on the Mega Drive…) so given I have access to it via Nintendo Online, I thought I may as well complete the original Double Dragon trilogy rather than leave this out. It’s safe to say “The Revenge” is a big improvement over the original, but by how much? Let’s find out!

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